MDFI Beyond A Door

COURSE INFO:

2-Day Class | UTM/SIM Only
(view available classes below)


(this course has been registered with MCOLES for use of PA 302 Law Enforcement Distribution funds and earns training credit within MITN)

PRE-REQUISITES:

MDFI ALUMNI ONLY

MANDATORY:

If you plan to use:
A handgun – MDFI Foundation Handgun
A rifle – MDFI Foundation Carbine
A shotgun – MDFI Foundation Shotgun

Valid Concealed Weapon License or Law Enforcement Credentials (if you do not have either, email us for instructions).

MUST KNOW, UNDERSTAND AND APPLY THE FOUR LIFE RULES OF RESPONSIBLE FIREARMS HANDLING AT ALL TIMES. See video below.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:

MDFI Low Light Handgun

MDFI Handgun Cover + Movement

MDFI Low Light Long Gun

MDFI Long Gun Cover + Movement

DESCRIPTION:

Class Flow: PHYSICALLY & MENTALLY INTENSE This class is open to both Handgun and Long Gun.

Having to make movement inside a structure with an armed intruder is never advised. Even though this can put you at a major disadvantage, we recognize that there are certain circumstances when you may have to leave a known area for important reasons.

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.

MDFI’s 2-Day Beyond A Door 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.

WHAT THIS CLASS IS:

This is a problem-solving class. Not a shooting class. You just happen to have a firearm with you. This is THE class to run your gear as you have it set up at home or your daily carry. This is the class to test your ability think, shoot and move at the same time. THIS CLASS IS HIGH-STRESS AND PHYSICALLY DEMANDING.

WHAT THIS CLASS IS NOT:

This class is not a tactical fantasy band-camp to wear cool gear, shoot a lot and take photos to post online. This class will not allow for showboats, egos, or bad weapon-handling skills. This class is not an excuse to dress up and play SWAT.

NOTE: THIS CLASS IS UTM/SIM ONLY IN A SHOOTHOUSE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO SIMULATE COMMON OCCUPIED STRUCTURES. LIVE WEAPONS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED* Please carry to class as legally warranted. Cadre will notify students of proper range-safety procedures prior to training.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • In-depth Firearms Responsibility (safety) and Medical Briefing
  • Discussion on ‘Why’ Movement In A Structure
  • Types of Doors
  • Covering Corners
  • Shooting Angles
  • Movement in a Structure
  • Movement in a Structure With Others
  • Communication
  • Use of Light (Handheld/Weapon Light) in Your Home
  • Decision Making

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED:

IF YOU PLAN TO USE A HANDGUN:

  • NLTA Handguns (and holsters) are included with class cost
  • Magazines + Magazine Carriers are included with class cost
  • Handheld Light

IF YOU PLAN TO USE A
RIFLE:

  • Bring your own .223 / 5.56 AR15 (NLTA AR15 bolts are included with class cost)
  • Spare Magazines – Wear Your Gear As You Usually Carry It
  • Handheld Light

IF YOU PLAN TO USE A SHOTGUN:

  • NLTA Pump Remington 870 Shotguns are included with class cost
  • Handheld Light

REQUIRED:

  • Ballistic Eyewear Required
  • Class ammo will be available for purchase on site (cash only). No more than 100 rounds needed for the weekend. (Note: ammo cost may fluctuate due to supplier)
    • NLTA 9mm – $35 – $40 / box (50rds)
    • NLTA 5.56 – $45 – $50 / box (50rds) (we sell UTM MMR 5.56)
    • NLTA Shotgun – $45 / box (50rds)
  • Personal Armor is NOT Required (if you wish to train in it, you may)
  • 2 Glow Sticks per student, any color (and a way to attach them to your body)
  • You must bring your CPL (or LE credentials) to class.

RECOMMENDED:

  • Clothing You Don’t Mind Getting Dirty / Damaged
  • Appropriate Clothing for climate
  • Knee Pads
  • Extra Batteries
  • Note Taking Materials
  • Snacks + Drink for 2 Days of Training
    (Electrolyte Drinks/Powder)

UPCOMING CLASSES

This course is only available to MDFI Alumni therefor you must be logged in to your Alumni account to register.

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 8 reviews
 by Tosh on Class: Beyond A Door

Wow..... Coming from zero structure clearing experience, this course was the foundation I needed. I'll never look at buildings the same way. Some students had MIL/LE experience in structure work, and there were insightful discussions throughout the two days on differing approaches.
Ground rules and procedures for handling simmunitions were rigorously laid out - they are to be treated as full-blown live firearms. The controls that were put in place around safety and handling were impeccable.
Although the only mandatory prerequisite MDFI class for this is the Foundation-level course of whatever firearms platform you're using (handgun, carbine, shotgun), I am glad I had done Cover & Movement, as well as Low Light - I think I got more out of this class as a results of having done those other classes prior.
Overall, 5-stars all the way.

 by Adam on Class: Beyond A Door

An excellent eye-opener for folks who have never done door entry and room clearing, and a great refresher for folks who have some prior training. It really reinforces how hard it is by yourself.

 by Curt on Class: Beyond A Door

One of the best classes I have ever taken! The instruction and feedback from Trex and the other cadre was very helpful. They catch even the smallest things that you can improve on, and don't make you feel bad when there are big things that need improvement as well. I came away from this class with a much better understanding of how to move in and around structures, yet still feel like I could take this class many more times and learn just as much each time. Thanks for a great class and a great time!

 by Mark on Class: Beyond A Door

I am incredibly happy I took Beyond a Door this Spring (2019) because Trek and his cadre are excellent teachers and by performing new tasks I identified (and they helpfully highlighted) multiple areas of improvement for me. Each run showed me multiple aspects of my abilities I need to focus on to improve and Trek et. al. showed me additional behaviors I was not aware I did or did not exhibit, which was very important for me to learn.

Watching other students run through their scenarios was also quite helpful because it acted as virtual additional runs for me to help me learn more and solidify as much of the new information as possible. Taking the course multiple times would be very helpful, I believe!

Thank you Trek and Cadre for all of your hard work and excellent teaching!

 by Dick on Class: Beyond A Door

Outstanding class (03/23 & 24/2019)! MDFI offers a number of great courses that teach how to use a firearm under a number of different conditions—low light, concealment, up-close-and-personal, and so on. This course assumes we already know how to shoot, and focuses on staying alive in a 360 degree threat environment, deciding whether or not to shoot, and making the environment work for us. I’d previously taken the classes recommended in the course description, and I can definitely say that this was, by far, the most intense class to date. I learned almost as much from watching other students make their runs as I did from my own. The 23 hours of facility time just flew by, and very little of that was ‘down time.’ Trek and the cadre once again demonstrated the gold standard of firearms instruction. I came away having learned a lot, humbled by how much I have left to learn, and knowing how and what to practice on my own to lock in what this class was all about. If you’re serious about carrying a firearm, I consider this course to be a necessity. And, true to the MDFI ethos, the “no ego zone” was in full effect, and the course was more fun than I had expected. Great job, guys. And thanks, MDFI family. –Dick Swanson

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