Weapons Retention Class 2/25/2015

Having your firearm taken from you and then used against you is not something anyone wishes to experience. If you were placed in this type of situation do you know how to react? Have you trained to prevent this from happening?

For those who carry developing awareness to how your weapon is potentially being exposed to an assailant and recognizing what pre-attack signals an assailant may be presenting is a first step to your personal protection. In addition have you considered how to turn your body away from an attacker to make your firearm less accessible but still allow you to address the threat? And are you able to recognize the signals from an attacker that might indicate you are at risk, such as questions about your firearm or having someone stare at your carry side? Do you know how to create space to access your firearm for your personal defense?

CVO will be offering a Weapons Retention class to help you learn these techniques. C.M. Smaby will be teaching his class again on February 25, 2015 from 6 to 9:30 PM. The cost of this class is $40.00. Students should bring their holster and personal firearm to class where they will be cleared and then zip-tied open. This is a physical class and students should be prepared to engage as part of the learning process.  Please call the store, 319-447-6140 to register.

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Landing the Plane: From Pre-Assault To Calling Counsel


Cedar Valley Outfitters is pleased to have Michael J. Anderson come and teach his class Landing the Plane: From Pre-Assault To Calling Counsel on March 14, 2015 for the CVO family.  The class will be held at 600 10th Avenue, Marion, IA, 52302.

Anderson describes his class as follows:

Objective:  The goal of this course is to help the student to identify and respond to emergent threatening behavior by unknown persons in places that support violent criminal acts.

Key information and skills:

  • The victim selection process and how to stay out of it.
  • Categories of pre-assault indicators and how to recognize them.
  • How to maintain distance and buy yourself time.
  • How to use your words without falling into dialogue.
  • Ask, Tell, Make as it applies to civilians.
  • When to “Go First” and what to do.

We will utilize role play and scenarios to give participants the opportunity to practice a safer way of interacting with unknown persons.  Our focus is on appropriate, authentic, and believable responses to realistic encroachment problems.  Our role play will include contacting authorities for help, interacting with help when it arrives, and who to call in the aftermath.

Equipment will be provided.  There is no live fire or hard contact during this course.

The fee for this class is $100.  You must pay in advance for this class at Cedar Valley Outfitters.  This reserves your spot for the class and ensures you are able to take the class on the day you desire.  This is an off-site class and you will be provided the class location when you register.

The class begins at 9:00 am and will run from 4 to 6 hours in length.  Please plan your day accordingly.   There are no scheduled breaks.  Bring water and snacks if desired.

 

Upcoming Classes February – May 2015

Upcoming Classes through Cedar Valley Outfitters

February 25, 2015 6:00 – 9:30 PM Weapons Retention with C.M. Smaby $40.00

March 3 and 5, 2015 6:00 – 9:30 PM Women’s Professional & Personal Safety / Self-Defense with C.M. Smaby $50.00 (You must attend the first night to participate in the second night.)

March 4, 2015 5:00-10:00 PM Iowa Non-Professional Permit to Carry Weapons $100

March 10, 2015 6:00 PM Women’s Training Network Meeting FREE

March 14, 2015 9:00-4:00 PM Landing the Plane – From Pre-Assault to Calling Counsel $100

March 18, 2015 5:00-10:00 PM Iowa Non-Professional Permit to Carry Weapons $100

March 19, 2015 5:30 – 9:30 PM Kubaton with C.M. Smaby $40.00

March 24 and 26, 2015 6:00 – 9:30 PM Women’s Professional & Personal Safety / Self-Defense with C.M. Smaby $50.00 (You must attend the first night to participate in the second night.)

March 28, 2015 6:00 – 9:30 PM Defensive Knife – Level II with C.M. Smaby $40.00 (You must have attended Defensive Knife Level I with Mr. Smaby to attend Level II)

April 11, 2015 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Introduction to Pistol (Women’s Only) w/ Kristin Larson and Hillary Vick $100.00 North Linn Fish and Game Club, Central City, IA

April 14, 2015 6:00 PM Women’s Training Network Meeting FREE

April 25, 2015 8:30-5:00 PM Safer, Faster Knife w/ Alessandro Padovani & Ken Crawford $140

April 26, 2015 8:30-5:00 PM Fundamentals of Combat Focus Shooting w/ Alessandro Padovani & Ken Crawford $200

April 28 and 30, 2015 6:00 – 9:30 PM Women’s Professional and Personal Safety / Self-Defense with C.M. Smaby $50.00 (You must attend the first night to participate in the second night.)

May 11, 2015 6:00 PM Women’s Training Network Meeting FREE

NEW! May 14, 2015 6:00 – 9:30 PM Women’s Professional and Personal Safety / Self-Defense Level II with C.M. Smaby $50.00 (You must have attended the two night Women’s Profession and Personal Safety / Self-Defense class with C.M. Smaby in order to attend)

NEW! May 16, 2015 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Weapons Retention – Level II with C.M. Smaby $40.00

You can find out more by finding us on the web at: http://www.cedarvalleyoutfitters.org/

You can find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cedar-Valley-Outfitters/140145479358498

Or you call us at 319 – 447 – 6140 or visit our store at 1177 Grand Avenue, Marion, IA

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Women’s Personal and Professional Safety Classes

This year, tens of thousands of Americans will report being assaulted and many, many more will find themselves in potentially dangerous confrontations. Many of them will be women.

Our Women’s Personal and Professional Safety Classes presents a comprehensive and systematic approach to feeling in control in a world that sometimes seems out of control. From early prevention to last-ditch physical resistance, this class gives you the tools you need to deal effectively with situations ranging from uncomfortable to life-threatening.

In this class you will be given the tools to be able to look at someone without giving him or her permission to speak to you?

You will be provided examples of how you can mantain your personal space and boundaries even when “a friend gets too friendly”?

How to create and establish a presence of being strong, to look strong, even when you may not feel strong?

And while this class does not teach weapon use we can provide information on carrying weapons that will allow you to make an informed choice.

It is the goal of our our Women’s Personal and Professional Safety Class program for you to leave you with self- confidence; the assurance that comes from knowing that you are equipped to face an emergency.

This program is presented in two parts on two different evenings. Part One will discuss middle ground self-defense. Part Two is hands on and is very physical. You must attend Part One to participate in Part Two. You may participate as much or as little as you want Thursday night.

The instructor for this program is Christopher M. Smaby, training specialist for the Cedar Rapids Police Department and chief instructor for the Japan Karate Association of Iowa.

January 27, 2015 6:00 to 9:30 PM Part One
January 29, 2015 6:00 to 9:30 PM Part Two
$50.00

March 3, 2015 6:00 to 9:30 PM Part One
March 5, 2015 6:00 to 9:30 PM Part Two
$50.00

March 24, 2015 6:00 to 9:30 PM Part One
March 26, 2015 6:00 to 9:30 PM Part Two
$50.00

Please call the store at 319-447-6140 to register.

Introduction to Pistol (Women Only) April 11, 2015

Cedar Valley Outfitters will be hosting a Womens Only Introduction to Pistol Class on April 11, 2015 at the North Linn Fish and Game Club in Central City, IA. This class will begin at 8:30 AM and end approximately around 4:00 PM. Lunch will be provided as will coffee, snacks and drinks. The class time will be split between classroom instruction and range time. The class cost is $100.00

This class is designed for the beginning or novice shooter but will offer skill building opportunities for those who have already shot before. You will receive instruction in the proper grip of your pistol, stance and pistol manipulation and handling skills in a defensive context.

Class gear requirements are:
Your carry pistol (.380 Auto or larger)
300 rounds of ammunition for your pistol
A strong side OWB holster
Double magazine pouch
3 magazines (minimum)
Range belt

Please call the store at (319) 447-6140 to register. If you don’t have a firearm let us know when registering and arrangements will be made to provide one for this class.

Those prepaying for the class will receive a certificate good for 10% off on a one time specific gear list.

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