Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Welcome Rick Newstrom

We are proud announce that Rick Newstrom has joined the Instructor group of Coal Creek Armory.

Rick Newstrom has 24 years of experience in night club security, private security, private investigation, close personal protection and fugitive recovery. He has been a NRA Pistol Instructor for 17 years and taught thousands of individuals in the state carry classes of Minnesota and Florida before recently moving to Tennessee.

Rick has taken numerous security related classes from Mid-Florida Technical School in Orlando. He has trained extensively with U.S. Armed forced operators in close quarter combat techniques. He has been an accomplished student in several forms of martial arts. Rick has been an avid shooter, hunter, and MN Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Instructor.

Rick spent 17 years as a public school teacher and the Robbins dale Area Schools in Minnesota. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies and a Masters Degree in Economic Education from St. Cloud State University. He has won curriculum writing contests on the state and national levels. Rick also served as the Robbinsdale Area Schools Energy Manager and Director of Security. He was in Charge of 28 buildings and wrote the district's emergency procedures manual.

You will find Rick to be very knowledgeable, earnest and easy to relate to in the classroom. He will keep things interesting and well paced with a variety of teaching techniques.

Come by Coal Creek Armory today to sign up for one of our training courses.

Announcing New Courses!

Due to overwhelming demand Coal Creek Armory is proud to announce that we have expanded our firearm courses to include several new courses.

Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Course

Advanced Issues In Handgun Carry

Basic Handgun Course

Advanced Pistol Marksmanship Course

Home and Personal Defense

Intro To Point Shooting

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I.C.E. Combat Focus Shooting Course

Coal Creek Armory is excited to announce another excellent course

July 11 & 12, 2009 conducted by Rob Pincus and I.C.E. Training.

Combat Focus Shooting


For decades, combat shooters have known (and progressive trainers have acknowledged) that the human body and mind have predictable, instinctive responses to surprise and lethal threats. While the basics of weapons handling and marksmanship are important skills for all shooters, they are not the basis for success during most lethal encounters involving the defensive use of a handgun. You are much more likely to be caught off-guard by an aggressive attacker in close quarters and low-light than you are to be confronted by a truly lethal threat in broad daylight standing 30 yards away in front of a dirt berm.

Combat Focus is an intuitive shooting program that is based on the study of empirical evidence from real violent encounters and builds on the body's natural reaction to an attack. At the ranges that gun fights typically occur, Combat Focus is the most effective way to engage your threat with a handgun. This two day course empowers students by encouraging them to embrace their bodies natural reaction to a lethal threat and work with it to neutralize that threat as efficiently and effectively as possible. The Combat Focus Technique is not hip-shooting, in fact, the only significant difference between using this technique and sighted fire is the focus of your attention at the moment the trigger breaks.

In addition to years of practical experience, the instructor has worked with some of the top trainer's in the industry to develop the Combat Focus Course.

This course is features a significant amount time discussing what happens during dynamic encounters and dissecting each shooters performance. Students should plan on firing between 1100 and 1500 rounds during the course.

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$450 + Ammunition

07/11/09 - 07/12/09

Coal Creek Armory

Knoxville, TN

Taught by: I.C.E. Staff

Cost: $450 + Ammunition


Course Eligibility:

Open To:

· General Public

· Law Enforcement

· Military

· Security