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Central Iowa Defensive Training
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Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

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Phone: 641-751-8147

About Us

John & Melody Lauer have been NRA Certified Instructors since 2007 and have been carrying since 2004 and 2006 and have attended numerous training courses from InSights Training Center, Suarez Intl., Langdon Tactical Technology and The Tactical Defense Institute of Ohio.

    With a background, of Military service, firearms retail & range instruction, and providing guidance in the concealed carry lifestyle as well as a background in competitive shooting we are bringing some of the most basic to the most comprehensive training classes concerning self-defense to central Iowa.

What Customers Say They Love About Us

"We at CIDT think the best way for you to learn is with careful instruction and attention. Our classes are about you, our students, not us, and you'll find no ego in our classroom or on the range. Our goal is to make the student feel comfortable and confident, not intimidated or scared. We are hands on instructors dedicated to improving your shooting skills and preparedness."

Training Philosophy

Our goal is to provide affordable, quality training for men, women, family, and friends in the Marshalltown, Des Moines, Ames and Waterloo area of Central Iowa. From beginner to intermediate handgun classes let us help you become familiar with a variety of defense options ranging from pepper spray to firearms. We will provide you with the necessary training to better defend yourself in a world of uncertainty.

Training Experience

We at CIDT have combined over twenty years firearms experience and nearly fifteen years experience in training and carrying of defensive tools. Let us share our knowledge as a male & female, husband & wife, father & mother defensive team with you.

Trainer Certified As

  • NRA Certified Firearms Instructor

Classes & Instruction Offered

  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • NRA First Steps Pistol

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