Hidden in the Woods: MDFI’s Northern Woods Training Facility

Everyone may have heard the news about MDFI’s new home base for firearms training at the newly-acquired Spectacle Lake Outdoor Club in Albion, but even many […]
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MOF Podcast: Make Range Safety Rules Make Sense Again w/ Trek

Phil and Andrew sit down with Trek to talk about the recent ups and downs with the MDFI family, then round out with some horror stories from public ranges and what is prompting Trek to try something different.

Podcast: How to Take a Class and What to Expect

No matter which role you may fill in a firearms training class, this episode is valuable to students and instructors alike. Today’s guest is Erik Utrecht from Michigan Defensive Firearms Institute and between the two of us, we cover all kinds of issues pertaining to firearms training.
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MOF Podcast: Use of Force the Finale w/ Trek from MDFI

Phil, Andrew, and Trek sit down behind the mic for one more “Use of Force” chat in response to the multiple good and awful examples court cases and media have shown us of firearm use in recent years. Trek makes the case for why some of these high profile cases illustrate good takeaways and poor decision making.
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MOF Podcast: Kyle Rittenhouse Shooting from a Use of Force Perspective

Phil, Andrew, and Trek tear into the events pertaining to the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the rules and laws governing appropriate use of force, and other considerations that influence how we deal with violent, potentially lethal, threats. How do we stay on the right side of the law?
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MOF Podcast: Kinosha Kid vs. Texas School Shooter, and Vaccine Mandates

Phil and Andrew (MOF Podcast) sit down with Trek from MDFI and Northern Woods Training to talk about the apparent disparity in treatment between Kyle Rittenhouse and Timothy Simpkins, then pivot to the vaccine mandates and their possible effect on the ranks of severely understaffed police departments and other first responders around the country.

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.

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.
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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.
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.
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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 […]
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 […]

Goodbye Social Media

To be straight and to the point, effective immediately, MDFI will be stopping all use of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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MOF Podcast: Goodbye 2020 w/ Trek from MDFI

Phil and Andrew ring in the new year with Trek from MDFI to chat about the merits of thinking vs. reacting, a little reflection on this year we're punting out the door, and some more ATF shenanigans.

2021 Classes Now Open For Registration!

We have over 70 classes on the books for 2021 and registration is now open! You can find all of our course descriptions, pre-requisites, topics covered, […]
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MOF Podcast: Post Election Shenanigans

Phil and Andrew are joined by Trek from MDFI for a talk about post election SHENANIGANS and some perspective for Trek regarding moving in and around crowds.
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MOF Podcast: Brian Terry, the Border, and the Quest for Answers

Phil and Andrew invite Trek from MDFI back on the show to talk about the search for answers surrounding Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, some of Trek's experience with the men that secure our border, and the situation for people on both sides.
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MOF Podcast: Can I Shoot? Should You Shoot? (Use of Force – Part 2)

A follow up podcast to “Can I Shoot, Should You Shoot?” to talk about recent police use of force incidents, intermediate use of force, and the St. Louis homeowners confronting protesters.

“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility (so long as it is convenient)”

We have no more time to give and should waste no more time on those who are steadfast in only being, “Gun Owners.” It is time for this country to build, dedicate more time, and only tolerate, “Responsibly Armed Citizens.”
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MOF Podcast: Can I Shoot? Should You Shoot?

The guys from MOF Podcast haul Trek from MDFI in for a very long discussion about use of force, both from a legal and a philosophical perspective.

ONLINE CLASS: Introduction to the Armed Citizen

    RESTRICTED CONTENTThis portion of our website is restricted to MDFI Alumni only.     If you are an alumni member and do not have […]

Online Interactive Seminar – This Saturday!

    RESTRICTED CONTENTThis portion of our website is restricted to MDFI Alumni only.     If you are an alumni member and do not have […]

You Are Your First Responder

“Neither the Constitution, nor state law, impose a general duty upon police officers or other governmental officials to protect individual persons from harm — even when […]

MDFI 2020 Season and the Bug (COVID-19)

With our training season kicking off into full gear at the end of the month and the current happenings around the globe regarding the COVID-19 virus, we wanted to reach out to all of you to let you know how MDFI will be operating for the year.

The Brian Terry Foundation & Trek’s Trek: Honoring a Hero Gunned Down by the Cartel

Article Published by SkillsetMag.com on November 1, 2019
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MOF Podcast: Off Grid Living w/ Trek

Original Air Date: 1/31/2020 Phil, Andrew, and Trek from MDFI sit down for a chat about off grid living and home defense…except Trek’s home is mobile. […]

How-To Use Alumni Central

A quick reference guide on how to use the features provided to Alumni in your Alumni Central account.
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Matter of Facts Podcast #2 – Responsible Armed Citizen

Guns, prepping, survival. In a dangerous world, being prepared isn’t paranoia, it’s a way of life. Original Air Date: August 23, 2019 | Responsible Armed Citizen […]
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Matter of Facts Podcast w/ Trek

Guns, prepping, survival. In a dangerous world, being prepared isn’t paranoia, it’s a way of life. Original Air Date: July 16, 2019 | Andrew Sits Down […]
MDFI Private Training

Private Training Now Available

We know that sometimes your schedule doesn't allow you to be at our schedule classes, or maybe you're looking for a personally customized training regiment with […]