Skills + Drills

Class Cost

$175
Includes:
  • Alumni Tuition
  • Range Fee

Class Flow: DEPENDS... What does a par time do to you?

When we take a firearms class, we go to learn new tips, tricks, methods, and techniques and are held to someone else's standards.

But what if we want to improve our own shooting standards?

At MDFI, we are huge fans of scorable metrics in our training routines. Whether it includes time standards, points based scoring, or both. Having these metrics allows us to gauge where we stand on certain drills, giving us goals to try to beat next time around.

We like to call this our Personal Baseline.

Quite simply, if we can't gauge our strengths and weaknesses, how can we target and train on what needs to be worked on? (especially when range time may be limited)

MDFI's "Skills & Drills" was built to fill a void between full training classes and "Range Time" with the goal of getting new, challenging drills in front of students that want to increase their performance of shooting fundamentals and firearm manipulation techniques. Each drill lineup is from the Rolodex of drills that we as cadre like to shoot in order to increase and maintain our personal proficiency.

In this class, each attendee will have the opportunity to learn new skill-set drills and work with the MDFI cadre and fellow students to improve performance during the class through instruction and individual feedback. Students will document the days results on a personal baseline scorecard so that they can continue improving when they are away from MDFI and on their own time.

MDFI Skills & Drills events are split up into Handgun, Carbine, and Shotgun and no two will be the same. These events are available to MDFI Alumni who have taken Foundation Handgun, Shotgun, or Carbine depending on the discipline of the specific course.

Handgun Skills

Rifle Skills

Shotgun Skills

Required

HANDGUN

200 Rounds of Ammunition

3 Magazines

Quality Holster
(See FAQ for allowed types)

Eye + Ear Protection

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

 

RIFLE

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)

200 Rounds of Ammunition

3 Magazines

Eye + Ear Protection

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

 

SHOTGUN

Pump or Semi-Auto Shotgun

200 Rounds of Birdshot (lead shot only)

Body-Worn Pouch to Hold Spare 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 Day of Training

MDFI's Foundation Handgun / Carbine / Shotgun (depending on the discipline of the class)

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 FIREARM LIFE-SAFETY RULES AT ALL TIMES. See video below.

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by Austin on Class: Skills + Drills

I wanted to take a moment and give honest feedback about this class “Skills & Drills - Handgun”. l I am truly impressed with this class and the sheer amount of great info and topics covered. Whether planned or not, to me this class is the next logical progression of handgun manipulation skills for the MDFI curriculum. You get to take the skills you learned in YSINTG taming those wolves and the foundations from FHG and apply them both. This class stretches and tests those skill sets just enough to really find your personal level of ability and even provide a measurable to be able to have a benchmark for future growth. Tim, Brandon, and Derek provided a safe, fun, and ego free environment that I feel is necessary to help effective learning. One thing I really enjoyed about this class is it’s really sets the stage for repeating the class over to see a personal growth which is sometimes hard to see in other venues. I have come to think as MDFI as the place “I” train and it’s great to see the positive evolution while maintaining the standards and environment I love.

by Dick on Class: Skills + Drills

Both Pistol & Rifle “Skills & Drills” are excellent courses that fill a niche between “Foundations” courses and MDFI advanced and specialty courses. I came away with personal performance baselines for the weapons I used, a number of new drills to develop different aspects of weapons proficiency, and a systematic, metrics-based approach for developing (and tracking) my skills between classes. As I learned long ago on the job, “If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” We drove down into the granular elements that add up to accurate, performance-based shooting, and thoroughly wire-brushed the way I plant my feet, how I position my body, how I grip the firearm, how I manage recoil, and how I reload. I was amazed at how much I found myself improving with both the handgun and the AR in short investments of six hours each. A trip to the range on my own the next day revealed that the improvement was real. The cost of each course was roughly equivalent to 300 rounds of AR-15 or 550 rounds of 9mm handgun ammo at today’s prices—I cannot begin to imagine how many thousands of rounds I might have expended before improving as much as I did in one weekend with the S&D courses. Tim and Brandon (with support from Tom and Derek) did an excellent job of teaching. If you’re serious about your shooting, this is a course to put on your “must take” list.

by Hagen on Class: Skills + Drills

Attended both the inaugural pistol and rifle S&D courses, with Tim and Brandon as lead instructors supported by Tom and Derek. Deep dives into from-the-ground-up stance, posture, grip, recoil-management and reload techniques, followed by very well-thought-out drills and tests that demonstrate the value of those learning points. Highly recommend these courses standing alone, but also as a logical follow-on to YSINTG or as a precursor to getting the most out of WTGB and HGCM/LGCM.

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.

AVAILABLE CLASSES

  • Saturday
    June 29, 2019
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Venue:  

Address:

Holland, Michigan

Description:
This is located at a a private range – exact location will be emailed to students.

Details Price Qty
Alumni Depositshow details + $100.00 (USD)  


  • Sunday
    June 30, 2019
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Venue:  

Address:

Holland, Michigan

Description:
This is located at a a private range – exact location will be emailed to students.

Details Price Qty
Alumni Depositshow details + $100.00 (USD)  


  • Sunday
    September 8, 2019
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Venue:  

Address:

Holland, Michigan

Description:
This is located at a a private range – exact location will be emailed to students.

Details Price Qty
Alumni Depositshow details + $100.00 (USD)  



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by Austin on Class: Skills + Drills

I wanted to take a moment and give honest feedback about this class “Skills & Drills - Handgun”. l I am truly impressed with this class and the sheer amount of great info and topics covered. Whether planned or not, to me this class is the next logical progression of handgun manipulation skills for the MDFI curriculum. You get to take the skills you learned in YSINTG taming those wolves and the foundations from FHG and apply them both. This class stretches and tests those skill sets just enough to really find your personal level of ability and even provide a measurable to be able to have a benchmark for future growth. Tim, Brandon, and Derek provided a safe, fun, and ego free environment that I feel is necessary to help effective learning. One thing I really enjoyed about this class is it’s really sets the stage for repeating the class over to see a personal growth which is sometimes hard to see in other venues. I have come to think as MDFI as the place “I” train and it’s great to see the positive evolution while maintaining the standards and environment I love.

by Dick on Class: Skills + Drills

Both Pistol & Rifle “Skills & Drills” are excellent courses that fill a niche between “Foundations” courses and MDFI advanced and specialty courses. I came away with personal performance baselines for the weapons I used, a number of new drills to develop different aspects of weapons proficiency, and a systematic, metrics-based approach for developing (and tracking) my skills between classes. As I learned long ago on the job, “If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” We drove down into the granular elements that add up to accurate, performance-based shooting, and thoroughly wire-brushed the way I plant my feet, how I position my body, how I grip the firearm, how I manage recoil, and how I reload. I was amazed at how much I found myself improving with both the handgun and the AR in short investments of six hours each. A trip to the range on my own the next day revealed that the improvement was real. The cost of each course was roughly equivalent to 300 rounds of AR-15 or 550 rounds of 9mm handgun ammo at today’s prices—I cannot begin to imagine how many thousands of rounds I might have expended before improving as much as I did in one weekend with the S&D courses. Tim and Brandon (with support from Tom and Derek) did an excellent job of teaching. If you’re serious about your shooting, this is a course to put on your “must take” list.

by Hagen on Class: Skills + Drills

Attended both the inaugural pistol and rifle S&D courses, with Tim and Brandon as lead instructors supported by Tom and Derek. Deep dives into from-the-ground-up stance, posture, grip, recoil-management and reload techniques, followed by very well-thought-out drills and tests that demonstrate the value of those learning points. Highly recommend these courses standing alone, but also as a logical follow-on to YSINTG or as a precursor to getting the most out of WTGB and HGCM/LGCM.