FULL COURSE LIST

Concealed Weapons Permit/Basic Pistol Course


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




Gals & Guns 1.0 - Women's Basic Handgun Course


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




Gals and Guns 2.0 - Women's Handgun Defense Course


Course Prerequisite: You must have successfully completed one of our other handgun courses in order to attend Gals & Guns 2.0 Handgun Defense Course, or successfully completed a comparable LIVE FIRE pistol course given by a certified instructor. This class is fast-paced and, therefore, students need to have a fairly solid knowledge of the basic fundamentals of pistol shooting. We can assess over the phone, whether you are ready to take this advanced course. Please just give me a call so we can make that determination. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. My contact information is listed on the last page of this document. Course Description: This is an open carry training course and you must have a quality leather or Kydex type holster. Your holster must be held tightly on your hip with a sturdy belt. If you have taken our Gals & Guns Basic Pistol course, or the CWP Basic Pistol course, this would be the next level course. G&G 2.0 picks up where they left off with a one (1) hour classroom lecture and then six (6) hours on the range! One of the most important aspects of this course is drawing safely, smoothly and competently to engage a threat. You will learn how to draw from the open carry position, reload, clear malfunctions, shoot from behind cover and shooting on the move. The course was designed with these concept in mind. The drills will help you determine if your current system is working for you and to make changes as needed. Please bring at least 600 rounds of quality practice ammunition. Re- manufactured or hand reloads are not permissible for this course for safety reasons. Cost: $150/student Length: 7 Hours Loadout: at least 600 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




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




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.




Gals & Guns 1.5 - Women's Intermediate Handgun Course


Course Prerequisite: You must have successfully completed one of our other handgun courses in order to attend Gals & Guns 1.5 course. Course Description: The options are plentiful for ways in which women can carry a firearm. Not all of them are recommended safe practices. During this course we will introduce you to the safest and most effective ways to safely and effectively “draw” your firearm to engage a threat. This is a four (4) hour concealed carry live-fire course which has been designed to help you determine the best way for you to carry and draw a firearm from a purse, fanny pack, inside and outside the waist band, ankle or thigh holster or a shoulder holster. Cost: $100/student Length: 5-6 Hours, usually 10:00AM to 4:00PM Loadout: 400-500 rounds of handgun ammunition




Gals and Guns 3.0 - Women's Advanced Handgun Course


Course Prerequisite: You must have successfully completed one of our other handgun courses in order to attend Gals & Guns 3.0 Handgun Defense Course, or successfully completed a comparable LIVE FIRE pistol course given by a certified instructor. This is not a course for beginners! Our Gals & Guns 3.0 is a fast paced course designed to teach you how to engage and survive a violent confrontation. All live-fire shooting drills are conducted from the position you normally carry your personal defense firearm daily. You will learn effective methods for shooting from various types of barricades, tactically load your firearm while moving, clear malfunctions while moving, selecting cover as wells as ground fighting survival shooting techniques. Cost: $150/student Length: 7-8 Hours Loadout: at least 600 rounds of handgun ammunition





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Montana Tactical Firearms Instruction

112 West Farm Rd

Three Forks, Montana

406-451-8275

sal@mtfi.org

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