Shepherd’s Creed

Findlay, OH, USA



Do you want to experience the thrill of shooting but not sure where to start? Do you want to learn how to shoot in a relaxed environment with other first time shooters? Or Maybe you just want a shooting refresher with an instructor-led course.


About Shepherd’s Creed LLC
Empowerment Through Education
From the very beginning of Shepherd’s Creed, the mission has been the empowerment of private citizens through firearms training and teaching situational awareness. By the end of every session it is our personal goal to ensure that every student feels COMPETENT and CONFIDENT in both their defensive mindset and skills with a firearm. Rental guns are available please call Dave at 567-208-9692 for details


Concealed Carry Training
Concealed carry, or carrying a concealed weapon (CCW), is the practice of carrying a weapon (such as a handgun) in public in a concealed manner, either on one’s person or in close proximity. This is the basic class required to obtain a concealed carry permit. The standard scheduled classes fulfill the requirements for obtaining a concealed carry permit in Ohio. The class can also be adjusted to meet the requirements of almost any state that you may live in.

The Ohio Concealed Carry Course (CCW) teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. This is a one day course consisting of 6-hours of classroom and 2-hours of range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; two handed and one handed shooting positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

All shooting on the range is one-on-one. Students will have a weapons instructor with them the entire time. No one will be firing – unless an instructor is standing right next to them. Shepherd’s Creed trainers feel this individual approach to training is the best way for students to learn, ask questions, and address any weakness in shooting they may have. The shooting portion of the class is too important not to devote absolute attention!

Eye & Hearing Protection will be available for students to use. Please bring a lunch or a list of restaurants/locations will be provided. You will need a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition for the live fire portion of the class. (Range time is included in the course price) No hidden cost. If you do not have a pistol one can be provided for you at no charge.

Whether your goal is complete your requirements to obtain your Concealed Carry Permit , to learn gun safety, or you simply need a refresher class, this course is for you. All of our CCW Classes are taught by professional, Shepherd’s Creed, Certified Instructor and allows you to to earn your Certificate of Competency.​

The courses consists of 6 hours of classroom and two hours on a shooting range, as required by the State of Ohio.Topics Covered:
• Proper Safety and Storage of Pistol and Ammunition
• Pistol & Ammunition Mechanisms & Operation
• Maintenance, Selection, & Use of Pistol and Ammunition
• Fundamental Pistol Shooting Skills
• Handbook and how to apply for your CHL
• Ohio Concealed Carry Laws
• Two Hours at the shooting range with Certified Shepherd’s Creed instructors and Range Officers

The standard class is held over a single day and lasts 9.5 hours.  This  course is led by our certified instructors and is designed to give shooters of all levels time to work on their shooting fundamentals and skills that are necessary for CCW Holders and personal defense.


Introduction to the AR-15
There is a lot of intrigue surrounding the AR-15, whether from popular media, myths from other gun owners, and information that is just plain conflicting. Introduction to the AR-15 cuts through all of the bad information out there to give owners or and potential owners a solid foundation when it comes to purchasing, maintaining, and upgrading their rifle.

Introduction to AR-15 class is meant for those who have recently purchased an AR-style (MSR) rifle. In this class, we will discuss safety, nomenclature, equipment setup and some basic drills to get you comfortable with the rifle. Don’t own an AR15? No problem.  *Register early to reserve and rent one of our loaner rifles.


Civilian Safety Awareness Program (Pepper Spray/OC/Mace Training)

This program is designed for protecting yourself from a distance by using a non-lethal method of self defense. The course will also include situational awareness training, techniques to avoid potential violence, as well as some basic self defense moves.

This course will cover:

• The legal and moral aspects of using pepper spray
• How to carry,and properly and effectively deploy pepper spray
• Physiological effects of pepper spray
• Responsibilities you must know when carrying and using pepper spray
• Safety tips and techniques you need to be alerted to dangerous situations and to avoid becoming a victim
• What to do after you deploy pepper spray
• Decontamination methods


Basic Handgun Training

The class will provide students a solid foundation in the Understanding, safe handling, and manipulation of a pistol.
This course is designed around the needs of:
• Novice or First Time Shooters
• New CCW Licensees
• CCW Licensees who want to be more confident carrying.
• Individuals who haven’t shot in a while and want a refresher course.

Students are encouraged to take notes during the classroom portion of the class. Following the classroom will be an opportunity to take what they have learned and apply it during the live fire portion of the class.


Church Security

Shepherd’s Creed is offering FREE security consultations for any churches to assist them in setting up security teams comprised of church members and/or local law enforcement. Shepherd’s Creed will assist in developing a structure for the team, new member recruitment, legal considerations, equipment, and training considerations. The end result is to get professional level security with the resources churches most likely already have at their disposal (little to no extra cost). Afterwards teams can choose to pursue further training through an outside source or at a discounted rate through Shepherd’s Creed.



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