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BFA Announces Firearm Training Classes and Events for 2023

Buckeye Firearms Association has announced firearm training classes for 2023, along with a fun shoot fundraiser and a special "Dangerous Individual Recognition Training®" seminar. Watch our events page for additional events and classes.

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Fun Events

Buckeye Blast Fun Shoot
Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 8:00AM - 5PM
Shoot at iron and paper targets, experience the thrill of live fire houses, meet the challenge of force-on-force scenarios, and more!
Tactical Defense Institute

Training Events

Introduction To Defensive Shooting Fundamentals - Jan 15
Sunday, January 15, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
Master the foundations of shooting to apply them consistently, effectively, and quickly in a defensive shooting situation.
Parma Armory Shooting Center

D.I.R.T. - Dangerous Individual Recognition Training® - Feb 11
Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
Discover how to "read" the body language of dangerous people and how to respond confidently and effectively in any situation!
Makoy Center

2023 Partner Tactics - June 3
Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Learn the fundamentals of self defense with your partner, significant other, or armed friend.
EAST Group

2023 Vehicle Fundamentals - June 17
Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Learn how to recognize, avoid, and, if necessary, defeat attackers while in or around your vehicle.
EAST Group

2023 Intro To Fighting in Structures - July 8
Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Learn the fundamentals of self-defense in your home, at work, and inside other structures.
EAST Group

2023 Streetwise Defensive Tactics - July 22
Saturday, July 22, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Add to your basic CCW skills and prepare to move to the next level of self defense.
EAST Group

2023 Tactical Carbine Phase I - Aug 5
Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
This is an introductory class for those who have purchased an AR or AK platform but have no official hands-on training with this firearm.
EAST Group

2023 Tactical Carbine Phase II - Aug 6
Sunday, August 6, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
This course is geared toward the person with a good working knowledge of the AR/M4 platform. Successful completion of Tactical Carbine Phase I is STRONGLY recommended. If you elect to not complete the Phase I training, please arrive to Phase II with an already zeroed rifle, as zeroing will be covered in depth during Phase I.
EAST Group

2023 MOD (Move or Die) - Aug 19
Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Learn to spot an imminent strike, how to move off the line of attack, and ways to use your body's natural reactions to survive a gunfight.
EAST Group

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