9am – 7pm


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

Basic Handgun Knowledge: Student MUST have a competent working knowledge of their chosen firearm and how it works. (understand how to load/unload, lock slide back, etc.)

Physical Ability: Students MUST be able to manipulate their handgun WITHOUT assistance. (pull back slide, lock slide open, etc.)


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!


  • In-depth Firearms Responsibility (safety) and Medical Briefing
  • Dispelling Shooting Myths
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Shooting Techniques



  • Iron-Sight or Red-Dot Equipped Semi-Automatic Handgun (Red Dot needs to be sighted in)
  • 150 Rounds of Ammunition
  • 2 Magazines (more if your magazine capacity is 10 or less)
  • Quality Holster & Belt
    Note: 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
  • You must bring your CPL (or LE credentials) to class.


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


  • Sunday
     August 25, 2024
     9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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I had long wanted to take this class, and I'm so glad I finally did. I will be taking it again at some point, as well as the You Still Suck It's Not the Gun class. I had taken a few MDFI classes before this, and this one definitely improved my pistol shooting and fundamentals. I think everyone who owns or carries a pistol should take this class. It really is that good, even for experienced shooters. There were people who had taken this 3 times and are still improving. There's a reason so many people repeat this class. News flash: we all suck; it's not the gun!

I sucked, not the gun. I came in shooting an embarrassingly bad group, and left with something respectable. I was very nervous, as I'm not a "new" shooter but I had 0 training, just a lot of wasted rounds at the range not understanding how to get better. After taking the class, I am not an expert by any means, but I have the ability to understand why my shots aren't going where I want them to. I also feel empowered to take more classes, and will definitely be taking whatever I can at MDFI. The amount of instructor care and attention was worth it alone.

I really can't say enough about this class and MDFI. As a new student to MDFI I can confidently say Trek and his team hold by far one of the most safest, informative and fulfilling classes I have ever taken. They have far exceeded my expectations. MDFI holds a very high bar for safety which I greatly appreciate. Second to that, MDFI covers every aspect of the fundamentals of a handgun and teaches you multiple ways to correct multiple problems you could be experiencing. Not to worry about skill! Everybody there varies in skill so there is no shame in showing up even if you think you really suck (just like I did!). The class is set at a slow pace allowing for all the time you need with no time limitation. There are enough qualified instructors there to assist everyone and it felt good to have plenty of 1v1 attention even with as many students as there were. The difference I saw in my shooting from the morning vs the afternoon was noticeable and satisfying. I can now take everything I learned and continue to apply these tips towards my shooting at the range. I'm so glad I decided to give MDFI a try and I really can't wait to try some of the other classes. If you're browsing the internet and are trying to decide which organization to train with, I can't stress enough the professionalism, intelligence, and articulate delivery of information that MDFI has to offer.

This was my first time taking YSINTG. It was very informational and hands on. The instructors really helped pinpoint issues and work on improving. I am so glad that I went! I would highflying suggest this class to any shooter.

I definitely sucked (still do!); it was never my gun. The concepts and drills taught in the class will continue to serve me well for years to come. Moreover, the cold rain the day of did not stop our progress, and the instructors made the best of it and kept the entire class engages. So far as I'm concerned, it was a free additional lesson in overcoming adversity! The omnipresent focus on safety is also a welcome backdrop in the pursuit of mastery over a dangerous thing. I only wish my existing commitments this summer didn't overlap so many of the other classes!

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