Ohio CCW Information Center

This Ohio CCW Information Center provides basic concealed carry reference material for Ohio Concealed Handgun License applicants and holders.

  • Find a CCW instructor - This is our county-by-county listing of instructors who provide training required to get an Ohio Concealed Handgun License.
  • Concealed Carry Manual - This booklet, which summarizes Ohio’s concealed handgun law, is required reading for all applicants for a concealed handgun license.
  • Ohio CCW Facts - Here's a quick reference for gun safety rules, motor vehicle carry, forbidden carry zones, and more.
  • Ohio Gun and CCW Laws - Links to the key sections of Ohio law that are related to guns and concealed carry.
  • Second Call Defense - A membership organization that offers complete legal protection for armed self defense - recommended by Buckeye Firearms Foundation.
  • Non-Resident License - If you want to increase the number of places where you can carry legally, this publication tells you how to get licenses in other states. NOTE: This document has not been updated since 2010. Some of the information may be out-of-date. PA no longer issues licenses by mail.
  • FREE CCW Wallet Cards - These handy cards are for instructors and sheriffs to give to their students and licensees. They provide essential information for carrying a concealed handgun in Ohio.
  • How to spot a concealed handgun - This detailed illustration, titled Spotting a Hidden Handgun, explains some of the visual cues that reveal when someone is carrying a handgun.
  • Christianity, Guns and Self-Defense - Can you think of yourself as a survivor rather than a victim if it means thinking of yourself as a potential killer? This question goes to the heart of our core beliefs as Christians.

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