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By , January 5, 2011

Classes in Illinois/Camanche, IA  for 2014

Camanche Iowa is only about 3 hours from downtown Chicago, located just across the state line.

 

 May 17-18

Massad Ayoob’s MAG-20R (MTG Combat Pistol), Camanche, IA  $350

This two-day immersion class covers the fundamentals of shooting and quickly moves into more advanced skills.  Ideal for new shooters and novices. Firearms Instructors take these techniques back to their students.  All techniques are proven to work under the pressure and stress of the “fight or flight” adrenal dump that occurs during a lethal confrontation.  Safety, marksmanship, trigger control, fundamentals of stance and grip, close quarters skills, proper draw from a holster, speed reloads, and one-hand techniques are just some of the topics covered.  Taught by Ayoob staff instructors and MTG Directors Andy Kemp and Bob Houzenga No prerequisite required.  500 rounds.

 

June 5-8, 2014

Massad Ayoob MAG-40, ISRA Range in Kankakee, IL  $800

Taught personally by famed author, police captain, firearms instructor and expert witness, Massad Ayoob.  A four-day, 40-hour immersion course in rules of engagement for armed law-abiding private citizens, emphasizing legal and tactical issues.  This is a course in both “how” to shoot and “when” to shoot, covering the parameters that must be met to justify the use of force and how to deal with the resulting legal, physiological, and psychological ramifications.  Topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, responding police officers…threat recognition and mind-set…management of social and psychological aftermath after having had to use lethal force in defense of self or others…and preparation for minimizing legal repercussions.  Building an “Affirmative Defense” for the courtroom.  Situations in the home, at the place of business, or “on the street” will all be covered.   Live range fire, taught by Massad Ayoob and MTG Instructors Bob Houzenga and Andy Kemp covers the fundamentals of shooting and quickly moves into more advanced skills.  Ideal for new shooters and novices. Firearms Instructors take these techniques back to their students.  All techniques are proven to work under the pressure and stress of the “fight or flight” adrenal dump that occurs during a lethal confrontation.  Safety, marksmanship, trigger control, fundamentals of stance and grip, close quarters skills, proper draw from a holster, speed reloads, and one-hand techniques are just some of the topics covered.  No prerequisite required.  500 rounds.

 

July 19-20

Advanced Handgun Skills, ISRA Range in Kankakee, IL  $400

Designed by Bob Houzenga and Andy Kemp as an addition to Massad Ayoob’s LFI curriculum and originally taught as LFI Advanced Handgun Skills, this two-day course is fast paced and demanding, focusing on high speed drills designed to build the optimum blend of speed and accuracy. Ideal for the advanced shooter who wishes to hone and fine-tune his techniques. Novice shooters move up to the next skill level. Emphasis on individual diagnostics and the subtle nuances used by six-time National Champion, Bob Houzenga.  From fast and furious, up close shooting, to accuracy work at 25 yards, this program offers students of any skill level, an opportunity to take their skills to the next level.  Recoil management for super-fast follow up shots, rapid first shots from the holster, swift engagement of multiple targets, strong and weak hand techniques, “catching the link”, and shooting “out of the notch” are just some of the topics covered. Many students find their speed doubles or triples with better accuracy.  1500 rounds required.  Prior formal instruction is a pre-requisite.

 

August 16-17

MTG Advanced Tactical Pistol, Camanche, IA  $400

Rarely offered…The ideal follow up to Advanced Handgun Skills.  Designed for the advanced student, this program addresses the tactical matters and concerns that accompany defensive shooting along with very advanced skill sets.  Some of the topics covered include: one hand reloads, shooting from moving and stationary vehicles, moving targets, weak hand draw from a strong side holster, engaging from cover, close quarters issues, prioritizing targets, when to draw and when to disarm, intro to weapon retention and disarms, low light/night shoot, and much more.  Scenario testing is used to reinforce learned concepts.  Students should already be well grounded in firearms safety and marksmanship.  Prior formal training is a prerequisite.  800 rounds required.  Includes Night Shooting scenarios on the first day.  Plan on a dinner break then back to the range to shoot.

 

September 20

Intro to Defensive Pistol, Camanche, IA  $150

This intensive one-day program introduces the new or novice shooter to combat handgun training.  Included in the program are firearms safety issues, marksmanship basics, various shooting positions, speed reloads, drawing from a holster, and more.  This is designed for the shooter who has never had formal firearms training or would like to review the fundamentals.  Emphasis is placed on trigger control, sight alignment, accuracy, and safety.  300 rounds.  No prerequisite required.

 

September 20

Night Shoot/Tactical Low Light Shoot, Camanche, IA  $150

Own the Night!! Most defensive shootings take place in low-light, or no light. This is an opportunity to train for the real world. There are a number of circumstances where we may find ourselves in a dimly lit environment. The MTG Night Shoot provides the training and techniques needed to react under these adverse conditions. Students will learn and drill on a variety of modern flashlight techniques, studying the advantages and disadvantages of each. Also included in the program are sighted methods in varying lighting conditions such as ambient light, backlit targets, front-lit targets, and intermittent light. This is an advanced course teaching advanced skills. Students should have prior formal training and be well grounded in safety and range procedure. 300 rounds required.

 

September 21

Mastering the Revolver, Camanche IA,  $150

Revolvers are still incredibly viable and extremely reliable self defense tools.  Easy to learn and operate for new shooters.  Run a revolver as fast as any semi-auto. Learn the secrets of fast, smooth manipulation of a double action trigger pull and quick reloads. Whether the revolver is your main defense gun or the backup in your pocket, these skills are essential. Mastering The Revolver is for all those interested in a return to traditional values. This one-day class is designed to teach the budding wheel-gunner several techniques that maximize the revolver’s potential. A strong revolver shooter becomes a better semi-auto shooter. This is a class that improves your trigger control and recoil management regardless of the type of gun you generally use. If you have a revolver as a back-up gun this is a “must have class”. An essential class for instructors who may have revolver shooters in their courses. Learn at least five different reloading methods and why the revolver is still the weapon of choice from behind cover. Subtle nuances and the lost secrets of running the revolver at hyper-speed are all explored. Students will need a quality revolver, holster, at least three speed loaders, and 500 rounds. No Prerequisite.

November 22-23

Massad Ayoob MAG-20, Aurora, IL  $400

This is the classroom portion of  MAG-40.  Take this and the MAG-20R and you will have taken the equivalent of MAG-40

Taught personally by famed author, police captain, firearms instructor and expert witness, Massad Ayoob.  A two-day, 20-hour immersion course in rules of engagement for armed law-abiding private citizens, emphasizing legal and tactical issues.  This is a course in “when” to shoot, covering the parameters that must be met to justify the use of force and how to deal with the resulting legal, physiological, and psychological ramifications.  Topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, responding police officers…threat recognition and mind-set…management of social and psychological aftermath after having had to use lethal force in defense of self or others…and preparation for minimizing legal repercussions.  Building an “Affirmative Defense” for the courtroom.  Situations in the home, at the place of business, or “on the street” will all be covered. No Prerequisite.

 

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