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D&D Tactical Instruction Firearms Training

Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals is a comprehensive course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self-defense. The course is a complete guide to understanding conflict avoidance and situational awareness; home security and home defense; handgun, shotgun and rifle basics; shooting fundamentals; the physiology of violent encounters; the legal aspects of using deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath); and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training.

Classes Offered

Concealed Carry and Home Defense

This class is for anyone who owns a firearm or is considering one.  This satisfies the Ohio CCW (CHL) license requirement.

Advanced CCW Techniques

You'll learn advanced techniques for using a pistol at home or in public for self defense. 

First Time Gun Owner

This class is for first time gun owners or those considering purchasing a firearm.  Learn the basics of how they work and gun safety.

Women's Classes

We understand that women may be more comfortable learning with other women.  This is the same ciricculum, but it's taught with a woman's needs in mind.

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Choose the class that works best for your needs.

Ohio CCW
8 Hours
Self Defense Tactics
Home Defense Tactics
Meets Ohio CCW Requirements
Advanced CCW
8 Hours
 Ohio CCW Certificate Required
More Range Time
Learn Defensive Tactics
First Time Gun Owner
4 Hours
How to Safely Handle a Firearm
Safe Firearm Storage
Firearm Cleaning

Indoor Simulation Range

Save ammo!  Learn about gun safety and handling with our indoor simulation range.  The range has training exercises and games to play to improve your skills.  Call or email to schedule!

Range Time


30 minutes of range time
Traning exercises
Fun games
1-4 people
Range Time


1 hour of range time
Training Exercises
CCW Scenarios
1-4 people
Private Lessons


1 hour
Improve Skills
CCW Scenarios
1-4 people

Why Choose D&D Tactical

Convenient Class Times

We offer one day and two day classes.  Classes are conveniently held on weekdays and weekends.

Certified Instructors

Our instructors are USCCA certified instructors with 40 years of firearms experience.


Our classes are held in Smithville, Ohio, in Wayne County Ohio.  We service Akron, Canton, Ashland, and surrounding areas.


Does the Concealed Carry and Home Defense class satisfy Ohio's CCW Requirements?

Yes, the Conceled Carry Home Defense course meets or exceeds the state of Ohio's requirements for CCW.

Do I have to be 18 to take a CCW class?

You can not apply for your Ohio CCW until you are 21, but you can take the class when you are 18 and wait to apply.  Your certificate is good for three years.

How long is a CCW certificate good for?

Your certificate is good for three years from the date of issue.

Can I take the class if I am pregnant?

You can complete the classroom portion of the class while you are pregnant.  Once the baby is born, you can complete your range time at no additional cost to earn your certificate.

Do you offer discounts for churches?

Yes, we offer discounts for churches and nonprofits.  Contact us for details.

How do I get a CCW in Ohio?

Once you complete our Concealed Carry and Home Defense class, you will earn a certificate of completion.  You can then apply through a Sheriff's Department for your CCW license.  There is a fee for your application.  

I have something on my record. Can I still get a CCW?

We can not offer legal advice.  Talk to an attorney or check the state of Ohio's concealed carry page.

I lost my certificate. Can I get a new one?

Yes, we can reprint your certificate for a $10 fee.


“I was definitely impressed with our Instructor and teaching style and information given. I’d definitely recommend this class to those who are seeking to learn.”
“Very knowledgeable on the training topic and very professional and well prepared to teach.”
“Very great instructor. Highly recommend.”
“The class was taught well. Dave is professional and very knowledgeable about firearms. I look forward to my next class with him.”

Classroom Location

Classes are conveniently taught at the Smithville Community Center in Smithville, Ohio near Wooster, Ohio.  Ohio residents from any county can take our class for their Ohio CCW license.

Get Your Ohio CCW License

Sign up now to start your training.  For a limited time, you can get a free digital copy of the Concealed Carry and Home Defense book.


If you have any question, feel free to contact us 330-309-3884

Drop us an email at info@ddtacticalinstruction.com

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