The Responsibility of Carrying a Firearm

Open Carry Oklahoma Gun Safety TrainingCarrying a firearm for self-defense and the protection of others is a serious decision to make. There are many psychological and legal repercussions, should you choose to use a firearm in defense of yourself or another. Having the proper legal knowledge and practical skill is the most important thing you can do for yourself and your family. OSDA Classes offers the Oklahoma Concealed Carry and Open Carry Handgun License Class and Individual Training for beginners to advanced shooters.


Have questions about the handgun licensing process? 
Visit the OSBI handgun licensing webpage or contact us at

Should I open carry?
It is our opinion that openly carrying a firearm should be avoided when possible. There have recently been reports of Handgun License holders being robbed of their guns because they were openly carrying. Carrying concealed allows an important tactical advantage and mitigates the risk of a handgun licensee becoming the first victim in a crime. 

The benefit of having open carry is that we are no longer breaking the law if our concealed handgun becomes visible when moving or "prints" through our clothes.

Do I qualify for a Handgun License Exemption?

OSDA Classes offers exemptions for those who have the proper documentation. 

If you qualify for an exemptions you are only exempt from the shooting portion of the course. You are still required to take the classroom portion to learn about Oklahoma law related to the use of force and handgun safety.

You may qualify for an exemption if one of the following applies to you:

  • You are an active CLEET certified law enforcement officer or armed security guard
  • You currently on active military duty, regular military reserve duty, or National Guard duty.
  • You have been honorably discharged from active military duty, regular military reserve duty, or National Guard duty within the last 20 years.


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