First Time Gun Buying Advice with Rob Pincus of I.C.E. Training – Ep. 40

Strap in for another episode of TacticalPay Radio! This week, we’re talking about firearms training, and specifically advice for those looking to purchase their first firearm and improve their shooting skills. Helping Brett explore this is Rob Pincus, founder and CEO of the I.C.E. Training Company, which provides all kinds on self-defense training to military, law enforcement, private security, and more.

Rob has trained personnel from US Army Special Forces, US Navy SEALs, special operations law enforcement personnel, patrol officers, executive protection agents and persons interested in self defense from all walks of life. He has also published many articles and authored several books, including Defend Yourself (2014), Counter Ambush (2012), Combat Focus Shooting (2006), The Training Log Book (2008), Combat Focus Shooting: Evolution 2010 (2010). He is also the developer of the Personal Defense Network DVD series and the Combat Focus Shooting program.

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Episode Highlights

  • What a first-time gun buyer needs to do the moment they leave the gun store.
  • How ego plays a big role in gun owners’ progress.
  • Why cops and military members may not be as skilled as you think they are.
  • What it’s like to train firearms 300 days a year.
  • And so much more!

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Industry Spotlight

I.C.E. Training

Founded by Rob Pincus, who currently serves as CEO. “I.C.E. Training is a full service company offering training to armed professionals and those interested in self-defense. I.C.E. offers training in firearms, tactics and unarmed defense as well as consulting services for range operations, instructor development and training program management.”

“Rob Pincus and his staff instructors have provided training to military special operations personnel from the Army, Air Force and Navy, law enforcement and security officers and those interested in the defense of their families, their homes and themselves at venues around the United States and the world.”

Part of their tremendous value is the fact that “I.C.E. maintains strong professional relationships with many industry organizations and operates as a support company for dozens of certified Combat Focus® Shooting Instructors.”

If you are someone who represent a military unit or law enforcement agency considering I.C.E. Training Company for a training contract, they’d be happy to receive correspondence with your unit details, training goals and time frame for training so that they can develop an appropriate training schedule that meets your budget.

Contact I.C.E.: training AT

TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of The Week

Each week, we select a “TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of the Week” from our listener submissions! Created to showcase a community organization that is doing important on the ground work related to the firearms community, nominees are selected by our listeners from hundreds of local clubs, shooting groups, hunting and wildlife organizations, education and advocacy organizations, and other firearms related community organizations.

We want to hear about organizations that deserve to be recognized, so if you know of a community organization that you believe is doing excellent work on behalf of the broader firearms community that you’d like to see recognized, drop us a line!

We’ve got a great one for you this week!

The Cherokee Gun Club

This week, we’re pleased to award the The Cherokee Gun Club as our community organization of the week.

The Cherokee Gun Club is a private shooting facility located on 115 scenic acres near Gainesville, Georgia. Close enough to be convenient yet secluded enough to be relaxing.

Visitors are welcome at their membership meetings, open events and competitions. Non-members may participate & shoot at all “open” matches and competitions but of course may not shoot on any other ranges except as a guest of a member.

The Cherokee Gun Club began in 1968 as a handful of dedicated and farsighted shooting enthusiasts started it. This group of shooters was made up of hunters, shotgunners, pistol shooters, and black powder shooters. They came from all walks of life, but had a common goal: to establish a suitable place to shoot. They leased 21 acres – an old “dug-out” gravel pit atop Buckhorn Mountain – from the Eston Smith family. The range facilities consisted of a 25-yd range and a 100-yd range. Target stands were cardboard boxes that the shooters brought with them, and clay target throwers were of the “hand-thrown” type.

Over the next several decades they weathered change and continued to grow the club. To the point that today it’s a thriving, beautiful testament to its local community. That’s why they’re our community organization of the week.

If you’d like to learn more about them you can click here to connect with them on Facebook.