This isn't tactical training. Everyone loves to use (overuse) the word, 'Tactical.' Life is nothing but tactics–choices from one situation to the next. Making choices based on not having the full picture is not a good idea no matter what buzzword you put before it. At MDFI, we work to give you the tools that help you make the right choice. We wont be there when you choose.

MDFI bases all of its training around the “Whole Person Concept” – essentially focusing on the traits that compose a responsible citizen. The goal of MDFI is to establish and build on a solid defensive foundation in the areas of firearms, less lethal tools, medical skills and other associated disciplines.
“It’s not wrong unless it’s wrong. It’s not unsafe unless it’s unsafe. Work to avoid “Wet Dogma” and solve your problems while being a responsibility and not a liability to your fellow man.”

MDFI Background

Michigan Defensive Firearms Institute (MDFI) is a Michigan-based training company that has been providing real-world firearms training to military, law enforcement, and qualified civilians since 2007.

MDFI Classes

MDFI is proud to offer a safe, fun and ego-free learning environment to all of our students so they get the most out of their time with us.

Holding true to the fact that no situation is the same, MDFI courses are void of the dogma of “Our way or the highway.” We strive to offer our students multiple tips and techniques to get them through any challenge they may face.

Catering to the beginner and the experienced defensive student alike, MDFI works to ensure that all participants walk away with the benefits of professional training, evaluation and feedback..

MDFI Staff

Our staff is dedicated to helping ensure the safety and security of the citizens of Michigan and surrounding states by providing sound, proven defensive instruction in a fun, educational and safe environment so students can grow as responsible shooters and gun owners.

We have certified Military/ NRA / Law Enforcement trainers on staff. Our trainers are continually updating their own training, to bring you the most current proven techniques in the industry.
MDFI In The Press

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