Training Courses

Black Wing Training Courses & Philosophy

Our instructors continuously strive to improve their own knowledge and skills. They share that knowledge with the students to enhance the quality of the instruction. Your safety and your family’s safety are extremely important to us and we refuse to cut corners when we are talking about safety.

We know you want to be TRAINED to defend yourself and your loved ones, not just meet the “MINIMUM REQUIREMENT” of training. No matter what your experience level is, we believe that you deserve the most in-depth training, personal attention and patience we can provide, to help you achieve your goal.

Tens of thousands of guests have been trained here, our instructors understand the “whys” of shooting sports and defensive shooting, and are not just people with a piece of paper they acquired or regurgitating information they memorized. They live the shooting sports, continuing their education so they can pass on the best practices available in the industry.

Receive your firearm training from the right people, at the right place.

New shooters start here

If you are starting as a beginner and plan to take a couple classes, our new shooter training packages for both handgun or shotgun may be a great option for you!

Handgun + CCW/CHL


This course is for you if you consider yourself a complete beginner wanting to start with learning the basics and work your way up.

Handgun Selection Course

This course is designed to introduce centerfire handgun calibers, further the knowledge of handgun operation, and help students choose the right firearm for their unique needs.

Ohio Concealed Carry


You want the best concealed carry (CCW/CHL) training by some of the finest and highly qualified instructors in the business.

Vital Pistol Skills

Vital Pistol Skills


*NEW* Develop a basic understanding of your firearm and build vital marksmanship skills to further your pistol proficiency.

Vital Pistol Skills


*NEW* Introduce outside waistband holster usage and achieve muscle memory.

Vital Pistol Skills


*NEW* Level 3 uses elements from our everyday lives to provide real-world practical applications.

Vital Pistol Skills


*NEW* The skills learned here are to increase the student’s chances of survival.


Intro to Shotgun Sports


The best course to begin learning about the Shotgun Sports! This is not a defense class.

This course is best for those with a foundation of shotgun experience interested in increasing sporting clays scores.

Trap Shooting Clinic


Nora has shared her expertise traveling all over the United States conducting clinics to sharpen the skills of trapshooters.

Greg Ellifritz Specialty Training

Close Quarters Pistol Gunfighting


This takes defensive shooting to a different level focusing on when your attacker is within arms’ reach.

Defensive Shotgun


This class is designed to quickly bring students to a high level of proficiency in the art of using a shotgun for personal or home defense.

Defensive knife skills


This course presents students with skills needed to effectively utilize a folding or fixed blade knife as a defensive tool to repel a lethal force attack.

Tactical First Aid & System Collapse Medicine


Students will learn to stop traumatic bleeding from gunshot and knife wounds using the latest pressure bandages, tourniquets, and hemostatic agents.

Seminars and Youth Courses

Concealed Carry Law Seminar


Learn what you NEED to know from an experienced 2nd Amendment lawyer.



Looking for a way to meet other women who are enthusiastic about learning the shooting sports?



Take your self-defense preparedness to the next level, preparing your home for a defensive situation.

Youth Shooting Sport Camps


Black Wing offers an exciting, 4 day beginning Shooting Sports Youth Camp, for boys and girls, ages 10 to 16. Safety is always first!

Pistol Cleaning and Maintenance


This class will help students establish good handgun cleaning habits and understand their firearm.

Guide to Permitless Carry


This two-hour seminar will cover all you need to know about the changes in the law, and what it means to have “permitless” carry privileges in the state of Ohio.

Private Instruction

Unsure where to begin? Fill out the form below to contact our trainers for a consultation.

For those of you preferring private, individualized attention, Black Wing’s professional, experienced staff provides men, women and youth with specialized, one-on-one or small group (2-3 participants – at additional cost) training.

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Products found in our online store inventory are for ordering and not necessarily always available at Black Wing. Pricing is valid for online ordering only. Our in store discounts are not available online. Should you order items from our online inventory, you will be contacted once your items are received and ready for transfer. Most orders take 7-10 business days to arrive at Black Wing.

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Products found in our online store inventory are for ordering and not necessarily always available at Black Wing. Pricing is valid for online ordering only. Our in store discounts are not available online. Should you order items from our online SilencerShop inventory, you will be contacted within 48 hours with information on how to proceed with the paperwork. Most orders take 3-4 business weeks to arrive at Black Wing, however paperwork can be started and submitted immediately. All NFA rules apply.