MDFI – Low Light Carbine

The Low Light Carbine class started at dusk on day two. We started with safety, of course. After some specific instruction on range rules for this night shoot Steve demonstrated methods of holding and using hand held lights with carbines

Fourteen students attended two days of defensive shooting classes taught by Steve Fisher of Michigan Defensive Firearms Institute. MDFI was invited by Tucson Guns and Western Artifacts, a gun store on Tucsons East Side. The classes were held north of Tucson at the Pima Pistol Club Shooting Range. The two days were divided into four parts, day one was Defensive Pistol Level Two, followed by a Low Light Pistol Class in the evening. Day Two was Defensive Carbine Level Two followed by an full evening of Low Light Carbine instruction. All the students learned a lot and skills improved. Here are four reviews of the two days of training along with some links and info on the instructors and hosts. If these reviews make you curious about firearms training, do some research and plan to attend a class. Firearms training is great fun, and it could possibly save your life one day

Low Light Carbine Class

General Information:

  • 3 Hour training.
  • Limited to 8 participants.

Pre-requisite:
CPL or other pistol marksmanship certification.

Topics Covered:
Class is held from late evening until after dark.

Requirements:

  • Clear shooting glasses.
  • A good flashlight and batteries.
  • Handgun.
  • Strong side holsters.
  • 400 rounds of ammunition.
  • 3 magazines.
  • Magazine holders.
  • Snacks and drink for 3 hours of training.

The Low Light Carbine class started at dusk on day two. We started with safety, of course. After some specific instruction on range rules for this night shoot Steve demonstrated methods of holding and using hand held lights with carbines

Knowing what to do with alternate systems, like the AK if you normally shoot an AR, and knowing how to use hand held lights if you normally use a mounted style was covered by Steve. Alternate methods for holding the light were demoed and students were encouraged to use each to see what worked best for them

There are not a lot of photos of this section of the class only because the photographer was more busy shooting than taking pics during this phase of the class

The students of MDFI’s Tucson classes of May 2008

This was Day Two of a Two Day visit from MDFI in Tucson AZ

  • Day One – Pistol 2
  • Day Two – Carbine 2
  • Day One – Low Light Pistol
  • Day Two – Low Light Carbine

Michigan Defensive Firearms Institute is a Michigan-based training company that has been providing real-world firearms training to military, law enforcement, and qualified civilians since 2001.

Classes available for groups or individuals, beginners or advanced training.

www.MichiganTrainer.com

MDFI was brought down to Tucson by Tucson Guns and Western Artifacts.

Thanks to Bob, Scott and Shane. Also big thanks to the guys who also helped out by driving the Michiganers to and from the airport and to the range, to dinner, to the gun shop, etc.

We all look forward to seeing MDFI in Tucson again soon

American Confederation of Tactical Shooters
ACTS Purpose

To provide a sport in which Civilian rifle owners along with Military and Law Enforcement professionals can practice ‘real world’ shooting skills in a sporting venue that has not been offered by any other shooting discipline or association.

To promote the safe practical, proficient use of rifles. To foster sportsmanship and camaraderie among rifle owners, and to support and defend the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Are you interested in shooting an ACTS match?
Come down and check us out. Visitors are welcome, just check in at the office and let the range officers know who you are and they will get you a tour of the ranges, and you can talk to the shooters and see how the stages are shot. We are all proud of our safety record (zero incidents) and are happy to answer questions. If you live in Phoenix, Casa Grande, Benson, Serria Vista or anyplace else within driving distance. Come on down and shoot with us. You will literally have a blast. It’s not like shooting at any range you’ve shot before and the skills you’ll learn could one day save your life.