New update on Sandpoint Idaho

We are busy “homesteading” and building. Every day we are busy working on our 50×70 shop with living quarters/apartment. That doesn’t leave a lot of time to build a business.  I’ve joined the Bonner County Sportsmen’s Association and I now volunteer as a Range Safety Officer and co-coach at their NRA approved classes in both beginner pistol and rifle classes.

I dissolved my WA business, so Kaluhber LLC is dead. I formed Kaleber LLC in Idaho and maybe next year I’ll be able to really look for a range host where I can teach USCCA Concealed Carry, Home Defense, and their Women’s Defensive course. Defensive skills are my expertise and I really want to get back to that. We will also, hopefully, start competing in IDPA in Post Falls, ID next year.

In the meantime, I do offer private lessons here and there; public speaking on personal safety, work safety, church safety and more. I was also asked to help co-teach the upcoming Refuse To Be A Victim class next Sat Nov 16th.

I sure look forward to making more money so that I can go off and take courses myself.

Should I teach Enhanced Conceal Carry classes in Bonner County?


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Should I teach Enhanced Conceal Carry classes in Bonner County?

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Update from Sandpoint, Idaho


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We’ve been busy and my dry-fire practice is non-existent.  I did make a rule that on my day off that I would do my #IDPAMastery #AmericanWarriorSociety dry-fire practice and I’m sure that I’ll have time during some of the days to squeeze some in as well. I’ve started reaching out to the local #BonnersCountySportmensAssociation and became a member. I’ve met with the City’s RangeMaster to introduce myself and to offer my services to volunteer at any events they may have. Right now the #BCSA focus more on rifle, hunting, bullseye, and #womenontarget. I wonder if they would be interested in the NRA Basic Pistol and PPITH/PPOTH.

I haven’t pursued #WrencoArms yet. I need to settle in and figure out what my future of teaching in Washington is. My current plan is to fill classes in WA and travel there once a month. So far I’ve had to cancel a few classes due to poor registration. I’m also booking speaking engagements on #personalsafety while in WA.

Building our private gun range is way, way, way at the bottom of the projects but eventually, we will have an action shooting bay once again.


If you live in the #Sandpoint area, would you be interested in:

  • USCCA Women’s Program from Gun Safety to Self-Defense
  • NRA Personal Protection In The Home
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home
  • USCCA Home Defense
  • USCCA Concealed Carry
  • Online classes 1) Tips To Buying/Renting A Handgun  2)Tips for Concealed Carry for Women

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Moving to Sandpoint, Idaho!

It’s been an interesting few months. After 15+ years of talking about and visiting #Sandpoint  #Idaho we’ve made the commitment!  We’ve been keeping our eye out for acreage in the Sandpoint area and finally found a piece that met a lot of our criteria. We placed an offer on it during the Christmas holiday and it was accepted.  So the plan is that I’ll be continuing to offer the USCCA Women’s program at #Norpoint Shooting Center every month. That means I’ll be traveling from Idaho to Washington – ONLY if the classes are full. Level 1 is 30 students and Level 2 & 3 is limited to just 12 students. I’ll be taking on private clients during opens time while I’m in WA.

I will be reaching out to #WrencoArms in Sandpoint. See if they would be interested in a female instructor. There is also a NRA presence so I hope to continue teaching Basic, Rifle, PPITH and PPOTH.


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Update on USCCA Women’s Program

This past December I launched the USCCA Women’s Program at Norpoint Shooting Center and it has been highly successful. There are a few things that have come up that have to be made clear. This is an adult class -18 yrs and older.

We will provide what you need for Level 1. For Level 2, you can bring your own firearm and gear if you have it. If you don’t have a firearm yet, we have a few training guns that we can lend out. For Level 3, we expect you to have your own gun and gear.

I offer an online class for anyone on Shopping Tips for Buying or Renting a Gun. It’s an hour long with a bunch of great information you need to learn how to fit a gun to your hand and what Action Type would work best for you. I offer online classes once a month.

Level 1 is open to 30 students while Level 2 & Level 3 are exclusive and only open to 12 students.

Experience Level for Level 2:

No formal experience to intermediate skill levels are welcome! The class is designed for mature students ages 18 and up. Women who are pregnant or nursing may not participate in live-fire training, due to risks from potential lead exposure and loud noise. If you have any particular physical or psychological condition that causes you to be acutely sensitive to firearms, or if you have difficulty in group learning environments, please email us in advance to determine your suitability for the class. General curiosity, unfamiliarity, or nervousness around firearms is perfectly natural and this class is well suited for those people. Unfortunately, some people may have conditions that are unique, such as PTSD, learning disabilities, or physical limitations that make handling firearms in a group setting inappropriate, and we want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

This is an adult level course. Students must be 18 years of age or older, free of criminal background, and legally able to own or be in possession of handguns. Students must sign a statement confirming that they can legally possess guns before participating in the class. The student must complete the 3 hour classroom session before going to the range for the live-fire training.


Experience Level for Level 3: 

NOTE: This is not a beginner’s class. This class assumes that you have committed the Universal Rules of Firearms Safety to memory, and are able to safely function with your firearm in a group setting. Many people have had many years of informal experience with firearms that may be adequate for their daily interactions with firearms, but unless you have had formal training, it is likely that such a person may inadvertently do something unsafe in a group instructional setting, and thus we do not recommend this class unless you have had formal training, preferably, the USCCA Women’s Only Level 1 and 2 courses.

Students should have taken the USCCA Level 2 class and be proficient with basic handgun skill sets. Students should be familiar and comfortable with their firearm, including how it functions, safe administrative handling, muzzle discipline, and how to operate all the controls as well as how to clear malfunctions.


Safety is paramount.  Practice what you learn in your classes and you may wish to get a private lesson or more to help you with your confidence and competence.

Classes will be offered once a month. I will be traveling from Idaho to teach, which means that the classes have to be full to make the class a go before I travel back to Norpoint.


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Iron Mountain Google Calendar

I’ve just created a public calendar so you can see upcoming group classes, online classes and availability for private/semi-private lessons. I’ll be adding to it as the weeks and months approach.  If you are interested in hosting our Couples Defensive Tactics Class, contact us.

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Online Classes

I’ve just launched ONLINE Classes!

  1. What Women Need To Know About Concealed Carry
  2. Shopping Tips to Buying a Gun

I’m sure I’ll be adding more soon.

Check my Google Iron Mountain Tactical Training Calendar for the next online classes.

You can also try this link if the one above doesn’t work.



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You only get better if….. you dry-fire

It’s cold outside and it can be cold at the range. This winter I’m spending time doing dry-fire practice. I’m using Mike Seeklander’s IDPA Mastery course. I’m picking one skill set a week and doing at least 3 sessions a week with a minimum of 10 minutes a day to 30 minutes.

My husband made me a target stand. I use the small size from C & M Target Systems.

I’m focusing on:

  • how quickly my hands can move to my gun while moving clothing (holster from concealment)
  • how quickly I can punch out, acquire my sights and break my shot
  • assess if the gun stays stills during trigger press


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When I have a goal… I follow through

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50lbs gone since June 11, 2018.

I joined Code Red 10lb Take Down Challenge on June 11 and continued with a custom program and with a coach. I’ve learned a lot about food, how your body uses food and how to eat. There’s a January 1st 10lb Take Down Challenge. Use my affiliate link to register   Cristy ‘CodeRed’ system is similar to a Keto way of eating but so much more. Contact me, ask me questions.

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USSCA Women’s Program launching

Iron Mountain Tactical Training will be launching the new USCCA Women’s Program at Norpoint Shooting Center starting on Wed Dec 12 at 6pm. This class has already SOLD OUT!! And so has the February class!  We will be presenting it in 3 separate levels. Level 1 covers gun safety and the fundamentals of shooting.  All in the classroom and with practical exercises with training guns.   Level 1 will toggle from a Wed to a Sat from month-to-month. Wed nights from 6-8pm and Sat from 930-1130am.  Register Today!!! They are going like hot-cakes!  Contact Norpoint to register and go to their events page to see upcoming classes.

Level 2 – Women’s Intermediate will cover:

  • revolvers vs semi-automatics
  • bullets and ballistics
  • cycle of operation
  • common malfunctions
  • holsters FOR WOMEN and concealed carry
  • establishing personal boundaries
  • shooting fundamentals review
  • Time on the range

Level 3 – Women’s Defensive Pistol

  • mindset
  • avoid, escape, defend
  • use of force
  • cover vs concealment
  • voice commands
  • marksmanship vs defensive shooting
  • drawing from the holster
  • loading and reloading
  • practice with purpose
  • Time on the range


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