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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 Awareness & Defense Options

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

Practical Awareness & Defense Options

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
-Pepper Spray Attributes & Application
-Skill Demonstration & Drilling

Required Equipment:

-Stable footwear
-Water/Hydration
-Note taking materials

*** 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.

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Personal Defense Ammo: Buckshot

Posted on: February 4th, 2014 by admin No Comments

The decision to utilize buckshot as a defensive load should be based on a number of factors:

 

1) Context in which you will most likely utilize firearm. Will you ever be using the shotgun outside of the home? Are you LE, MIL?

 

2) Area in which you live. Is your house or apartment located in a heavily urban area or close to neighbors?

 

3) Construction of your home. Where will buckshot pellets go if you miss your intended target, the distance is great enough that a few pellets hit target but one or more pellets miss target or the pellets over penetrate the target and continue onward?

 

4) The performance of the buckshot itself combined the specific shotgun you will be running it through and the pattern it prints on target at various distances. What is the greatest distance you can shoot inside your home? Your property?

 

5) The shotgun, how it is set up. Is it modified in some way for better performance of your rounds.

 

6) Could I utilize a smaller size buckshot like #4 in my personal context or is 00Buck the way to go?

 

7) Do you know and have control of where your family members are inside your house at all times?

 

These are all factors that should be considered prior to selecting buckshot for personal defense and especially for home defense.

 

Last weekend in our Practical Shotgun Skills 1 course I saw a variety of buckshot loads perform in a variety of ways, which is pretty standard for shotguns. One that stood out which I had not had a chance to test out was Hornady Critical Defense 8 Pellet 00Buck. See pics below, both targets engaged from 3- 7 yards.

Hornady CD 00

Note the tighter pattern of Hornady Critical Defense Load.

 

Rem 8 Pellet 00

A bit more spread of this Remington 8 Pellet 00 Buck.

 

Both are acceptable out to 7 yards however the Hornady performs better, remaining together longer and printing a tighter group of pellets and wad. This tighter performance will allow shots from greater distance and more precision when combined with proper sight and trigger management.

 

My preferred 00 Buckshot round has been the Federal Flight Control load, it still is. However I was impressed with the performance of the Hornady Critical Defense load and will picking some up for testing and as a back up load in case I cannot get ahold of any of the Federal loads. So, just some things to consider when selecting your home defense load and a couple options to pick up and consider testing in your gun because what works well in mine may not work so well in yours.

 

 

 

 

 

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In-Extremis Medical Skills

Posted on: January 5th, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

The In-Extremis Medical Skills course provides instruction and hands on drilling focused on treatment of traumatic injuries within a compressed time frame. Traumatic, life threatening injuries can happen anywhere, anytime. Having the knowledge and skills to provide immediate, life-saving aide to yourself or someone else is essential for the armed citizen or law enforcement officer. In this course an emphasis is placed on injuries associated with personal protection, shooting and firearms utilization on and off the range. This course is recommended for Armed Citizens and Law Enforcement Officers.

 

Course content will include but is not limited to:
In-Extremis Medical Mindset
Life Threatening Injuries:
-Hemorrhage, Penetrating Trauma, Lacerations, Blunt Force Trauma
Contacting & Communicating with Authorities
Individual Medical Kit (IMK) and components and placement
Individual Assessment Procedure
Types of Bandages and Hemostatic Agents
Types of Tourniquets
Gunshot & Puncture/Stab Wounds
Sucking Chest Wounds
Life Threatening Bleeds
Wound Packing
Dry-Fire and Live Fire Practical Drills & Scenarios

 

Equipment List:
Serviceable handgun, Every Day Carry (EDC) or duty gear, 150 rounds of ammunition, eye & ear protection, weather appropriate clothing, footwear suitable for range, note taking material, any personal medical gear you currently own, water/hydration

*Contact us today if you would like to host MDTS at your range, training facility or come to us here in the Mohawk Valley region for one of our In-Extremis Medical 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).

 

 

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Practical Physical Defense 2

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by admin No Comments

The MDTS practical physical defense skills series is an outcome based series of course work focused on countering spontaneous criminal assault. Following a non-attribute based, modernized combative framework, the principles and skills taught do not require extended attribute development to apply effectively. Through the proper application of tactics and physical skills, clients will learn to survive, counter and escape close range criminal assaults.

 

Course topics and modules of instruction:
Grappling Engagement Model
Stopping the Vertical Attacker
Survival Positioning
Escape Tactics
Dominant Positioning
Application of Force
Grounded Weapon Access
Return to Vertical Position & Escape

 
Equipment List:
Comfortable clothing or duty uniform, mouthpiece, groin protection, note taking materials. During this coursework clients may experience mild to moderate contact, be prepared.

 

**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 Physical Defense 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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Threat Recognition & Management Seminar

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by admin No Comments

The MDTS Threat Recognition & Management Seminar provides attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary for dealing with violent criminal assault, before it happens. Avoidance when possible is always the best strategy but avoidance is predicated upon one­s ability to recognize potential danger. This seminar emphasizes realistic and effective pre-engagement tactics based upon an in depth understanding of how criminals operate. We must understand the problem, before we can develop solutions. Through a series of situational awareness drills, verbal challenge, physical boundary setting attendees learn a simple, effective and retainable method of circumventing potential problems. An emphasis is placed on understanding how criminals assault citizens. Strategies presented enable the citizen to negate criminal assault tactics through verbal challenge and/or direct action. This course is suitable for men and women of any age or physical size/stature.

 

Course Topics/Modules of Instruction:
Physical Defense Mindset
MDTS Contact Plan of Action
Understanding Criminal Assault
The Importance of Initiative
Recognizing Pre-Assault Signs & Cue’s
Verbal Challenge & De-escalation Skills
Physical Boundary Setting

 

Duration: 4 hours

 

Equipment List:
Comfortable clothing or duty uniform, note taking materials

**Contact us today if you would like to host MDTS at your facility or come to us here in the Mohawk Valley region for one of our Threat Recognition & Management Seminars. 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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Home+Family Defense Seminar

Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by admin 1 Comment

The MDTS Home and Family Defense seminar is a four hour interactive lecture based course providing attendees with knowledge, skills, and information to properly prepare an effective home defense. Understanding the mindset you need to have, the mindset of potential assailants and common home vulnerabilities is key to an effective home defense. It is strongly suggested that you attend this seminar with a spouse, partner or other family member since they will likely be the only “Help” you will have until authorities can respond.

 

Seminar topics include but are not limited to:
Home Defense Mindset & Family Preparation
Mindset of Home Invaders vs. Burglar
Layering Security Measures for Home Protection
Common Home & Apartment Vulnerabilities- Security Systems, Locks, Doors & Windows
Response Planning, Individual & Team (Spouse, Son or Daughter) Tactics
Communicating with Family, Contacting & Communicating with Authorities

 

****Contact us today if you would like to host MDTS at your range or facility or come to us here in the Mohawk Valley region for a Home & Family Defense Seminar. 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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More VID from Nairobi Mall Terrorist Attack

Posted on: October 17th, 2013 by admin No Comments

CNN footage shows terrorists entrance into the mall. Caution, graphic.

Considerations:
-Note the lack of any sight picture being used when they shoot, simply pointing in desired direction and fire
-Do you have a plan for something like this at your local mall, hospital or shopping center

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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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