What

MAG20 Classroom – Armed Citizens’ Rules of Engagement:
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.
Cost: $500


MAG40:
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.

Prerequisite: basic understanding of firearms safety.
Cost: $1000


MAG120:

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.

Prerequisites: MAG80 or LFI II.

Cost: $1200


MAG30 Range:

David Maglio Teaching a pistol class

MAG30 / Range is a three-day course specifically designed to bring the MAG40 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

Cost: $500


Defensive Rifle for the Armed Citizen

David Maglio teaching a rifle class

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.

Instructor: David Maglio

Cost: $200.00

MAG20 Live Fire:
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.
Cost: $500


MAG80:
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: MAG20 Classroom plus MAG20 Live Fire; MAG40; LFI I.
Cost: $1100


MAG180:

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.”

Prerequisites: MAG120 or an LFI III Certificate. MAG-30 Range, Advanced Handgun Course is STRONGLY encouraged.

Cost: $2000


MAG-IC: Massad Ayoob Group – Instructor Course:

David Maglio shooting a revolver with fire

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 MAG20 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

Cost: $1000


Use of Deadly Force Instructor Class

Massad Ayoob and Marty Hayes

Taught personally by Massad Ayoob, this one week 40+ hour course of instruction is offered by the Massad Ayoob Group in conjunction with Marty Hayes of The Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network to teach and certify self-defense firearms instructors in the complicated and nuanced discipline of teaching the legalities of use of deadly force in self-defense. Teaching how to shoot is the easy part. Much tougher is teaching people when and when not to use force, including deadly force, in self-defense. In addition to learning what to teach and how to present it, students will also learn how to take their expertise to court, to both serve as a material witness for their students, and perhaps an expert witness in other self-defense court cases.

Pre-requisites: Instructor credentials or membership in the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network, Inc.

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

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