TuscValley Practical Firearms Training, LLC
is a firearms training organization formed by two NRA certified instructors located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. We have offered several different NRA approved courses since the year 2009, along with additional training venues. Some of the courses we offer are:
Defensive Handgun Outside the Home
NRA Basic Pistol
NRA Basic Rifle
NRA Basic Shotgun
NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Program
NRA Range Safety Officer Course
NRA Instructor Programs
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Classes Currently Offered
Ohio Concealed Carry
This one day course is a total of 9 hours, 8 of the hours required by ORC 2923.125 and House Bill 234 for an individual to apply for an Ohio Conceal Handgun License. Material covered will be the “NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting” handbook, the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling and storage; pistol parts and operation; ammunition and safe storage; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will also review the Ohio Attorney General’s pamphlet “Ohio’s Concealed Carry Law”.
Participants must pass: 1) a written test covering safe gun handling and safe storage of guns and ammo, 2) physically demonstrate safe gun handling, and 3) qualify on the range in order to receive the course completion certificate.
Students are required to bring: eye and ear protection, good quality handgun (double action revolver with two speed loaders/speed strips or a semi-automatic handgun with two magazines) & 150 rounds of quality ammo. If you are bringing your own handgun – you will need to have the pistol approved by us first. 22’s, 38’s, 9mm, 40, 45 caliber handguns are acceptable. No magnum calibers permitted. If you do not have a handgun, we will have quality 22 handguns and ammo available for an additional $25.00.
Cost: $95.00 per student ($25 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration), the balance is due the day of class. Price includes classroom instruction, printed materials, and range time. We discount the class by $5.00 each if your spouse takes the class along with you. Cost of the class does not include the cost of the students concealed carry handgun license. Prior handgun experience will be beneficial but not mandatory.
Please note: a conviction of any felony, certain misdemeanor convictions pertaining to drugs or violence, or of domestic violence will prevent you from obtaining an Ohio CHL. Contact legal counsel if you have any questions.
Defensive Handgun In the Home
This eight-hour course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family in the home, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills and strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation in the home. Information covered includes firearms law, the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense in the home and how to choose a handgun for self-defense. Also covered will be safe gun storage in the home, personal awareness and awareness in the home. Students will also participate in live-fire exercises that would simulate a violent confrontation in the home.
Participants must be law abiding adults (at least 21 years old) and must have prior experience with safe gun handling. This is not an entry level class. Proof of shooting experience can be, but not limited to, one of the following: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, or the holder of an Ohio Concealed Handgun License (CHL). This course is ideal for those that hold a CHL and desire additional training as well as those who may not desire a concealed handgun license but need proper training for personal protection in the home. This is an excellent course for a husband/wife team or parent/adult child (18+) team.
Students are required to bring: eye and ear protection, an approved handgun, and a minimum of 150 rounds of ammunition. Please do not bring “pocket guns” to this class – you would find it very difficult to complete the class. No magnum calibers permitted. .22 caliber and center fire caliber handguns are permissible. If you have any questions on handgun selection, please give us a call. We will have .22 caliber handguns and ammunition available for an extra charge of $25.00.
Cost: $85.00 Price includes classroom instruction, printed materials, and range time. $25 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration & balance due the day of the class.
Class is limited to a maximum of 8 students so register early to reserve your spot!
Defensive Carry - Level I
Defensive Carry is a four-hour course that will take you to the next level above the Ohio Concealed Carry Class. Students will learn the proper way to draw from concealment safely & effectively, learn how to clear malfunctions, work on moving off the "X", the use of cover/concealment, and multiple targets. At the end of the class students will have the opportunity to shoot the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy qualification course which will test your level of accuracy & show you what drills you should practice. Remember – perfect practice makes perfect!
Students must be a holder of an Ohio Concealed Carry License.
Students are required to bring: eye and ear protection, a cover garment, an approved semi-automatic handgun (centerfire preferred), three magazines, a strong side concealment style holster, a magazine holder and a minimum of 250 rounds of quality ammunition. Please do not bring “pocket guns” to this class – you will find it very difficult to complete the class. If you have any questions on handgun selection, please give us a call. Plan to bring a light weight jacket or sweatshirt as the range can get a little cool when the fans are blowing.
Cost: $60.00 Price includes targets & range time. $25 non-refundable required to register & balance due the day of class.
Class is limited to a maximum of 8 students & this class will fill up fast so register early to reserve your spot!
Women ONLY Handgun Training by Anne Baker
GENTLEMEN…is your wife, daughter, mother, girlfriend or co-worker afraid of guns or hesitant to shoot…do you feel responsible to keep them safe but don’t know how to help them?
LADIES…are you new to the shooting sport, are you afraid of handguns or do you need some guidance from someone who can relate to your needs?
I am an NRA Certified Instructor and specialize in helping women get over their fear and uncertainty when it comes to firearms. We think differently than men and I have found that instruction from another woman helps to dispel this fear, initiates a healthy respect and shows them how much fun this sport can be!
Woman Only Beginner’s Handgun Class
This class is designed for women who have little to no experience with a handgun. We focus on safety using NRA’s rules for correct handling of a firearm; learn how to safely shoot a handgun and how to properly maintain your handgun.
Cost: $50.00 ($25 non-refundable fee is required for registration)
What to bring: Preferably a handgun in .22 caliber (if you do not have a .22 handgun, we have quality .22 handguns available for a $10 rental fee), 100 rounds of ammo (available for purchase on site if needed), eye and ear protection.
Woman Only Intermediate Handgun Class
This continuing class will focus on taking your knowledge & confidence to a higher level with repetitive drills! We will use barricades, learn how to shoot one-handed and move off the X while using multiple targets. You will be given drills to take home with you so you can practice becoming more proficient.
Cost: $50.00 ($25 nonrefundable fee is required for registration)
What to bring: A reliable quality handgun (if you do not have one, we will have quality handguns available for rent), 200 rounds of ammo (let me know if you need to purchase this on site) and eye & ear protection.
Woman Only Advance Handgun Class
This class is for conceal carry holders - you will learn how to safely draw from concealment in the position you want to carry – whether it be on your body or in your purse. The way we as women carry is usually different from the way men carry and this class will help you learn how to do so in a SAFE manner. We will take what we've learned and practice in live fire exercises that demonstrate real life scenarios you may encounter.
Cost: $50.00 ($25 nonrefundable fee is required for registration)
What to bring: A reliable quality handgun (if you do not have one, we will have quality handguns available for rent), 200 rounds of ammo (let me know if you need to purchase this on site), eye & ear protection, a sturdy belt, your holster (if you have one) and an empty purse (preferably cross body type) to use in class.
These classes are limited to a maximum of 8 students so please pre-register by contacting Anne Baker
at or text 330-231-5247.
Women Only Competition Shoots at Ohio Armament
Need a little stress relief Ladies? Come out to Ohio Armament's heated indoor range - conveniently located at 1315 N Wooster Ave in Strasburg, OH. Our ladies only fun nights will be held on the first Thursday evening of every month from 6:30-9 pm unless noted otherwise. These shoots are designed to help build your precision with a little friendly competition! There will be two warm up lanes and then 3 different targets to score on. The lady with the highest score each shoot wins a box of ammo & their name in the drawing for a grand prize presented at the December shoot!
Cost is $25 per shoot which includes range time and targets. You should only need between 50-100 rounds of ammo. There will be quality .22 handguns available for rent if you do not have one and .22 ammo you can purchase on site. Bring a friend and come have some fun in a safe environment – no preregistration required!
By popular demand, we will rotate each month between 22 only and CF (Center Fire) Competition Shoots ~
these are posted on the calendar and will also be shown on the home page. As always, contact me if you have any questions!
We have added the Winchester/NRA handgun competition to our monthly shoots...you earn certificates and badges
Cost is $10 per level and you need approximately 100 rounds to complete each level.
Any questions, please contact Anne Baker at or text 330-231-5247.