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MAG-30 Live Fire – Massad Ayoob Group

Saturday, September 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0

- $575
Massad Ayoob Group MAG-30

Massad Ayoob is the nation’s leading expert on the use of lethal force in self-defense.  David Maglio developed the MAG-30 Live-Fire curriculum from the Massad Ayoob Group MAG-20 Live-Fire curriculum.  Mas has certified David to teach this curriculum.

This course is instructed by MAG Senior Instructor David Maglio.

Whether you have firearms for the defense of your home, carry a gun for self defense, carry a firearm as part of your job it is in your best interest to understand:

  • how to use your firearm efficiently
  • increasing the speed at which you can deliver accurate fire
  • increasing the distance where you can reliably apply your use of force
  • how to prepare yourself for the use of lethal force
  • what skills you need to achieve fast and accurate hits when you need to defend yourself

The Massad Ayoob Group MAG-30 is the newest live fore course available to MAG students.

MAG-30 Range is a three-day course is specifically designed to bring the MAG-20 Range or MAG-40 Graduate to the next level of their shooting skills using Massad Ayoob’s Defensive Handgun Shooting System.

The three day, “shoot till you puke,” MAG-30 Range is a physically and mentally demanding live-fire course.  The course of fire is carefully structured for maximum efficiency and to provide you more learning potential from the 3000 rounds you will fire.

Throughout the 3 days you will train the core techniques and perform skill builder drills.

Finally, you will have the opportunity to qualify on the core skills.  A minimum score is required for each of the 7 qualifications.  The 5 Standard Speed Qualifications from the MAG-40 qualifications require a 90% score of 270 out of 300.The remaining qualifications are completed at double speed and triple speed and require a 70% score of 225 point out of 300.  During the qualifications all techniques must be performed properly, within the time limits, with passing scores, to receive a MAG-30 Range certificate.

Students who fall short of the qualification standards will receive a MAG Qualification Update certificate, if those requirements are met.

Each student will need “muff type” ear protection and eye protection for this course.

This course will fill to capacity so register early.

You will spend 30 hours on the range focusing on fast and accurate shot placement.

September 22-24, 2018 8:30a – 6:30p

Southington Hunt Club
10321 Silica Sands Road
Garrettsville, OH 44231

In this course you will spend all three days on the range.

Range work will include instruction in the use of the defensive handgun when you are facing extreme stress.

  • how you can properly draw your handgun from concealment
  • two-handed stances
  • shooting from cover
  • one-handed stances with either hand
  • speed reloading

These skills and more are taught with an overall emphasis on fast, accurate shot placement.

The live fire portion of the course will culminate with an opportunity to complete a police-style handgun qualification course.

The Southington Law Enforcement and Military Training Facility is an outdoor shooting range and is located at:

10321 Silica Sands Road
Garrettsville, OH 44231


  • A MAG-40, a LFI-1, a StressFire OR a MAG-20 Range certificate
  • A clean background show with one of the following documents:
    • Current Military or LE ID
    • Current Concealed Carry Permit
    • A current background check conducted by your local or State LE Agency

* at the time of registration please scan or make a photo copy of both sides of your State issued ID and your proof of clean background (CCW permit or valid LE or mil ID) and reply to your registration email with the doc attached or mail to:

Safety Solutions Academy

Attn: Paul Carlson
8584 E Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

Without proof of a clean background you will not be permitted to attend this course.

What you should bring:

  • A good quality handgun suitable for self-protection and/or concealed carry
    • Remember that you will be firing approximately 500 rounds during this class, so ultra-lightweight firearms, though suitable for concealed carry, are not a good choice for class use
    • If you have any questions about the suitability of your gun, please contact us.
    • Bring a spare gun, if you have one, just in case your primary gun breaks. ( it happens more than you think)
    • If you are traveling  to take this course and would like to rent a handgun SSA has a limited number of handguns available for rental (available at checkout)
  • A good quality holster – NO SERPA holsters will be permitted in this course.
    • You need a safe, quality holster and belt.
    • Again, if you have any questions, please contact us.
  • A minimum of 5 magazines or speed loaders for your handgun.  All magazines or speed loaders must be worn in a magazine pouch or speed loader holder on the student’s belt.
  • A sturdy belt, to support the above.
  • Muff Type Hearing protection.
  • Eye protection.
  • Billed cap or other brimmed headwear.
  • At least 3000 rounds of decent quality, reliable ammunition.
    • Range ammunition (FMJ, etc.) is fine.
    • You do not need to use premium self defense ammo for this course.
    • Ammunition will be available for pre order and pick up at the start of the course ( watch for it when you check out)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather and the range. If necessary, we will finish our range work in whatever conditions exist at class time, live-fire classes run rain or shine, mud may be involved.
    • Raingear
    • A light jacket and sweater or sweatshirt
    • Hat
    • Gloves
  • Note taking materials.
    • You will need to take LOTS of notes. We’ll explain why when you get here.
    • If you wish to use a laptop computer or a tablet, that is OK  (you may also want to bring an extension cord/power strip).
    • Audio or video recording of the class is not allowed.
  • Firearm cleaning supplies
    • Related tools
    • Lubricants that you might need.
  • A flashlight. Although we will not be doing any night shooting, it can get getting dark fairly early and some of our facilities have no lighting at the range.  A flashlight might be handy for packing up your gear and getting to your car.

Please note that the above list is just the essentials. You may bring additional items (such as a range bag, extra magazines,  folding chairs and tables, tarps etc.), if you choose.

The Southington Law Enforcement and Military Training Facility has both flush and portable toilets, although the flush toilets are located a good distance from the range.  For your comfort you might want to bring wipes, disposable washcloths and / or hand sanitizer.

Please bring your own lunches, snacks, beverages etc. We have a “working lunch” in all classes. Our facility does not have a place close enough to purchase meals and get back in a reasonable amount of time. Remember that class days are 10 hour days so if you need another meal in that amount of time please bring it.  Bring water, while we do provide water at all of our locations, it never hurts to bring some more. Everyone has a different need when it comes to comfortable seating, if that might be an issue for you feel free to bring a cushion to sit on.

Travel to North East Ohio

Follow this link for more information about how you can travel to the Cleveland area for this or any other SSA course.

Lodging Information

The official hotel for the event is the Newton Falls Holiday Inn Express.  There is a block of rooms reserved for the price of $91 a night.  When making your reservation use the group name “SSA MAG.”  Other lodging options are covered at the link above regarding travel to NE Ohio.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Safety Solutions Academy, LLC via email or give us a call we will be happy to address any questions you might have.

All Classes meet at 8:30 AM on the First Day


Saturday, September 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am
Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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David Maglio


Southington Hunt Club
10321 Silica Sand Road
Garrettsville, OH 44023 United States
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