For every student that takes their first step into a formal live-fire training course, there are easily over 20 folks who want to, but they are too intimidated by it at the moment. The courses in the MDFI NLTA Series offers the same curriculum as our live-fire classes but utilizes “NLTA” or Non-Lethal Training Ammunition. What does that mean? Great question and it comes with a simple answer: There is not too much of a change at all from any other live-fire class. The use of this technology combined with the Northern Woods Training Facility will actually allow students to get some aspects of training that we simply cannot do in “live fire” classes. While this technology was originally designed for "Force on Force" training, it allows MDFI to conduct standard firearms-skills classes in places where the environment would not allow it or it would not be prudent to do so.
Due to the nature of training ammunition involved, students will be able to shoot without the need for hearing protection and away from the concussion experienced with standard ammunition. These classes will ABSOLUTELY be run just like any “live fire” MDFI classes as far as firearm control safety standards and the course curriculum taught. Students will get every point of instruction that any other class by that name has and the mere fact that the ammunition used for these classes are called "non-lethal" (which is baloney – “less than lethal” as they can still cause serious bodily harm/and or death) – the safety and professionalism that all students experience in any other MDFI class will be just as apparent in our NLTA classes. The four rules of responsible firearms handling will ALWAYS be in effect at all MDFI classes regardless of location and training platforms used.
Students who attend these classes have the option of camping on site or lodging near by. See Northern Woods Training Facility for more information. If you have ANY questions at all, please do not hesitate to shoot us an email.
Law Enforcement: These courses are MCOLES certified through MDFI and counts toward training credit.
No ear protection needed as the firearm report is almost non-existent. All you need is good eye protection.
No need to buy any new equipment as NLTA gear is included with the range fee.
The benefits of NLTA training far outweigh any sacrifices and allows students to do more than what is possible in an MDFI live-fire class.
Range Fee Supplied:
All training firearms (and they are firearms still)
needed for the classes will be supplied
and included with the range fee.
Foundation Carbine students can use MDFI-supplied
AR-15's or they can use their own AR-15 rifle in
these classes with a supplied NLTA bolt.
Student Must Supply:
Please bring ballistic eyewear.
200 Rounds of appropriate NLTA ammunition
(available through MDFI, see course description).
YOU MUST BRING YOUR CPL
(or LE CREDENTIALS or NON-CPL WAIVER) TO CLASS.
Notarized Northern Woods Waiver
Appropriate Clothing for Weather
Snacks + Drink for Full Day of Training
NLTA Foundation Handgun & Carbine
Valid Concealed Weapon License 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 FIREARM LIFE-SAFETY RULES AT ALL TIMES. See video below.
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