MDFI Foundation Shotgun

COURSE INFO:

MDFI Foundation Shotgun

1-Day Class | 9am – 7pm
(view available classes below)

MCOLES
(this course has been registered with MCOLES for use of PA 302 Law Enforcement Distribution funds and earns training credit within MITN)

PRE-REQUISITES:

Valid CPL or Law Enforcement Credentials (if you do not have either, email us for instructions).

Must have working operational knowledge of the firearm you bring to class (i.e know how to load/unload safely).

MUST KNOW, UNDERSTAND AND APPLY THE FOUR LIFE RULES OF RESPONSIBLE FIREARMS HANDLING AT ALL TIMES. See video below.

DESCRIPTION:

Class Flow: MODERATE (students can expect full day of shooting and weapon manipulation from a static line).

There is no other defensive firearm as versatile as the Shotgun. Foundation Shotgun is designed to stress the importance of proper weapon manipulation and shooting techniques. The goal of this MDFI Foundation class is to build a strong and efficient foundation regarding the proper use and manipulation of the Shotgun as a defensive tool. Without a strong foundation, any additional training is wasted time. This class will prepare students for our “Advanced” level classes and is a mandatory prerequisite to move on with the MDFI curriculum.

This class is for students who understand the fundamentals of marksmanship, live by the four rules of responsible firearms handling, and are looking to learn to use the shotgun as a defensive tool.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • In-depth Firearms Responsibility (safety) and Medical Briefing
  • Inspection and Inventory
  • Carry, Presentations, and Shooting Techniques
  • Recoil Mitigation
  • The Threat Engagement Process
  • Shotgun Manipulation
  • Ammunition Management
  • Patterning a Shotgun for Defense
  • Shotgun Ammunition Types/Uses
  • MDFI Foundation Shotgun Qualifier

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED:

  • Pump or Semi-Auto Shotgun – bring it as you have it setup for defense
  • 300 Rounds of lead Birdshot (NO STEEL SHOT) (We recommend the least expensive birdshot that will work reliably in your shotgun)
  • 10 Rounds of Buckshot (We recommend bringing the type of Buckshot you use/are considering to use as a defensive load)
  • Body-Worn Pouch to Hold Spare Ammunition
  • Eye + Ear Protection
  • You must bring your CPL (or LE credentials) to class.

RECOMMENDED:

  • Appropriate Clothing for Weather
  • Sunscreen / Insect Repellent
  • Folding Canopy, Table and/or Chair
  • Snacks + Drink for 8 Hours of Training

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 11 reviews

Honestly, I'm not sure where to begin. This class blew my mind. Of all the tools I have in my security bundle, "the gauge" is my weakest platform. Let me assure you, the MDFI cadre will go above and beyond to teach you more about the shotgun than you ever thought possible. There will be some gear validation, science of patterning, and manipulations that you may not have ever thought of. This class may even make you consider a shotgun for your primary security option because of how versatile it is. DO NOT be afraid of this class because of what you think of recoil and the round count. They quickly teach you how to mitigate the recoil, but it'll be something you will have to practice for sure. I was able to get a boat load of data from this course and I only shot about 120 rounds. I found out quickly that there is a lot to think about when trying to run a gauge efficiently, but MDFI gives you plenty skills to work it out. A fantastic course, and I couldn't have asked for a better group of alumni and new members to train with. Thank you Trek, Tim, and Thomas for the incredible knowledge transfer.

 by Andrew on Class: Foundation Shotgun

If you own a shotgun, whether it be a pump, semi auto, hunting, defense or sport. Take this class and bring it. You'll see shotguns of all sorts and people running them well and working past issues. Like Foundation Handgun and Rifle, you will learn about your shotgun, you will learn what it likes and what it doesn't, how to manipulate it. Great class, for sure will take it again.

DO NOT FEAR THIS CLASS! If you have not taken this class because of the round count, fear of recoil, or your lack of knowledge about shotguns then think again. I was an absolute beginner with a shotgun when the class started and by the end I felt completely competent. The recoil mitigation technique they teach you is like magic and you WILL enjoy shooting a shotgun forever afterward.

 by Monte on Class: Foundation Shotgun

I took the class at caro gun club and it was great facility. Top notch instructors that had everyone no matter the type of shotgun able to run it like a champ by the end. I learned more than I could ever imagine. The most impact full thing was the gun gear suggestions. I have already implemented a few.

I did not pass the qualification test at the end of the class. But it was still a fantastic class experience. I now understand my shotgun's operation better than I could have had I made a thousand trips to the range. I have a skill set to practice and the pre class evaluation on our guns identified some change I need to make. Another great MDFI course!

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