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SURVIVE THE ENCOUNTER, LLC

Concealed Carry 

Firearms Fundamentals

Personal/Home Defense 

Welcome to our site.  Survive the Encounter was created to provide detailed training for the person looking for more than the average concealed firearm permit class.  The classes we provide will safely teach you with training equipment, the real life skills needed to win a use of force encounter. We can’t wait to see you at Survive the Encounter, LLC!

 

UPCOMING CLASSES

August 18 - Wounded Shooter Skills

August  22 - FUNDAMENTALS OF CARRYING, OWNING A FIREARM & DEFENDING YOUR HOME

August 28 - Wounded Shooter Skills

September 12 - FUNDAMENTALS OF CARRYING, OWNING A FIREARM & DEFENDING YOUR HOME

September 19 - Wounded Shooter Skills

 

YOU SHOULD STILL OBTAIN AN IOWA CCW PERMIT

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As of July 1, 2021, Iowa will become a permitless carry state for both open carry as well as concealed carry. Iowa will continue to issue a Permits to Carry Weapons (PCW), for reciprocity purposes. Until that time, a PCW is necessary in order for residents to openly carry or concealed carry a firearm, within city limits. No permit is required to open carry outside city limits. The minimum age is 21 years old for non-professional permits and 18 years old for professional permits. Concealed carry is legal for residents with an Iowa PCW and non-residents with a CCW permit from any state. Concealed carry permits require a firearms training course that has been state-approved. In terms of reciprocity, Iowa recognizes permits from all states and jurisdictions.

YOU WILL NEED A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT  TO TRAVEL TO ANY OF THE 33 STATES THAT RECOGNIZE AN IOWA PERMIT.  WITHOUT A PERMIT YOU CANNOT CARRY IN ANY OTHER STATE.

 

Here's an example of our training.......this student had no prior firearms training and completed under 12 hours of training in the Basic Class with Survive the Encounter and these are the skills she learned!

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Focused. Integrated. Applicable.

Although some of our classes will qualify you to apply for a concealed weapon/firearm permit, it is intended to be much more than the standard,  sit in your chair program. 


  • If you have no experience with firearms, then this class is for you.

  • If you already have a permit to carry a concealed weapon and want to learn how to carry and shoot correctly, then this class is for you.

  • If you’ve been carrying for awhile and want to improve your skills, then this is for you as well.


 

Simply going to the range periodically and shooting a few rounds statically at a paper target is not lifesaving training. 


You need to practice all the skills at a lifesaving pace and conduct repetitious “what if” scenarios in your mind to mentally prepare for an encounter. 


Stop going to the range and wasting ammunition, come learn the proper shooting techniques/skills and make the time at the range much more enjoyable instead frustrating.

Are you going to become the best golfer ever after attending a few golf lessons?   No, however, with the proper practice you will improve immensely and be a much more competitive golfer.   The same holds true for shooting skills, after receiving instruction, it will be necessary for you to practice, practice, practice. 

If a use of lethal force encounter lasts 3 to 5 seconds, how much would you give to shave one second off your draw stroke and deployment of the firearm.   The one second might just be the difference between your life or death. 

Training more than your opponent will make a difference.

 

ABOUT SURVIVE THE ENCOUNTER, LLC

I have 25 years of firearms and response tactics instructional experience at the federal law enforcement level.  During my years of service in the federal system I have trained nearly exclusively on the deployment of handguns from concealed carry situations.  Additionally, I am a certified U.S. Concealed Carry Association concealed carry instructor.

 
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PROGRAMS OFFERED

 

CONTACT

1951 Leech Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106

712.251.7635

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