• How do I register for a class?

Please Mike at (937) 302-0343 or Mike@DoubleStarDefense.com to register for a class.  We ask that you call after 4pm, as we do not prefer to conduct business while we are on duty.

  • What do I bring to the Basic Pistol/CCW class?

For the CCW Course, students will be spending the first part of the day in a classroom.  We insist that you not bring your ammunition into the classroom for safety reasons.  Please secure any ammunition in your vehicle in accordance with Ohio law before you enter the classroom.  If you would like to use your pistol during the classroom portion of the training, please notify Bob or Mike so they can safety check it first.

You will also spend time on our live firing range.  Bring a pistol and 100 rounds of factory ammunition (sorry, no personal reloads allowed).  Also bring eye and ear protection.  If you do not have a firearm or ear/eye protection, please let us know and we will loan you ours for the range.

Wear comfortable and appropriate clothing for attending a full day of (indoor) class, and spending several hours on an outdoor firing range.  You should also bring a lawn chair to the range.

You may also want to bring snacks and drinks to enjoy during the class.  We will take a "working" lunch where you will study during your lunch break.  You may bring a sack lunch.

  • What do I bring to the Personal Protection in the Home class?

This is a 1-day course.  You will need to bring your own lunch (we have a refrigerator and microwave available, if needed).  You will also need to bring your own pistol and 200 to 250 rounds of factory loaded ammunition (please, no reloads).

  • Do I have a CCW license when I finish your Basic Pistol/CCW class?

Almost.  This class is only a required step by Ohio law.  Once you successfully complete the class, you must apply for a CCW license at your local Sheriff's Office (or the Sheriff's Office in an adjoining county to your county of residence).  Depending on which Sheriff's Office you apply, waiting times may vary.  You must pass the State of Ohio's requirements to receive a CCW permit from the Sheriff.  Here is a list of local Sheriff's Office CCW websites:

Clinton County Sheriff

Greene County Sheriff

Warren County Sheriff

Clermont County Sheriff

Brown County Sheriff


Fayette County Sheriff

  • How do I learn more about Ohio's CCW laws?

We will teach a complete section on Ohio's CCW laws during class, and you will have ample opportunity to ask any questions before you leave.  You will also receive a copy of "Ohio Concealed Carry Laws and License Application".  Click here to view the book online.