This was my first formal firearms training class, and the title of it was not only attention grabbing, but how I've felt about myself for years! I found out about MDFI through an instagram add, looked them up, and figured I'd give them a try. The "ego free" instruction style perpetrated by Trek and Shane was fantastic, and the level of safety they demand and maintain was VERY comforting! I have to be honest that one of my main worries (throughout the years) with taking a formal training course was that the instructor would turn out to be some hungover, ex-military, "cool guy", with little to no safety expectations and the whole thing would have felt sketchy from start to finish. Let me be very clear and put any prospective students' worries to bed by saying that this is NOT the attitude here, and that was VERY reassuring.
The real reason for me writing this review was not only to speak to any new students doing recon just as I did, but to also tell on myself and be honest about my performance during the class....I sucked, I sucked at the beginning of the class, and I sucked at the end as well, my afternoon performance was (honestly) WORSE than my morning performance prior to any instruction! This is in NO WAY to be an indictment of the instructor(s)! I'm a strange learner, have been all my life, slow and annoyingly "in my head" about stuff. For me, it takes some time to let the dust settle and work through the information, to then go back and apply it after during continued practice. I just got back from the local range, and if I could post a photo to accompany this review, it would show a target shot from the 10 yard line with the center COMPLETELY drilled out!! All the info and instruction came flooding back as I was standing there muttering quotes from the class, and I was grinning like a psycho as I was shooting bulls eyes LOL! Anyway, enough, I'm not trying to write a f***ing book here, I'm just pumped to have gone to practice on my own, 7 days out from the class, and shot better than I ever have before... Much love and respect to the MDFI crew (Trek & Shane), and I will certainly be back for more, count on it!