2020 Midwest Firearms Training Schedule

2020 Midwest Firearms Training Classes

All Classes Held at ISRA Range, Kankakee, Illinois

June 4-7, Massad Ayoob MAG-40, Kankakee, IL $1000

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.  500 rounds.  No prerequisite.

July 18-19, Tactical Defensive Rifle, Kankakee, IL  $500

Time to bond with your AR or Pistol Caliber Carbine.  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. Center-fire semi-automatic rifles, or pistol-caliber carbines only.  Slings are mandatory. Red dot type sights are allowed and BUIS are advisable.   800 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 100 yards and in and short range (25 yards to nearly muzzle contact.) Covering the following topics and skill sets:  Positional shooting, standing, sitting, kneeling, prone and cover positions.  Rifle zeroing options. Mirror image firing and proper transition.  Dealing with off-set at closer distances.  No Prerequisite 

August 22-23, Advanced Handgun Skills, Kankakee, IL  $450

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.