Post By Secret Spuk
Post By RoadRunner71
Post By Blue Thunder
Post By sealteam20001
July 14th, 2013 03:58 PM
After Action Report: MDFI Handgun 1 & 2
Who: David Pyzik
What: MDFI (Michigan Defensive Firearms Institute) Handgun 1 & 2
When: July 12, 2013
Where: Midland, MI
Why: To be more proficient and confident with my carry pistols.
My training background: None, really. CPL and Dynamic Handgun DVDs.
What I expected: I expected to come away with knowledge of failure drills, getting gun back in the fight and weapons manipulation.
What I learned: Check my surroundings after an engagement; Keith got me a couple times. You may have to climb on an object to shoot down at a target in a crowded area to minimize risk of bullet over travel or missed shots. Shooting from the ground. Failure drills, retaining the mag if it’s your only one.
What my next steps are: More training. I’d like to do a low light class. Also, more non-firearms related training (less-lethal, first aid and physical).
Any other comments/critiques: I liked the fact that we worked on a “Hot Range”, I actually feel safer than having everyone unloading and handling firearms just to leave the line.
Both pistols ran flawlessly. The first 250 rounds through my full size were dirty cast lead reloads. Fouling all over the extractor and chamber and the gun just kept running.
S&W M&P9 & M&P9c
3 spare magazines
Raven Concealement Phantom Holster & Vanguard 2
Blade Tech Magazine carriers
Gear changes after class: I will now start carrying at least a spare mag with me. I borrowed mag carriers for the class and am now ordering some of my own.
July 14th, 2013 07:34 PM
Clear, concise, and to the point. I like it.... The report that is...
July 15th, 2013 09:49 AM
I have trained with MDFI many times in the past. They are pretty good. Steve, Tom and Trek know their stuff. I haven't had the pleasure to work with some of the new batch of trainers but I've heard good things.
They will hammer in the basics real fast.
If you get the chance, don't pass up their YSINTG course. I don't care how good a shot you THINK you are, you WILL be better after this course.
Good AAR, now you know at least some of what you didn't know before. Keep working on it. There is ALWAYS more to learn!
"Mind own business"
"Always cut cards"
July 15th, 2013 10:12 AM
Thanks Roadrunner. I've taken a knife class and a ground class with Keith too, he's a great instructor.
Yes, YSINTG is on my list. :)
July 15th, 2013 08:11 PM
Excellent report. I have taken 4 Gunfighting courses and one Alumnus course. 30 minutes into the first course I became very comfortable with the 360 degree course as I was watching the others and the instructor was watching all of us. One good thing in these courses is that folks that just bought a gun and ammo are not taking them. The classes have all participants giving a short resume of your shooting background and you see how capable most if not all are. Life is a 360 degree situation and there is no "Unload and Show Clear". BTW, all the courses wanted you to arrive CCW and loaded ready to go to the line and shoot after the safety briefing.
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July 15th, 2013 08:27 PM
July 15th, 2013 09:13 PM
Blue, same here... we all showed up guns in holsters ready to go. You touched one thing I really enjoyed and failed to mention. My comfort with the shooters around me. All but one were at least as experienced as me. Even the one guy who wasn't quite as experienced was very competent and had more experience than most of the guys at my local range.
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