Judicious Use of Deadly Force
Massad Ayoob designed the Introduction to Deadly Force class as an extract of the key lecture portions of his famous forty-hour LFI-I course, considered the national standard for the training of law abiding armed citizens in the judicious use of lethal force in self defense.
The class goes far beyond Ayoob's famous book "In the Gravest Extreme," long accepted as the authoritative text on the subject. "I can't control who reads a book," says Ayoob. "There are certain strategies that, put in print, could become a blueprint for face to face confrontations. This course is open only to those persons who have proven to us that they've passed a criminal record/character background check."
Strategies include taking suspects at gunpoint, interacting with witnesses at the scene of a shooting or drawn gun incident, and interaction with responding and interrogating police officers. Other material covers tactics for dealing with armed robbers, home invaders, rapists, muggers, carjackers, and other assailants.
Selection of optimum firearms, ammunition, and holsters and other accessories are covered but not emphasized. This is a software class more than a hardware class, devoted to the legal, ethical, and moral parameters of defending oneself and others with lethal force. The two points of emphasis are "street survival" and "court survival." Throughout, the thrust is on developing a mindset that allow you to cope with life-threatening stress while remaining totally defensible in a court of law. Judges and attorneys who've taken the class say that the deadly force training therein exceeds that taught in law school; police instructors who've taken this two-day, intensive weekend lecture-and-video program agree that it goes far beyond the police academy as well.
The graduate can subsequently take the two-day, live-fire(500 round) LFI-I completion course, becoming eligible for full LFI-I certification subject to passing the written exam and police-type live-fire qualification.
All students must show proof of having passed criminal record/character background check. Acceptable credentials include concealed carry permit, FID cas, FFL, or letter from a police department confirming background.
The class is taught personally by Massad Ayoob.