Courses

Concealed Weapons Permit/Basic Pistol Course

This course is great for those with little to no experience with handguns, or those who want a refresher. The two main goals of this class are how to safety operate your handgun and how to effectively stop a threat. Topics covered ranging from picking the best handgun and accessories for you and your particular needs, handgun nomenclature and operation, ammunition, fundamentals of shooting, and cleaning/maintenance. We also go over Montana State Gun Laws regarding carrying a concealed firearm. 

Cost: $100/student 

Length: 8-9 Hours, usually 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Loadout: 50-60 rounds of handgun ammunition

Gals & Guns

This course is our Basic Handgun Course, but open to women only. We have found women prefer and learn better in a all women environment. Just like the Basic Handgun course, the two main goals of this class are how to safety operate your handgun, and two, how to effectively stop a threat. Unlike the Basic Handgun course, we spend time to go over situational awareness and personal protection (without a firearm) inside and outside the home. Topics covered ranging from picking the best handgun and accessories for you and your particular needs, handgun nomenclature and operation, ammunition, fundamentals of shooting, and cleaning/maintenance. We also go over Montana State Gun Laws regarding carrying a concealed firearm. 

Cost: $100/student 

Length: 8-9 Hours, usually 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Loadout: 50-60 rounds of handgun ammunition

Carbine Self Defense Course - Module I

Develop the mindset and skills required to safely and effectively use your carbine rifle by understanding how it operates, what types of malfunctions can be anticipated, and being able to problem solve obstacles, which may arise during its use. After a short time in the classroom discussing this and after confirming everyone’s rifle is zeroed in, it’s out to the range! Topics covered include Loading, reloading (speed and tactical), movement (forward, rear, lateral, 90 degrees), shooting from behind/around cover and a vehicle, urban prone, how to clear common malfunctions, as well as other topics based on time and proficiency of the class.

Cost: $150/student 

Length: 8-9 hours, usually 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Loadout: 500-600 rounds of .223/5.56

Semi Auto Handgun Combat Course - Module I

Handgun 1 is an intermediate level course focused primarily on practical, real world scenarios and skill building for Concealed Carry and home protection. It is great for those who have taken our Basic Handgun/Concealed Weapon’s Permit Course and who want to spend more time on the range. The course will cover drawing, reloading (speed/tactical), clearing malfunctions (Type1-3), movement (forward, rear, lateral), shooting from cover/barricade, and other drills/topics based on speed and desire from the class. This course is best for compact to full sized handguns’ sub-compact or pocket sized carry guns will not fair well. 

Cost: $150/student

Length: 8-9 hours, usually 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Loadout: 500-600 rounds of 9/40/45 ammunition 

S.T.A.R.S. - Situational Tactics Awareness & Response

Due to repeated requests from clients, we have developed the STARS Self-Defense course to answer the question, “What can I do to defend myself when carrying a firearm is not legal, or I just don’t want to carry a gun?” STARS is a practical, simple and effective and self-defense system which can be used for varied types of threats and conditions including: situational tactical awareness in public places, introduction to human predator, understanding effective crime prevention tactics, hardening your home from burglars, vehicle security, response to a threat, understanding the transfer of kinetic energy, natural onboard self-defense tools, striking points, blocks, finger locks, wrist releases, kicks, conventional & improvised self-defense tools.

 Cost: $150/student

Length: 8-9 hours, usually 9:00AM to 6:00PM

AC3 - Advanced Concealed Carry Concepts

If you carry concealed, then you should practice how you play. With this concept in mind, we designed our AC3 course. You will learn how to effectively draw and engage a threat as well as reload, all while carrying your firearm in an effective, concealed manner. The course will cover drawing, reloading (speed/tactical), clearing malfunctions (Type1-3), movement (forward, rear, lateral) and shooting from cover/barricade; all from concealment.  We encourage students to attend the course with their current concealed carry firearm and do the drills as they carry on a daily basis. This will allow them to figure out if their current system is working for them effectively or not. 

**One of our Basic Level Courses is a pre-requisite for this course, please sign up directly with Sal by emailing him at sal@mtfi.org. If you have previous firearms training and have never taken a class with us, you will have to provide proof of said training.**

Length: 8-9 hours, usually 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Loadout: 500-600 rounds 

S.O.T.A.C.C. - Security Officer's Training And Certification Courses

Effective October 28, 2017, the Montana State Board of Private Security now requires sixteen (16) hours of formal training per state mandate 24.182.801 for anyone wishing to become a licensed Security Guard in Montana

 Our S.O.T.A.C.C curriculum is a board certified mini-academy that covers all topics required by the state in a two-day course.

 Topics covered in the course, and required by the state include:

  • The role and function of the security guard
  • Federal, state, and local statutes and rules applicable to the practice of private security guards
  • Interaction and cooperation with law enforcement
  • Limitations on the use of force and the use-of-force continuum
  • Emergency procedures and hazardous material preparedness
  • Communication skills, report writing, and radio communication
  • Crisis intervention and crowd control
  • Patrol techniques
  • Confidentiality and right of privacy
  • Searches of persons and property
  • Limitations on the power to arrest and detain suspects
  • Treatment of juveniles, persons with physical or mental disabilities, and other special classes
  • Preservation of a crime scene and handling of evidence
  • Preventing abuse of authority

Montana Tactical Firearms Instruction also offers an additional two days of defensive handgun training. Our Combat Handgun 1 is a fourteen (14) hour course which covers topics such as: drawing, reloads, malfunction clearing, movement, cover/concealment, one-handed/weak handed shooting, and much more. Expect to spend the whole day on the range, shooting 1000+ rounds from your duty handgun.

 New to law enforcement and don’t have a wide knowledge base of handguns or defensive shooting tactics? Not to worry, we will spend the time to get you squared away and comfortable with a handgun that fits you and your needs!

 S.T.A.R.S. For Security Officers

We also offer our popular S.T.A.R.S course specially geared towards security officers and law enforcement officers. The course covers non-firearms and hand-to-hand techniques including (but not limited to) handcuffing, chemical agents, batons, escorting, wrist locks, weapons retention, stripping weapons from others, and much more. 

Carbine 2 - Low Light and Vehicle Defense

This is an advanced applications course. As such, previous formal carbine training or Law Enforcement experience is required. Any exceptions are handled on a case by case basis. Please feel free to contact us with any questions! 

Course Topics Include: 

Live-fire Carbine Rifle Ground Fighting Techniques

Live-fire Vehicle Defense Training

Night Vision Devises & Silencers Training Live-fire Opportunity

Entering and Exiting a Building and Rooms Safely

Extreme Close Quarters Movement & Shooting

Rifle Retention & Takeaways

Personal Defense Training for Inside and Outside the Home 

Carbine Low & No Light Shooting / Integrated Training

 

Cost: $150/student

Time: 4:00pm to 12:00am

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