I.C.E. Training is teaming up with PDT Technologies Launch Reality-Based Training Program for Civilian Personal Defense Market!
Program Promotes Higher Training Standards by Incorporating Military/Law Enforcement Methods in Mainstream Defensive Firearms Instruction
ALAMO, Calif. – November 18, 2013 – I.C.E. Training, one of the nation’s leading defensive training companies, and Practical Defense Training Technologies (PDT), a reality-based training solutions provider, have partnered to present the Reality-Based Training Instructor Development Program. Although gun ownership has risen dramatically in recent years, training has lagged behind, creating a huge gap between the number of civilians who own firearms, and those who have had sufficient training. Launching in January 2014, this program leverages reality-based training methodologies to improve standards in mainstream defensive firearms instruction. The program is designed for RBT instructors, NRA certified instructors, concealed carry weapon (CCW) and personal defense/home defense instructors. Some of the nation’s top civilian training companies, including 10X Defense, Safer Faster Defense, Bearco Training and Echo-5 Training Group, are among the first to be certified under the program. The Distance Education portion of the course material will be available before the end of the calendar year and the first Classroom Sessions will be held in Las Vegas, NV (Jan), Columbus, OH (Feb) and St. Augustine, FL (Mar). One Classroom session will be scheduled for each month in 2014, in various locations around the United States.
A mainstay in the military and law enforcement communities, reality-based training provides the conditioning, decision-making skills and stress inoculation that can save lives in real-world scenarios. The Reality-Based Training Instructor Development Program safely and responsibly integrates RBT into mainstream defensive firearms instruction. Created by I.C.E. Training, this 30-hour program combines distance education, classroom sessions and scenario experiences such as home defense, vehicle CCW, public space CCW and armed robbery. Once certified, students will also receive a RBT product package that includes non-lethal training ammunition (NLTA) and PDT Technologies’ professional-grade personal protective equipment (PPE). The use of PDT’s professional-grade PPE, such as the Force 1 helmet, neck protector, chest protector and hand armor, enables course participants to learn military/law enforcement methods of progressive skill development using non-lethal training ammunition.
Rob Pincus is also the developer of the COMBAT FOCUS® Shooting program and the Personal Defense Video DVD Series. For well over a decade, he and his instructors have provided training to military special operations personnel from the U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy, law enforcement and security officers, and civilians interested in the defense of their families and homes. Pincus has published three books and written for a variety of trade media outlets including the Personal Defense Network. He appears as an instructor on television programs including The Best Defense and S.W.A.T. Magazine TV.