Active Shooter Statistics

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Our Mission

When lives are threatened, you have to act fast. Fighting Chance Solutions is dedicated to helping you protect your school, organization, and loved ones in a crisis situation.

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Believe in the Sleeve

The Sleeve started it all at FCS. Invented by teachers for teachers, the Sleeve easily slides over the arms of door closers to safely lock a door from the inside.

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The Davie Bar

The newest addition to our lineup offers a way to secure doors without traditionally shaped closer arms. The Davie Bar is the only bracing product sturdy enough for FCS approval.

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Local, American Roots

The Sleeve is proudly produced in Muscatine, Iowa, and our company headquarters are located in historic downtown Muscatine. Stop by to say hello at 215 East 2nd Street.

Deploying the Sleeve

Deploying the Sleeve

A quick and easy way to keep intruders out in a crisis situation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Always here to help answer any unique inquires via email at or at (888) 559-6412.


Hopefully, we'll never have to use them.

Hopefully, we’ll just have to dust them every once in a while and they’ll be on the wall. But, in case we need them, that’s why they’re there. We’re just trying to buy some time.

– Bob Allbee

President, Muscatine Community College


They truly wanted to make sure that my students and I were safe.

“As we have started to see a rise in violent crimes over the past few years I felt the need to find a better way to secure my classroom in the case of a violent intruder situation.  After exploring several options that failed, I turned to Fighting Chance Solutions. Their customer service was extraordinary.  They were very kind and more than willing to help.  I could tell that they truly wanted to make sure that my students and I were safe and secure in our classroom.”

 – Christina L.

Elementary Teacher, Missouri School District

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This product has allowed me more peace of mind to teach.

“Having purchased the Sleeve I now feel more secure in my classroom.  I am confident that in the event of a violent intruder situation I will be able to secure my door and better protect my students.  This product has allowed me more peace of mind to teach.”

– Christina L.

Elementary Teacher, Missouri School District

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It’s really great that a teacher came up with this idea.

“The PTO waited for the teacher, Daniel Nietzel, to get the patent and to get his product on the market. We actually saw these about a year ago and it’s really great that a teacher came up with this idea. These are easy to install.”

– Nancy Armstrong

PTO President, Griffith Elementary School



Give yourself a Fighting Chance

Incredibly Fast Application

Extremely important when situations are developing fast or there are multiple doors to secure in a room.

No Key Necessary

Subs, building aids, office workers and even students can protect the room in a dangerous situation quickly and easily.

No Need to Enter the Hallway

Everyone can stay in the room while securing it from an active shooter in the common areas.

No Modifications to the Door

This is especially important for ADA and fire barrier doors, where modifications are illegal.

Portable and Versatile

It can be easily hidden out of the site and accessibility of students or can be hung prominently and conveniently close to the door.

By Teachers, For Teachers

Developed by teachers that understand the unique challenges of securing a room quickly and effectively in a crisis.


The Sleeve is easily transported to another room or building if needs change — just confirm the measurements!

Easy to Measure

With only four measurements and handy instructions, anyone can correctly fit the Sleeve.

Here to help

Our sales staff can work with you and your district or organization to improve safety in your facility.

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