I have been involved, over the past year and a half with a CCW Class, which is taught in Wadsworth, Ohio. When the CCW Law was passed last year a group of us immediately looked into getting our licenses and found that the cost of the required class and range time would run us between $120 and $160. This to us seemed like a lot of money, and we also felt that a price that high would prevent a lot of people from getting their licenses. We decided to try to do better. We set the price at $39, had our main instructor NRA Certified, and went out and tried to teach a fun but informative class.
In the year plus that we have been running the class we have graduated over 1000 students.
What's sad is that other classes in this state seemed to feel threatened by us and when people inquire about us they make negative or disparaging remarks. They seem to have forgotten that the ultimate goal here is to make it possible for people to get their CCW License. One class made a comment to a potential student of ,"Well those people in Wadsworth are all volunteers, you know what that means." I'm not sure what that means.
If you live in Ohio and want to get your license you don't have to pay a lot of money. You also won't hear us bad mouthing anybody else. If you want to take another class by all means do so. I'm just blowing off a little steam here, and wondering why some people feel it's necessary to make things up about a bunch of volunteers who believe strongly in the benefits of CCW.