When A Gun Is Not An Option



A non-refundable $50 deposit is needed to reserve your spot. (See MDFI Course Policies in the FAQ)
The course venue fee is included in the class tuition.



When A Gun Is Not An Option (formerly Introduction to Intermediate Force) is designed for the responsible citizen who desires to gain the knowledge and understanding of the lawful levels of force as well as add tools and techniques to their self-defense tool kit that focus on situations existing outside the lethal force level.

This course is tailored to give students an introduction to intermediate force use and familiarization with tools available to law-abiding citizens that fill a gap between no force and lethal force.

When A Gun Is Not An Option is a seminar based class where students will have the ability to learn, discuss, watch demonstrations, and have hands on time with intermediate force tools.



This course is for any individual interested in increasing their defensive options, those who work in “Gun Free Zones,” those who choose not to carry a firearm, and those who do carry a firearm but are interested in adding tools for when a gun is not a lawful option.



  • The Whole Person Concept
  • Situational Awareness
  • Mindset and Scene Observation
  • Constitutional Use of Force
  • Prevention
  • Types of Less Lethal Tools Including Both OC (Pepper Spray) and EMD Weapons (Tasers/Stun Guns)
  • Less Lethal Tool Employment and Demonstration
  • Observation of a Pepper Spray Exposure and Decontamination


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When A Gun Is Not An Option - Ann Arbor (PM)

Price: Deposit $50.00

Date: March 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 11

When A Gun Is Not An Option - Holland, MI

Price: Deposit $50.00

Date: March 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

When A Gun Is Not An Option - Muncie

Price: Deposit $50.00

Date: March 23, 2018

Available Spaces: 18

When A Gun Is Not An Option - Muncie, IN (MTAC)


  • Deposit ($50.00)
  • Full Tuition ($100.00)

Date: November 9, 2018

Available Spaces: 8