The MDTS Practical concealed carry skills course presents the necessary and practical mindset, equipment, knowledge and skills for the concealed carry license holder. The students understanding of when they can and cannot legally utilize a firearm to protect themselves or others and the ability to present and fire the concealed firearm effectively, when justified, will be the primary focus points of this course. Attendees will also gain a thorough understanding of firearm safety and the legalities involved with carrying a concealed handgun. Note – Pistol licensing programs do not teach methods of carry or deployment from concealment nor do many law enforcement departments; this class is recommended for the legally licensed citizen, off-duty law enforcement officer or undercover law enforcement officer.
Course content will include but is not limited to:
Essentials of Firearm Safety – Ownership, Carry & Storage
The Personal Protection Mindset
Legal Considerations – N.Y.S. Article 35, Use of Force, Where You Can and Cannot Carry and more..
Concealed Carry Methodologies, Equipment & Support Gear
Fundamentals of Marksmanship & Surgical Speed Shooting
Concealed Carry Draw-Stroke Development
Second Party/Family Considerations
Post Altercation Considerations & Tactics – Contacting and Speaking to Authorities
In addition, students will shoot and be graded upon (3) state qualification courses of fire:
Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit Qualification Course
Nevada Concealed Firearms Permit Qualification Course
LAPD Retired Officers Qualification Course
***Upon achieving a passing score on these qualification courses attendee’s will be given a certificate of completion
N.Y.S. Pistol license, serviceable pistol, comfortable clothing or duty uniform, 300 rounds ammunition, minimum of 2 magazines/speedloader & holders (3 is better), sturdy belt & strong side concealment type holster, eye & ear protection, weather appropriate clothing, hydration, note taking materials and cover garment.
Note taking materials, lunch for a full days class.
*If you have a .22 conversion kit for your pistol you can use it during this course but it is highly recommended you attempt to shoot the majority of the course with your carry ammunition caliber. You WILL need a minimum of 200 rounds of regular ammunition which you will be shooting.
**Lunch is limited to 30-40 minutes max and is often a “working” lunch where discussion of specific aspects related to the days class or a module of instruction is presented. Therefore it is highly recommended you bring a bag lunch.
***Contact us today if you would like to host MDTS at your range or come to us here in the Mohawk Valley region for one of our Practical Concealed Carry Skills Courses. We have range and classroom facilities available that can accommodate large groups (12+), semi-private (2-4) or private training (1 on 1).