MASSAD AYOOB GROUP
Massad Ayoob Director
While many who own firearms for self-defense have become skilled shooters, there remains a high degree of confusion as to when the use of deadly force is legally justified. This is not surprising considering the myths surrounding the subject and the complexity of the laws concerning the use of force. In addition, the study of a complex and violent subject is often such an unpleasant and sobering experience that many would prefer to avoid. Yet in today's political climate it is all to common for both police officers and normally law-abiding citizens to find themselves being prosecuted for actions they believed were both reasonable and justified. One way to avoid being in this situation is to give up any attempt at self-defense. We feel a better, and safer, way is to become fully versed in how the system works. Fortunately the information needed is readily available in an easy to learn format.
If you keep a firearm for self-defense and could only attend one training course, this is without a doubt the one it should be. It not only includes practical shooting techniques and exceeds what law school covers on the subject as stated below, but introduces "after action" concepts that have amazed experienced criminal defense attorneys with their simplicity and effectiveness.
MAG-40 - An intensive 40-hour course
that combines both the MAG-20 Classroom and MAG-20 Live Fire courses.
Instruction is broken down into (the first) two days on the range and two days
of classroom. While students with very limited budgets or time may choose to take
only one or the other of the MAG-20 classes you should remember it is the
classroom portion of the training that makes these classes unique and that, due
to the amount of material we wish to cover in a short period of time,
classroom "days" can be quite long.
MAG-20/Live Fire - A two day course in the fundamentals of using 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 both accurate shot placement and correct (safe) weapon handling. The course will culminate with a police-style qualification course. Estimated ammo count: 500 rounds. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of firearms safety. Instruction by MAG Staff Tuition $400 August 17 & 18
MAG-20/Classroom - 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. Instruction by Massad Ayoob and Staff Tuition $400 Aug 19 & 20
MAG-40 Instruction by Massad Ayoob and Staff Course Tuition $800 Aug 17 - 20
Special MAG/ASAA offers - We believe attending both the MAG/40 and the ASAA 3 Day Handgun Course are required to develop
the minimal skills needed for effective armed self-defense. As this is not an inexpensive undertaking we offer several options to reduce your cost:
1. Take MAG40 and any regular ASAA 3 Day course within a year and receive a $100 discount on the tuition for a total of $1195.
2. Because many of our MAG students live outside of commuting distance, we are offering a special version of our 3 Day ASAA Handgun class beginning Monday Aug 14th. This class will is custom tailored for those who have or are attending MAG/40 but is also available to those who cannot attend our normal weekend classes because of religious or work obligations. This allows those attending MAG/40 to complete both classes in only a week and saves them both on travel cost and tuition. The cost for the full 7 days is only $1125. This class will only run if we have a minimum of 5 students enrolled.
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