The Bullet Ranch

The Bullet Ranch will no longer be accepting new session attendees at the Pataskala location.  AFT customers are free to complete their two hour range training at one of our other certified ranges.



Welcome to American Firearm Training's Ohio CHL Certification Course, Ohio Defensive Handgun: Knowledge, Skills, & Law. This course gives you the ability to complete six of the the Ohio-mandated eight hours of training over the internet.  The final two hours will be completed at The Bullet Ranch's facility in Pataskala, Ohio, a few miles east of Columbus.  

The modern facility is one of the best that Ohio has to offer, and AFT ShootSafe Certified Instructors are ready to make your range qualification a safe and enjoyable experience.  The Bullet Ranch also offers advanced training for those wishing to grow as a shooter.  After your range certification, don't forget to ask about competitive shooting league nights as well!

In addition to training, The Bullet Ranch also offers a full catalogue of firearms and related equipment for sale.

For sale at the location are eye and ear protection if you need them, as well as ammunition for most calibers of handgun. A firearm may also be rented for your qualification for an additional charge.

To begin, click on the link below.  You will start with the first lesson of Ohio Defensive Handgun: Knowledge, Skills, & Law.  After successful completion of the first lesson, you will have the opportunity to purchase the rest of the course, including your range session at The Bullet Ranch.  The web-based course sections are:

Lesson One: Introduction to Handgun Safety*

* You will have the opportunity to purchase the rest of the course and your range session after the first Lesson.

Lesson Two: Federal and Ohio Firearms & Self-Defense Law

Lesson Three: Defensive Handgun Use, and Conflict De-Escalation & Resolution

Lesson Four: Review of Ohio's Concealed Carry Pamphlet

Lesson Five: ASK In-Person Range Certification*

* At the end of the web portion of the AFT course, you will be prompted to sign up for a range certification session at The Bullet Ranch at a date and time that works with your schedule.

You may pause your progress through the web-based portion of the course after each section, or about every 20 minutes, in order to make it work with your schedule.

The above web portion of the course takes an Ohio-mandated six and a half hours, and the in-person range session will last a few minutes over two hours, per state regulations.   The total cost for the web-based course, and the in-person range qualification is $99.99.

The Bullet Ranch holds ASK Range Qualifications on most Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00pm, and most Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, in addition to other scheduled times.  Once you have completed the web-based portion of the course, you will be able to reserve your spot on a date and time that works for you.

AFT ShootSafe Certified Instructors are ready to make your in-person range qualification session at The Bullet Ranch a safe and enjoyable one.

Start your training now!


12425 Broad Street SW
Pataskala, OH 43062

If you have questions about our course, feel free to email us at  Make sure you include your name, the state whose permit you are pursuing, and if you need a call back, a phone number.  We're happy to help.