9am – 7pm


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

Basic Handgun Knowledge: Student MUST have a competent working knowledge of their chosen firearm and how it works. (understand how to load/unload, lock slide back, etc.)

Physical Ability: Students MUST be able to manipulate their handgun WITHOUT assistance. (pull back slide, lock slide open, etc.)


Class Flow: RELAXED (students can expect a slow pace as we focus on the fundamentals of shooting as a team)

YSINTG®  |  You Suck! It’s Not the Gun!® is our core firearms class. Developed after witnessing scores of shooters blaming their pistol sights for missing their intended targets, YSINTG shows how focusing on and practicing the core fundamentals of shooting will greatly improve the marksmanship of any shooter regardless of skill level.

This class takes pistol shooting back to the basics. In an attempt to focus on the defensive use of a handgun, many classes do not focus a great deal of time on the ability to place a bullet precisely where the shooter wants it to go. This class is aimed at fixing that. After this class, most students show drastic improvement in their pistol shooting accuracy.

This is a great class for new shooters or experienced shooters that need to go back and refresh on the fundamentals. “YSINTG” is one of our most popular courses, and it the course most repeated by our students!


  • In-depth Firearms Responsibility (safety) and Medical Briefing
  • Dispelling Shooting Myths
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Shooting Techniques



  • Iron-Sight or Red-Dot Equipped Semi-Automatic Handgun (Red Dot needs to be sighted in)
  • 150 Rounds of Ammunition
  • 2 Magazines (more if your magazine capacity is 10 or less)
  • Quality Holster & Belt
    Note: Handgun holsters MUST meet the criteria as outlined in the MDFI gear policies and MUST be used IN CONJUNCTION WITH A BELT (see policies). Failure to bring proper gear to class will result in the student not being able to train with their firearm and forfeit tuition.
  • Eye + Ear Protection
  • You must bring your CPL (or LE credentials) to class.


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


  • Sunday
     June 30, 2024
     9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Depositshow details + $125.00 (USD)  

  • Sunday
     July 21, 2024
     9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Depositshow details + $125.00 (USD)  

  • Sunday
     August 25, 2024
     9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Depositshow details + $125.00 (USD)  


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I sucked, not the gun. I came in shooting an embarrassingly bad group, and left with something respectable. I was very nervous, as I'm not a "new" shooter but I had 0 training, just a lot of wasted rounds at the range not understanding how to get better. After taking the class, I am not an expert by any means, but I have the ability to understand why my shots aren't going where I want them to. I also feel empowered to take more classes, and will definitely be taking whatever I can at MDFI. The amount of instructor care and attention was worth it alone.

I really can't say enough about this class and MDFI. As a new student to MDFI I can confidently say Trek and his team hold by far one of the most safest, informative and fulfilling classes I have ever taken. They have far exceeded my expectations. MDFI holds a very high bar for safety which I greatly appreciate. Second to that, MDFI covers every aspect of the fundamentals of a handgun and teaches you multiple ways to correct multiple problems you could be experiencing. Not to worry about skill! Everybody there varies in skill so there is no shame in showing up even if you think you really suck (just like I did!). The class is set at a slow pace allowing for all the time you need with no time limitation. There are enough qualified instructors there to assist everyone and it felt good to have plenty of 1v1 attention even with as many students as there were. The difference I saw in my shooting from the morning vs the afternoon was noticeable and satisfying. I can now take everything I learned and continue to apply these tips towards my shooting at the range. I'm so glad I decided to give MDFI a try and I really can't wait to try some of the other classes. If you're browsing the internet and are trying to decide which organization to train with, I can't stress enough the professionalism, intelligence, and articulate delivery of information that MDFI has to offer.

This was my first time taking YSINTG. It was very informational and hands on. The instructors really helped pinpoint issues and work on improving. I am so glad that I went! I would highflying suggest this class to any shooter.

I definitely sucked (still do!); it was never my gun. The concepts and drills taught in the class will continue to serve me well for years to come. Moreover, the cold rain the day of did not stop our progress, and the instructors made the best of it and kept the entire class engages. So far as I'm concerned, it was a free additional lesson in overcoming adversity! The omnipresent focus on safety is also a welcome backdrop in the pursuit of mastery over a dangerous thing. I only wish my existing commitments this summer didn't overlap so many of the other classes!

I started getting serious about training around 2015. That's when I found MDFI. Back then, I was a know-nothing 23yo delivery driver living in my dad's basement. Minimal responsibility, living by the seat of my pants. In the current year, I am a 31yo father, husband, and respected professional in my field. My responsibilities are many and my equipment has involved significantly.

However, after all of those years, there was a disconnect. I wandered off from the simple principles of fundamental handgun shooting. YSINTG brought me back to ground zero. Where my journey started, and where it continued. In hindsight, I should have taken this class at the beginning, but instead I jumped into Foundation Handgun simply because I didn't know any better.

There was a huge lightbulb moment yesterday and thanks to Trek and Brandon, I have seen my weaknesses and have homework to do. I know what I'm doing wrong and I have the knowledge to change those things, but I have to be consistent.

Firearms have been a life long passion of mine, but there is so much more to it than buying cool stuff and shooting holes in paper. Ammunition is not as cheap as it used to be, so every round counts. It isn't just about ME any more. It's about being my best because when I leave the house with a gun in my pants and the unfortunate circumstance ever rises that I would have no other option available to use it to protect my family or myself, I would be doing everyone a disservice if I'm not on my game.

It's more of a lifestyle than just a hobby. There's thought that goes into every action as an armed citizen, every encounter, clothing choices, but the most important is mindset and capability.

I know what my gun(s) are capable of, but there is a gap between that and my current skill level because I've honestly been slacking. I was humbled in class, and I'm on the path to improve myself.

Not only has this sphere of interest introduced me to some of the most respected and prevalent SMEs in the industry, but it's also allowed me to make some of the best friends I've ever had. People that stood in my wedding, people that I can watch my children grow up with. Family. I have people I can train with, improve, and assist along our shared journey.

To MDFI, I'd like to thank you for all you have taught me and will continue to teach me. Knowledge is the gift that keeps on giving.

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