Foundation Carbine

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.

Law Enforcement: This course is MCOLES certified through MDFI and counts toward training credit.

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

Transitions to Handgun

MDFI Foundation Carbine Qualifier

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

400 Rounds of Ammunition

3 Magazines

Magazine Carrier
(To fit your role of the firearm: pants
pocket, belt pouch, chest rig, etc.)

Handgun with Holster
(See FAQ for allowed types)

50 Rounds of Handgun Ammunition

Eye + Ear Protection

YOU MUST BRING YOUR CPL
(or LE CREDENTIALS or NON-CPL WAIVER) TO CLASS.

Recommended

Magazine Carrier

Appropriate Clothing for Weather

Sunscreen / Insect Repellent

Folding Canopy, Table and/or Chair

Snacks + Drink for 8 Hours of Training

 

Need Ammo For Class?

MDFI is partnered with Fenix Ammunition. This partnership allows you as a student to order your class ammo and have it shipped to you at a discount. For class pricing and to place your order, please email Fenix Ammunition and tell them you are an MDFI student.

Note: You MUST order at least a week prior to your MDFI class in order to receive it on time.

Valid Concealed Weapon License 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.

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by Tosh on Class: Foundation Carbine

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!

by Joseph on Class: Foundation Carbine

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!

by Scott on Class: Foundation Carbine

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.

by Chip on Class: Foundation Carbine

Great class to learn how to manipulate the AR-15! Safety and Medical briefing are top notch, first and for most keeping students and instructors safe is key. Fun and informative. Many topics covered, sights and accuracy, using a sling, and resolving stoppages/malfunctions to name a few.

by Kevin Bishop on Class: Foundation Carbine

Trek and Shane are the real deal as instructors. They are honest and competent, and it shows. They treat every student with dignity, something that is very refreshing. There are 3 pieces of advice to get the most out of class. 1) Take the rifle to the range before class. Make sure that it functions well with 200 rounds, and then clean the rifle. 2) Think about the sight over bore distance. 3) Make sure that the rifle is sighted in at the desired distance. Doing those things will make the Foundation Carbine class that much more productive. Trek and Shane do a great
job with the rest.

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by Tosh on Class: Foundation Carbine

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!

by Joseph on Class: Foundation Carbine

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!

by Scott on Class: Foundation Carbine

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.

by Chip on Class: Foundation Carbine

Great class to learn how to manipulate the AR-15! Safety and Medical briefing are top notch, first and for most keeping students and instructors safe is key. Fun and informative. Many topics covered, sights and accuracy, using a sling, and resolving stoppages/malfunctions to name a few.

by Kevin Bishop on Class: Foundation Carbine

Trek and Shane are the real deal as instructors. They are honest and competent, and it shows. They treat every student with dignity, something that is very refreshing. There are 3 pieces of advice to get the most out of class. 1) Take the rifle to the range before class. Make sure that it functions well with 200 rounds, and then clean the rifle. 2) Think about the sight over bore distance. 3) Make sure that the rifle is sighted in at the desired distance. Doing those things will make the Foundation Carbine class that much more productive. Trek and Shane do a great
job with the rest.