2022 Tom McNaughton Scholarship Winner!

Announcement of the 2022 winner for our Tom McNaughton Shooting Scholarship – the recipient will carry the torch in honor of the of the great Tom McNaughton by continuing on the path they have started to be the very definition of a responsibly-armed citizen.

Our Last Classes of 2021

Our last classes for 2021 including this weekend in Albion, our upcoming 'When A Gun Is Not An Option' classes, and Beyond A Door and Beyond A Door: Dark in Muncie, IN. We also have spots remaining for the Essential Northwoods Bushcraft & Survival Skills class we are hosting here at Northern Woods Training Facility in November!

This Weekend – You STILL Suck! It’s Not the Gun!

Now that you can get a hit where you want it, can you do it over and over again and quickly? What about further away from the target, or one-handed? Join us this weekend in Greenville for You STILL Suck! It's Not the Gun!

Last Call – Cover + Movement, This Weekend!

Last call for our Cover + Movement classes this weekend.

Beyond A Door: DARK

We are excited to announce our newest course, Beyond A Door: DARK. This course has just been added to our lineup and is available this November at the MTAC facility in Muncie, IN.


We are running low on several things! So while we have all the inventory at HQ (because the guys are not on the road at the moment), here is a list of what we have remaining. Along with some discounted items!

Remaining Season Availability

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Reminder / Last Call – Alumni BBQ This Weekend!

Join us this weekend for our annual Alumni BBQ and Swag Swap! The Northern Woods Training Facility will be open to all Alumni and their families.

The Importance of Training

MDFI Alumni, Jared (14 years old) is one of the most squared away students we've seen in class this year. He interviewed Trek on the range with some questions about the importance of training.
Matter of Facts Podcast

MOF Podcast: A Trek Into The Northern Woods

The guys from MOF and Trek discuss the Northern Woods Training Facility. With a more diverse focus than just firearms, Northern Woods hosts top tier instructors in the disciplines of tracking, emergency medical, counter custody, and primitive bushcraft.

June 12 – Alumni BBQ & Swag Swap

On Saturday, June 12 we will be holding our annual Alumni BBQ and Swag Swap at MDFI HQ (the Northern Woods Training Facility) in Chase, MI. All Alumni and their families are welcome to join.

New Swag Now Available!

New shirts, stickers and decals now available for purchase online or at class.
5.11 Call to Service

5.11 Call To Service Podcast w/ Trek from MDFI

5.11’s Call to Service gives insight to the public safety professional through interviews with some of the most accomplished individuals in their field. On this week, Trek of MDFI is on the show.

MDFI Class Ammo Available for Purchase

We know sourcing ammo has been a difficult task as of lately and we are excited to announce that in partnership with Fenix Ammunition, we are now offering ammo for purchase to new student registrations! This is designed to make sure that students are still able to train during the current ammo situation. Both MDFI and Fenix Ammo believe in the importance of training your defensive skills – and we cannot thank Fenix Ammo enough for offering this opportunity to our students.
Matter of Facts Podcast

MOF Podcast: Trek & the Danger Zone Auction

Original Air Date: March 19, 2021 Phil and Andrew haul Trek from MDFI back on the show to discuss the Brian Terry Foundation and the Danger […]

Alumni News – Feb. 24

Essential Northwoods Bushcraft & Survival Skills, 2021 Season Update, When A Gun Is Not An Option and the Danger Zone Auction for the Brian Terry Foundation

Alumni News – Feb. 13

Upcoming Dark Angel Medical Classes, Store Now Open, New Swag Swap, Monthly Newsletter and Last Call for Ed's Manifesto!
Practically Tactical

Practically Tactical: Less Than Lethal Selection with Trek from MDFI

Practically Tactical is the show where critical thinking meets every day carry. This show features a round table discussion on mindset, concealed carry, training and more […]

All-New Swag Swap!

Check out the all-new swag swap on MDFI Alumni Central. Lots of updates and a much easier view to browse through items. This is absolutely free for Alumni to use to sell, trade or post something you're looking for to other Alumni.

Goodbye Social Media

To be straight and to the point, effective immediately, MDFI will be stopping all use of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.