The Human Element

Class Cost

$550
Includes:
  • 2 Days Class Tuition
  • 2 Days Range Fee
  • 2 Days UTM Rental
  • All Required Ammunition

Class Flow: PHYSICALLY & MENTALLY INTENSE / THIS IS A FORCE-ON-FORCE CLASS. YOU MAY BE PUT INTO SITUATIONS WHERE YOU ARE SHOT AT BY UTM (ULTIMATE TRAINING MUNITION) PROJECTILES WHILE WEARING ISSUED SAFETY GEAR. SEE: THEY HURT (STING)

We train and train and train for what will hopefully never happen. As we live and work to enjoy our life of liberty and freedom, there is always someone who is willing to try and take that from us. That being said, life is not all about worrying about all of the bad, but it does warrant the conscious thought that bad things can occur and that being as prepared as possible is far better than never readying ourselves.

MDFI’s The Human Element will put you, your training, your life experiences, the way you interact with others and your environment all to the test.

WHAT THIS CLASS IS:

The ultimate problem-solving class. There are no more paper targets. You and your actions will determine the outcome of this class. This is the class for the person who wants a litmus test of their place as a responsibly-armed citizen. You will test your use of verbal skills, intermediate force and lethal force skills, articulation and understanding of constitutional use of force. This class is about a desire for feedback and improving yourself as a responsible member of society. You will be immersed in situations with a cadre of role players to truly test how you deal with realistic life scenarios that encompass all use of force levels and types of situations a person may encounter.

WHAT THIS CLASS IS NOT:

This is not paintball. This is not time to play shoot ‘em up with UTMs for fun. If you are an unsafe gun handler, lack a proper skills foundation, or have poor emotional control don’t even hover near the register button. This is for the serious student looking to better themselves.

NOTE: THIS CLASS IS UTM/SIM ONLY AT AN INDOOR 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.

You

Others

Life

This class will put you in real life scenarios and offer detailed reviews of how you perform in them.

Required

All gear needed is included in the cost of class.

Ballistic Eyewear Required

Come as you normally are in public.
Any and all gear you carry on your person day to day.

Note Taking Materials / Laptop would be ideal

Recommended

Clothing You Don't Mind Getting Dirty / Damaged

Appropriate Clothing for Climate
(Indoors but can get chilly)

Knee Pads

Flashlight w/Extra Batteries

Snacks + Drink for 2 Days of Training
(Electrolyte Drinks/Powder)

Thin gloves. UTM gloves are available for purchase at class.

Not Many – But These Are Mandatory

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

 

NOT Mandatory, But Highly Recommended:

Dark Angel Medical D.A.R.T. or equivalent

MDFI Beyond A Door Shoothouse

MDFI Handgun Cover + Movement or equivalent

MDFI Low Light Handgun or equivalent

MDFI Foundation Handgun or equivalent

MDFI When A Gun Is Not An Option

 

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I came to this class hoping to fair well and find my weak points but also to verify that I’m going down the right path. That is exactly what I took away from this class and it was fun at the same time. It also helped me figure out what classes I’ll be working on next year. Definitely planning to run this class again next year.

Outside of this type of class, there is no way to learn these things. You can read 100 books on the subject but not learn as much as we did on a weekend. The class feedback was just as informative. In each scenario learning what others did or did not do and how it played out was extremely helpful in the learning process. I ate some humble pie as I found there are skills that needed to be sharpened. And other skills that I flat out did not have at all. I found areas that I need training on and others that I need to work on myself. If you were less trained, you learned what you needed to focus on and build. If you came into the class with a higher training level your skills were honed and built upon. Fantastic class. I was fully immersed the entire weekend. I will be taking this again and is a must take for my wife and eventually my other kids as well as they are old enough. I am so glad my son took this class with me.

human element is an eye opener

I participated in The Human Element with MDFI this past weekend. It was not a typical class format, but more of an evaluation of my ability to deal with everything from difficult people to flat out killers. This took place at the Muncie Indiana MTAC facility which is designed to simulate common settings you would encounter in life, such as a home, a business, public buildings, and even a car. The two days of evaluation involved multiple real life scenarios where I interacted with role players. Some represented friends or innocent bystanders, while others were there to rob or hurt me. Bad guy weapons ranged from a poor attitude to fists to guns. My defensive tool options were words (used full strength), physical contact (simulated) , pepper spray (silly string), a pistol (SIM or UTM guns), or run Jeff, run. I also utilized a tourniquet and a cell phone during some of the scenarios. I received direct feedback from the instructor, Trek, after each of the scenarios. I then wrote a report on what occurred as if I would need to defend my actions to authorities. Once all students completed a run of the same scenario and wrote their report, we had a group discussion about each of our results. I entered The Human Element with a solid shooting skill set (mostly via MDFI classes), some medical trauma training (Dark Angel), plus use of force knowledge (CPL class, self study of relevant laws, and MDFI "When a gun is not an option" class). While all these are certainly critical to being a responsibly armed citizen, participation in The Human Element made it clear that there is much more to be learned and practiced regarding when to shoot vs other actions that can be taken to preserve life. Most of the scenarios unfold very quickly and require decisive action to prevail. Others teach that reacting with an inappropriate level of force or too quickly can lead to bad outcomes such as lethal injury or legal charges. One thing is certain: it is far better to experience these types of situations in a training environment like MTAC before living it in real life where there are no second chances after mistakes in lethal encounters. While I will continue to hone shooting skills, I am excited to have begun a new phase of defensive learning focused on scenario training. MDFI The Human Element is a safe and challenging opportunity for learning. I will be back for more, and I believe that anyone who assumes the responsibility of being an armed citizen should give it a try.

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I came to this class hoping to fair well and find my weak points but also to verify that I’m going down the right path. That is exactly what I took away from this class and it was fun at the same time. It also helped me figure out what classes I’ll be working on next year. Definitely planning to run this class again next year.

Outside of this type of class, there is no way to learn these things. You can read 100 books on the subject but not learn as much as we did on a weekend. The class feedback was just as informative. In each scenario learning what others did or did not do and how it played out was extremely helpful in the learning process. I ate some humble pie as I found there are skills that needed to be sharpened. And other skills that I flat out did not have at all. I found areas that I need training on and others that I need to work on myself. If you were less trained, you learned what you needed to focus on and build. If you came into the class with a higher training level your skills were honed and built upon. Fantastic class. I was fully immersed the entire weekend. I will be taking this again and is a must take for my wife and eventually my other kids as well as they are old enough. I am so glad my son took this class with me.

human element is an eye opener

I participated in The Human Element with MDFI this past weekend. It was not a typical class format, but more of an evaluation of my ability to deal with everything from difficult people to flat out killers. This took place at the Muncie Indiana MTAC facility which is designed to simulate common settings you would encounter in life, such as a home, a business, public buildings, and even a car. The two days of evaluation involved multiple real life scenarios where I interacted with role players. Some represented friends or innocent bystanders, while others were there to rob or hurt me. Bad guy weapons ranged from a poor attitude to fists to guns. My defensive tool options were words (used full strength), physical contact (simulated) , pepper spray (silly string), a pistol (SIM or UTM guns), or run Jeff, run. I also utilized a tourniquet and a cell phone during some of the scenarios. I received direct feedback from the instructor, Trek, after each of the scenarios. I then wrote a report on what occurred as if I would need to defend my actions to authorities. Once all students completed a run of the same scenario and wrote their report, we had a group discussion about each of our results. I entered The Human Element with a solid shooting skill set (mostly via MDFI classes), some medical trauma training (Dark Angel), plus use of force knowledge (CPL class, self study of relevant laws, and MDFI "When a gun is not an option" class). While all these are certainly critical to being a responsibly armed citizen, participation in The Human Element made it clear that there is much more to be learned and practiced regarding when to shoot vs other actions that can be taken to preserve life. Most of the scenarios unfold very quickly and require decisive action to prevail. Others teach that reacting with an inappropriate level of force or too quickly can lead to bad outcomes such as lethal injury or legal charges. One thing is certain: it is far better to experience these types of situations in a training environment like MTAC before living it in real life where there are no second chances after mistakes in lethal encounters. While I will continue to hone shooting skills, I am excited to have begun a new phase of defensive learning focused on scenario training. MDFI The Human Element is a safe and challenging opportunity for learning. I will be back for more, and I believe that anyone who assumes the responsibility of being an armed citizen should give it a try.