Defensive Shooting ESSAY CONTEST with POMA!

I.C.E. Training Company is teaming up with POMA to offer a unique opportunity to attend the Annual Combat Focus®  Shooting Conference!

i-Mgg2zW9Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) is putting out a call for 200-300 word essays explaining why YOU believe “Defensive Firearms Training is Important”. We’ll be opening up the best essays for public review and vote next week and the top 5 essays will be purchased and published by Personal Defense Network™. Best of all, I.C.E. Training Company will be inviting the author of the essay receiving the most votes to attend their annual Combat Focus® Shooting Conference in California at the end of September. I.C.E. Training will be covering airfare, hotel and meals as well as tuition for all activities associated with the conference. This will be a unique opportunity to be involved in defensive firearms training and learn from some of the best instructors in the country.

Whether you are new to firearms and believe that developing the ability to responsible own and be prepared to use a firearm is a vital new skill OR you’re longtime firearms owner, hunter or shooter that has never taken the time to learn skills specific to home or personal defense, this is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss! This contest is only open to POMA Members in good standing.

POMA Members have already committed themselves to sharing important information with others… what could be more important than skills that could literally save someone’s life in the face of a violent attack? There is no doubt that, for many years, the fastest growth in the firearms industry has been in the defensive arena. Similarly, over the past 20 years, the Concealed Carry movement has made huge leaps forward in many parts of the country. Those that are creating content that includes firearms, should certainly be involved in covering defensive firearms training.

CFS_chipsSeptember 2013 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Combat Focus® Shooting Program, the flagship of I.C.E. Training Company’s many courses, developed by Rob Pincus and taught by a team of certified instructors to military, law enforcement & security personnel as well as people just like you all around the country. Combat Focus® Shooting is an intuitive shooting program designed to help the student be more efficient in the use of a defensive firearm during a worst-case scenario. This is the 6th Annual CFS Instructor Conference, bringing teachers in from all across the US to improve their ability to meet the needs of their students. As part of the conference, end user courses are conducted and team-taught by both senior and new CFS Instructors. The conference will offer live fire courses, break out sessions on a variety of topics and many opportunities to learn.

The 2012 CFS Instructor Conference took place in Ohio. The event alternates between locations in the east and west each year.


POMA is the leading media organization in the outdoor industry working to support professional development and continuing education for writers, producers and other content developers. POMA’s Mission:

To foster excellence in communications at all levels, help members build their businesses, connect media and industry, promote fair and honest communication of the traditional outdoor sports and conservation stories, and mentor the next generation of traditional outdoor sports communicators.

In addition to supporting POMA, promoting more thoughts about Defensive Firearms Training and bringing a great writer out to the conference, as the Managing Editor of Personal Defense Network, I am hoping to find several new potential contributors through this effort within the POMA Ranks  as well!

For all the details and to enter the contest, visit the POMA Website!