Modern Defensive Training Systems

MDTS Training

MDTS is a New York based firearms training and personal protection consulting company. We specialize in pistol, concealed carry, shotgun, carbine, defensive knife, less lethal, physical defense and threat awareness training courses. Mobile training courses are available in N.Y. and abroad. Contact us to host a training course at your range or location. Click logo below to see schedule of classes near you.

MDTS Concealed Carry Principles


STUDY: Open those books. To truly understand a subject then immersion in that subject is required. Going to the range, dojo or gym is only part of the process. Studying the history of a subject provides background on a particular technique, tactic or individual. Most importantly it provides the opportunity to learn that what you think is new or unique is probably something someone did 10 years ago. It's a good reminder to remain humble and to be honest with self and those you may be passing information on to. There is no such thing as "good enough" or "I've learned all I need to know", that's your ego talking, tell it to shut up and get studying. Here's list of just a few of my favorites, mostly firearm related: 'Fighting Smarter'-Tom Givens, 'Principles of Personal Defense’- J. Cooper, 'Practical Shooting: Beyond Fundamentals'-Brian Enos, 'Surgical Speed Shooting'-Andy Stanford, 'The Tactical Pistol'-Gabe Suarez, 'Hit or Myth'-Louis Awerbuck, ‘The Gift of Fear’ – Gavin De Becker, ‘Extreme Alpinism’- Mark Twight, 'Extreme Ownership'-Leif Babin & Jocko Willink, ‘Real Fighting’ – Peyton Quinn, ‘Strategies of Low Light’ – Ken Good, ‘Sharpening the Warrior Edge’- B. Siddle, 'On Killing’ – Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, 'On Combat’ – Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, ‘Hagakure’ – Yamamoto Tsunetomo, ‘Sting of the Scorpion’- Bob Kasper, ‘Concealed Handgun Manual’ – Chris Bird, ‘Some of the Answers Series’- Jim Crews, ‘Green Eyes & Black Rifles’ –Kyle Lamb, ‘Combative Fundamentals’-Jeff Gonzales, ‘Book of Two Guns’ – Tiger McKee ‘Defensive Handgunning’ – John Farnham, ‘In the Gravest Extreme’- Mas Ayoob, ‘The Truth about Self Protection'-Mas Ayoob 'Book of Five Rings' – Miyamoto Musashi 'Stressfire' – Mas Ayoob 'The Close Combat Files'- Col. Rex Applegate 'Jim Cirillo's Tales of the Stakeout Squad'-Paul Kirchner 'Gates of Fire’- Steven Pressfield, 'Tactical Reality'-Louis Awerbuck 'Tactical Rifle #mdts #training #studytrainpracticetest #study #books #mindset #doctrinaestcontinuus @immediateactioncombatives @sharpdefense @llindenman @pfc_training @shivworks_and_alumni @heybminus @c4c_operator @follismma

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