Constitutional carry - Ohio

Hello everyone!

I’m new to the forms and just curious on the constitutional carry in Ohio. I am a new father, and want to protect my family. I am unable to find any classes in my area for a CCW. I’m not sure why it’s so hard, but I do live in a rural area with a big city approx. 1.5 hours away. Willing to travel but I cannot find anything. I’m just curious if I can carry concealed or not? I did Google it, but I honestly don’t know what articles I can trust. I would like to be able to drive with it, loaded. Thanks in advance for any advice, information, and or links!


@Stephen350 - Welcome to the Community.
Congrats on being a new Father ! :metal:

I cannot help with Ohio CCW and carry laws… but regarding valid information I would suggest to use USCCA website:

For training and classes, go to:, scroll down and look for “FIND A CLASS”. Type your zip-code in and search for class you might be interested in.

You may find most answers looking for State Laws at: → click on your State and read the content.

Good luck and Happy New Year !

happy 2023


IDK if this link will be helpful or even work but welcome to the community.


Wish you the best. Learn, safety first, safety last, discipline.

  • Treat gun as if it’s loaded
  • Keep gun pointed in the safest possible direction
  • Keep finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot
  • Know your target, its surroundings and beyond
  • Check the chamber carefully and slowly to see if it’s truly empty or loaded


County sheriff


Tips in OH

Background of state by USCCA

Guidebook from state


State form

Ranges with classes (10 sites in OH)

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Welcome to the family brother @Stephen350 and God bless you.

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Another quality site, which is actively updated as states enact new laws, is

I use it along with the USCCA Reciprocity Map page for slightly different commentary, since the laws are often a real hassle to understand.


In Ohio you can get the permit, but yes you can absolutely Constitutional Carry. ( so long as you are otherwise legally eligible to apply for a permit)