Training For Everyday Life

This isn't tactical training. Everyone loves to use (overuse) the word, 'Tactical.' Life is nothing but tactics (choices). Our day-to-day life is filled with choices from one situation to the next. Making choices based on bad information and an incomplete skill-set is not a good idea no matter what buzzword you put before it.

At MDFI, we work to give you the information, tools, and training that will help you make the right choice when you need it the most.

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.

While some of the training MDFI conducts can be stressful at times, MDFI is proud to have created and offer an “EGO-FREE ZONE" where students are always encouraged to learn and will never be talked down-to by the cadre or their fellow students while attending any course, regardless of difficulty level.

We welcome all Americans, regardless of what they do and where they are from. If you are looking to learn more on being a responsibly-armed citizen, you have come to the right place.

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 safe, fun, and educational environment so students can grow as responsibly-armed citizens.

What Does the MDFI Logo Stand For?

A Shield – To Defend Those in Need

A Sword – To Fight For Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

And Wings – To Be A Responsible Asset to Our Society

“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.”
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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 responsible citizens 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 student alike, MDFI works to ensure that all participants walk away with the benefits of professional training, evaluation and feedback..

MDFI Staff


Our team 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 responsibly-armed citizens.

Our Cadre is comprised of certified LE/Mil/Civilian Instructors and Educators. Our staff is continually updating their own training to bring you the most current proven techniques available.
MDFI In The Press

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