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The mission at Iron Element, LLC is to promote firearm safety, knowledge, and proficiency through the education and equipping of the public and to excel in professional services. We strive to provide the precise equipment and training that will most benefit each client's needs. 


The story began with our lead instructor, Justin Miesse taking what was a personal way of life, and forming it into a professional service to those seeking the best training and best equipment. After attaining a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Toledo Justin spent time in private security and asset management before turning a focus toward providing professional services in instruction and sales. As a dedicated shooter, hunter, personal defense enthusiast and student, Justin began by becoming a National Rifle Association Instructor and attaining a Federal Firearms License and Special Occupational Tax License(Class 3/Class 2). He then sought out the best training to become an Active Combat Focus Shooting Instructor, United States Concealed Carry Association instructor, NRA Chief Range Safety Officer,  member of the Association of Defensive Firearms Instructors and a leader in personal service in both the selling of firearms and equipment, and in firearms repair. 

  Today Iron Element has grown to include more instructors, many new courses of training and continues to make no compromise on providing the best instruction and service possible to each and every client. 

The Difference

Three things make Iron Element different than other instruction and sales venues in the industry.

1. Dedication: The level of dedication to the personal client is unmatched at Iron Element. Each and every student and customer is treated for their personal needs and concerns. The focus is on what each individual has come to Iron Element for, not on seeing each as another dollar or number in line. At Iron Element, our clients become part of the family. 

2. Professionalism: From our top-tier instruction to only the best equipment, you'll find the utmost professional advice and support while maintaining a personal connection.  We train the way the leaders in the civilian, law enforcement, and military markets train and we provide the best equipment for the needs of each and every client. Just because an item may be on sale doesn't mean it's what you need. We take the time and spend the energy to support you, to find what works best for your situation. Every time.   

3. Integrity: If something isn't right, we fix it. From broken firearms brought in for repair, to a need for updated information in training. At Iron Element you can rest assured you'll receive genuine intentions and honesty in all situations.

Professional Services

Firearms Instruction - Professional instruction in firearms safety, basic and advanced use, defensive use, tactical use and more. Group and private instruction. 

Firearms Sales - Both instock and individual order firearms, ammunition and equipment. 

Class II Manfuacturer and Sale of NFA items - Silencers, Short Barrel Rifles and Shotguns, and Machinegun sales.

Firearms Appraisals - Individual and estate appraisals providing full documentation and recommendations.

FFL Transfers - $25 per gun transfer from all states. Multiple gun discounts. See our new policy page for updated fees regarding FFL and SOT transfers. 

"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
- Thomas Jefferson (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria)

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