MDFI Foundation Carbine

COURSE INFO:

MDFI Foundation Carbine

1-Day Class | 9am – 7pm
(view available classes below)

MCOLES CERTIFIED
(this course is certified through MDFI and counts for Law Enforcement training credit)

PRE-REQUISITES:

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

Must have working operational knowledge of the firearm you bring to class (i.e know how to load/unload safely).

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

DESCRIPTION:

Class Flow: MODERATE (students can expect full day of shooting and weapon manipulation from a static line).

Foundation Carbine is designed to stress the importance of proper weapon manipulation and shooting techniques. The goal of this MDFI Foundation class is to build a strong and efficient foundation regarding the proper use and manipulation of the Carbine as a defensive tool. Without a strong foundation, any additional training is wasted time. This class will prepare students for our “Advanced” level classes and is a mandatory prerequisite to move on with the MDFI curriculum.

This class is for students who understand the fundamentals of marksmanship, live by the four rules of responsible firearms handling, and are looking to learn to use the rifle/carbine as a defensive tool.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • In-depth Firearms Responsibility (safety) and Medical Briefing
  • Inspection and Inventory
  • Carry, Presentation, and Shooting techniques
  • The Threat Engagement Process
  • Carbine Manipulation
  • Ammunition Management
  • Stoppage/Malfunction Actions
  • MDFI Foundation Carbine Qualifier

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED:

  • Sighted-In Semi-Auto Rifle/Carbine (rifles that accept AR-15 or AK style magazines are most common, but we can work with you on any type)
  • Bring Rifle / Carbine As You Have It Setup for Defense
  • 250 – 400 Rounds of Carbine Ammunition
  • 3 Magazines
  • Magazine Carrier (to fit your role of the firearm: pants pocket, belt pouch, chest rig, etc.)
  • Eye + Ear Protection
  • You must bring your CPL (or LE credentials) to class.

RECOMMENDED:

  • Appropriate Clothing for Weather
  • Sunscreen / Insect Repellent
  • Folding Canopy, Table and/or Chair
  • Snacks + Drink for 8 Hours of Training

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 7 reviews

Took Foundation Carbine and it far exceeded my expectations. Whatever your skill level, you'll get something out of it. Trek is a brilliant, engaging, funny instructor who elicits the info clearly. The class packs a lot of info in a long day, but gives you plenty to go back and work on -- exercises you can even do without live ammo in your house to improve muscle memory. Highly recommended.

Again, another fantastic course offered by Trek and MDFI. I learned so much and gained knowledge of clearing stoppages, reloading techniques, and how to wear the sling. Trek and Chang are super together, patient with a true sense of teaching and coaching. Highly recommend this course after Carbine Basics.

I took Carbine Basics and Foundation Carbine back-to-back. This was a great way to go. Although Carbine Basics is not a prerequisite for Foundation Carbine, I could definitely see the difference in starting performance between those folks who had attended 'Basics to those who hadn't. My advice would be: Don't take shortcuts! Do carbine Basics and Foundation Carbine!
Foundation Carbine, like any of MDFI's "Foundaion" classes, starts to rachet up the intensity of the fundamentals. Biggest "golden nuggets" for me were around the handling of malfunctions - wow what an important skillset to have!

Now let me explain my carbine manipulation level before I leave this review. I attend my local indoor range regularly, I have had my carbine for about a year and a half and have put a little over a thousand rounds through it. I consider myself good with it, but being that this was my first class, i was definitely nervous about what i was getting in to.

With that being said, I wanted to get to know my tools better so i signed up for the Foundation Carbine course. Trek and Brandon were amazing! Occassionally, there were times when they were explaining drills and i would think to myself "I don't know if i can do this properly." With on the spot feedback, I was able to approach every drill and workshop with a level of confidence that allowed me to retain what I learned and keep everyone around me safe.

Seeing as this was my first training course, i want this review to really speak to the students out there who are afraid to jump in. It's scary, its daunting, its nerve-racking, but it was well worth the time and energy. There were things that i learned and retained that i never expected myself to even train.

This class is a must!

I went through the May 19 class, this was my 3rd time taking this class, but the first time with me new AR. I came away with a much better understanding in how to use it. Having 3 instructors on the shooting line meant more individual attention than I remember in the past. I'm left handed and having Tim (who shoots his carbine lefty) seeming to keep an eye on me was wonderful! He showed me a few things I never would have considered.

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