WHOLE PERSON CONCEPT SERIES

 

When A Gun Is Not An Option

This course is tailored to give students an introduction to lawful use of force, understanding the types of people we encounter and how to appropriately interact with them, and familiarization with tools available to law-abiding citizens that fill a gap between no force and lethal force.

CORE COURSES

 

You Suck It's Not the Gun!®

Developed after witnessing scores of shooters blaming their pistol sights for missing their intended targets, YSINTG shows how focusing on and practicing the core fundamentals of shooting will greatly improve the marksmanship of any shooter regardless of skill level. This class takes pistol shooting back to the basics.
MDFI MCOLES MCOLES Certified Course

Carbine Basics

This class takes carbine shooting back to the basics. In an attempt to focus on the defensive use of a carbine, many classes do not focus a great deal of time on the ability to place a bullet precisely where the shooter wants it to go. This MDFI Core class takes a look at the special considerations needed to properly use the AR-15 platform and keep it running, how to conduct a proper sight-in, and will prepare the student for foundation-level defensive training.

This is a great class for shooters new to the AR-15 rifle/carbine. We work together starting from the absolute basics to get the student prepared to add the AR-15 to their defensive tool-kit.

FOUNDATION COURSES

 

Foundation Handgun

Designed to stress the importance of proper weapon manipulation and shooting techniques. The goal of this class is to build a strong and efficient foundation regarding the proper use and manipulation of the Handgun as a defensive tool. This class is for students who understand the fundamentals of marksmanship, live by the four-life safety rules of firearms handling, and are looking to learn to use the handgun as a defensive tool.
MDFI MCOLES MCOLES Certified Course

Foundation Carbine

Designed to stress the importance of proper weapon manipulation and shooting techniques. The goal of this class is to build a strong and efficient foundation regarding the proper use and manipulation of the Carbine as a defensive tool. This class is for students who understand the fundamentals of marksmanship, live by the four-life safety rules of firearms handling, and are looking to learn to use the rifle/carbine as a defensive tool.
MDFI MCOLES MCOLES Certified Course

Foundation Shotgun

There is no other defensive firearm as versatile as the Shotgun. Designed to stress the importance of proper weapon manipulation and shooting techniques. The goal of this class is to build a strong and efficient foundation regarding the proper use and manipulation of the Shotgun as a defensive tool. This class is for students who understand the fundamentals of marksmanship, live by the four-life safety rules of firearms handling, and are looking to learn to use the shotgun as a defensive tool.
MDFI MCOLES MCOLES Certified Course

ADVANCED COURSES

 

Low Light Handgun

Designed to explore, test and evaluate the various methods of using a handgun for defensive purposes in low or no-light situations. This course will introduce the student to a variety of low/no-light techniques for use in the real world. This class is for the student who is very proficient with their handgun fundamentals and manipulation during the day and are looking to build on those skills in the hours of darkness.
MDFI MCOLES MCOLES Certified Course

Low Light Long Gun

Designed to explore, test and evaluate the various methods of using a rifle or shotgun for defensive purposes in low or no-light situations. This course will introduce the student to a variety of low/no-light techniques for use in the real world. This class is for the student who is very proficient with their handgun AND rifle/shotgun fundamentals and manipulation during the day and are looking to build on those skills in the hours of darkness.
MDFI MCOLES MCOLES Certified Course

Handgun Cover + Movement

This class will prepare students to use make the most of movement and cover while achieving needed hits on target. Designed for the shooter who is confident and competent with shooting fundamentals AND weapon manipulation of their handgun. This class is for the intermediate to experienced shooter.
MDFI MCOLES MCOLES Certified Course

Long Gun Cover + Movement

This class will prepare students to use make the most of movement and cover while achieving needed hits on target. Designed for the shooter who is confident and competent with shooting fundamentals AND weapon manipulation of their shotgun or rifle and handgun. This class is for the intermediate to experienced shooter.
MDFI MCOLES MCOLES Certified Course

You STILL Suck! It's Not the Gun!

The continuation of our core handgun class. Designed for those that have joined us for our standard YSINTG class, become VERY PROFICIENT at the skills learned in YSINTG, and now want to push the boundaries of their marksmanship skills. Now that you can get a hit where you want it, can you do it over and over again and quickly? YSS will continue to build on your shooting foundation as techniques are challenged and distances magnified.
MDFI MCOLES MCOLES Certified Course

SPECIALTY COURSES

 

When Things Go Bad

Life happens. Bad things happen. For this reason we need to train for when things aren’t all rainbows and kittens. When Things Go Bad is built around the fact that in a defensive situation, we may lose the ability to employ the perfect shooting techniques or have the support of both hands by injury or need. This class is designed to prepare the student to keep their handgun up and running regardless of the situation. This class is for the intermediate to experienced shooter.
MDFI MCOLES MCOLES Certified Course

Beyond A Door

The culmination of all the core, foundation and advanced training classes we offer; MDFI’s Beyond A Door course takes place in a 360 degree shooting environment where each student’s capabilities and information processing are put to the test. This course will teach you how to make movement in any structure without exposing yourself unnecessarily while giving you a higher level of success when dealing with a real-world situation. Students will make multiple day and night runs through the shoot house during the two day class receiving feedback after every single evolution. This is a problem-solving class. Not a shooting class. You just happen to have a firearm with you.
MDFI MCOLES MCOLES Certified Course

The Human Element

This class will put you, your training, your life experiences, the way you interact with others and your environment all to the test. This is the ultimate problem-solving class. There are no more paper targets. You and your actions will determine the outcome. This is the class for the person who wants a litmus test of their place as a responsibly-armed citizen. You will test your use of verbal skills, intermediate force and lethal force skills, articulation and understanding of constitutional use of force. This class is about a desire for feedback and improving yourself as a responsible member of society. You will be immersed in situations with a cadre of role players to truly test how you deal with realistic life scenarios that encompass all use of force levels and types of situations a person may encounter.

Skills & Drills

Built to fill a void between full training classes and "Range Time" with the goal of getting new, challenging drills in front of students that want to increase their performance of shooting fundamentals and firearm manipulation techniques. In this class, each student will have the opportunity to learn new skill-set drills and work with the cadre and fellow students to improve performance during the class through instruction and individual feedback. Students will document the days results on a personal baseline scorecard so that they can continue improving when they are away from MDFI and on their own time.

 

 

LITE Series

For every student that takes their first step into a formal live-fire training course, there are easily over 20 folks who want to, but they are too intimidated by it at the moment. The courses in the MDFI LITE Series offer a good portion of our standard live-fire curriculum utilizing “NLTA” or less than lethal ammunition training technologies. This allows students to shoot without the need for hearing protection and away from the concussion experienced with standard ammunition. These classes will ABSOLUTELY be run just like any “live fire” MDFI classes and the students will get every point of instruction that any other class by that name has. The use of this technology will allow students to get some aspects of training that we simply cannot do in “live fire” classes.
MDFI MCOLES MCOLES Certified Courses

 

Private Training / Private Classes

We know that sometimes your schedule doesn't allow you to be at our schedule classes, or maybe you're looking for a personally customized training regiment with one of our skilled instructors... Contact us to start scheduling your MDFI private training session.

 

 

 

TRAINING AFFILIATES

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