2022 Season, Bulk Packs & Class Availability

2022 opening to the public soon, upcoming classes, classes with low availability, new podcasts and bulk packs!
Matter of Facts Podcast

MOF Podcast: Use of Force the Finale w/ Trek from MDFI

Phil, Andrew, and Trek sit down behind the mic for one more “Use of Force” chat in response to the multiple good and awful examples court cases and media have shown us of firearm use in recent years. Trek makes the case for why some of these high profile cases illustrate good takeaways and poor decision making.

REMINDER: MDFI Store Closes Tomorrow!

REMINDER: The MDFI Swag Store will be closing for the winter season tomorrow (December 1st). Get your order in before 10am tomorrow if you'd like to purchase anything!
Matter of Facts Podcast

MOF Podcast: Kyle Rittenhouse Shooting from a Use of Force Perspective

Phil, Andrew, and Trek tear into the events pertaining to the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the rules and laws governing appropriate use of force, and other considerations that influence how we deal with violent, potentially lethal, threats. How do we stay on the right side of the law?
Matter of Facts Podcast

MOF Podcast: Kinosha Kid vs. Texas School Shooter, and Vaccine Mandates

Phil and Andrew (MOF Podcast) sit down with Trek from MDFI and Northern Woods Training to talk about the apparent disparity in treatment between Kyle Rittenhouse and Timothy Simpkins, then pivot to the vaccine mandates and their possible effect on the ranks of severely understaffed police departments and other first responders around the country.

2022 Tom McNaughton Scholarship Winner!

Announcement of the 2022 winner for our Tom McNaughton Shooting Scholarship – the recipient will carry the torch in honor of the of the great Tom McNaughton by continuing on the path they have started to be the very definition of a responsibly-armed citizen.

Our Last Classes of 2021

Our last classes for 2021 including this weekend in Albion, our upcoming 'When A Gun Is Not An Option' classes, and Beyond A Door and Beyond A Door: Dark in Muncie, IN. We also have spots remaining for the Essential Northwoods Bushcraft & Survival Skills class we are hosting here at Northern Woods Training Facility in November!

This Weekend – You STILL Suck! It’s Not the Gun!

Now that you can get a hit where you want it, can you do it over and over again and quickly? What about further away from the target, or one-handed? Join us this weekend in Greenville for You STILL Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Last Call – Cover + Movement, This Weekend!

Last call for our Cover + Movement classes this weekend.

Beyond A Door: DARK

We are excited to announce our newest course, Beyond A Door: DARK. This course has just been added to our lineup and is available this November at the MTAC facility in Muncie, IN.


We are running low on several things! So while we have all the inventory at HQ (because the guys are not on the road at the moment), here is a list of what we have remaining. Along with some discounted items!

Remaining Season Availability

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Reminder / Last Call – Alumni BBQ This Weekend!

Join us this weekend for our annual Alumni BBQ and Swag Swap! The Northern Woods Training Facility will be open to all Alumni and their families.

The Importance of Training

MDFI Alumni, Jared (14 years old) is one of the most squared away students we've seen in class this year. He interviewed Trek on the range with some questions about the importance of training.
Matter of Facts Podcast

MOF Podcast: A Trek Into The Northern Woods

The guys from MOF and Trek discuss the Northern Woods Training Facility. With a more diverse focus than just firearms, Northern Woods hosts top tier instructors in the disciplines of tracking, emergency medical, counter custody, and primitive bushcraft.

June 12 – Alumni BBQ & Swag Swap

On Saturday, June 12 we will be holding our annual Alumni BBQ and Swag Swap at MDFI HQ (the Northern Woods Training Facility) in Chase, MI. All Alumni and their families are welcome to join.

New Swag Now Available!

New shirts, stickers and decals now available for purchase online or at class.
5.11 Call to Service

5.11 Call To Service Podcast w/ Trek from MDFI

5.11’s Call to Service gives insight to the public safety professional through interviews with some of the most accomplished individuals in their field. On this week, Trek of MDFI is on the show.