New Applied Skills Weekend Events: Two Person & Vehicle Classes

Beginning this fall at a our home range in St. Augustine, Florida, I.C.E. Training Company will be offering Applied Techniques Weekends.

These weekends will consist of two one day courses that will deal with specific defensive problems for students who have already developed their fundamental skills and are looking for more information and practice applying them in realistic situations.

The new courses being offered are Two Person Armed Defense and Armed Defense Around Vehicles.

During the VTC Era, we offered many “specialty” classes for students who had gone through fundamental training (Combat Focus® Shooting, Advanced Pistol Handling and/or course offered through other sources.) Over the past several years, due to various factors including the dramatic growth in the number of Concealed Carry Permit Holders and the development of our Certified Combat Focus® Shooting Instructor Team, we’ve focused much more on fundamental skill development in out private sector classes. The time has come to bring back the opportunity for our students to train with us in these more specialized areas once again.

Our partnership with Ancient City Shooting Range  plays a role in being able to offer this course, as the venue is perfect for all types of training, not just square range work. We will be able to utilize structures, vehicles and various training accessories and equipment that are not always easy to arrange when traveling to various locations around the world.

In the future, we will be working with our Instructor Team and Associates to add courses and locations to this project. If you have invested time and energy in your foundation, these courses could be for you! See the complete schedule of I.C.E. Training Company courses at our Calendar. You can read more about the first two applied skills courses below:

Armed Defense Around Vehicles

Cars and Trucks are ubiquitous in our society. Chances are that you spend time in one just about everyday and have one or more near you almost all of the time, especially in public. Learning how to specifically fight from within and around vehicles is something that every armed person should do after establishing their fundamentals. This course will cover both pistol and defensive rifle.  While not pre-requisites, it is suggested that students take CFS, CFC, ECQT and/or APH Courses from I.C.E. Training Certified Instructors prior to ADAV to get the most out of it. Topics to be Covered:

1. Review of Fundamentals of Defensive Shooting

2. Cover vs. Concealment, with demos.

3. Shooting through automotive glass, (with students shooting their guns/ammo)

4. Shooting through vehicles (various areas, students’ guns/ammo)

5. Using Vehicles as cover while engaging threats.

6. Engaging a Threat that is Using a Vehicle as cover.

7. Fighting from within a Vehicle.

8. Fighting with a threat inside a vehicle (Simulation and Live Fire)

9. Using a vehicle as a defensive Tool.

10. Other topics driven by student questions, context and gear.

Minimum Gear
Pistol w/ 3 magazines & holster, Rifle w/ 2 magazines & case appropriate for transportation in vehicle, 250 pistol rnds, 150 rifle rounds and small amounts of defensive ammunition that the student wants to shoot through vehicle.

Two Person Armed Defense

This course is meant for the couple, co-workers or friends who are generally both armed and interested in learning about how to coordinate their efforts in a worst case scenario.

This training will draw from law enforcement, military and security team training and be applied to the context of personal defense in the public space as well as being at home or in the workplace. While not a prerequisite, it is suggested that students take a CFS Course from an Active I.C.E. Certified Instructor prior to TPAD to get the most out of it. Topics to be covered:
1. Review of Fundamentals of Defensive Shooting

2. Communication, Coordination & Cooperation, the Three C’s of Teamwork during a Dynamic Critical Incident

3.  Danger Areas & Fields of Fire

4. Dealing with Multiple Threats Efficiently

5. Coordinated Strings of Fire

6. Shooting in Defense of Others (including children)

7. Movement to Cover & Evasion

8. Home or Workplace Defense Planning

9. Emergency Trauma Medicine Basics

10. Immediate Aftermath of a Shooting

11. Other topics driven by student questions, context and gear.

Minimum Gear:
Pistol, 3 magazines, Holster, 400 rounds.