Kevin Dixie is the owner-operator of No Other Choice Firearms Training (NOC) and the Founder of Aiming For The Truth, a 6-spoked approach to healing broken families and strengthening the community bonds of neighbors, to improve the lives of people in the cities and states of our nation. This program is focused on getting to the roots of the factors that are driving violence in our communities. A mission of solving real issues and avoiding the blaming of tools to avoid dealing with the complexities that exist.
Kevin has developed and designed the first firearm that fights the lies of Gun Control, an H&K PV9 platform handgun titled “The Truth”.
From Kevin: “I have spent the majority of my adult life in Saint Louis, MO or surrounding areas; although I grew up on the city’s North side. My upbringing was, unfortunately, the typical story that is told far too much: raised in an impoverished neighborhood, single mother, absent Father, and over-exposure to criminal elements and subsequent violence.
I navigated through my environment and decided to make a choice to be productive and contrary to my immediate atmosphere. I joined the Saint Louis Police Department at the age of 21 as a Prisoner Processor and was “properly” introduced to firearms. I decided to take my love for firearms and people and combine them, thus was born NOC Firearms Training.
– I am also a married Father of two
– Hold an undergrad and graduate degree.
– Firearms and Freedom Lover
– Promoter of “free thought” and creating critical thinkers/not conspiracy theory supporters
– Second Amendment promoter
– Justice Promoter
– Aiming to bridge gaps and restore relationships while holding everyone accountable in the proper regards
– Bringing the common man/woman into the firearms and constitutional awareness world”
Aiming at the Truth: Sighting in on the Real Issues,
and it is a 6-spoked approach to
healing families, neighborhoods, and communities focusing on:
In November of 2018 Kevin appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, on their issue titled “Guns In America: What 245 Americans Think About The Issue.”
Rob Pincus is a professional trainer, author and consultant and VP of Avidity Arms. He is also on the Board of 2AO.org and Walk The Talk America (WTTA).
He and his staff at I.C.E. Training Company provide services to military, law enforcement, private security and students interested in self-defense. Rob is the Developer of the Combat Focus® Shooting program, the most efficient defensive firearms training methodology available today.
In addition to all of the business-related hats that Rob wears, he also was one of the organizers for the first-of-its-kind Grassroots #2ARally in Washington, DC on November 2, 2019.
Rob provides efficient training methodologies to those interested in developing firearms, tactical operations and defensive skills. These methods stress gaining maximum value from limited training resources and working well with what the body does naturally under real world conditions.
Rob has experience as a law enforcement officer and executive protection agent and was also commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Reserve after graduating from the Military College of Vermont with a degree in Political Science. Rob has served as a Full a time and Reserve Law Enforcement Officer wince 1995 and was staff writer with S.W.A.T. Magazine.
From 2003 through 2007, Rob was the Director of The Valhalla Training Center in Montrose, Colorado. Rob developed the training doctrines and programs that brought Valhalla to the attention of the entire shooting industry as a leading source of reality based firearms training. During this time, Valhalla was identified by the Rand Corporation as a leader in private sector reality based training and as a sole source provider to 10th Group Army Special Forces for Extreme Close Quarters Counter Ambush training. Rob was awarded the Range of the Year
award by the National Association of Shooting Ranges for 2007.
In Late 2007, Rob launched I.C.E. Training Company and began traveling and teaching around the country and the world. Rob is one of the busiest instructors in the industry, conducting well over 50 courses a year in over 40 locations. He travels over 300 days a year, bringing cutting edge personal defense information to students ranging from military and law enforcement special operations personnel to those who are just considering their first defensive firearm. In 2005, Rob began production of the Personal Defense Firearms DVD Series which evolved to include the Personal Defense Network online resource for training information. To date, the DVD series has shipped over 4 Million copies and consists of over 75 titles. There is no other series of defensive training video series that even comes close to this level of distribution. In addition to his print, video and in-person teaching, Rob has been involved in the production of several TV shows including Personal Defense TV, Best Defense, Stop The Threat, World News Tonight, The Daily Show, Best Defense: Survival, Weaponology, Trigger Time and dozens of local and regional news pieces covering training and firearms rights & responsibilities topics.”
Rob and his I.C.E. team are also regularly sought out as a Team Building and Leadership Development consultants by business leaders and multi-national corporations and conduct programs involving firearm familiarization and other unique experiences.
Recently, Rob has focused on program and instructor development. Instructors groups that have sought out Rob’s expertise and integrated components of his programs include the Chicago Police Department FTU, South Wales Police Department Training Unit (UK), NSW SEAL Qualification Training, Bavarian Polizie (DE), Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office and 19th Group Army Special Forces. Rob also conducts an annual conference for certified Combat Focus Shooting Instructors and is one of the founders of the Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors. (Bio borrowed from https://www.icetraining.us/robpincus.html)
Rob provides efficient training methodologies to those interested in developing firearms, tactical operations and defensive skills.
Zeke Stout is the Host and celebrity judge for the competition series, “Master of Arms” on the Discovery Channel.
Zeke is a certified firearms specialist. He has served as an executive at one of the largest firearms, technology, and gunsmithing schools in the country. In that role, he was certified as a higher education professional in leadership, an Armorer in several platforms, including the 1911 and Penn arms grenade launcher.
In 2018, Zeke Hosted and joined a panel of celebrity judges for the Discovery Channel competition series, “Master of Arms”.
TUNE-IN: Master of Arms airs Fridays at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel.
Lara Cullinane Smith is the National Spokesperson for the Liberal Gun Club, a national organization which seeks to ensure an educated, liberal voice in debates on gun control and the Second Amendment.
Lara is also a lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her practice area is mainly business and commercial litigation, but she also helps FFLs and others in the firearms industry with their particular business issues. In the past, Lara has represented law enforcement in high-profile civil rights cases as well, including the shooter in the case that was the basis for the movie “Fruitvale”.
Says Lara, “I’m La former anti-gunner whose USMC husband convinced me to learn to shoot so I’d be better able to understand the arguments I was making. 2 1/2 years later, I’m the Vice President of the Liberal Gun Club, California Chapter, a member of the DC Project, and an amateur competitor in shotgun and rimfire, and am opening a chapter of a Girl and a Gun in the San Francisco Bay area. I also write and speak on Constitutional issues relating to firearms, and on California gun laws in particular. I own a wide variety of firearms and one of the best experiences of my life was helligunning at the Girl and a Gun National Conference this year.”
The mission of The Liberal Gun Club is to provide a voice for gun-owning liberals and moderates in the national conversation on gun rights, gun legislation, firearms safety, and shooting sports. The Liberal Gun Club serves as a national forum for all people, irrespective of their personal political beliefs, to discuss firearms ownership, firearms use, and the enjoyment of firearms-related activities free from the destructive elements of political extremism that dominate this subject on the national scale. The Liberal Gun Club also actively develop and foster a variety of programs for the purpose of firearms training and firearms safety education, for both gun owners and non-gun owners.
Mark Hanish is the President, Global Commercial Sales & Marketing at AMMO INC USA
AMMO INCORPORATED™ is a technology leader and premier American ammunitions manufacturer and marketer of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative ammunition products, in the sporting industry.
Mark is also the:
Former Vice President, Tactical Sales & Marketing at SureFire, LLC
Former Sr. Director of Commercial Sales at FN America
Michael Sodini is the founder of Walk The Talk America (WTTA). The Walk the Talk America initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to making positive change in relationship to mental health, and firearm awareness. Through organizing a profound team of experts from different fields, and all walks of life, unbiased by politics, media, or personal prejudice – WTTA seeks to input opportunities to enhance communication, compassion, calls to action and education.
Michael is a 3rd generation firearm industry professional, and known by many as the “most un-gun, gun guy.” He is the President of Eagle Imports, Inc, that imports fine firearms from all over the world, such as the Bersa, Llama, Metro Arms, and Grand Power, and Avidity Arms firearm brands.
After graduating from ASU in 1998 with a degree in communication, Michael spent a few years working as a fashion model, traveling the world, and garnering respect from some of the leading names within the niche. He left the fashion industry in 2001, and went into real estate marketing for five years, before he went on to work for the family business, Eagle Imports Inc., in 2006.
After a series of unforeseen tragedies from 2006 – 2009, Michael eventually became President of Eagle. Over the last 9 years, he has successfully cultivated and evolved the Bersa, Metro Arms, and Grand Power firearm brands. The latest brand to be added to the Eagle family, Avidity Arms, is a partner-project with Rob Pincus, and is currently in the early stages of development before production.
Michael is a visionary thinker, known for his loyalty, and unique sense of humor to his industry colleagues (and friends). More than anything, he is dedicated to creating conversations that will help pave the way for a brighter future, allowing synergy through new ideas, and action through the power of awareness.
Trey Miller is a Marine Corps Veteran who started Ghost Tactical Productions in 2017. He is a 2nd Amendment Activist whose mission is to preach the gospel of Concealed Carry, being self-reliant, training to be more proficient, and to be an everyday warrior in society.
Trey is the host of a live show called Tactical Tuesday where he and his guests talk everything gun culture. He is also the host of The Armed Citizen Podcast where he and his guests talk about what it means to be an armed citizen in today’s society.
This is our second round of “mystery” interviews from the 2019 SHOT Show – it’s a mystery because you never know WHO you will run into at the amazing National Shooting Sports Foundation, NSSF SHOT Show!
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