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Concealed Pistol Skills

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by admin 2 Comments

The MDTS Concealed Pistol Skills is a force-on-target, force-on-force and scenario based course focused on the essential elements of concealed carry. A number of concealed carry skills and fundamentals of precision and combative marksmanship will be presented and drilled via force-on-target. 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. 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
Personal Protection & Concealed Carry Mindset
Legal Considerations and Justified Use of Force Overview
Firearm, Clothing, Holsters and Support Equipment Considerations
Communicating with Family, Contacting & Communicating with Authorities
Threat Recognition & Managment
Challenge & Control of Unknown Subjects
Practical Pistol Skills
Concealed Pistol Deployment Skills
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.

 

NOTE:
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 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 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:
Mindset
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.

 

NOTE:
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).

I am often critical…

Posted on: October 15th, 2013 by admin 1 Comment
Hey Chris,

 

My name is Robert I was at the course this past weekend.

 

I have been involved in self defense for many years, I have trained in many disciplines since I was a kid, about 10 years ago I became involved with RBSD, I have trained in Senshido, Blauer Tactical, Attackproof and many other’s.

 

So now that you know my experience you can appreciate my comments. This was my first live fire pistol course and I thought it was perfect, it was exactly the introduction a person should have into using a handgun. Your analysis of pre-contact psychology, while brief was right on, I can see you have plenty of experience in adrenaline stress conditioning and response and have done plenty of research on the realities of violence.

 

I am often very critical of people who claim to be experts in self protection especially when they neglect to address the myriad of things that occurs prior to a confrontation (Preparation, Avoidance, Awareness, Escape, De-escalation). Individuals who only focus on the physicality of violence and the Technic’s are missing out on the strategies and tactics that setup conflict resolutions before they even start.

 

The fact that you could summarize these things quickly and succinctly showed that you had a high level of understanding in this area. I did catch a few references to NLP/NAC which I thought was pretty cool too, I’m a big fan of communication, I think listening and understand what others are saying is a lost art.

 

One thing I found especially important was when you briefly discussed associating with the attacker and speaking their language, creating a rapport with them. Most RBSD training looks down on demonstrative behavior during the de-escalation stage (except Geoff Thompson), which may work in many places but I think in New York it’s a little different, I feel like you can always backpedal from being assertive by apologizing but responding to confrontation from timidly sets the tone for the engagement, it creates the predator/prey paradigm where you are on the prey end of things.

 

Honestly I could go on and on about RBSD but I’m sure I’ve already killed a lot of your time. I could easily point out 100’s of things I enjoyed about your training. However I will finalize with this, in terms of shooting skill, when I first shot the SDR HI, I hit 2 center mass effectively and 2 left of the eye box (temple and check area). After going over sighting, grip and trigger control and the training you provided I witnessed immediate improvement’s. During the draw stroke live fire exercise I was shooting 45 cal bullets through their own holes in the center of the eye box, even the guy Rob and Jeff to my right were complimenting me on how nice the hole was in the paper. A big difference from the first set of exercises where there were many magic marker circles on my paper. So I can point to a direct result of your training and for that I thank you and I’m glad you came down to LI for the day.

 

Similarly your staff was great, Rob was very helpful and knowledgeable as well, I would also like to mention Tom, he was amazing, he displayed a tough exterior but I noticed him constantly showing high levels of generosity, he offered anything he had from advise to drinks to help out a group of strangers (well half were strangers).

 

Overall I really associated with your training, it falls in line with a lot of the research I have done myself and I found it to be very accurate. Well I feel like I’ve blown a lot of smoke up your ass, but the truth is most people haven’t done the research and don’t truly understand violence and at a glance I can tell that you have put in the time and I appreciate that.

 

Thank you,
Robert M., Farmingville NY