2018 Midwest Firearms Training Classes
All Classes Held at ISRA Range, Kankakee, Illinois
June 6-10, Massad Ayoob MAG-80, Kankakee, IL $900
An intensive study of defensive firearms that teaches extreme speed for hits, and includes shooting at greater distances, and management of such contingencies as weak hand draws, one-hand only reloads and malfunction clearing if wounded, etc. Students receive several hours of hands-on training in handgun disarming, and in countering attempts by an attacker to disarm them. Shooting while moving, and use of long guns for defense, are among the areas covered. Round count: 500 handgun, 100 long gun.
Prerequisites: MAG-20/Classroom plus MAG-20/Live Fire; MAG-40 or LFI-I.
July 28-29, Advanced Handgun Skills, 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 25-26, Advanced Tactical Pistol, Kankakee, IL $500
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.