Thursday, March 23, 2017

Why should you get your training from CVFT rather than other online companies?

Remember, you get what you pay for!

So what makes the CVFT Iowa Basic Pistol Course better than all of the other online courses out there? Well I'll tell you!

  1. I'm actually FROM Iowa and understand Iowa law. (not from Virginia or Maryland like the other online courses) I CARE about getting you the right information about our laws.
  2. We actually cover Iowa law in the course. It's the ONLY online class that does! (And you'd better know Iowa law so you don't get caught with a gun where you're not supposed to have it.)
  3. My course covers material about concealed carry techniques for both men and women, the others don't.
  4. My course covers what to look for when buying a handgun.
  5. My course offers printable materials that you can take with you to review.
  6. I make myself available to my students for questions both by email and by phone during and AFTER you take the course. You won't get a person that was hired to just take phone calls but doesn't really know anything about guns and Iowa law on the line when you call like you do with the other online classes. I'm the only one that takes calls for CVFT!
  7. All sheriff's accept my course without question! (Some even recommend it!)
  8. I give my students resources for additional training.
  9. My course takes longer than an hour to complete. Yes, this is a benefit because I actually offer a LOT MORE FOR YOUR MONEY in my course both in information about carrying a weapon and in resources that you can take with you after the course!
  10. I have a TON of very satisfied customers! Don't believe me? Check out the Course Testimonials page!
There are more great reasons to take by course, but honestly, the biggest reason is that I'm here to assist my fellow Iowans get the best online training for their money and CVFT is the ONLY option for that!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

CVFT More than just a BORING video and a certificate...

I get countless emails and posting on forums that ask me why my course is better than the other "cheaper" courses that people can take on the web. The answer is simple. QUALITY! Yes this course cost more, but it is SO much more than just a 30-45 minute video with a 10 question quiz at the end. The Cedar Valley Firearms Training Online Permit to Carry Weapons course has countless resources for each participant that they can take with well beyond any 45 minute video course. Plus I offer bonus material that if you have interest in a particular area, you can venture off on your own. My online class covers the same material that I offer in my face to face classes plus the added benefit of starting and stopping as much as you would like. People with busy schedules LOVE MY ONLINE COURSE! Here's one of those customer's comments.

"Course went smoothly, I do like the fact that I was able to split it into two sessions as I have been very busy.  Overall I see nothing to add to the course.  I really like the suggestions you had in the last module to advance and continue training." Joseph H.

"I enjoyed it overall as it was something I could complete at my own pace.  It was nice to be able to take a break and really think about things for a while.  I think it will help with retention." Lyle D.

So if you're serious about taking an online class to get your Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons, make sure you take it from a REAL course, and not one of the many OUT OF STATE (did I mention all most other online classes are out of state businesses?) SIT AND WATCH THIS BORING VIDEO courses that are out there. I've got TONS of very satisfied customers that were glad that they did take their course from Cedar Valley Firearms Training. Here are some comments from a few more!

"I thought the course was very thorough.  I had a co-worker take the face to face training and we compared our experiences.  I feel like I learned more from the online course taking it at my own speed than what she learned in the 3-4 hours training that she received in person.  I was able to absorb the information and take my time reading and understanding all of the information.  I'm glad that I did the online course instead of attending an in person training." Jennifer T.

"Very informative.  Glad I took your course over the cheaper less informative ones that others I know have taken." Caitlin J.

"I really enjoyed this class.  I'm glad I found a high quality class that I could take online.  I had heard about online classes that only took a few hours to complete and that cost less, but after doing some research, I quickly discovered those classes weren't going to teach me as much.  I took a lot of knowledge away from this class.  I appreciated the videos because it breaks up the reading.  I also enjoyed the link to the article about CCW for women." Carissa O.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

CVFT - The ONLINE class that Iowa Sheriffs recommend!

I ask every student how they heard about my online class and it is amazing to me how many of them tell me that they were sent to me BY THEIR SHERIFF! I've had also several sheriffs tell me that they appreciate that I the course that I've developed is much more comprehensive course than the others that are being offered on the web. Sheriffs also LOVE that there is a real person that my students can talk to if they have questions. Sheriffs also LOVE that I also teach IOWA LAW within my course, something that NO OTHER ONLINE COURSE TEACHES!!!! So if you're looking for a course that IS GUARANTEED to be accepted by your sheriff, and that is more than a BORING video, Cedar Valley Firearms Training online course is your ONLY answer!

Monday, July 1, 2013

More satisfied customers!

I get tons of great comments from my customers about my course and here are a few more!

"I felt this was an awesome experience. I have been outdoors hunting/using firearms with my uncle since I was 12 and I thought I knew just about everything there was to know until I started reading the information within the course. I learned a lot of information which I'm very thankful for; to not only continue being safe around firearms, but also keep me out of trouble with the law." -- Austin

"Excellent course.  Objectives were clearly presented at the beginning of each module, information focused on the objectives, and testing questions were directly taken from the teaching materials.  There was a balance between written information and video presentations.  The video was high quality and professionally prepared.  Well worth the time and money!" -- John

"I can honestly say that I was a little skeptical at first about completing my permit to carry course online. Once i did the first module, I saw that I would definitely learn other valuable things from taking this course. I liked watching the videos especially the ones that showed professional shooters and them giving tips on how to improve your accuracy and just their overall advice. Thanks again!" -- Hector

"I really enjoyed the course material and I found it to be very informative and knowledgeable.  Since I am fairly new to the gun world, other than going to the practice range with family members, I took this course to expand my understanding of Iowa’s gun laws and regulations and plan on becoming as avid in the sport as many members of my family are. I can’t wait to join them! Thank you for the great course!" -- Corey

This is just a small example of the positive feedback I receive from people that take my class. And it's not just older or younger folks taking my class. I've had 20 to 70 year olds take it! If you're on the fence about taking my course over others, trust me, you won't be disappointed no matter what your experience is or how old you are.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

People Love Cedar Valley Firearms Training - See for Yourself!

I've spent some time gathering some more feedback from people that have taken the Iowa Basic Pistol course to get their Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons. Here are some of their comments.

"I liked the course. I think it was very well laid out with the different modules focusing on different areas in logical progression. I also liked having the videos and web links, etc. incorporated as well. Far better than just sitting and reading page after page of text! I particularly liked the last module with focus on additional training and resources, as I think this is an extremely important topic and it was good to get some exposure to places to get more info. I bookmarked a lot of the links, so thanks for the effort to put this information together. Overall, I'd have to say I was very pleased with the course, and would definitely recommend to others." -- Randy

"I have found that this course is a lot more in depth than what my friend attended in person. They did not even discuss the Iowa laws there, and while it was challenging for me, I did appreciate taking it over again so that I know I have a basic understanding of how Iowa permit to carry laws are.
At first, I was going to attend a face to face class when they came to town at the end of the month, and although skeptical at first of an online permit to carry class, I decided to do it this route as it fits my schedule better. And I am very happy that I did! All the resources are very valuable and will help ensure that I have received the best training I can get as of now!
I will be sure to pass along a reference to anybody who is looking into obtaining an Iowa permit to carry, as I believe this was the most informative and also the most "bang for the buck" option, even though it was the same cost as a face to face class, but I feel I have learned much more here than I would have there." -- Keegan

"Good job fellow educator! Like the testimonials said (I shopped around before choosing this course) the content was well rounded and not shaped by off-the-wall stories and questions you might hear in a live classroom. (My brother told me about his experience...) I think the videos were very informative. I look forward to getting back to a range to check my grip." -- James

"I found the course to be very informative and thought provoking. The information was very well organized and supported by numerous links and outside resources. Although I have been a hunter and gun enthusiast for many years, I learned a great deal about gun laws, safety, etc. As you state at the beginning of the course, read and study all of the materials. It's well worth the effort." -- Douglas

"I have enjoyed this course and found it very informative and educational.The videos were great.You have done a great job in putting this course together.I found it even better than a sit down class I attended in the past. Thanks for making this course possible." -- Randy

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More Happy Customers!

I just wanted to share a couple of email messages that I've received from happy customers about my course. This is one from a husband that had his wife take my class recently.

"Just wanted to give you some feedback on your online course.  My wife took your online a few weeks ago and I was impressed with the course content and structure.
Being new to pistols, I actually believe she got more out of the online course than she would have gotten in attending an actual class.  Sometimes I think a physical class gets sidetracked on stories about this and that and the attendees, especially those new to pistols and CCW, lose focus on the actual content and purpose of the class.  Not to mention that individuals' attention spans vary.  This course allowed her to complete sections at her pace.
She received her permit within one week of submitting it to the sheriff's office.
Anyway, well organized material and I hope it is successful for you.  I have recommended it to several of my friends who were interested in obtaining a CCW permit but for whatever reason have been reluctant to attend a face-to-face class.
-- Steve"

And another one from a woman that took my course a few months back...
"I will definitely tell any friends that I come into contact with about your course.
I did enjoy all the links to the articles about the different ways to carry concealed.  Especially the article from a woman’s perspective.  It gave me a lot of information that I had never even previously considered.  For example, making sure that you are only wearing clothes/bags/ etc. that you would wear regardless of whether or not you were carrying a gun.  That it was important to be comfortable and confident.  If you were wearing something simply because it conceals well, you may look more awkward and out of place, which might draw more attention.
As I began looking into it, I realized that carrying for a woman is definitely a totally different ball of wax and I will need to really get ‘hands-on’ when purchasing my equipment.  It appears there is a wide variety and unless it works and it comfortable, I will not be likely to utilize it.  I was also able to come up with pros/cons of carrying on the person or in a bag.  I think that is an important discussion.  I think carrying in a purse is better than nothing, but it does present problems that need to be thought through before attempting to do that.  I think had I not had the information presented, I would have simply opted for this rather than realizing that I did have good options for carrying on my person.  So, I think that was a good article to include.

I couldn't have said it any better!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Shopping for an Online Iowa Permit to Carry Course? BUYER BEWARE!

It's amazing that over the last 6 months how many other online courses have become available. They offer "discount" pricing and empty promises that their course is being accepted by ALL Iowa Sheriffs. The funny thing about this is that these companies aren't even from Iowa. They don't know Iowans and they CERTAINLY don't know how seriously we take our new law! They don't even know that Iowa does not have a "concealed carry permit", Iowa's permit is a Permit to Carry Weapons. There is a difference! They claim that you can get through their material in 65 minutes, or an hour, but what are they really teaching you? Do you learn about Iowa law? NO!!! Do you learn about concealed carry techniques? NO!!!! Do they give you resources that you can take with you? NO! Do you learn about carry options like...
  • What handgun should I be looking for?
  • What options for carry for women and men are there?
  • What's the best way to conceal a firearm?

When looking for the BEST online Iowa Permit to Carry course option, make sure you take this into consideration! Take your course from Cedar Valley Firearms Training! I'm FROM Iowa, I know Iowa and I offer you MORE FOR YOUR MONEY! Don't believe me? Check out these testimonials from Iowans that have taken my course.