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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.

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Practical Pistol Scenarios

Posted on: November 30th, 2013 by admin No Comments

The MDTS Practical Pistol Scenarios course is a scenario based, force-on-force, self evaluation. A limited number of concepts and skills will be presented and then tested at statistically common gun-fight distances via scripted scenarios. Modifiers will be introduced to simulate realistic stress and environmental considerations. Scenarios test fundamental decision making, core skill sets and the attendees ability to deal with possible real life situations. This is the closest you can come to an actual gun-fight or critical personal protection incident in a safe environment. There is NO LIVE FIRE in this course and it is strongly suggested that you attend this course with a spouse, partner or other family member since they will likely be the only “Help” you will have until authorities can respond.


This course is a combination of lecture, discussion,  dry-fire drilling and force-on-force scenarios. Practical Pistol Skills 1 or a similar introductory live fire pistol class is RECOMMENDED prior to attending this course. For safety reasons this course is limited to 10-12 participants depending upon range or facility.


Course content will include but is not limited to:
Firearms Safety/Range Safety
Justified Use of Force Overview
Response Planning, Individual & Team (Spouse, Son or Daughter) Tactics
Communicating with Family, Contacting & Communicating with Authorities
Practical Structure Movement & Barricading Tactics
Challenge & Control of Unknown Subjects
Force-On-Force Scenarios


Equipment List:
Pistol simulator – blue gun, red gun, SIRT Trainer or airsoft pistol, comfortable clothing or duty uniform, paintball mask (these can be found at WalMart or Dick Sporting Good stores),  sturdy belt & strong side holster that replicates your every day carry set up and fits your airsoft pistol, eye protection, weather appropriate clothing, hydration, note taking materials and cover garment.


Airsoft pistols, SIRT Trainers, Blue Guns and outside the waistband holster and face masks will be provided but it is strongly recommended you utilize any gear that best replicates your daily carry gear.


****Contact us today if you would like to host MDTS at your range/facility or come to us here in the Mohawk Valley region for one of our Practical Pistol Scenarios courses. We have range and classroom facilities available that can accommodate large groups (12+), semi-private (2-4) or private training (1 on 1).