A two-day, 20-hour immersion course in rules of engagement for armed law-abiding private citizens, emphasizing legal issues, tactical issues, and aftermath management. Topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, responding police officers…threat recognition and mind-set…management of social and psychological aftermath after having had to use lethal force in defense of self or others…and preparing beforehand for legal repercussions and minimizing exposure to them. Situations in the home, at the place of business, or “on the street” will all be covered. Prerequisite: none.
A two day, 20 hour immersion course in the use of the defensive handgun under extreme stress. Draw from concealment, two-handed stances, shooting from cover, one-handed stances with either hand, speed reloading, and more are taught with an overall emphasis on fast, accurate shot placement. The course will culminate with a police-style qualification course. Estimated ammo count: 500 rounds. Prerequisite: basic understanding of firearms safety.
This is an intense, four-day, 40-hour immersion course in the “rules of engagement” for armed law-abiding private citizens. The course emphasizes legal issues, tactical issues, and aftermath management. Topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, responding police officers, threat recognition and mind-set, and the management of the social and psychological aftermath of having to use lethal force in defense of self or others. Also covered is preparing beforehand for legal repercussions and minimizing your exposure to them. Situations in the home, at the place of business, or “on the street” will all be covered. Range work will include instruction in the use of the defensive handgun under extreme stress. Drawing from concealment, two-handed stances, shooting from cover, one-handed stances with either hand, speed reloading, and more are taught with an overall emphasis on fast, accurate shot placement. The course will culminate with a written examination covering the classroom topics and a police-style handgun qualification course.
An intensive study of defensive firearms that teaches extreme speed for hits, and includes shooting at greater distances, and management of such contingencies as weak hand draws, one-hand only reloads and malfunction clearing if wounded, etc. Students receive several hours of hands-on training in handgun disarming, and in countering attempts by an attacker to disarm them. Shooting while moving, and use of long guns for defense, are among the areas covered. Round count: 500 handgun, 100 long gun. Prerequisites: MAG-20/Classroom plus MAG-20/Live Fire; MAG-40; LFI-I.
The course includes: “outer limits” exercises of advanced combat handgun skill…advanced combat shotgun…introduction to assault rifle and submachine gun…ambidextrous shooting skill…shooting under extreme pressure…advanced subtleties of self-protection both on the street and in the courtroom. Full certification in weapon retention and Kuboton/Persuader are included. Ideal for the instructor or future instructor. 40 hrs. Submachine guns will be available depending on location.
MAG-180 is the Massad Ayoob Group’s most advanced program.
Mastery of handgun retention advances to Instructor level. You will train career cops in this critical survival skill and certify them yourself. Mastery of the Kubotan/Persuader you learned in MAG-120 advances to instructor level also.
Shooting progresses to an extremely fast level with Handgun, Shotgun and Rifle.
MAG-180 is where we “go beyond the envelope.”
Non-negotiable prerequisite for this course is MAG-120 or an LFI-3 Certificate.
We won’t tell you all of what 2018 brings…until you get there. Suffice to say the tradition will continue. This will be the first offering this course. Mas has not conducted a similar course in over 11 years.
There will be a maximum of 30 students
MAG 30/Range is a three-day course specifically designed to bring the MAG 40 Graduate to the next level of their shooting skills using Massad Ayoob’s Defensive Handgun Shooting System. MAG 30/Range is an extremely structured, physically and mentally demanding course.
Instructor: David Maglio
This is a Subject Matter Instructor Course and NOT an Instructor Development Course. MAG-IC is a demanding three full day Course of Fire designed specifically to expose the MAG Instructor Candidate to Massad Ayoob’s Defensive Handgun Shooting System developed and pioneered in the early 1970’s and has been continually refined. The Course of Fire will include all handgun techniques of Massad Ayoob’s Defensive Handgun Shooting System. Instructor Candidates will have a complete understanding of the core Massad Ayoob Defensive Handgun Shooting System, Firing Line Etiquette, Cold Range Philosophy, MAG Range Terminology, Range Commands and the administrative paperwork of a MAG-20 Range Course. A detailed Course of Fire and other necessary handouts and forms will be provided for each Instructor Candidate upon the safe and successful completion of the MAG Instructor Course.
Instructor: David Maglio
This one-day course is specifically designed around the most common rifle platform used by Armed Citizens in the United States, the AR-15 or M4 family. Other rifles are allowed in this course however the Course of Fire revolves around semi-automatic rifles using 30 round magazines.
“Defensive Rifle Skills for the Armed Citizen” is NOT a “MILITARY or SWAT TEAM” course. This course is for “Armed Citizens” in a defensive role for novice and beginner first time users to limited experience rifle owners.
Instruction includes nomenclature, parts, accessories, slings, sights, optics, ammunition selection as well as cleaning and maintenance of the AR-15 or M4 rifle family. The Staff will assist each student in performing zeroing (sighting in) the student’s rifle with either iron sights, red dot sights or optics. A detailed explanation and the reasoning for specific distances in zeroing involving the “defensive” use of the rifle with each type sights is also covered.
Each student will then perform several shooting drills including safely operating the rifle, stances to improve accuracy, emergency reloads, engaging multiple targets, malfunction clearances, grip, trigger cycling and individual and partner movement. Each student will need three magazines and a way to carry those magazines on their body. The Course of Fire includes firing approximately 500 rounds of ammunition from various distances from 4 to 50 yards in a number of shooting positions.
This will be the first of a three-part rifle series which will also include “Intermediate” then “Advanced” Rifle Skills for the Armed Citizen available through the Massad Ayoob Group.
Instructor: David Maglio
Due to the nature of our instruction, it is necessary to provide us with one or more of the following when registering for all classes:
a. Current State Issued Permit to carry a concealed handgun
b. Current FFL – Federal Firearms License
c. Current FOID Card (Illinois Residents only)
d. Current Police or Military ID
e. Other current proof of clean criminal record. Most sheriff’s departments will run these for you at a nominal fee, done routinely in many occupations