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  • Training pictures & Reports 

    October 11, 2011, 07:46

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    • February 5th Concealed carry class results 

      February 11, 2011, 23:29

      On February 5th, the staff of HillTop Gun Club held the first Ohio Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) class of the month. The class received 8 hours of instruction…

    • January Training Pictures 

      March 10, 2011, 00:13

      Photos from January training: Chief instructor Kevin Martin Mr. Martin is set up and ready to go. Demonstration of concealed carry Ka-Bar Knife-Fighti…

    • April CCW training 

      April 28, 2013, 00:19

      Our April class was larger than usual and overall went well. The students learned alot from the intensive course.

    • All-women CCW class 

      October 11, 2011, 07:37

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    • Spring CCW Training 

      October 11, 2011, 07:41

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    • Close-Quarter Combative Training 

      October 11, 2011, 07:41

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    • February CCW Class Pics 

      March 4, 2014, 02:29

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  • About us 

    February 2, 2015, 15:36

    HillTop Gun Club was originally conceived and started by combat members of the newly founded (1947) Gilham - Frank VFW Post 8804 in New Marshfield, Ohio. The…

  • Training 

    February 2, 2015, 15:48

    CCW Ohio Concealed Carry Weapon Ohio Concealed Handgun Carry License Advanced CCW Course

    • CCW Ohio Concealed Carry Weapon 

      February 2, 2015, 15:49

      CCW classes are generally held each month, depending if the class is filled. Students need to bring a defensive handgun, hearing and eye protection, drinking…

    • Ohio Concealed Handgun Carry License 

      February 2, 2015, 15:51

      Currently, after your first license issue has expired, students are required to "Re-Qualify" to obtain a Certificate of Competency. However, as of 1-1-2015…

    • Advanced CCW Course 

      February 2, 2015, 15:52

      HillTop Gun Club offers a premier advanced CCW course, which can also be taken privately by our instructors or staff members. The Advanced course is for those…

  • Gun ranges 

    February 2, 2015, 16:17



      February 2, 2015, 16:17

      Pistol enthusiasts can use HillTop Gun Clubs weapons training facility which offers state of the art competitive pistol ranges including stationary, dropping…


      February 2, 2015, 16:18

      Shotgun enthusiasts can choose Pattering Ranges, long distance slug, sabot shooting, pattering, and the Forest Rabbit Run trail shoot. Our walk through Forest…


      February 2, 2015, 16:18

      Rifle enthusiasts are as a special breed of shooters that either "Shoot the Hole" and strive to put their best shots all within inside a 3/8" diameter hole or…

  • Course outlines 

    February 3, 2015, 17:46



      February 3, 2015, 17:49

      Before the AR battle rifle / carbine / assault weapon / firearm / craze hit the United States and became the "in thing" to own, modify, and shoot, there was a…

  • Testimonials 

    February 5, 2015, 15:44

    "I find him interesting and fascinatingly dangerous"-Quote from a female from the concealed carry weapon course about chief instructor Kevin Martin. "I…

  • NEWS 

    January 7, 2011, 02:05

    HillTop Gun Club was first started in New Marshfield Ohio right around 1946 and 1947 by the founding members of Gilham-Frank VFW Post 8804. The majority of…

  • Firearms Instruction 

    January 25, 2011, 14:09

    Hilltop Gun Club provides gun training, including Concealed Carry Weapons certification (CCW) and tactical firearms training. Hilltop Gun Club trains in Athens…

    • Gun Training - Athens, Ohio, southeast Ohio 

      March 9, 2011, 21:30

      Hilltop Gun Club provides gun training, including Concealed Carry Weapons certification (CCW) and tactical firearms training. Hilltop Gun Club trains in Athens…

    • Athens County Gun Range - Athens, Ohio, southeast Ohio 

      March 9, 2011, 19:58

      Athens County, Ohio has several gun ranges available. Hilltop Gun Club can provide you with Concealed Carry permit training on one of these ranges and we may…

    • What does it cost to take an Ohio Concealed Carry Class? 

      February 5, 2011, 16:57

      I get hundreds of telephone calls and emails asking what does it cost to take a concealed carry class. Our normal fee is 5.00 which included a 12 hour day…

    • Tactical Shotgun 

      April 1, 2011, 13:15

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    • Pistol 

      April 1, 2011, 13:39

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      • Pistol Tactics 

        January 5, 2011, 18:58

        The purpose of the form is to preserve the function. 1.Hey man, got some change? Scenario - You just got out of your car and are walking up the driveway…

      • Tactical Pistol Qualification 

        January 5, 2011, 19:25

        This is the United States Federal Air Marshal Tactical Pistol Course (TCP). The course is fired like the El Presidente, in other words the course is shot cold…

    • Rifle 

      April 1, 2011, 13:40

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      • Tactical Rifle Instruction Part 1 

        January 5, 2011, 19:33

        As mentioned before, we get quite a few questions concerning what does "Tactical Rifle Instruction" mean? Well, what it means is that you come to HillTop Gun…

    • Choosing an Instructor 

      March 8, 2015, 19:22

      Towards the end of December of 2014, I made a decision that would further immerse me into the world of firearms and shooting. A close friend, who also shares…

    • Concealed Carry Customers 

      January 6, 2011, 04:08

      Ohio is one of the few states in the United States that requires a demanding training program for the right to carry a handgun concealed within the borders of…

    • What does Tactical mean, regarding pistol - shotgun & rifle? 

      February 11, 2011, 16:35

      HillTop Gun Club is the premier group of weapon craft instructors in Southeast Ohio hands down. Our line of instruction comes directly out of the fields and…

  • Firearm and Accessories Sales & Service 

    January 5, 2011, 19:34

    HillTop Gun Club is owned by Kevin Martin. Martin and his son Matthew are both Federal Firearm Licensed dealers in firearms and related items. We offer any gun…

  • About 

    February 17, 2010, 15:36

    HillTop Gun Club has a diverse and unique group of instructors who bring years of combative, law enforcement and actual real world experience with a multitude…

Blog Posts

  • Category: Uncategorized  (2)
    • SEPTEMBER 11 2011 

      September 11, 2011, 13:57

      Today is the 10th year for all of us to remember how the┬áspineless Islamist coward terrorists attacked the United States in a very cunning and bold manner…

    • April 23rd class postponed untill May 2011 

      April 21, 2011, 12:16

      We have had a recent spate of CCW wannabe's calling in a panic and wanting to hurry up and get their training for the certificate of Concealed Carry Weapon in…

  • Category: Ohio Concealed Carry  (52)
    • Recent gun range development 

      June 10, 2015, 20:00

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    • Mad Minute - The RIfle Shooting Drill. 

      June 1, 2015, 19:33

      The Battle of Belgium's Mons Canal October 23 1914. The Brittish Army had set up forces in a long swath along the Conde Canal area facing the German Army in a…

    • JUNE 5-7 Work Party 

      May 26, 2015, 13:13

      If all goes well there is going to be work party at the range this coming June 5-7. We intend to move the massive amounts of dirt we removed from The Slot…

    • A new defensive handgun will get you killed & the new Ohio CCW law 

      April 26, 2015, 11:29

      Our Chief Instructor recently purschased a brand new high capacity Para Ordinance Warthog, which is a wicked little handgun that carries 10 45 ACPs rounds.…

    • Gun Range Helpers 

      April 26, 2015, 11:12

      April 24-26 John Euler, Dave Lawarence, Jerry Mathney and Bill Hagel came down to the range and volunteered their time to help finish the Shelter house,…

    • Gung Ho on the Gun Range 

      April 12, 2015, 18:39

      According to the weather forecast there may be good working conditions for Phase II at the gun range property, April 24-26, 2015. Equiptment operators intend…

    • PART 2 What is it like carrying a defensive concealed handgun? 

      April 1, 2015, 09:19

      We often discuss the issues of carrying a defensive concealed handgun with the staff, club members and new Concealed Carry Weapon students, and the majority of…

    • Another great day of training at the range 

      April 1, 2015, 05:08

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    • A new gun will get you killed - Holsters & Carrying a defensive handgun 

      March 27, 2015, 10:23

      The staff recently held an Ohio Concealed Carry Weapons course and as usual we have students who have never seen, touched or shot a handgun. In addition we had…

    • PAC groups contact Ohio's Senators over the XM855 ammo issue 

      March 20, 2015, 10:02

      Recently the federal goverment through the Bureau of Alcohol Tobbaco Firearms and Explosives via Executive Order was in the process of banning a commmon…


      March 15, 2015, 10:52

      According to the new Ohio Concealed Carry Weapon Revised Code, it will no longer be law that the only way for a group to be qualified to teach CCW is through…

    • The many "Truth's" of Rifle and Shotgun shooting 

      March 3, 2015, 09:55

      Quite often the topics of "target shooting" comes up in conversation amoungst hunters, paper punchers, self defense and law enforcement groups and individuals.…


      March 2, 2015, 21:38

      Rifled barrels are very precisely manufactured item that can offer years of extreme Minute of Angle {MOA} shooting abilities if the barrel of the firearm is…

    • HillTop Gun Club 2015 Training Schedule 

      January 28, 2015, 10:13

      All classes and courses are 0 per day per student February 21 - Close Quarter Knife Defense * Level 1 February 22 - Ohio 8 hour CCW Course March 8 -…

    • More January gun club construction 

      January 17, 2015, 20:23

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    • Pics from January CCW class 

      January 14, 2015, 20:14

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    • Gun range development continues! 

      December 30, 2014, 01:23

      The wet weather has slowed down a couple projects, but we're pushing ahead with everything else!

    • January CCW Class 

      December 20, 2014, 11:12

      Our next CCW Class will be held January 11 2015. This will be the last 12 hour concealed carry class that HillTop Gun Club will teach.. New State of Ohio law…


      December 20, 2014, 11:08

      Membership into HillTop Gun Club will be avaliable January 1 2015. There are various levels of membership each offering a specific set of conditions. Board,…

    • GUN RANGE UPDATE & The Furgueson Issue 

      November 30, 2014, 09:56

      HillTop Gun Club advising board recently met to discuss the up and coming opening of the weapons training facility. The board has decided that the facility…


      November 15, 2014, 09:57

      Our family hired HillTop Gun Club for a private instruction series in Personal Self Defense and the Handgun Basic Level 1training. Everyone was treated very…


      November 15, 2014, 09:48

      HillTop Gun Club Chief Instructor Kevin Martin will be conducting the last Concealed Carry Weapon class of the year 2014 December 13 Saturday from 8 AM to 8…

    • Large frame woman with a small frame handgun or vice versa? 

      October 14, 2014, 16:39

      I had a private Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) class recently for a select group of women. One of the most interesting question from all of them was the issue of…


      October 14, 2014, 15:45

      The owners of HillTop Gun Club are excited to announce the up and coming new training facility on Pearl Wood Road Athens County Ohio. This state of the art…


      August 23, 2014, 09:46

      HillTop Gun Club is currently in the process of developing a new state of the art gun range in Athens County Ohio. The range will be developed using the…


      February 11, 2014, 20:18

      Our CCW class will be held the 22nd of this month. Please check in for available slots and futher information via email..

    • Comments from some recent classes at HillTop Gun Club 

      October 19, 2013, 11:47

      No improvements needed. It was a fantastic class The live fire and safety and the excellence of the teachers was most beneficial The class was very…

    • A recent handgun training by the staff of HillTop Gun Club 

      October 19, 2013, 11:21

      Recently we conducted a very long Fall season intensive handgun training clinic. The objectives were many and we actually shot through 33 various "what if's."…

    • Concealed Carry Weapons Permits in Ohio 

      August 14, 2013, 12:30

      Last week August 7th 2013 the Ohio Attorney Generals office in Columbus released some very interesting information concerning the dramatic and radical increase…

    • Recent comments from our CCW class 

      February 22, 2013, 09:36

      The gun training was most beneficial. Thank you The State of Ohio needs more training and there isn't enough time shooting. The safety aspect of the class…


      February 20, 2013, 11:30

      Hilltop Gun Club is actively seeking a piece of land in Athens County preferably in Waterloo, Dover and York townships. We would like 10 to 20 acres, undevelope…


      February 18, 2013, 12:48

      What does the phrase "any new gun will get you killed" mean to a new shooter or even an old experienced shooter that has shot 500,000 rounds of ammo in their…


      February 2, 2013, 09:09

      This week in Athens Ohio at the home of Ohio University a young woman was supposedly held up at gun point in Athens city. (Not on the campus of Ohio University)…


      January 20, 2013, 00:32

        RECENT 2013 CONCEALED CARRY WEAPONS CARRY CLASS The range time was the most beneficial I liked all of the practical and tactical training,…

    • Not an emergency but a hurry up CCW class 

      December 20, 2012, 13:56

      Since the horrific mass murder of the young puds in Connecticut at the elementary school we have been receiving a pretty steady request for self-defense…

    • Move - Shoot - Move 

      November 23, 2012, 16:21

      I currenty in in process of writing a course for an out of town SWAT team member who is wanting to train in the "System" of combative arts through HillTop Gun…

    • Winter 2013 

      October 30, 2012, 01:22

      HillTop Gun Club Chief Instructor Kevin Martin recently help host a Family & Youth Shoot held at the Rt. 13 Gun Club in Chauncey Ohio. A total of 6 youths were…

    • AR-15 video 

      October 23, 2012, 04:22

      Instructor Kevin Martin fires a short AR-15. This text will be replaced jwplayer('mediaspace').setup({ 'flashplayer': 'http://www.hilltopgunc…

    • Recent customer/student comments 

      May 8, 2012, 17:01

      I was scared to death and was according to Kevin, "shaking like a dog shitting razor blades" I thought my handgun would blow up in my hands and face. I have…

    • Up and Coming September 17th CCW class 

      May 5, 2012, 13:43

      HillTop Gun Club NRA certified instructors will be hosting our last of the Summer's NRA Qualified Ohio Concealed Carry Weapon course. As usual this course is a…

    • All Womens Gun Class 

      May 4, 2012, 12:13

      HillTop Gun Club is proud to present our annual Women's Concealed Carry Class. This course covers all of Ohio's concealed weapon carry requirements plus some…

    • May 7th Concealed Carry Weapon Class set a new record! 

      May 2, 2012, 17:19

      Our May 7th (CCW) Concealed carry weapon class set a new record. Our students shot very close to a total of 1050 rounds of various ammo at their own ISPC…


      May 1, 2012, 00:56

      Ohio's Department of Natural Resources / Parks rangers have shut the Strouds Run State Park gun range down to the public. Quite possibly forever!! Local…

    • Recent CCW Class was a Classic! 

      April 29, 2012, 11:51

      HillTop Gun Club again had a fun exciting and serious Ohio Concealed Weapon class on Saturday April 9. The class was high speed and full of National Rifle…

    • Students Comments from the Concealed Carry classes 

      April 25, 2012, 13:51

      I have taken classes for more than 30 years especially while I was in college and afterwards. I was amazed with the amount of knowledge I gleaned from the Hill…

    • Update of Concealed Carry weapons issues in the State of Ohio 

      April 22, 2012, 02:16

      For you who are not paying attention the the state media and news our new governor Kasich is about to dump 15,000 convicts out on the streets of Ohio, or that…

    • Classroom rate for CCW Class and the change in shooting qualifications 

      April 17, 2012, 13:50

      The recent 2 for 1 price break we offered for the March 2011 shooting classes worked well for all of those who attended. Starting in April all class charges…

    • Ohio Concealed Carry Weapon Instruction 

      April 15, 2012, 15:09

      Recently in United States we have had another sad day where a "loose cannon deck" had gone off the deep end and murdered innocent people in broad daylight. I…


      April 12, 2011, 01:51

      We have two real nice tuned up and hot rodded 12 gauge shotguns for sale. The Mossberg is a totally tricked out gun with 6 way collapsible stock, new forearm,…

    • March Special. We are giving a 50% discount for the CCW class! 

      February 22, 2011, 17:16

      For the month of March 2011, HillTop Gun Club is offering a 50% discount if you bring a partner. He - she - it, we dont care, just as long as you bring a…

    • Recent concerns about the New Marshfield drug gang return 

      February 5, 2011, 16:54

      NEWS FLASH! Athens county Sheriff Pat Kelly is stating on record as of 2-3-2011, that there is the probability that a former gang of crack cocaine dealers are…

    • HillTop Gun Club new 2011 tri fold flyers ready to distributed! 

      January 27, 2011, 16:39

      The staff of HillTop Gun Club is excited to announce the final draft of the 2011 tri fold flyer will be out and for distribution Monday January 31 2011, just…

  • Category: Home defense  (4)
  • Category: Rifle courses  (1)
  • Category: Shotgun courses  (2)
  • Category: Shooting instruction  (5)
    • Recent training on the gun range 

      March 16, 2015, 16:31

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    • New Hilltop guest writer Nick Emn 

      March 8, 2015, 20:02

      A "Public Service Announcement"... Hilltop Gun Club now has contributions from guest writer Mr. Nic Emn! See his new thoughtful and informative article on…

    • Move - Shoot - Move 

      November 23, 2012, 16:21

      I currenty in in process of writing a course for an out of town SWAT team member who is wanting to train in the "System" of combative arts through HillTop Gun…

    • Muzzle flash at night. Its going to blind you! 

      May 1, 2012, 16:26

      Most people I have come to our classes have no idea about the effect of shooting a gun at night and what it will do to your vision. About 20 years ago I…

    • Chief Instructor and Instructor trainee blaze some ammo today! 

      April 27, 2012, 00:27

      Chief Instructor of HillTop Gun Club Kevin Martin and Instructor Trainee Ben Riley shot some massive ammo today Sunday April 3 2011. Both instructors were…

  • Category: News & commentary  (12)
  • Category: Guns for sale  (1)
  • Category: For Sale  (1)
    • Ammo reloads for sale 

      April 1, 2015, 05:39

      The staff of HillTop Gun Club can supply reloads in 9mm, 40 caliber, 45 acp, 38s, and 233s. We only supply by the 1000 round lots. Contact us via email…