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Ohio's Premier Firearms Training Center and Shooting Range

Safe, fun, outdoor shooting sports for the whole family! Click here to book your range time.

On Guard Defense is NOT your typical shooting range.  Safety comes first & the fun follows! Instructors and Range Safety Officers are always present on our ranges to keep you safe and offer help when you need it.  From new shooters that might need more individualized attention to experienced shooters that want to draw from the holster or engage multiple targets...we can do that! So grab your friends & come on out!  If you're planning to stay in the area for a day or two, check out our link here for our recommended places to eat, to visit, and to lay your head down at night.

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Defensive Training Classes and Shooting Events for the Entire Family

Defensive Training and Gun Safety Classes

Defensive Pistol
firearms training classes

So you've got your gun and gear, but it's sitting in the safe.  That's the case with most folks that have their Concealed Handgun License, too.  Why have a gun if you don't have it when you really need it? 

Our Defensive Pistol courses provide you the training you need to learn how to run your gun with confidence, so you'll never leave home without it. 

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Defensive Rifle
local AR-15 classes

Everyone loves the AR-15, but there's a big difference between plinking targets and defending your family from a home invasion! 

Can you identify a threat and get your shots on target under stress?  Can you shoot from a position other than a stationary bench and shoot on the move? Will you know how to quickly resolve problems if you hear a click and wanted a bang?

Sh*t happens!  Know what to do when it happens to you!

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Defensive Knife
Defensive knife Martial Blade Concepts

Most of us carry a knife in our pockets or purses because they are so useful for everyday tasks. But if your knife becomes your primary tool for self-defense and/or you are attacked by a knife-wielding maniac, you want to be prepared to defend and fight back!

This workshop covers blade deployment, grip and stance, defensive responses, targeting, and flow drills (building reps).

Bring your own trainer knife or you can borrow ours at no extra charge.

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Lady Warrior Weekend
Ladies Night Shooting Class

Lady Warrior Weekend is the ultimate girls' getaway that is fun, builds confidence, and helps women resurrect the Lady Warrior within them.

It's a scary world out there and we're the primary target. This retreat is designed for women of all backgrounds and skill levels who are  sick and tired of feeling vulnerable and want to learn the skills they need to triumph against evil!

Designed by women and for women, Lady Warrior Weekends will teach you how to escape common attacks and defend yourselves when you are left with no other option.

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Night Vision Training
night vision

Night time is the right time to break out your night vision gear and head out to On Guard Defense!  Check our Course Schedule for upcoming dates.  Rentals available if you don't have your own gear.

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Raving Fans

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Had a group of 10 fairly inexperienced shooters head down for a birthday party last month. From top to bottom a class company. Engaging ownership, intelligent instructors, beautiful property, great guns and targets. I will be back!

Luke B.
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I enjoyed the Basic Pistol class and learned so much! I also liked how the instructors spent time after class to answer all my questions. I can't wait to get home and buy my first gun!

Paula F.
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Wonderful experience!!! My boyfriend is a Marine so he is very experienced but I have only shot handguns, this was my first time shooting a rifle. Scott briefed us on the safety of the range and made sure I understood what to expect shooting a different type of gun. Having that guidance made me very comfortable. What a great way to end our trip to Hocking Hills!!! We will definitely be back!!!

Nicki M.