About Iron Agoge

THE BEGINNING

Iron Agoge, LLC was founded in 2015 out of a desire to share the knowledge we’ve acquired over a combined 60+ years as law enforcement officers and instructors.

THE MISSION

Iron Agoge, LLC is committed to the ideal of self-reliance.  We spend our time and energy on the crafts that allow us to protect and provide for ourselves and our loved ones.  Our mission is to share the knowledge, teach the skills, and offer the products we believe best support this ideal.

THE FOUNDERS

Ben Rowley

Ben Rowley has been in law enforcement for 20 years and is currently an Adult Probation and Parole Agent with the Utah Department of Corrections.  During his career Ben has been a Field Training Officer and served on a joint fugitive task force with the U.S. Marshal’s Service.  Ben is a certified Handgun Instructor (Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training), Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor, Remington 870 armorer, and Edged Weapon Defense Instructor.  Ben grew up in Southern Utah and is an avid hunter of both beast and wild mushrooms.

Devin Lauritzen

Devin Lauritzen is a Deputy with the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.  Devin is currently a member of the Iron Metro SWAT Team and the Iron County Ropes and Rescue Team.  Devin is also a certified Paramedic that works for IHC Life Flight in his spare time.  Devin is a NRA certified Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun Instructor, certified First Aid/CPR Instructor, certified BLS/ALS Instructor, and an accomplished competition shooter.  Devin’s most recent accomplishments include a 1st Place finish at the 2017 Law Enforcement Multi-gun National Championship, a 3rd Place finish at the 2017 NRA National Police Shooting Championship, and a 3rd Place finish at the 2018 UPOA Multi-gun Championship.

Jeff Malcom

Jeff Malcom has had a 20+ year career with the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.  During that time Jeff has served as a Corrections Deputy, Patrol Deputy, K-9 Deputy, Task Force Officer, Task Force Commander, SWAT team member, and has achieved the rank of Sargent with the agency.  Jeff has been instrumental in developing many of the training programs for the Iron County Sheriff’s Office including SWAT, Field Training, and K-9.  Jeff has dedicated his career to the safety of his community and the betterment of the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.

Nick Gibson

Nick Gibson has been a Deputy with the Iron County Sheriff’s Office for over 15 years serving as a Corrections Deputy, Patrol Deputy, and as a Task Force Officer.  Nick is currently the Head Defensive Tactics Instructor and the Range Master for the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.  Nick is a certified Defensive Tactics Instructor (Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training), certified Handgun Instructor (Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training), NRA certified Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun Instructor, Glock Armorer, AR-15 Armorer, and FNS/FN509 Armorer.  Nick graduated from Southern Utah University in 1996 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and from the University of Phoenix in 2000 with a Master’s Degree in Education.