Steven King
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Adapt or Die

Steven King


1 Year Instructing

PH: 330 275 3676

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Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals
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About Adapt or Die

Hey everyone! Welcome to Adapt or Die | Where the Backcountry and Tactical Meet. What is Adapt or Die all about? That answer is simple- TRAINING, EDUCATION, and COMMUNITY!We started this business to develop a network of individuals that value selfless service, dedication, integrity, preparedness, and community. If we do not take personal responsibility for our safety and the safety of our loved ones, then who will?
A little bit about me:
- I am an Eagle Scout, class of 2012.
- I hold a bachelor's degree in Social Studies and a second major in History, The University of Akron, 2018.
- I enlisted in the Ohio National Guard in 2015 as an Infantryman. I would commission as an Officer in 2018. Subsequently, I completed the Infantry Basic Officer Course in 2019. Currently I continue to serve in the Ohio Army National Guard in an Infantry Battalion. Some of the training that I have conducted includes land navigation courses, platoon, squad, and team live fire exercises, qualification ranges for the M4, M9, M2, and MK19, as well as many other training events.
- I have hiked and backpacked hundreds of miles on trails throughout the East Coast, Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, the Southwestern U.S. , and beyond.
- Currently I hold the NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Certification as well as the USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals Certification.

This short synopsis of my background speaks to a few things: my certifications, my training in the military, and my experience in the great outdoors. My passion for training, adventure, and people stems from my role models, my study of history, and my Faith in God. Throughout all of these different life experiences I have learned that it is important to ALWAYS be a student. Teaching others has facilitated my learning, not only within the disciplines that I teach, but about myself and the world around me. I am excited to share this journey with each of you!

Remember... if you are not always prepared, you are never prepared.
-Steven King

Courses Taught

Concealed Carry Training, Basic, Intermediate, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, Women's Only Courses certification icon


-USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals
-NRA Basic Pistol Course cancellation policy icon


Cancellation Policy

Our Cancellation Policy is simple- NO REFUNDS if you have to cancel for whatever reason we can RESCHEDULE you for another course date. Please reference our reschedule policy below. We appreciate your understanding.

Reschedule Policy

If you have to reschedule because of an emergency we completely understand. Give us a call or text PRIOR to your class date and we will get you squared away.

Refund Policy

Once you have paid for a course you are locked in, NO REFUNDS. If you have to reschedule, please reference the above policy. waiver icon




WHEREAS, in return for instruction in firearms and backcountry skills, use of premises, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Undersigned agrees to the following:

The Undersigned agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Adapt or Die LLC and any of its employees, administrators and agents (hereinafter  "Adapt or Die LLC"), from any and all fault, liabilities, costs, expenses, claims, demands or lawsuits arising out of, related to or connected with: the discharge of firearms and backcountry skills; the course of instruction; the Undersigned 's participation in the course of instruction; the range, buildings, land and premises used for the course of instruction (hereinafter the "Premises"); the Undersigned's presence on or use of said Premises; and any and all acts or omissions of the Undersigned. And should any such claim, demand or lawsuit arise or be asserted in any way whatsoever related thereto, whether arising under the laws of the United States or of the State of Ohio, or under any theory of law or equity, the Undersigned will indemnify, hold harmless and defend Adapt or Die LLC, from any and all costs, expenses or liability including, but not limited to, the cost of any settlement or judgment made or rendered against Adapt or Die LLC whether individually or jointly with the Undersigned, together with all costs of court and other costs or expenses incurred in connection with any such claim, demand or lawsuit, including attorney's fees.

The Undersigned furthermore waives for himself/herself and his/her executors, administrators, assignees or heirs, any and all rights and claims for damages, losses, demands and any other actions whatsoever, which he/she may have or which may arise against the Adapt or Die LLC, including, but not limited to any and all injuries, damages or illnesses suffered by the Undersigned or the Undersigned's property, which may, in any way whatsoever, arise out of, be related to or be connected with: the course of instruction; the Premises, including any latent defect in the Premises; the Undersigned's presence on or use of said Premises; the Undersigned's property (whether or not entrusted to Adapt or Die LLC); and the discharge of firearms. Adapt or Die LLC shall not be liable for, and the Undersigned, on behalf of himself/herself and his/her executors, administrators, assignees or heirs, hereby expressly releases Adapt or Die LLC from any and all such claims.

The Undersigned hereby expressly assumes the risk of entering the Premises and of taking part in activities on the Premises which include, but are not limited to, instruction on backcountry skills, participation in any and all field exercises, instruction in the use of firearms, the discharge of firearms and the firing of live ammunition. 

The Undersigned furthermore hereby acknowledges and agrees that he/she has read, understands and will at all times abide by all facility and range rules and procedures.

This instrument binds the Undersigned and his/her executors, administrators, assignees or heirs.

I have read this release, waiver of liability, indemnification, hold harmless and assumption of risk agreement and fully understand its terms.  I understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I also acknowledge that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily and intend my signature to signify a complete assumption of the inherent risks of entering the premises and/or taking part in any activity on the premises.

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