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?WHAT IS REQUIRED TO TRAIN WITH MDFI?
All of our course prerequisites can be found in each course description located in the courses section. At a minimum, all students must show up to class with a valid State-Issued Concealed Pistol License, Law Enforcement Credentials, Active Military I.D. or a sworn and notarized statement that states the shooter is in good standing. (Contact us for more on this option)

FOR ALL ADVANCED/ SPECIALTY LIVE-FIRE MDFI CLASSES, students will be required to pass the Foundation-level qualifier of the firearm they are using at the beginning of class. (These skills are taught in all MDFI Foundation classes) Failure to pass will result in 1 remediation attempt. If the remediation qualifier is not passed, the student WILL be dismissed from class. Deposit will be forfeit, and remaining tuition will be refunded or transferred to the class of student's choice. MDFI Qualification Target and Qualifier instructions are available for free download in the "Alumni" tab under "MDFI Targets"

YOU MUST BE A U.S. OR NATURALIZED U.S. CITIZEN TO TRAIN WITH MDFI

MDFI also requires that all shooters KNOW, UNDERSTAND and APPLY the 4 Firearm Life-Rules of Responsible Gun Handling PRIOR to attending any course:
  1. I WILL TREAT ALL FIREARMS AS IF THEY ARE LOADED
  2. I WILL NOT POINT MY FIREARM AT ANYTHING I AM NOT WILLING TO DESTROY
  3. I WILL KEEP MY FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER AND OUTSIDE THE TRIGGER GUARD UNTIL I AM READY TO FIRE
  4. I WILL KNOW MY TARGET, ITS BACKGROUND AND ITS FOREGROUND


?WHAT IS THE MDFI PAYMENT/CANCELLATION POLICY?
It isn’t cool to register for a class and not show up. MDFI conducts its business through the filling of class spots. We do realize that sometimes unavoidable conflicts arise, so we have instituted this policy:

Prepayment of $100 is required to reserve your spot (Out of state classes may vary). All deposits are non refundable and paid online unless you contact us for other options.  Deposits are only good for the calendar year. Unused deposits do not carry over.

The remainder of the class balance is due at the beginning of class via cash, check or money order.

THERE IS A RANGE FEE PER PERSON COLLECTED AT ALL CLASSES. (Most classes are $20, some may vary)

TO CANCEL YOUR ATTENDANCE: (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!)

If you contact us outside two weeks (14 days) before a class start, we will transfer your deposit and any extra tuition paid to another course of your choice. We will move a deposit once. Please make sure you can attend a class before you register.

If you contact us within two weeks from class start with a desire to cancel, deposits are forfeit. Any remaining tuition paid may be moved to a class of your choice (but NOT refunded).

If you register for a class and DO NOT notify us that you will not attend- all monies are forfeit. No exceptions. Also, if you no-call-no-show and take a spot from a student who would have attended, you may be required to pay a 100% non-refundable tuition deposit to sign up for another MDFI class.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but students failure to show up for classes, especially a full class costs MDFI a great deal of money per year.

PROMO CODES: If you have a promo code for a discount at an MDFI class, enter it in the PROMO CODE box at checkout MDFI ALUMNI Lifetime code: All MDFI Alumni are eligible for a lifetime discount code. Enter that code in the ALUMNI CODE box and your discount will be enacted in 1 of 2 ways: - If you pay in full, MDFI takes care of your range fee - If you pay a deposit, your discount will be applied when you pay the remaining tuition at class.

PROCRASTINATOR's ALLEY: All Procrastinator's Alley Tuition are non-refundable and non-transferable. Don't sign up if you can't make it!

CPL PARTNER CLASSES:

CPL course registrations can be moved once so please make sure that you can attend before you sign up. Should you need to cancel your attendance for any reason, your tuition will be refunded in full minus a $100 cancellation fee.
?WHAT IF MDFI MUST CANCEL A CLASS?
We do everything possible to never cancel a scheduled class but on the very rare occasion it does happen. All correspondence regarding class changes, update, or cancellations will be sent to the email address you provide at registration. Please ensure emails from info@trainmdfi.com will not be sent to a junk/spam filter.

If MDFI cancels a class prior to the day of class, you will have an option of a full refund or moving your payment to a class of your choice. For the inconvenience we will pick up your range fees if you move your payment to another class. Should a class be cancelled the day of due to environmental reasons, students will receive credit for another MDFI class of equal value.

PLEASE NOTE: We train in most weather conditions. Just because its's cold, muddy, rainy, hot, muggy, etc we do not stop classes. Only when conditions exist that pose a threat to student safety will we cancel for the environment.
?WILL YOU ELABORATE ON THE EGO-FREE ZONE?
Heck yes. Our training courses are Ego-Free at all times. This means that we do not tolerate any one putting down another student for their performance. You are at our class to improve YOUR skills, not race the other students. This is not to say that our classes are stress-free, as we work to push our students that are ready to take on more. We want all of our students to leave our classes having built on their competence and confidence with the discipline they trained with.
?I’VE HEARD THAT MDFI WANTS ME TO “TRAIN WITH WHAT I CARRY/USE” – IS THIS TRUE?
Yes. Let me say this again… YES. We have seen students show up to an all-day handgun class with a full-sized semi-auto and then take it off at the end of the day and put a J-frame revolver on.

We know that there are some disadvantages to shooting, carrying, manipulating some firearms out there, but if you trust your life to it, train with it.

You may find that the gun you have chosen for your defense and the defense of your loved ones is problematic, heavy, hard to shoot, or you just plain don’t like it etc etc…this is the time to wring it out.

Don’t be afraid to bring what ya’ got. We will work with you to get the most out of it.
?IS THERE ANY GEAR PROHIBITED IN MDFI COURSES?
There is- but not much. We want our students to “Train with what they use” so we try to be very open to what shows up in our classes. That being said, there are some safety-specific calls that we have made for our students and cadre and are non-negotiable. If you have ANY questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email us for more.

MDFI requires that students use a holster made for the specific firearm model carried that will retain the weapon through all types of activities. We allow passive or active retention holsters however if your holster works through active retention, (a thumb-strap or other method) you will be required to use that feature when holstering your weapon on the line.


  1. Shoulder holsters, Cross Draw holsters and Small Of the Back holsters are not allowed


  2. SERPAs or Like-Holsters

    If you use a holster with a trigger-finger release retention system, it is YOUR responsibility to ensure your trigger finger stays out of the trigger guard until you are ready to fire. We think these holsters are a bad idea, and most often they are cheap and poorly made. As long as the holster safely retains your firearm while worn strong-side we allow it. As the grown adult, that is your decision and responsibility to utilize the retention system safely and you will be held accountable for your actions and gear choices. Choose wisely.


  3. AIWB carry is just fine. If you carry this way, have a quality holster and understand the gravity of the consequence of failure if you are unsafe drawing or holstering the handgun.


  4. Firearm Modifications.

    Firearms used in MDFI classes must be in a configuration as from the manufacturer or by a certified armorer or gunsmith. Student firearms must be in safe working order and not have any safety devices or mechanisms (as from the manufacturer) removed or altered in any way. MDFI cadre may inspect a student firearm at any time