Class Flow: RELAXED (students can expect a slow pace as we focus on the fundamentals of shooting as a team)

YSINTG®  |  You Suck! It’s Not the Gun!® is our core firearms class. Developed after witnessing scores of shooters blaming their pistol sights for missing their intended targets, YSINTG shows how focusing on and practicing the core fundamentals of shooting will greatly improve the marksmanship of any shooter regardless of skill level.

This class takes pistol shooting back to the basics. In an attempt to focus on the defensive use of a handgun, many classes do not focus a great deal of time on the ability to place a bullet precisely where the shooter wants it to go. This class is aimed at fixing that. After this class, most students show drastic improvement in their pistol shooting accuracy.

This is a great class for new shooters or experienced shooters that need to go back and refresh on the fundamentals. “YSINTG” is one of our most popular courses, and it the course most repeated by our students!

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

In-depth Firearms Responsibility (safety) and Medical Briefing

Dispelling Shooting Myths

Fundamentals of Marksmanship

Shooting Techniques

Required

Handgun

150 Rounds of Ammunition

2 Magazines
(More if your magazine capacity is 10 or less)

Quality Holster & Belt
Handgun holsters MUST meet the criteria
as outlined in the MDFI gear policies and MUST be
used IN CONJUNCTION WITH A BELT (see policies).
Failure to bring proper gear to class will
result in the student not being able to train with their
firearm and forfeit tuition.

Eye + Ear Protection

Recommended

Appropriate Clothing for Weather

Sunscreen / Insect Repellent

Folding Canopy, Table and/or Chair

Snacks + Drink for Full Day of Training

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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Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!
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 by Kevin on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Great class that will show you how to diagnose your shooting habits and make the necessary adjustments to become a more competent shooter. Classmates ranged from complete novices to those already proficient. Safety was taken extremely seriously throughout the entire day. Highly recommended!

 by Taylor on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Instructors were AMAZING, the class its self was amazing. So much good knowledge and tips. The way they train us as students is phenomenal. Couldn't say enough good things about this class and all of the life long take aways I got from it.

 by Leon on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

An amazing class that focuses on the fundamentals of marksmanship. The amount of amazing training you get out of such a low round count is truly astounding. This class is an absolute must for anyone regardless of experience or skill level.

 by Ben on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

This was my first formal firearms training class, and the title of it was not only attention grabbing, but how I've felt about myself for years! I found out about MDFI through an instagram add, looked them up, and figured I'd give them a try. The "ego free" instruction style perpetrated by Trek and Shane was fantastic, and the level of safety they demand and maintain was VERY comforting! I have to be honest that one of my main worries (throughout the years) with taking a formal training course was that the instructor would turn out to be some hungover, ex-military, "cool guy", with little to no safety expectations and the whole thing would have felt sketchy from start to finish. Let me be very clear and put any prospective students' worries to bed by saying that this is NOT the attitude here, and that was VERY reassuring.

The real reason for me writing this review was not only to speak to any new students doing recon just as I did, but to also tell on myself and be honest about my performance during the class....I sucked, I sucked at the beginning of the class, and I sucked at the end as well, my afternoon performance was (honestly) WORSE than my morning performance prior to any instruction! This is in NO WAY to be an indictment of the instructor(s)! I'm a strange learner, have been all my life, slow and annoyingly "in my head" about stuff. For me, it takes some time to let the dust settle and work through the information, to then go back and apply it after during continued practice. I just got back from the local range, and if I could post a photo to accompany this review, it would show a target shot from the 10 yard line with the center COMPLETELY drilled out!! All the info and instruction came flooding back as I was standing there muttering quotes from the class, and I was grinning like a psycho as I was shooting bulls eyes LOL! Anyway, enough, I'm not trying to write a f***ing book here, I'm just pumped to have gone to practice on my own, 7 days out from the class, and shot better than I ever have before... Much love and respect to the MDFI crew (Trek & Shane), and I will certainly be back for more, count on it!

 by Joseph on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

I think Trek explained it best when we went through class briefing. This isn't an advanced course but its an advanced course. No matter what level you are in terms of marksmanship and shooting ability, you can benefit from taking this course. At a minimum, you will leave the day having action items that you can take with you to nearly any range and help polish your shooting skills. I will more than likely take this course annually to see how my performance improves.

 by Chip on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Love this calls, truly useful range time and instruction for even the most advanced shooters.

 by Nick on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

For this to be my first formal firearms training course, YSINTG was a phenomenal experience and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of folks to start off my training with not only students but instructors too. Trek and Chang were incredibly patient, honest, humble, and the humility they showed towards the alumni that attended and new students like myself was exceptional. At no time was this experience intimidating except for shooting the AM test cold in front of everyone. Plenty of light bulb moments and the data gathered gives me plenty to work on. I can only get better from here. MDFI just gained a forever student of the craft. Thanks for such a great training experience. Can’t wait to come back and train again.

 by Paul on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Great class, highly recommend! good pace, no ego; always strive to improve!

 by Brad on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Great class. New to pistols? has it been awhile? this class is perfect for the basics of handgun shooting. main focus is using your sights and trigger properly. Trek is full of knowledge and stories and Chang is very kind and helpful.

YOU WILL NOT BE INTIMADATED OR MISTREATED! Never once did anyone get singled out or mocked or anything like that. All ages and skill levels welcomed. Non competitive class and no timers. Low stress class.

Safety is my top priority and it is MDFI's also. you WILL be asked to leave if you do not adhere to safety 100%, no excuses, including "accident" or "ignorance".

See you MDFI in my next class!

 by Brandon on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

If you shoot, you need to take this class. Hands down the best instruction for building a solid foundation for your training. I will probably use this class as the kickoff for my annual training from now on. And I can't say enough about the Cadre and the culture of the class. Stop reading this and just go sign up and take the class already.

 by Timothy on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

This class was amazing! The Instructors (Trek and Chang) made learning not only extremely fun, but more importantly exceptionally safe! Even long time shooters can benefit from this class, immensely. I feel I have been taught the tools to become more proficient as a handgun owner. Cannot recommend this class and organization enough. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have 2 teenage Wolves to tame.....(Take the class, you'll understand) I will definitely be enrolling in more classes with MDFI!

 by Adam on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

I've been shooting for a long time but I know there's always room for improvement. This class breaks down the fundamentals and lets you sharpen them one at a time, bringing them all together at the end, and gives you strategies for continuing practice going forward.

 by Brad on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

This course forces you to focus on accuracy and helps you understand what drives accuracy (or lack thereof in my case). You not only learn causes of issues along with corrections, more importantly, you learn drills you can run in your personal training to get better. You also get a full day's training from this course (most other courses I attend end early). And, the emphasis on safety is outstanding. There was one sketchy shooter in our class and the instructor was watching him like a hawk so I felt safe.

 by Tara on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Best training I have ever had! Trek and Tim are the absolute best. I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this incredible organization.

 by Jason on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

If you are new to shooting, this class is for you. If you shoot fairly regular, this class is for you. If you already know everything that there is about shooting, this class is definitely for you. You will leave this class a better shooter.

 by Tristin on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

After taking YSINTG, I realized I knew nothing about shooting as far as accuracy. Now when I shoot, I talk to that dang trigger wolf. So thankful for the teaching the MDFI cadre do, it's the best there is!

 by Maria on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

I have always heard great things about MDFI and my first class did not disappoint. I took YSINTG with an alumni and we both left the class as better shooters and a great shared experience. Trek, our instructor, was down to earth, firm, and informative with each lesson and gave real and applicable advice. Both him and his assisting, Shane, even took the time to give individual attention without leaving anyone out from the rest of the class and kept the day running very smooth. It's a class you can easily take again and again and always leave better!

 by joe on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Great class!!!! My first class and Trek and the guys made me feel very comfortable and safe. SAFETY is Treks number one priority. I felt the drills were for all level shooters. As a new gun owner this class is a must.

 by Chip on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Awesome class! You Suck! It's Not the Gun has something for shooters of any proficiency level. I have taken this class every year starting in 2017 and each time I see improvement. When I take it in 2020 I will most likely run it strong hand only!!!

Instructor engagement is 100% class moves slow enough for one on one attention if needed. Safety briefing is the best in the industry.

No question this is a must take class!

 by Nick on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Solid class. Started off the day with a great and not boring safety brief. Then moved onto drills and shooting. Slow paced enough for everyone to work out what they needed to but not boring by any means. Trek and Tim stayed engaged all day with everyone. Can’t wait to take more classes. Thanks fellas!!

 by Dave on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

This class should be the first step for any new shooter. Learning the fundamentals from this class will put you immediately on the road to being a competent and confident shooter. If you are a "seasoned" shooter, this class will hone your skills and help you squeeze every bit of accuracy you can from your pistol shooting. If you own, and certainly if you carry a pistol, this class is a MUST TAKE!

 by Aaron on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

As a new person to hand gun owning and shooting, this class was very helpful and informative.

 by Alan on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

I chose to start with this class because I intend to take the entire class offrering. I came away realizing I still have a lot of work to do. Safety is top priority at MDFI. Emergency plans are in place in the event of an accident. Trek is firm about following the rules and if you are a safe student you will have a great time.

 by Chris on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Extremely satisfied with the class. I learned several tools to help me with hitting bullseyes. Trek, Tim, and Chang were terrific with control (safety) and instruction. I'm very happy with my MDFI in-person class. I have two more to complete this year. YEA!

 by Andre on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

This is a MUST HAVE course! Anyone, at any age, at any skill level will benefit from You Suck! It's not the Gun. It breaks down key fundamentals allowing the participant to work through and improve each skill set. The No Ego method of teaching insures that new shooters, timid shooters, and even those that just plain suck feel welcome, are positively encouraged with quiet wisdom, and step by step safely improve throughout the day. Whether you have been shooting for decades or this is your first firearm, do yourself a favor, and make this your very next firearm related purchase.

 by Josh on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Seriously folks - this class is probably the best long-term value on the books. It can turn every range trip into continuing education instead of just putting holes in paper.

 by Paul on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

I've been shooting for a looooong time, but I've never been very good at it. I attended YSINTG with my brother and can't believe the improvement I saw after just ~100 rounds down range. Now I have the fundamentals to build on in future classes. I'll sign up for the Foundation courses as soon as the spring schedule gets posted!

 by Tosh on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Recently attended YSINTG for the second time, two-and-a-half years since the first time I took it. I had taken a lot of other, further-advanced training since that first time, and decided I wanted to come back to the fundamentals. This class is for everyone at every skill level! Whether you're just starting out on your guncraft journey, an experienced training and personal protection afficionado, or an armed citizen who wants to ensure they are applying the utmost responsibility with your life-saving tools, YSINTG is always an anchor point.

 by Clayton on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

I cannot recommend this class enough! It is not just for beginners. Shooters of any level will benefit from this class! It takes wherever you're at, and helps you improve. You WILL become a more accurate shooter by the end of this class. Trek and team provide a safe, fun, and ego free environment as well as top notch education. Take this class! You won't regret it.

 by Matt on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Great class! Very fun and knowledgeable. They take the time to get you headed in the right direction. Even better is they give all the tools to help you keep improving on your own. I look forward to taking more classes with Trek and his crew. Thank you guys for the help.

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 by Kevin on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Great class that will show you how to diagnose your shooting habits and make the necessary adjustments to become a more competent shooter. Classmates ranged from complete novices to those already proficient. Safety was taken extremely seriously throughout the entire day. Highly recommended!

 by Taylor on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Instructors were AMAZING, the class its self was amazing. So much good knowledge and tips. The way they train us as students is phenomenal. Couldn't say enough good things about this class and all of the life long take aways I got from it.

 by Leon on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

An amazing class that focuses on the fundamentals of marksmanship. The amount of amazing training you get out of such a low round count is truly astounding. This class is an absolute must for anyone regardless of experience or skill level.

 by Ben on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

This was my first formal firearms training class, and the title of it was not only attention grabbing, but how I've felt about myself for years! I found out about MDFI through an instagram add, looked them up, and figured I'd give them a try. The "ego free" instruction style perpetrated by Trek and Shane was fantastic, and the level of safety they demand and maintain was VERY comforting! I have to be honest that one of my main worries (throughout the years) with taking a formal training course was that the instructor would turn out to be some hungover, ex-military, "cool guy", with little to no safety expectations and the whole thing would have felt sketchy from start to finish. Let me be very clear and put any prospective students' worries to bed by saying that this is NOT the attitude here, and that was VERY reassuring.

The real reason for me writing this review was not only to speak to any new students doing recon just as I did, but to also tell on myself and be honest about my performance during the class....I sucked, I sucked at the beginning of the class, and I sucked at the end as well, my afternoon performance was (honestly) WORSE than my morning performance prior to any instruction! This is in NO WAY to be an indictment of the instructor(s)! I'm a strange learner, have been all my life, slow and annoyingly "in my head" about stuff. For me, it takes some time to let the dust settle and work through the information, to then go back and apply it after during continued practice. I just got back from the local range, and if I could post a photo to accompany this review, it would show a target shot from the 10 yard line with the center COMPLETELY drilled out!! All the info and instruction came flooding back as I was standing there muttering quotes from the class, and I was grinning like a psycho as I was shooting bulls eyes LOL! Anyway, enough, I'm not trying to write a f***ing book here, I'm just pumped to have gone to practice on my own, 7 days out from the class, and shot better than I ever have before... Much love and respect to the MDFI crew (Trek & Shane), and I will certainly be back for more, count on it!

 by Joseph on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

I think Trek explained it best when we went through class briefing. This isn't an advanced course but its an advanced course. No matter what level you are in terms of marksmanship and shooting ability, you can benefit from taking this course. At a minimum, you will leave the day having action items that you can take with you to nearly any range and help polish your shooting skills. I will more than likely take this course annually to see how my performance improves.

 by Chip on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Love this calls, truly useful range time and instruction for even the most advanced shooters.

 by Nick on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

For this to be my first formal firearms training course, YSINTG was a phenomenal experience and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of folks to start off my training with not only students but instructors too. Trek and Chang were incredibly patient, honest, humble, and the humility they showed towards the alumni that attended and new students like myself was exceptional. At no time was this experience intimidating except for shooting the AM test cold in front of everyone. Plenty of light bulb moments and the data gathered gives me plenty to work on. I can only get better from here. MDFI just gained a forever student of the craft. Thanks for such a great training experience. Can’t wait to come back and train again.

 by Paul on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Great class, highly recommend! good pace, no ego; always strive to improve!

 by Brad on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Great class. New to pistols? has it been awhile? this class is perfect for the basics of handgun shooting. main focus is using your sights and trigger properly. Trek is full of knowledge and stories and Chang is very kind and helpful.

YOU WILL NOT BE INTIMADATED OR MISTREATED! Never once did anyone get singled out or mocked or anything like that. All ages and skill levels welcomed. Non competitive class and no timers. Low stress class.

Safety is my top priority and it is MDFI's also. you WILL be asked to leave if you do not adhere to safety 100%, no excuses, including "accident" or "ignorance".

See you MDFI in my next class!

 by Brandon on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

If you shoot, you need to take this class. Hands down the best instruction for building a solid foundation for your training. I will probably use this class as the kickoff for my annual training from now on. And I can't say enough about the Cadre and the culture of the class. Stop reading this and just go sign up and take the class already.

 by Timothy on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

This class was amazing! The Instructors (Trek and Chang) made learning not only extremely fun, but more importantly exceptionally safe! Even long time shooters can benefit from this class, immensely. I feel I have been taught the tools to become more proficient as a handgun owner. Cannot recommend this class and organization enough. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have 2 teenage Wolves to tame.....(Take the class, you'll understand) I will definitely be enrolling in more classes with MDFI!

 by Adam on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

I've been shooting for a long time but I know there's always room for improvement. This class breaks down the fundamentals and lets you sharpen them one at a time, bringing them all together at the end, and gives you strategies for continuing practice going forward.

 by Brad on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

This course forces you to focus on accuracy and helps you understand what drives accuracy (or lack thereof in my case). You not only learn causes of issues along with corrections, more importantly, you learn drills you can run in your personal training to get better. You also get a full day's training from this course (most other courses I attend end early). And, the emphasis on safety is outstanding. There was one sketchy shooter in our class and the instructor was watching him like a hawk so I felt safe.

 by Tara on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Best training I have ever had! Trek and Tim are the absolute best. I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this incredible organization.

 by Jason on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

If you are new to shooting, this class is for you. If you shoot fairly regular, this class is for you. If you already know everything that there is about shooting, this class is definitely for you. You will leave this class a better shooter.

 by Tristin on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

After taking YSINTG, I realized I knew nothing about shooting as far as accuracy. Now when I shoot, I talk to that dang trigger wolf. So thankful for the teaching the MDFI cadre do, it's the best there is!

 by Maria on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

I have always heard great things about MDFI and my first class did not disappoint. I took YSINTG with an alumni and we both left the class as better shooters and a great shared experience. Trek, our instructor, was down to earth, firm, and informative with each lesson and gave real and applicable advice. Both him and his assisting, Shane, even took the time to give individual attention without leaving anyone out from the rest of the class and kept the day running very smooth. It's a class you can easily take again and again and always leave better!

 by joe on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Great class!!!! My first class and Trek and the guys made me feel very comfortable and safe. SAFETY is Treks number one priority. I felt the drills were for all level shooters. As a new gun owner this class is a must.

 by Chip on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Awesome class! You Suck! It's Not the Gun has something for shooters of any proficiency level. I have taken this class every year starting in 2017 and each time I see improvement. When I take it in 2020 I will most likely run it strong hand only!!!

Instructor engagement is 100% class moves slow enough for one on one attention if needed. Safety briefing is the best in the industry.

No question this is a must take class!

 by Nick on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Solid class. Started off the day with a great and not boring safety brief. Then moved onto drills and shooting. Slow paced enough for everyone to work out what they needed to but not boring by any means. Trek and Tim stayed engaged all day with everyone. Can’t wait to take more classes. Thanks fellas!!

 by Dave on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

This class should be the first step for any new shooter. Learning the fundamentals from this class will put you immediately on the road to being a competent and confident shooter. If you are a "seasoned" shooter, this class will hone your skills and help you squeeze every bit of accuracy you can from your pistol shooting. If you own, and certainly if you carry a pistol, this class is a MUST TAKE!

 by Aaron on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

As a new person to hand gun owning and shooting, this class was very helpful and informative.

 by Alan on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

I chose to start with this class because I intend to take the entire class offrering. I came away realizing I still have a lot of work to do. Safety is top priority at MDFI. Emergency plans are in place in the event of an accident. Trek is firm about following the rules and if you are a safe student you will have a great time.

 by Chris on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Extremely satisfied with the class. I learned several tools to help me with hitting bullseyes. Trek, Tim, and Chang were terrific with control (safety) and instruction. I'm very happy with my MDFI in-person class. I have two more to complete this year. YEA!

 by Andre on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

This is a MUST HAVE course! Anyone, at any age, at any skill level will benefit from You Suck! It's not the Gun. It breaks down key fundamentals allowing the participant to work through and improve each skill set. The No Ego method of teaching insures that new shooters, timid shooters, and even those that just plain suck feel welcome, are positively encouraged with quiet wisdom, and step by step safely improve throughout the day. Whether you have been shooting for decades or this is your first firearm, do yourself a favor, and make this your very next firearm related purchase.

 by Josh on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Seriously folks - this class is probably the best long-term value on the books. It can turn every range trip into continuing education instead of just putting holes in paper.

 by Paul on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

I've been shooting for a looooong time, but I've never been very good at it. I attended YSINTG with my brother and can't believe the improvement I saw after just ~100 rounds down range. Now I have the fundamentals to build on in future classes. I'll sign up for the Foundation courses as soon as the spring schedule gets posted!

 by Tosh on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Recently attended YSINTG for the second time, two-and-a-half years since the first time I took it. I had taken a lot of other, further-advanced training since that first time, and decided I wanted to come back to the fundamentals. This class is for everyone at every skill level! Whether you're just starting out on your guncraft journey, an experienced training and personal protection afficionado, or an armed citizen who wants to ensure they are applying the utmost responsibility with your life-saving tools, YSINTG is always an anchor point.

 by Clayton on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

I cannot recommend this class enough! It is not just for beginners. Shooters of any level will benefit from this class! It takes wherever you're at, and helps you improve. You WILL become a more accurate shooter by the end of this class. Trek and team provide a safe, fun, and ego free environment as well as top notch education. Take this class! You won't regret it.

 by Matt on Class: You Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Great class! Very fun and knowledgeable. They take the time to get you headed in the right direction. Even better is they give all the tools to help you keep improving on your own. I look forward to taking more classes with Trek and his crew. Thank you guys for the help.

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