Centrifuge Training

MDFI is excited to be the exclusive hosts of all Michigan-based Centrifuge Training open enrollment classes where MDFI Alumni and other qualified students can continue their education with Will Petty and his cadre.

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The centrifuge is a simple yet effective machine. It can be found in laboratories rotating at high speed utilized as a process of discovery, isolating and refining its contents. It is this same systematic, data-driven approach Centrifuge, LLC utilizes in delivering pragmatic solutions to the modern problem solver.


Class Cost: $550
2-Day Open Enrollment
Additional $40 range fee collected on Day 1 ($20/day)

Vehicle CQB is an accelerated shooting class focused on positional shooting and a critical look at how we have historically fought in and around vehicles.  Students will push the boundaries of “traditional” cover and concealment utilizing various cars and trucks in a true 3D environment. Drills will incorporate critical weapon employment while engaging threats in, around, from, over and under vehicles with a heavy emphasis on problem solving. Live ballistic demos with a variety of ammunition will be conducted as the class explores ballistic deflection, deformation, penetration and terminal effect in direct correlation to various vehicle mediums. Both days of this course will be long days, so come prepared.


  • MDFI Foundation Handgun
  • MDFI Handgun Cover and Movement
  • MDFI Low Light Handgun

Required Equipment:

  • Handgun with at least 3 magazines (5 if single stack) and magazine pouch.
  • Holster must attach via the belt (paddle holsters are not allowed). Holsters must provide an active or passive retention device and be able to keep the holster in place while running or moving in and out of awkward positions. No SERPA or Vanguard type holsters.
  • 800 rounds handgun ammunition
  • CAT or SOF T TQ on your person is mandatory an IFAK is recommended.
  • Cleaning kit and gun lube.
  • Eye protection and electronic ear protection.
  • Long sleeve shirt, gloves, knee pads are mandatory. Elbow pads and shemagh (face wrap) are optional.
  • Normal CCW or Full duty belt / tactical loadout (your normal work or EDC setup).
  • Notepad, pen and permanent marker.
  • Water and snacks.


Class Cost: $250
1-Day Open Enrollment
Additional $20 range fee

All tactics must work when opposed.  This is the corner stone of VCQB and all course material at Centrifuge Training.  The opposed variant class puts what you've learned to work against moving, fighting force on force role players.  Like all of our courses, this is a problem solving endeavor as students navigate shoot / no shoot scenarios, immersive low light drills and med work in a fast paced, vehicle centric class. 


  • VCQB or VCQB Instructor

Required Equipment:

  • 250 rounds of NLTA
  • Corresponding NLTA weapon system 
  • NLTA protective gear 
  • Long sleeve "BDU" style shirt, gloves and clear eye pro
  • Daily holster and flashlight (with extra set of batteries)
  • Chest seal and wound packing gauze in addition to your personal range ifak.  We will have training TQs on site.  
  • Climate suitable clothing, water and note taking material 

Note: MDFI can supply rental less lethal firearms and the required less than lethal ammunition if a student needs it. Please contact us at info@trainmdfi.com to start that process. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.


Registration for these classes are through Centrifuge Training.

October 8-9, 2018

Grand Rapids, MI

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VCQB – Opposed
October 10, 2018

Grand Rapids, MI

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