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About Us

About Us



F.I.E.R.C.E. Training's mission is to offer Firearms Instruction to Every Responsible Citizen Everywhere.   My name is Mike Sieverding, I am the CEO of Sieverding Engineering Enterprises L.L.C. and Chief Instructor of FIERCE Training.  I've been instructing handgun and rifle courses at all levels for 25+ years.  I've been shooting for 40+ years and a competitor in various shooting sports for 25+ years.   I've taught hundreds of people in various firearms courses through the years.   If you have any questions about classes email me at or call, 319-629-5559, leave message.

                -Mike Sieverding


Training / Education:


-Mechanical Engineer of 32+ years.

-National Rifle Association, (NRA) Certified Firearms Instructor since 1998. Disciplines include: Pistol, Rifle, First Steps Pistol or Rifle, Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection in the Home,  Certified Range officer

-Previously Law Enforcement qualified in handgun, shotgun and patrol rifle, 13 years of Law Enforcement experience as a reserve officer.


-Hawkeye Community College Reserve Police Officer Training, 10 weekend course.


-Iowa Permit to Carry Instructor since 2006.


-Current Minnesota Permit to Carry Instructor, past State of Utah Certified Carry Instructor. 


-Chapman Academy, Columbia Missouri, Master Level rating achieved in Introduction and Advanced Tactical Pistol Courses. Both are 3 day courses.


-Lethal Force Institute, Mas Ayoobs LFI 1 & Judicious Use of Lethal Force taken through Midwest Training Academy.


-West Liberty Gun Club, Range Safety Officer.


-Front Sight, 4 day Defensive Handgun Course, Distinguished Graduate.


-1 day Combat Focus Shooting with Rob Pincus.


-Advanced Patrol Tactics, CALIBRE PRESS

-Lights and Lasers,  (Patrol Rifle course) Khyber Training, Wes Doss Founder/instructor

-Numerous 1 and 2 day shooter improvement courses.




-Handgun, rifle, and shotgun shooter for the past 40+ years.


-Law Enforcement experience, 13 years, aided in

department firearms instruction for reserves.


-20+ years IPSC/USPSA and IDPA action pistol shooting competitor and member.


-Glock Factory Certified Armorer, Sig Sauer, and AR-15 armor courses.


-Iowa State Reserve Law Officer Pistol competitor and champion in multiple divisions, multiple years.
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