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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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Concealed Pistol Low Light Skills

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by admin No Comments

This course takes your Concealed Pistol Skills and applies them in a low/no light environment. This course will provide attendees with the most up to date concepts and strategies for effectively controlling their environment and potential unknown contacts, attackers or home invaders with light. In this course students will learn concepts of firing, manipulating and operating a firearm with and without a flashlight in a low/no light environment. A number of low light skills will be presented and practiced via force-on-target drilling. Modifiers will be introduced to simulate realistic stress and environmental considerations such as movement and verbal interaction with an unknown contact then drilled extensively. Finally, attendees will engage in force-on-force scenarios testing fundamental decision making, core skill sets and the attendees ability to deal with possible real life situations in reduced or no light. This is the closest you can come to an actual gun-fight or a critical personal protection incident in a safe environment. There is NO LIVE FIRE IN THIS COURSE AND A PISTOL LICENSE IS NOT REQUIRED. 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, force-on-target drilling and force-on-force scenarios. It is recommended for both new and seasoned gun owners/carriers due to the dynamic, self evaluation benefits associated with this type of training. *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/Training Safety
Illumination Tools and Tool Selection
Low Light Shooting Techniques
Use of Ambient Light Sources
Target Identification and Engagement
Proper & Improper Lighting Methodologies
Low Light Problem Solving & Strategies
Force-On-Target Drilling
Force-On-Force Scenarios

Equipment List:
Pistol simulator – blue gun, red gun, SIRT Trainer or airsoft pistol (we will have a number of pistol simulators available but may not have one that is identical to your personal carry firearm), 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 both inside and outside the waistband holsters and face masks will be provided but supplies may be limited, it is strongly recommended you utilize any equipment 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 Concealed Pistol Low Light 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).

Practical Awareness & Defense Seminar

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Practical Awareness & Defense Seminar

This 3 hour interactive seminar focuses on recognizing threats in your environment and defining what practical defensive options are available. Not everyone has the time to dedicate to self defense training or a martial arts. However, with good awareness combined with verbal and physical distance control skills many situations can be avoided or prevented. Other options such as effective physical defense skills, pepper spray and even small handheld flashlights will also be discussed. These options can be extremely effective at deterring and or stopping an attack. This course is suitable for anyone regardless of age, gender or physical capabilities.

Topics include but are not limited to:

-Violence, Crime & Criminal Analysis
-Personal Defense Mindset
-Environmental, Situation and Personal Awareness
-Your Threat Analysis
-Recognizing Threats & How To Manage Them
-Legalities or Use of Force Overview
-Practical Physical Defense Skills for Anyone
-Alternative Defensive Options
-Skill Demonstration & Drilling

Required Equipment:

-Stable footwear
-Note taking materials


3 hours

*** Contact MDTS today if you would like to host a class at your range or facility. You can come to us in the Mohawk Valley region of N.Y. for one of our Practical Awareness & Defense Options seminars. We have range and classroom facilities available that can accommodate large groups (12+), semi-private (2-4) or private training (1 on 1).

Check the MDTS Course Schedule for a class near you.