Emergency Medical Class for gun/knife/accident trauma

This is a down and dirty no frills class on how to help yourselves or your loved ones. This class will deal with gunshot wounds and trauma to the torso and extremities.

Taught by ” Doc” Warner, this class deals with the mechanics of applying the right products after accessing the most serious injuries. You will not leave here a doctor. You will leave here understanding how simple and quick the application is for most wounds.

Whether you use firearms, chainsaws, ride motorcycles, drive a vehicle, camp or fish in remote areas this class applies to you. Most people have seen a traumatic  injury outside of the gun world and had no way to help.

No different than using a fire extinguisher these skills are to deal with a bad situation immediately until professional help arrives or can be found.

This will be a partner up and see one do one hands on class. We have training aids here and we’d suggest not buying supplies until you learn what Nathan Warner suggest you spend your money on.

Class is November 2nd, 2014 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm at Cedar Valley Outfitters

Cost is $50

We will have supplies for sale at the end of class.

Minutes away from Hiawatha, Marion, Springville, Cedar Rapids, Ely, Mt. Vernon and within an hour of Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Iowa City, Dubuque and many more.

“The Titan Ball” A chance to dine with heroes


We at Cedar Valley Outfitters are honored to be helping raise money for the annual “Titan Ball” put on for the members of the 2nd of the 34th Brigade Special Troops Battalion.

We will auction off three certificates that entitle you and a guest to join these men and women on December 20th, 2014 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for an evening of good food, good fun and comradery in a formal military dinner setting.

The winners of these certificates will be seated at one of the Commander’s Tables with their guests.

You may bid by calling Ernie or Marcy at Cedar Valley Outfitters and giving us your Name, address, current phone number and your offer. Each certificate allows two people to attend. Auction ends December 5th, 2014 at 5pm. Payment in full will be expected by December 15th, 2014 by 5pm Central. Your choices of dinner will be discussed with you at that time.

Your personal check or money order is made out to ” 2-34th BSTB Titan Ball” .

This is a unique and great honor for you and your date to be among the few non military guest in attendance that evening. Please help these fine warriors raise money for this and next years annual “Titan Ball” winning this auction.

This years annual Titans Ball will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

December 20th, 2014 6pm cocktails and registration

                                        6:45 pm Receiving Line

                                        7:30 Dinner Program

                                        9;30 Dancing/Social to midnight


Cedar Valley Outfitters is open 7 days a week. Located in Marion, Iowa just minutes from Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Robins, Swisher, Ely, Springville and within and hour of Iowa City, Dubuque, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Call us at 319-447-6140

We are proud to help these honorable warriors and all other service people serving our great country.




                       GOOD LUCK                  








Massad Ayoob MAG-20 / Classroom – Armed Citizen’s Rules of Engagement

A two-day, 20-hour immersion course in rules of engagement for armed law-abiding private citizens, emphasizing legal issues, tactical issues, and aftermath management. Topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, responding police officers…threat recognition and mind-set…management of social and psychological aftermath after having had to use lethal force in defense of self or others…and preparing beforehand for legal repercussions and minimizing exposure to them. Situations in the home, at the place of business, or “on the street” will all be covered.

Prerequisite: none.

Cost: $400  (Previous Students $200 Law Enforcement $200)

What Do I bring?

  • Note taking materials. Laptop recommended,  (you may also want to bring an extension cord/power strip) Audio / video recording of the class is not allowed.
  • If legal to do so, student may be armed in the classroom, but there will be no handling of firearms in the lecture setting.
  • This class is lecture only, there will not be any live fire.

Please bring your own lunches, snacks, beverages etc. We have a “working lunch” in all classes. Many of our facilities do not have a place close enough to purchase meals and get back in a reasonable amount of time. Also remember that many of our classes are 10 hour days so if you need another meal in that amount of time please bring it.  Bring water, while we do provide water at all of our locations, it never hurts to bring some more. We teach in many locations and cannot guarantee the comfort of the chairs, if that might be an issue for you feel free to bring a cushion to sit on. CEDAR VALLEY OUTFITTERS WILL HAVE MEAL OPTIONS. WE WILL ALSO PROVIDE DRINKS.

If you have any questions call Cedar Valley Outfitters at 319-447-6140


All Classes meet at 8:30 AM on the First Day November 15th & 16th, 2014

This will be the fifth time I have had the pleasure of listening to Mas’s lecture about what some would call the darkest days of your life. There is so much to consider when carrying a firearm and the ramifications after even a justified self defense shooting most people naturally become overwhelmed. Armchair quarterbacking from some media, so called experts and the public can be devastating. You don’t have to look far to see this in the national news.

Even world renowned self defense instructors such as Rob Pincus have attended this course and consider it a must.

I have never waivered from the statement that this is the finest training I’ve ever had regarding self defense. Ernie Traugh



Defensive knife class taught by Chris Smaby October 25th, 2014

This defensive knife class will teach solid tactics for both defending yourself with and against a knife. This class will teach you most natural reactions to a close in threat are not conducive to the actions we need to take to limit our injuries. This is a hands on class taught with training knives in a ” partnered pair” scenario. Whether you come with a friend or not we will have you rotate through class to face all shapes and sizes of attackers.  The importance of understanding the dangers of a cutting device or being stabbed will be discussed along with some anatomy of a knife fight.  A knife is a  very effective  defensive tool whether you carry a sidearm or not. Instructor Chris Smaby is nationally known for his skills and teaching to both civilians and his life long career in law enforcement . Chris has helped us push to get as many people as possible through this class in the Cedar Rapids area by lowering the price to only $40. This is an outstanding class taught by a incredible instructor at any price. A knife is an effective tool in many ways and should be part of your daily carry habits where allowed by law. Contact the store to sign up at 319-447-6140 Class will be held at Cedar Valley Outfitters in Marion just minutes from Springville, Hiawatha, Cedar Rapids, Robins and within an hour of Dubuque, Iowa City and Waterloo. We are 90 minutes from the Davenport / Quad Cities area and two hours from Des Moines. Let us know if you’d like to be contacted about each upcoming class. As always thanks for considering Cedar Valley Outfitters for your self defense training and supplies.   1177 Grand Ave Marion, Iowa 52302


CLASS IS OCTOBER 25th, 2014 9 am to noon

Womens Personal and Professional Safety Oct 7th & 9th

Personal and Professional Safety for Women

Can you look at someone without giving him or her permission to speak to you?

What can you do when a friend gets too friendly?

How can you look strong, even when you do not feel strong?

Should you be carrying a weapon? (this is not a class to promote any particular type of weapon)

Do you know the answers?  This year, tens of thousands of Americans will report being assaulted.  Millions more will find themselves in potentially dangerous confrontations.  Personal and Professional Safety for women 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.

It is the goal of this Personal and Professional Safety program to leave you with self- confidence; the assurance that comes from knowing that you are equipped to face an emergency.  This program is being offered through the concerns of Cedar Valley Outfitters.

This program is presented in two parts.  The first night is Tuesday,  6pm to 9:30pm and will discuss middle ground self-defense.  Part two will be Thursday, 6pm to 9:30pm and will be hands on – and is very physical.  You must attend part one in order to participate in the physical training.  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.

We offer many other safety classes  including Iowa Non-Professional Weapons Permit, Weapons Retention, Defensive Knife, Introduction to Pistol, Introduction to Shotgun, Introduction to Rifle, Advanced Pistol, Advanced Shotgun, and Advanced Rifle.  We also carry non-lethal defensive items such as MACE, door and window alarms, and  Tasers.

Please feel free to contact us at the address/phone below if you would like any information about these or any other class we offer.




November 4th & 6th

December 9th & 11th

Class will be held at Cedar Valley Outfitters in Marion, Iowa

1177 Grand Ave Marion, Iowa 52302 319-447-6140

Chris Smaby has reduced this class to $50 to get as many women and children in the area as possible through it before Christmas. Don’t miss out on this. Updated 9/16/2014

Please call the store to register.

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