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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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TACTICS

Posted on: January 15th, 2015 by admin No Comments

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Understanding and practicing good proximity control while afoot AND in vehicles is a tactic that can go a long way toward identifying, escaping or acting to prevent possible trouble. Most people won’t allow a stranger to walk up on them and invade their personal space so why is it when in a vehicle people get bumper to bumper with a car in front of them? Because being inside a vehicle gives the impression of safety. Modern vehicles are sheet metal, plastic and glass; all of which can be penetrated easily, especially with firearms or other dedicated weapons. Maintaining a 1.5-2 car length gap between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you provides: 1) reaction time in the event of a moving or non-moving problem 2) avenues of exit/escape to the left or right 3) time to exit the vehicle if it cannot be driven to safety. Exiting the vehicle provides space, mobility and the vehicle itself can be utilized as a barrier or momentary cover/concealment. Remaining inside the vehicle when parked, stopped, blocked or unable to drive to safety isolates the driver and passengers in a fixed position with limited space to move/act. While shooting from within and around vehicles are skills to have, tactics like proximity control provide the opportunity to react and effectively implement armed or unarmed skills effectively. #tactics #vehicletactics #defensivedriving #proxemics #mdts #mdtstraining #mindset

 

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What will the threat be?

Posted on: January 13th, 2015 by admin No Comments

What will the threat be? This young man walks up to homes in nice neighborhoods, rings the doorbell to see if anyone is home then breaks in; with a gun. What if you were home during such an incident or came home during the break in? Is this who you picture having to verbally engage, go hands on with or point a gun at? Being “ready” means more than being alert and having a gun or knife. It means you need to have a place in your head for a variety of situations, a variety of possible threats AND have the willingness and ability to take action when/if required. It may be a gang of men on motorcycles chasing you down a highway or three men with hammers or maybe it will be a young man with a gun. Create a space in your head for it because it’s out there. #mindset #training #mdts #readiness #awarewillingprepared #willingness

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New Course – Defensive Fundamentals

Posted on: February 21st, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

MDTS is proud to collaborate with William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting to offer our clients the Defensive Fundamentals: Mindset & Techniques course. This 8 hr. program of instruction offers a unique insight into the essential Mindset & Physical Techniques necessary to navigate a defensive shooting. A combination of break out interactive lectures and fundamental pistol operation skills this course provides the end-user with the physical gun-handling skills AND the essential mindset to implement those skills under extreme duress. Understanding yourself, the criminal and the conflict is the focus of this course. How to prepare for and deal with a defensive shooting, before, during and after is essential to WINNING and returning home safe. If you own a handgun for personal defense, in or out of the home, this course is mandatory to your defensive training, development and readiness.

 

Ballistic Radio Interview with William Aprill – 2/16/14 

Ballistic Radio Interview with William Aprill – 7/14/13

 

Course content will include but is not limited to:

  • The 5 W’s of Risk
  • Legalities of Deadly Physical Force
  • Fundamentals of Gun Handling
  • Rapid & Accurate Threat Engagement
  • Emergency Gun Handling
  • Decision Making & Critical Thinking
  • How Criminals Select Victims
  • Deselection Strategies

 

Equipment List:

  • NYS Pistol permit
  • serviceable pistol
  • comfortable clothing or duty uniform
  • 200 rounds ammunition
  • minimum of 2 magazines/speedloader & holders
  • sturdy belt & strong side holster only
  • eye & ear protection
  • weather appropriate clothing
  • hydration
  • note taking materials
  • cover garment

 

NOTES:
*** 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 Defensive Fundamentals Courses. We have range and classroom facilities available that can accommodate large groups (12+), semi-private (2-4) or private training (1 on 1).

First time this course is being offered:
Defensive Fundamentals: Mindset & Technique – May 10 – Uniondale, NY

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Defensive Fundamentals: Mindset & Technique

Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

MDTS is proud to collaborate with William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting to offer our clients the Defensive Fundamentals: Mindset & Techniques course. This 8 hr. program of instruction offers a unique insight into the essential Mindset & Physical Techniques necessary to navigate a defensive shooting. A combination of break out interactive lectures and fundamental pistol operation skills this course provides the end-user with the physical gun-handling skills AND the essential mindset to implement those skills under extreme duress. Understanding yourself, the criminal and the conflict is the focus of this course. How to prepare for and deal with a defensive shooting, before, during and after is essential to WINNING and returning home safe. If you own a handgun for personal defense, in or out of the home, this course is mandatory to your defensive training, development and readiness.

 

Ballistic Radio Interview with William Aprill – 2/16/14 

Ballistic Radio Interview with William Aprill – 7/14/13

 

Course content will include but is not limited to:

  • The 5 W’s of Risk
  • Legalities of Deadly Physical Force
  • Fundamentals of Gun Handling
  • Rapid & Accurate Threat Engagement
  • Emergency Gun Handling
  • Decision Making & Critical Thinking
  • How Criminals Select Victims
  • Deselection Strategies

 

Equipment List:

  • NYS Pistol permit
  • serviceable pistol
  • comfortable clothing or duty uniform
  • 200 rounds ammunition
  • minimum of 2 magazines/speedloader & holders
  • sturdy belt & strong side holster only
  • eye & ear protection
  • weather appropriate clothing
  • hydration
  • note taking materials
  • cover garment

 

NOTES:
* 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 Defensive Fundamentals Courses. We have range and classroom facilities available that can accommodate large groups (12+), semi-private (2-4) or private training (1 on 1).

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General Defensive Framework

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Added a new page to the constantly evolving MDTS general student info guide (SIG). This page outlines the General Defensive Framework that we practice and espouse. See the full Student Info Guide.

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