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Modern Defensive Training Systems

MDTS Training

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.

Practical Pistol Skills 1

Practical Pistol Skills 1

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Date(s) - 12/09/2017
9:00am - 4:00pm

Nassau County Rifle and Pistol Range at Mitchel Athletic Complex


Practical Pistol Skills 1 course is designed for anyone who owns is looking for the next step in pistol instruction or those interested in protecting themselves or others with a pistol. Proper firearm safety and gun handling is presented with an emphasis on acquiring accurate first round hits on target. As a result this class is great for beginners or advanced shooters alike looking to improve skills and knowledge about pistol shooting and personal defense.


Practical Pistol Skills 1 content will include but is not limited to:

  • Mindset
  • Firearms Safety/Range Safety
  • Use of Force/Article 35 Overview
  • MDTS Contact Plan of Action
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship & Speed Shooting
  • Ready Positions
  • Preparatory Gun-Handling
  • Verbal Commands
  • Proactive Movement
  • After Action Assessment Concept
  • Gun-Handling/Malfunctions
  • One Hand Pistol Operation (Strong & Support Side)
  • Open & Concealed Carry Draw
  • Intro to the Use of Cover & Concealment


Equipment List:

  • Pistol permit
  • serviceable pistol
  • comfortable clothing or duty uniform
  • 300 rounds ammunition
  • minimum of 2 magazines/speedloader & holders
  • sturdy belt & strong side holster only (NO BLACKHAWK SERPA HOLSTERS)
  • eye & ear protection
  • hydration
  • note taking materials
  • cover garment



Optional Equipment:

  • Note taking materials
  • lunch for a full days class



NOTE: *A .22 conversion kit for your pistol can be used. 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 30 minutes and discussion of specific aspects related to the class is presented. Bring a bag lunch.

**** CONTACT MDTS  if you would like to host a class at your range or come to us here in the Mohawk Valley region for one of our Practical 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).


This event is fully booked.