"First thing, as soon as you get here, everybody's checked. That's our first deal. Make sure nobody has any guns, knives, ammunition on them." said owner Dave Kaplan.
He means hidden in your clothing or somewhere else. Then Kaplan modifies your weapon. He puts a restricter in the barrel so a live round will not fire.
"Yes, a revolver obviously those always work the same, semi auto, the action actually cycles. There's full recoil with the weapon. Then the assault rifle fully cycles." said owner Dave Kaplan.
After suiting up, making sure you protect your head, neck and private parts, you're ready. But make no mistake, if you get shot, it will hurt.
"There is supposed to be a degree of pain with it so that you do learn from it. Someone's trying to hurt you. You learn how to be as tactical as a civilian can be." said Dave Kaplan.
That's why a growing number of women come to Combat City.
Tiffany Chapin is a single mom who believes the real-life scenarios she creates at combat city are the best way for women to learn how to defend themselves. TO take them through real life situations.
Employees at Combat City say their facility tests a person's nerve and helps them to know if they have it in them to shoot another person if their life depended on it.
They say firing at a paper target only teaches people to shoot straight in perfect conditions.