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I hold multiple NRA Instructor credentials, as well as SabreRed Pepper Spray. I have my own training company in Northern Virginia, www.FemaleandArmed.com and am focusing primarily on teaching women, especially those who are new to shooting.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Rob Pincus' Combat Focused Shooting (CFS)


Yesterday I had my first, informal, introduction to CFS.  I got to spend a little time at the range with my boss/instructor before the students arrived.  He was recently certified to teach this program.  He showed me the Figure 8 drill, which I must admit was impressive and intimidating.  He took it easy on my and walked me through a less advanced drill slowly then gradually sped it up.  It was a challenge and at the same time showed me some things I need to work on.

I haven’t taken the course yet, but plan to the next offering.  From what I have read and what I learned yesterday, this is not for beginners, but if you are an experienced shooter who is looking to advance your defensive skills, this is a must do course. 

I had already been working on shooting without using my sights, more natural point of aim, at least at 15 feet or less.  It was a harder transition than I expected because I had been working so hard to finish the Winchester Marksmanship program (which I did for pistol), now I can focus more on natural point of aim and spend more time training drawing from cover and the one I enjoy the most, rapid fire dumping a mag into a target.  Probably not the best use of ammo compared to real life, but very fun.



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9 comments:

  1. I've been making that transition, as well, from marksmanship aiming to tactical shooting - both eyes open, natural point of aim. It's been a bit of a challenge, but is much more realistic for defensive-type shooting. Looking forward to hearing more about your experiences with CFS.

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  2. Just an FYI for everyone reading this blog, this course is designed for a beginning shooter all the way to the advanced. The drill helping me with was the Figure 8 Drill, I had Lynne giving me the verbal commands for this drill so that I could get some training in. The Figure 8 drill, is normally performed at the end of 8 hour class or on a 2 day. It is not something that we would perform early in class. It is step 3 in the skill development cycle, "evaluating the skill in simulation". It puts together most all of the skills and concepts that you would learn in a CFS Course. To see an example view the following video. http://video.answers.com/how-to-use-the-figure-8-drill-in-shooting-302208548

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  3. Thanks for the post Lynne
    check out our site for more info on IDS CFS courses. http://www.innovativedefensivesolutions.com/combat-focus-shooting/

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  4. Nice post Lynne! I'm glad there's finally somebody in Northern VA certified to teach CFS. I'm looking forward to getting out & taking the course one of these days, since it meshes really well with my S.P.E.A.R/PDR training.

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    1. Thanks Evan. I hope to take the training soon. It does incorporate some of the things you taught me and I also look forward to getting back to working with you!

      For those who in the northern VA area, Evan is an awesome instructor and I learned more about unarmed personal defense from him in one hour than I've learned working with others for a week

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  5. Great information Lynne. Combat Focus Shooting is an outstanding international program that is really on the cutting edge of counter ambush shooting. My first exposure was 4 years ago and it immediately changed how I looked at defensive shooting and I would like to think that I was already leaning pretty heavily toward the fighting aspect. With instructors around the world CFS courses are within reach of everyone and are appropriate for beginners through advanced shooters.


    I look forward to reading more about your experiences as you become more immersed in Combat Focus Shooting!

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  6. Excellent! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the training and see the value in the program!

    -Rob Pincus

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    1. I really enjoyed your book, and can't wait to take the class, Evan Carson has been very enthusiastic about what he learned.

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  7. Here's another review of a CFS Course that happened recently, on the opposite side of the country!

    http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=8956645

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