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Firearms trainer interview – Rob Pincus

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We interviewed Rob Pincus at SHOT Show 2014 about firearms training. He is the owner of I.C.E. Training Company and Developer of the Combat Focus® Shooting Program. Rob has been a law enforcement officer, director of the Valhalla Training Center, and developed the Personal Defense Network.

We asked Rob seven questions about training and what it means to him.

1) What is the value of training?
Enlightenment leads to an awareness of your strengths and weaknesses.

2) Why did you become a trainer?
I have a passion for change improvement. Because of that, I put myself in a role to learn and teach as much as possible.

3) What is the emphasis of your class?

4) Who is your market?
People who are willing to think critically about personal defense issues.

5) What do YOU do to train/practice?
For training, I spend time with other trainers and do research.
To practice, I take time after classes to do drills.

6) How would you describe your training philosophy?
Working toward ability and skill is not enough; we must learn to apply those skills in context.

7) Why should people take training?
Training increases your awareness of your skills and abilities. That awareness leads to appropriate practice.

We appreciate Rob taking the time to share his thoughts on this important topic.

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