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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.

Decisional Shooting Skills & Drills

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Date(s) - 11/19/2017
8:30am - 4:00pm

Long Island Practical Shooters Assoc.


The Decisional Shooting Skills & Drills course combines live-fire, force-on-target drilling and force-on-force  scenarios focused on the essential elements of practical decision making for defensive pistol use. A number of concealed carry pistol skills will be presented and drilled live-fire and via force-on-target. This class is an opportunity to test what you think you know and what you think you can do with a gun during a defensive encounter. See what adding decision-making will do to your accuracy, speed, ability to move and communicate.

Modifiers will be introduced to simulate realistic stress and environmental considerations such as movement, verbal interaction with an unknown contact(s) and structural or vehicular obstacles. Finally, attendees will engage in force-on-force drills and 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 defensive encounter in a range environment.  A fundamental and demonstrable understanding of safe gun-handling is required and will be expected to attend this course. 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 discussion, live-fire, dry-fire drilling, force-on-target drilling and force-on-force scenarios.


It is recommended for both new and seasoned gun owners or concealed carriers due to the dynamic, self evaluation benefits associated with this type of training. *For safety reasons this course is limited to 12-14 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 Decision Making
Firearm, Clothing, Holsters and Support Equipment Considerations
Communicating with Family, Contacting & Communicating with Authorities
Challenge & Control of Unknown Subjects
Practical Pistol Skills
Concealed Pistol Deployment Skills
Force-On-Target Drilling
Force-On-Force Drilling
Force-On-Force Scenarios


Equipment List:
-Serviceable pistol with at least (2) magazines and carry gear
-150 rounds of factory loaded ammunition
-Eye and ear protection (wrap around eye protection is recommended)
-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 Decisional Shooting courses. We have range and classroom facilities available that can accommodate large groups (12+), semi-private (2-4) or private training (1 on 1).


Bookings are closed for this event.