The Miami Armory believes that purchasing a firearm is just the first step.  This is especially important if you plan to use the firearm for personal protection or concealed carry.  If firearms are the hardware, you need the software required to operate them efficiently and effectively.  That’s why we offer a number of training options.  Whether you are just starting out, or looking to hone your craft we have courses for everyone.



1/6/19 – CCW (Sunday)
1/26/19 – CCW (Saturday)

2/3/19 – CCW (Sunday)

3/10/19 – CCW (Sunday)

4/6/19 – CCW (Saturday)

5/5/19 – CCW (Sunday)

6/9/19 – CCW (Sunday)


About The Instructor:

Scott Cronin has been the Training Manager at The Miami Armory since 2014 and has trained thousands of students during his time here.  He is a Rangemaster Certified Firearms Instructor, a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, and is a member of the Firearm Trainers Association. He holds numerous certifications in the defensive and combative applications of the pistol, has completed training at the Tactical Defense Institute, and has completed specialized training from Handgun Combatives LLC, Wartac CQC, and Active Response Training.  He holds certifications in Concealed Pistol, Combative Pistol, Extreme Close Quarters Gunfighting, Low-Light Gunfighting, Vehicle Combatives, and more.  He attends over 100 hours of additional firearm training and instructor development courses each year.

Concealed Handgun License Course:

The Ohio CHL is valid in 40 States. Our course is different than others offered in our area. We comprehensively cover topics such as Gun Safety and Responsible Gun Ownership, Fundamentals of Accuracy, Legal Issues, and MUCH MORE. Our class is fun, interactive, and thorough. Stop by our store or give us a call for more information! You must pay to reserve your spot in our course.

*This class fulfills the requirements as set-forth by the State of Ohio to be issued a Concealed Handgun License by your local Sheriff’s Department.  Please bring Beverages, Snacks, and Lunch for yourself.  You will need a functioning handgun, 100 rounds of ammunition, ear and eye protection, and a pen.  Please wear weather appropriate clothing as the shooting portion of the class is outside.  Shooting will be done rain or shine!  Each class is limited to 15 students and must be full before we begin scheduling for the next class.

*All CCW Classes are from 8AM-5PM and Cost – $99 per person, or $129 which includes renting a handgun and ammunition.  Discounts are available.

Call 937-317-0787 or email for more information or to sign up!


Handgun Principles Course: (1 Day/400 Rounds/$175 Per Person)

This outstanding entry level course is for the CCW Licensee looking to elevate their handgun skills. This course will focus on the fundamentals of marksmanship, recoil control, draw stroke and other essentials of basic pistol craft.  Students will complete various courses of fire to master specific skills.  They will then perform those skills under simulated stress. Upon completion of this course, students will have a grasp on the fundamentals  of safe gun handling, range etiquette, and the fundamentals of accurate pistol shooting.
(8 Hours, 400 Rounds, $175 per person)

For more information or to register for this course,  call 937-317-0787 or email


R.A.C.E.R Course: (1 Day/$100)

Do you know what to do in the event of an accidental shooting?  Do you have the medical skillset and the equipment needed if you are injured in a self-defense situation?  Whether you are shot, stabbed, or otherwise critically wounded, if your life is on the line, and you only have seconds to act, can you?

If you have an accident at home or on the range, or if you find yourself in a self-defense or active shooter situation, you must have a plan.  And you must have the necessary skills and equipment to execute that plan.  This class will prepare you for these unexpected events.  This course covers the following topics:

  • Understanding the Human Body
  • Shock and Treatment
  • Wound Management
  • Bleeding Control
  • Fractures
  • Treating Yourself and Others
  • Personal Medical Equipment
  • Legal Obligations/Ramifications

For more information or to register for this course,  call 937-317-0787 or email


Advanced Concealed Pistol
(2 Days/800 Rounds/$349 per person)

An introduction to the core skills that are essential for concealed carry and personal defense.  Most armed citizens never have an opportunity to work with their carry gun in the manner in which they are most likely to use it in defensive situations.  Upon completion of this course, students will have a fundamental understanding of the essential skills required for concealed carry permit holders,  and have the opportunity to test and evaluate their concealed carry gear in real world situations.
(16 Hours, 800 rounds, $349 per person)

For more information or to register for this course,  call 937-317-0787 or email


Counter Ambush Handgun
(2 Days/800 Rounds/$349 per person)

Armed citizens are almost always operating out of an ambush in self-defense situations.  You might find yourself forced to fight out of less-than-ideal shooting positions, with your weak hand, or with a malfunctioning firearm.  The ability to adapt to whatever situation you find yourself in is essential to prevailing over an attacker.  This advanced level course focuses on building, refining, and performing defensive shooting skills and their application in unknown situations and environments.
(16 Hours, 800 Rounds, $349 per person)

For more information or to register for this course,  call 937-317-0787 or email


Advanced Handgun Engagement
(2 Days/800 Rounds/$349 per person)

ENGAGEMENT is defined as a hostile encounter between opposing forces.  This class is not just a shooting class.  We will examine what is required to survive the chaos of a gunfight, focusing on explosive movement, shooting and manipulating the handgun while under stress, utilizing cover, and moving to create distance.  Students will build the skills required to take the fight to their attacker.  Students taking this advanced level course should know their handgun operation and range etiquette.
(16 Hours, 800 rounds, $349 per person)

For more information or to register for this course,  call 937-317-0787 or email