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Old June 22, 2011, 05:52 PM   #1
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Ohio CHL Situational Questions

Hey guys, I'm building a website where I hope to address the legality of many Concealed Carry situations in the state of Ohio.

I am a certified NRA pistol instructor and many people ask me all kinds of different questions regarding the legality of certain situations when I am teaching the basic pistol course.

So I invite you to ask any questions, (even if you know the answer), so that I can make a complete list for new guys.

Thanks in advance!
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Old June 22, 2011, 09:19 PM   #2
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Can I fire a warning shot?

What caliber should I carry? (IMHO, any quality equal to or greater than 38 SPL or 9mm for a trained shooter is the answer - but there are other concealment or physical ability circumstances).

What do I say to the law when they arrive?

How should I train or practice?


Should I carry a CCW badge?

I live in my Mom's basement and she won't let me have gun.

My wife or girl friend won't let me have a gun, what should I do?
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Old June 22, 2011, 09:38 PM   #3
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My wife or girl friend won't let me have a gun, what should I do?
I don't want to get robbed. Move out if you don't like it.
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Old June 22, 2011, 10:02 PM   #4
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Where can I carry?

I wish my instructor better explained where you can and can't carry. Found it very confusing.
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Old June 22, 2011, 10:16 PM   #5
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what can happen if my holster rides up and other people see my gun?

What states honor the Ohio licence?

When I am pulled over do I have to tell the police that I have a gun or show them my licence?

Can I legally conceal more than 1 gun?

Do I need a licence to carry a large knife?

pros and cons of different types of carry?

Is it ok to Carry an NFA weapon?

Can I carry my concealed weapon when hunting with a rifle or a bow?

Do I need to verbally tell an asaliant that I am armed before I pull the gun... or trigger?

how often should I practice with my weapon?

is there a law about carrying a weapon while intoxicated?

some of these are more obvious but I think they are questions I would ask if I was new to shooting and did not know what the CCW/CHL was all about.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.

all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...
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Old June 22, 2011, 10:29 PM   #6
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Hey guys these are all great! Keep them coming!

One situation I was asked about was, "What if I have to run into a post office, but my no-legged wife is in the car and she DOESN'T have her license. Do I leave my firearm in the car, leaving her at risk of prosecution? "

Anyway, there are so many situations I'd like to hear some more that you would think would be good to address. Even if you know the answer send them anyway!
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Old June 28, 2011, 02:49 PM   #7
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Hmmm. Ohio is kind of weird for some of this stuff. Maybe address the holster requirement. When I lived there that drove me crazy...I like to carry just tucked in my waistband (less print, more comfortable) but the law requires a holster (something about gangbangers not using holsters or something). Maybe be able to address what constitutes a holster (bellybands, IWB, pocklet holsters, etc.) under the law. Also, further instruction on where you can't carry that might not be obvious (Chipotle for instance because they sell beer).
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Old July 1, 2011, 10:55 PM   #8
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At what stage of an altercation should I pull my weapon?

If I have to shoot, how many times should I pull the trigger?

Can I OC in Ohio?

Does a person have to physically assault me before I can defend myself with a gun?

Should I practice shooting with my offhand?

Are revolvers or semi-auto's best to cc?

Should I cc a larger caliber ccw in the winter(due to heavy clothing) then in the warmer months?

Is it safe/adviseable to mix ammo in the same mag of my semi-auto ccw, ie. LRN and JHP or SWC and JRN?
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