Defensive Dames

Defensive Dames Defensive Dames is dedicated to providing Instruction to women and children on self defense and situational awareness. We also offer products and instruction on use.

Located inside Spring Creek Arms. Every woman has a right to defend herself from assault in what ever manner she decides is best for her. DD offers full training in both lethal and non lethal defense. Classes offered include... Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons, Range Lessons and Women's Practical Firearm Drills, Women's Self Defense, Safe Kids Program . We also offer a full line of self defense and personal safety items for protection inside and outside the home.

Operating as usual


Sign up today for our Women’s only Permit to Carry/Obtain Weapons & Safety Skills Class. Class will be held in Oskaloosa at the Spring Creek Arms training room on Saturday, October 9th from 9:30-Noon. Message our page for more information.


CANCELED: Reschedule date is pending. Due to Instructor's arm injury, ALL self defense classes scheduled for Saturday, July 31st are canceled. A reschedule date will be set at a later. I apologize for the inconvenience but am unable to properly instruct at this time.


Straight from the ATF…
If you don’t want to be called into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (which often will result in up to a 5 day delayed approval) get your permit or keep your permit valid.

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos

The search continues for a man who shot a Linn County deputy during an armed robbery at a Casey's in Coggon Sunday night. Residents are being told to lock their doors and stay in their homes. See the full story:

Thank goodness it’s Friday! 😉

Thank goodness it’s Friday! 😉

Thank goodness it’s Friday! 😉

Please notice date change...

Please notice date change...

Please notice date change...



10 year old Xavior Harrelson last seen around 11AM at his residence in the northern city limits of Montezuma. Unknown direction of travel when he left home. This is very unusual of him to be gone for so long and without any contact.

Described as white male approximately 4 ft 8 inches to 5 ft tall and approximately 100 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

Wearing red shirt and blue pajama style pants and black hi top shoes.

If seen, located, or whereabouts are known please call 911 immediately.


Prayers that the Jury in the Molly Tibbitts' case decide on the right side of justice for the murder of a shining light that left this world too soon. #justiceformolly


Did you know based on a gallop pole of self reporting gun owners...
23% of women own guns and 3.35 female gun owners.
According to The National Sporting Good Association... females participating in hunting has increased by 43.5% and 30% of hunting and shooting gear is made by women.
#girlshunttoo #pewpew #shootingsports


Let me know if you'll be here. We'll be meeting in the multipurpose room above Spring Creek Arms.
Thanks, Melissa

Sensory Center Fundraiser | Bonfire
Sensory Center Fundraiser | Bonfire

Sensory Center Fundraiser | Bonfire

This new Campaign is going directly to the creation of Poopy's "Sensory Center". . We are going to be adding a sensory center for our visitors who engage better through...

Iowa Nonprofit Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Iowa Nonprofit Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Iowa Nonprofit Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DES MOINES, Iowa — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the non-profit organization Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence said it has seen a steady increase in incidents involv…

Poppy's BarnYard & the Lil' Party Poopers

Poppy's BarnYard & the Lil' Party Poopers

Join the fun! We’re open until 2pm! Petting Zoo, Pumpkin Patch and SnowBiz!

We still have seats in our Saturday, October 17th Women’s Only Class!

We still have seats in our Saturday, October 17th Women’s Only Class!


Don’t forget that both the Chili Cook-Off AND the silent auction this Saturday has been postponed.
There will still be outdoor kids activities like a petting zoo SnowBiz & fall vendors!

The Kokomo Post

The struggle is real!

Have you tried on your jeans lately?🤔

Chili Cook off participants must register before September 30th.

Chili Cook off participants must register before September 30th.

This is something I struggle with also.  I purchased shields to help alleviate some of the trauma based issues.  I highl...
Victims of Sexual Assault Ask For Understanding When Not Wearing A Mask

This is something I struggle with also. I purchased shields to help alleviate some of the trauma based issues. I highly recommend them. Also, pulling the mask down when you are not in contact with out here is understandable. #stopmaskshsmi #youdontknowherstory

DES MOINES, Iowa — As the battle over masks continues to rise, so too have the calls for help in overcoming the trauma masks can trigger. “We have heard from a number of trauma survivor…

Scam ALERT!!!

Scam ALERT!!!

Scam alert!
Distribute so your friends and family are aware messages like these are trying to get your personal info!


Parents, did you know that on-line child cyber stocking and predatory behavior is up 106% over 2019. Shocking? Scary? It should be. As kids are spending more time on-line and engaged in on-line learning, they become vulnerable to predators and cyber bullies. Join us at Spring Creek Arms Education & Training Room on Saturday, September 12th from 9:30-11:00 for tips, apps and instructions on how to make your home and family "Cyber Safe".
Class size is limited... call or message Melissa @ 641-660-ONE2ONE3 to reserve your seat. Cost is $10 to attend.

Poppy's BarnYard & the Lil' Party Poopers

Poppy's BarnYard & the Lil' Party Poopers

We have a special announcement to share when we hit 200 followers! You can help! Just by sharing our page. To sweeten the deal... if you like this post, share it on your page AND tag a friend... you could win your choice of our Kid’s Lil’ Party Poopers drawstring bags or a free “Heritage How To” class!



2585 Osburn Ave
Oskaloosa, IA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm


(641) 660-1213


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In love with my holster Melissa fixed me up with!! Comfortable, and I feel more confident carrying. Thank you!!