Once again, NYFirearms will be sponsoring the NEShooters Summit training event held at Pelham Fish & Game Club, Pelham, NH. This is the 6th annual Summit Meeting and it will be held on April 26, 27, and 28th of this year. The focus this year will be on solutions for dealing with difficult situations. The summit will last for two and a half days and will allow the participants to meet with and learn from the training industry’s leading experts. This is absolutely one of the best values for training this year.
This year’s scheduled instructors include Craig Douglas aka SouthNarc, Rob Pincus of I.C.E. Training, Cecil Burch, Chris Fry of MDTS Training, Dave Harrington, Wes Doss of Khyber Training, Kelly Venden, Bill Lewitt, and our own Mike Centola.
Additionally, there will be a Man-on-Man shoot-off with prize money and a raffle.
The cost to attend the summit is only $300, however, members of NYFirearms.com will be able to attend for just $275! Advance sign-up is required by all.
I figure this is appropriate here because of Rob’s involvement in our site and training extensively in NY.
This is the first in an eleven-week video series designed to introduce you to Daniel Defense, and provide practical tips and techniques to defend yourself, your family and home with your Daniel Defense M4 Carbine. Over the next several weeks, Rob Pincus, owner of I.C.E. Training Company, will take you to the factory floor at the Daniel Defense headquarters in Black Creek, GA. Rob also demonstrates many of the techniques taught as part of his extensive training courses. Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Rob Pincus, founder and managing editor at I.C.E. Training, is one of my personal friends and a big inspiration to many of us in the firearms training industry. He has spearheaded many aspects of training that you can find throughout a great deal of other curriculums out there. I wanted to pass this along that they have launched a brand new website! It has been a long time coming, but that is my own elitist opinion! 🙂
New I.C.E. Training Company Website is LIVE!
Updated to be much more user friendly and provide more information to our students and potential clients.
We also have a new Full Service Online Gear Store. To celebrate our Grand Opening, you can use the coupon code “ICECREW” to save 20% on all in-stock orders for the first week.
Clothing, flashlights, optics, holsters and many accessories!
Once again, this year, we’ll be celebrating Firearms Appreciation Month, September 2012! Another year in a row, we’re the #1 firearms blog/community website in NY, so we’re going to celebrate and promote firearms appreciation and awareness. We are going to be posting some great topics throughout the month, and even have some guest bloggers and articles!
Many of our sponsors and partners will be offering special discounts to members on this site during the month! I will be adding the specials to this post as they let me know what the specials might be! We’ll also be doing some great karma giveaways on here and on facebook so keep an eye out!
Also, we’ll again be making up a T-Shirt for FAM but this time we’re going to be offering an amazing twofor special with the brand new NYFirearms shirts that are scheduled to release that month also. Once I have the sponsors and the design finalized up, I’ll post it in here! Please post up if you’re interested so I can get an idea of how many to get!
Thanks again for being part of such a great community of like-minded enthusiasts! We’re now just over 4 years old with 5000+ members! Nice job!
Front Site Post
Firearms Training of Western NY
I.C.E. Training (Rob Pincus)
Onsight Firearms Training
Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts
Rochester Personal Defense
The button to purchase the shirts will be up shortly!
My good friend and industry Leader, Mark Craighead passed away today. Mark owned & operated Crossbreed Holsters with his family and friends. I received the news today from. the family and they asked me to pass on their thanks for the thoughts of the firearms community and their assurance that things would continue as expected at Crossbreed. We have lost a great asset today.watch full Spy film
Mark quickly became a leader in the industry as his incredibly innovative Crossbreed Holster design and company quickly become respected for quality and function. He and I worked together on many projects over the last few years and have had the pleasure of hearing from many of his customers in my courses who greatly appreciate his efforts and his company’s efforts to meet their needs. Mark would often ask me what people were saying about the products and how they held up in class and he was always very proud to hear the great reports. He was also very eager to find ways to better serve his customers, the firearms community and the industry as a whole.
Approximately 3 weeks ago, Mark had a heart attack after a successful outpatient surgical procedure and had a very bad few days. We all believed that he had come through it and was on the road to full recovery. Earlier today, he had another massive heart attack and we lost him.
Outside of work, which he very much enjoyed, Mark was both a dedicated family man and a bit of an adventurer. One of his biggest hobbies was motor sports. He had some very impressive vehicles that he enjoyed driving/riding when time allowed. He even ran his beloved Lingenfelter Cadillac CTS-V in the Cannonball Run last year and had planned to try the Vegas to Reno Desert Race in 2013.
One thing that truly stood out about Mark was his commitment to friends and family. As Crossbreed Holsters grew, he continued to bring more and more of both into the operations to share in his success and in fulfilling his commitment to excellence. I have yet to meet anyone in the industry who had a bad word to speak of him and doubt sincerely that I ever will.
Rest In Peace, Brother.
While I’m down here on vacation, I’ve been watching various firearms DVD’s so expect more of these reviews from me! Anyways, I watched this latest one from Personal Defense Network. PDN is one of the premier websites to find personal defense video and training. They offer many DVD installations of various training installments and more. PDN’s managing editor, Rob Pincus, owner of I.C.E. Training, is very well-known in the industry as a professional firearms instructor, author and consultant. PDN has some very talented and nationally known contributors such as Cecil Burch, Mike Janich, Claude Werner, and our own Chris Fry of MDTS.
On this 2011 PDN DVD, we explore Carbine Retention and Combatives as taught by Chris Fry of MDTS Training. Chris is one of our contributors right here on NY Firearms, and nationally know for much of his combatives training content. The content on this DVD is taken directly from his Combative Carbine Skills 3&4 where you get hands-on training of this exact material.
The information on this DVD is great and I recommend it for anyone who train’s fairly often with a carbine platform. It is important, especially for people who are utilizing a carbine platform as their primary home defense firearm. One great benefit of Chris’ approach to training is the focus on defensive tactics from a civilian or citizen standpoint. Another overall comment I can make is that the information is very concise, yet complete, and there are great recaps of information after each chapter.
Additionally, Chris goes over some great information about gear choices and it’s relation to carbine retention and combatives. I think there’s so much focus on picking equipment and arguing on the internet over whats better than what, and it’s refreshing to see suggestions for gear based on a very real situation. As I said above, I would absolutely recommend this DVD to anyone who is into firearms, defense, and carbine practical usage as a whole. I was very impressed with the quality of the video, and I look forward to watching the Combat Focus Shooting one from PDN next!
DVD Topics of Instruction
4. C.O.R.R. Drills
5. Additions to C.O.R.R.
6. Direct Action Combatives
7. Direct Action Combatives Drills
8. Retention Drills
9. Alternative Strikes and Fending
10. Integrating Response with a Handgun
11. Retention of a Secondary Tool
Additionally, Jim Emmick of Firearms Training of Western NY, who is one of our sponsors and regular contributors, has written a review of the DVD as well. You can view that here: Thread: Personal Defense Network DVD titled “Carbine Combatives and Retention”
The Summit 2011 will focus on solutions for dealing with difficult sitautions. The Summit will last for two days and will allow the participants to meet with and learn from the training industry’s leading experts to include:
We will be working with the instructors to ensure that this Summit will have the best mix of subject matter ever. You can be assured that there will be shooting sessions, hands onsessions and classroomsessions. We can guarantee you that you will not be bored and you will be challenged. Additionally, there will be another man-on-man shoot off with great prize money and a raffle.
UPDATE! USE THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW AND GET THE SUMMIT FOR ONLY $260. JUST FOR NYFIREARMS.COM MEMBERS!!!!!
After Action Report – Combat Focus Shooting Course
Instructor- Rob Pincus, I.C.E .Training
Date – January 30+31, 2010
Location- Oneida, N.Y.
Review by- Chris Fry
On January 30+31 MDTS had the good fortune to co-host a Combat Focus Shooting course from I.C.E. Training taught by Rob Pincus. Rob is the developer of the Combat Focus Shooting system. For those who don’t know who Rob is, he is former Military, former Law Enforcement and the former director of operations for Valhalla Shooting Center in Colorado. Rob is currently the host of the NRA’s Personal Firearm Defense DVD series, host of the “The Best Defense” and “SWAT Magazine TV” shows on the outdoor channel and current director of I.C.E. Training.
The Combat Focus Shooting course is the first of several training classes M.D.T.S., AR15.com and the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association have teamed up to bring to NY in 2010 and 2011. This “Tactical and Practical” training series is an effort to introduce New York state shooters to some of the best and most progressive training available on the market today at an affordable price.