Massad Ayoob MAG-40

We just finished up a class with Mas…always good to see him and work with him.  The class is always fun and we had great people taking the class.  The ISRA (Illinois State Rifle Assoc) facility is awesome and the staff there is outstanding and couldn’t do enough to help us.  Whether you take this course thru us at MTG or somewhere else, take it…period.  Mas has an amazing program.

Seen here Andy, Mas, and Bob with target from shooting the qualification while the class looked on.Mas, Bob, Andy

Advanced Handgun Skills coming up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

July 23-24 we will be having the Advanced Handgun Skills class in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  This doesn’t mean you have to be an advanced shooter…it means whatever level you are at the goal is to advanced you to the next level.  Great class for novice, intermediate and yes, even advanced shooters.

Taught by Massad Ayoob staff instructors and MTG Directors Bob Houzenga and Andy Kemp

New Basic Rifle Course Offered

We are now offering a one-day introduction to Rifle and Carbine this year.  Bring your AR-15 or AK or M1 or Scout Rifle…whatever you’ve got.  Check our schedule for the date.  One already scheduled in the Midwest and working on one in North Idaho in the Coeur d’Alene area.

Intro to Defensive Rifle and Carbine

Title: Intro to Defensive Rifle and Carbine
Location: Camanche, IA
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, homes 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: 2016-05-01
End Time: 18:00

Intro to Defensive Pistol

Title: Intro to Defensive Pistol
Location: Camanche, IA
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: 2016-04-30
End Time: 18:00

Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit Class

Title: Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit Class
Location: Fernan Rod & Gun Club, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Description: Certification to acquire an Idaho Concealed Weapon Carry Permit. Focus on both the legal and practical application of carrying a concealed handgun. Classroom covers the parameters justifying deadly force, holding suspects at gunpoint, home defense, equipment selection, post-shooting trauma and interacting with officers and witnesses. Range work includes safety, marksmanship, emergency reloads, malfunction clearing, and proper draw and holstering techniques. 300 rounds. No prerequisite required. $125
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2016-10-09
End Time: 18:00

Urban/CQB Rifle

Title: Urban/CQB Rifle
Location: Fernan Rod & Gun Club, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Description: Urban/CQB Rifle

Two-day course takes beginners and intermediate shooters to advanced level. This is geared toward the environment that most of us live in, suburban and semi-rural, or home defense. Centerfire semi-automatic rifles, or pistol-caliber carbines only. Slings are mandatory. Red dot type sights are allowed and BUIS are advisable. 600 rounds of rifle ammo and 100 rounds pistol. At least two rifle mags and two pistol mags. Holster, mag pouches etc. Firing will be from short range (50 yards to nearly muzzle contact.) Covering the following topics and skill sets:
•Proper terminology of various parts, field stripping and cleaning.
•Discussion of rifle zeroing options and benefits of add on accoutrements (optics, lights etc)
•Positional shooting: standing, sitting, kneeling, prone and cover positions
•One-hand only wounded officer firing and reload techniques
•Speed reloading and high speed firing
•Mirror image firing and proper transition
•Dealing with offset at various ranges.
•Malfunction clearing and transitioning to handgun.

No prerequisite required.

Start Date: 2016-08-06
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2016-08-07
End Time: 18:00

Advanced Handgun Skills

Title: Advanced Handgun Skills
Location: Fernan Rod & 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: 2016-07-23
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2016-07-24
End Time: 18:00

Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Class

Title: Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Class
Location: Fernan Rod & Gun Club
Description: Certification to acquire an Idaho Concealed Weapon Carry Permit. Focus on both the legal and practical application of carrying a concealed handgun. Classroom covers the parameters justifying deadly force, holding suspects at gunpoint, home defense, equipment selection, post-shooting trauma and interacting with officers and witnesses. Range work includes safety, marksmanship, emergency reloads, malfunction clearing, and proper draw and holstering techniques. 300 rounds. No prerequisite required.
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2016-05-28
End Time: 18:00

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: 2016-06-11
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2016-06-12
End Time: 17:00

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