Catfish Creek (FiveC)
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MISC. DEFENSE RELATED...

  Read Kelly's popular article dispelling the common myth that simply having a gun  is the crux of personal defense. 

  In this article we explore the importance of recognizing our need to train for defense and to study appropriate tactics for various situations. We will further explore how to choose the right gun for concealed carry.


The RIGHT Gun for the Job

Practice, Practice, Practice!

If you've been in a FiveC course then you know we hammer PRACTICE! No one can have too much of it, but standing at a range shooting bullseyes is not enough to keep you alive if you need to draw that gun... HERE are some SIMPLE and INEXPENSIVE opportunities for LOCAL practice that is PRACTICAL and FUN!
http://www.carrycourses.com/zombies-etc

The CALIBER DEBATE is over!

With the vast amounts of data available through the law-enforcement and military databases in our modern times, we no longer need to trust wives-tales and internet fables. Forensic evidence has proven that ANY bullet capable of producing 12" of penetration in ballistic gelatin makes a good defensive carry round. The following link provides evidence and recommendations:

https://pistol-forum.com/showthread.php?4337-Service-Caliber-Handgun-Duty-and-Self-Defense-Ammo

Improve your ability to FOCUS on the front sight 

it's not easy to truly FOCUS on that front sight bobbing around at the business end of your handgun, but the Navy Seal in this video has some awesome tips, watch it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPtTs42sVAM&feature=share

A defensive Mindset

"A NATION OF COWARDS" is the definitive text for folks who need to appreciate the importance of our right to self-defense, understanding that it is NOT 'given' to us by government, but is basic to the nature of our being. EVERY jury should read this before they judge a self-defense case.

"BULLET-PROOFING THE MIND" Excerpts from an interview with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, detailing the importance of training for the mental aspects of defending oneself in a deadly force encounter. 

we always talk about the 21 foot rule in class... WATCH this video demonstrating the reality of situation. DO NOT think that HAVING a gun MAKES you safe, the gun is just a tool, your ready MIND is what's needed, and PRACTICE.

Many CCW students ask about the special
"key-chains" on our table... well, learn some basic KUBATON skills, download now!

JUST FOR FUN...

a Gun-Safety video for kids, from the NRA.
it's incredibly lame, but when you're 6 years old sometimes lame is useful, warning: songs will stick in your head (and in your 6 year old's!)

Have you met the staff at FiveC yet?


If NOT then here's a link to get a brief glimpse of the folks that bring you what we do...


If you HAVE, then you probably know who this is at a glance, right? HAHA

INFO related to CONCEALED CARRY

Iowa Code 724... (IA gun laws) a MUST read!!

in .PDF format, you can save this to refer to anytime. You should print this & carefully review its details.

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/DOCS/ACO/IC/LINC/Chapter.724.pdf


You should read this carefully, and understand the meaning of such confusing ideas as weapons free zones, and be aware of the limits regarding Federal buildings and schools, etc.

 

Iowa application WP5... (IA Permit Application)

This is the form you will take to your county Sheriff when you apply for the permit when you APPLY FOR YOUR “WEAPONS PERMIT” if you live in Iowa. In .PDF format, you should print this and fill it out to apply for your 'IA Weapons Permit' along with:

 - Iowa photo ID
- Military DD214 or a copy of your Certificate of Handgun Training (which FiveC provides)

- $50.00 for the five (5) year permit.

http://www.dps.state.ia.us/asd/weapons/WP5.pdf

 

the Wisconsin application & info... (for WI residents, and those who carry there)

http://www.doj.state.wi.us/dles/cib/conceal-carry/application

If you need a WI course please let us know when you initially set-up the course with us, since the class is a little different than the IA course, and the forms and corsework is also unique.

Reciprocity... (carry from state to state)
You can print a foldable wallet card detailing the 34 states which recognize your permit when you travel. Remember, the rules will vary from state to state, so if you plan to travel with your gun (recommended!) then check the laws for those states you’ll be entering.

so what about that UTAH permit?

Some people pay big bucks for a non-resident UTAH permit, but how does it differ from an IA Permit? NOT MUCH! It only adds NV & WA

 
AND be sure to READ our page about ILLINOIS

                     ...NEED SOME AR-15 TRAINING?...

Checkout out AR-15 For DEFENSE Courses

      **Here's what can expect from this course:
- the instructor will be Bill Stephanopoulos
- you'll learn HOW to effectively sweep your home room to room
- you'll PRACTICE engaging 'intruders' with live fire
- you'll learn important skills in target discrimination
- you'll learn to manipulate the controls of your AR effectively
- you'll even learn how to break-down and properly maintain your AR  

AR-15 info...

- The AR platform rifle was originally developed for Military use, and the instructional materials used for training soldiers in it's use are extremely useful for civilians as well. Download the manual used by US Army rifle instructors, RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP manual at: http://www.prepdbq.com/apps/documents/categories/show/16210



- Another useful tool is the OPERATORS MANUAL for M16-A2, which details service and use of the AR platform rifle from a soldier’s perspective: http://www.prepdbq.com/apps/documents/categories/show/16210

DOWNLOAD these documents and print them!

  This is the stuff our military had used to equip soldiers in the use of rifles similar to your AR, this is vital info if you want to keep that gun running in every situation.

Self-Defense lawyers...
In our classes we talk about the importance of knowing the law, and of being legally prepared in case you ever find yourself in court because of a defensive shooting.

Eric D. Puryear, 
Attorney at Law, Iowa & Illinois
Puryear Law P.C.
Phone: (563)265-8344
Fax: (866)415-5032
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.PuryearLaw.com

Friends & Partners

LUCKY'S CUSTOM KYDEX

I have several of these custom holsters, as do my friends, we can attest Rick Luchtenburg does quality work! Contact him if you want something just for you!

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FiveC's own Range Safety Officer, Bill Stephanopoulos invented this game/drill tool. Check it out!  www.ROLLnSHOOT.com