Another newswriter takes CHL training; comes away impressed
October 8, 2004
Weapons instruction provides valuable lessons
Writer takes the test
By Jeffrey L. Frischkorn
The last time I was this nervous about taking an exam was ... well, let's just say a very long time ago.
My test contained 25 multiple choice questions, each addressing some aspect of the 10 hours of intense classroom instruction I received.
The last thing I wanted to do was fail, either the written exam or the also-required two hours of hands-on training required by Ohio's law establishing the right to carry a concealed handgun. That law took effect six months ago.
At the heart of the test was material contained within the 223-page National Rifle Association's "Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection in the Home." Under Ohio law, a person must ascribe to 10 hours of certified training that meets certain, specified criteria.
A prospective concealed carry permit applicant also must perform a minimum of two hours of practical training. This includes range time and live-fire experience.
Though the state does not endorse any particular form of training, the generally accepted format is the NRA's personal protection course.
It was this course the Hartsgrove Township-based Crooked Creek Conservation Club got when it hired certified instructor Bud Connolly of Perry Village. Connolly segmented the course into two concurrent Saturday sessions.
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