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We perform yearly firearms qualifications for active and retired law enforcement officers and civilians. The lead instructor is Patrick Olvey. He is available by cell phone 513-478-8887 or email at SWOHIOCCW218@YAHOO.COM. The lead secondary instructor is Judith L. Olvey.

  Our lead instructor qualifications: 

        Firearms instructor for almost 20 years. 

        Employed in law enforcement for almost 50 years, retired Cincinnati Police Lieutenant in charge of District Investigative Unit.  

        A member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors. 

        Graduate of the Drug Enforcement Administration Academy and Secret Service Courses. 

        Served as Police Chief in two Ohio municipalities. 

        Provided expert testimony before Ohio House Committee that facilitated the passage of the Ohio CCW Statute. 

Four qualification courses are held each year for retired and active law enforcement officers to obtain the HR218, LEOSA, National Firearms Permit. Ohio and Florida Civilian CCW Courses are given once per month with emphasis on family attendance. There is a minimum of 6 students per class and a maximum of 10 students per class. 

Course includes the safe handling and concealment of handguns. Applicant cannot be under disability by the United States Government or any state. The Ohio CCW Law will be reviewed page by page. The banned premises listed in the Ohio Code are also recognized by HR218-LEOSA. 

Our Instructors are insured by the National Rifle Association and will provide handguns to qualify with if necessary. Instructor certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy to conduct requalification courses in the following categories; Revolvers,  Semi-Auto Pistol, Shotgun, Semi-Auto Rifles and Sub- Machine Guns.

Certified by the National Rifle Association as a pistol instructor. 

Ohio police firearms qualification course, (OPOTA HG-6 and or HR218-LEOSA) certification issued for successful completion. Ohio CCW Course certification issued to qualified students at the end of the class. 

LEOSA qualification course is also known as the HR218 qualification course. Current agency Identification is necessary for active officers, retired or honorably separated. The parent agency is responsible for the issuance of identification cards for non-active officers. The agency ID is mandated in HR218 - LEOSA. 

HR218 CCW insurance is available though the Fraternal Order of Police. Civilian CCW insurance is available through the National Rifle Association. 

An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.

Clint Smith, Director of Thunder Ranch.


Copyright Pat Olvey 2011