Massad Ayoob MAG-40

Title: Massad Ayoob MAG-40
Location: Kankakee, IL ISRA Range
Description: This is an intense, four-day, 40-hour immersion course in the “rules of engagement” for armed law-abiding private citizens. The course emphasizes legal issues, tactical issues, and aftermath management. Topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, responding police officers, threat recognition and mind-set, and the management of the social and psychological aftermath of having to use lethal force in defense of self or others. Also covered is preparing beforehand for legal repercussions and minimizing your exposure to them. Situations in the home, at the place of business, or “on the street” will all be covered. Range work will include instruction in the use of the defensive handgun under extreme stress. Drawing from concealment, two-handed stances, shooting from cover, one-handed stances with either hand, speed reloading, and more are taught with an overall emphasis on fast, accurate shot placement. The course will culminate with a written examination covering the classroom topics and a police-style handgun qualification course. No prerequisite.
Start Date: 2017-09-07
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2017-09-10
End Time: 19:00

Advanced Handgun Skills

Title: Advanced Handgun Skills
Location: Kankakee, IL ISRA Range
Description: 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.
Start Date: 2017-07-29
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2017-07-30
End Time: 18:00

Mastering The Revolver

Title: Mastering The Revolver
Location: Kankakee, IL ISRA Range
Description: 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 wheelgunner 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.
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2017-06-25
End Time: 18:00

Intro to Defensive Rifle

Title: Intro to Defensive Rifle
Location: Fernan Gun Club, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Description: Time to bond with your AR or whatever rifle you happen to have. This one-day class takes the new or novice rifle shooter to new levels of safety, proficiency, and knowledge of the rifle for close quarters, home defense, and accuracy work out to 50+ yards. Students train on standing, kneeling and prone positions, shooting from cover, home defense with a rifle, and rapid deployment in close-quarters. Malfunction-clearing, speed reloads, and sighting-offset are also addressed. Red dot sights are allowed, iron sights are fine. Pistol caliber carbines are also ok. A sling is required for the class. No prerequisite required.
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2017-08-19
End Time: 18:00

Advanced Handgun Skills

Title: Advanced Handgun Skills
Location: Fernan Gun Club, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Description: 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.
Start Date: 2017-07-15
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2017-07-16
End Time: 18:00

Ken Hackathorn Advanced Tactical Pistol, $500

Title: Ken Hackathorn Advanced Tactical Pistol, $500
Location: Fernan Gun Club, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Description: Two full days for the novice, intermediate, and advanced shooter, starting with a focus on accuracy and trigger control exercises to build and improve marksmanship skills and then rapid presentations from both the holster and the ready positions. Emergency reloads, turns & pivots, and shooting while moving are all covered. Day 1 includes night shooting, working on all these skills in low light and/or no light conditions, plus flashlight techniques. Ken also covers tactical movement, working with concealment garments, engaging multiple targets, strong and weak hand shooting, point shooting, and plenty of testing and evaluation diagnostics and drills designed to take shooters to the next level. 700 rounds required. Prior formal training is a prerequisite.
Start Date: 2017-06-10
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2017-06-11
End Time: 16:00

Intro to Defensive Pistol

Title: Intro to Defensive Pistol
Location: Fernan Gun Club, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Description: 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.
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2017-05-06
End Time: 18:00

Advanced Tactical Pistol, $400

Title: Advanced Tactical Pistol, $400
Location: Kankakee, IL (ISRA Range)
Description: Sept. 24-25, Advanced Tactical Pistol, Kankakee, IL (ISRA Range) $400

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 in and around 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, (we will break mid-afternoon for rest and dinner prior to the 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.

Start Date: 2016-09-24
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2016-09-25
End Time: 15:00

Advanced Handgun Skills, Kankakee, IL (ISRS Range) $400

Title: Advanced Handgun Skills, Kankakee, IL (ISRS Range) $400
Description: Advanced Handgun Skills, Kankakee, IL (ISRS Range) $400

Designed by Bob Houzenga and Andy Kemp as an addition to Massad Ayoob’s LFI curriculum and originally taught as Massad Ayoob’s 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.

Start Date: 2016-08-20
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2016-08-21
End Time: 18:00

Advanced Handgun Skills

We just finished the Advanced Handgun Skills class in Illinois.   33 students, had to turn away several.  What a great bunch of shooters.  We had several women in the class and the girls rocked it!!

Click here to see photos.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/midwesttraininggroup/albums/72157669795503535/with/27075838944/

For all you Idaho and Washington  guys, we are doing this class in Coeur d’Alene, ID on July 23-24

You have to like to shoot…this is about 1500 rounds in two days…no foolin’ around here.  Hope to see you.

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