MAG20 Live Fire Course

Offered exclusively by G4 Firearms

MAG20 Live Fire Course

Massad Ayoob Group MAG20 – Live Fire is a two day, 20-hour immersion course in the use of 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 fast, accurate shot placement. The course will culminate with a police-style qualification course. Estimated ammo count: 500 rounds.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of firearms safety.

  • This class will have no more than 12 students.
  • No refunds without 72-hour cancellation.

Cost: $500

G4 Firearms offers the Massad Ayoob Group MAG20 – Live Fire course in Santa Rosa, CA.

What Do I 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.  It is a good idea to bring a spare gun, if you have one, just in case your primary gun breaks. ( it happens more than you think)
  • A good quality holster. You need a safe, quality holster and belt.  Again, if you have any questions, please contact us.
  • A minimum of 3 magazines or speed loaders for your handgun.
  • A magazine pouch/holder for at least 2 of your spare magazines or speed loaders.
  • A sturdy belt, to support the above.
  • Hearing protection.
  • Eye protection.
  • Billed cap or other brimmed headwear (not red).
  • At least 500 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.
  • 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 plus a light jacket and sweater or sweatshirt (mornings and evenings can be cold, even in California).
  • 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. Audio or video recording of the class is not allowed.
  • Firearm cleaning supplies plus any 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 for MAG20 – Live Fire. You may bring additional items (such as a range bag, extra magazines, folding chairs and tables, tarps, etc.) if you choose.

Meet Your Course Instructor(s)

Scott Gabaldon instructor and owner at G4 Firearms.

Scott has been around guns all his life as a young child and due to this exposure to firearms, he has been an avid hunter and sportsman ever since. He began his quest to educate others by teaching his family. It was then he realized that other families could use the same training to have a safe household. In 2012 he became an NRA pistol instructor and has had many firearms training courses since then. He has been through basic firearms training to tactical defense and understands the value of firearms education. He has devoted last few years on teaching others the skills needed to become safe and responsible gun owners. His goal is to teach all that are willing to learn how to become their own 1st line of defense whether it’s defending their home, castle or taking on the huge responsibility of carrying a firearm in public to defend yourself, your family, or others if you choose. Scott is also a hunter safety instructor since 2014 and is certified by the County of Sonoma to teach concealed carry weapons classes as an instructor. Scott is also a USCCA certified CCW instructor and defensive fundamentals instructor. He has also studied under and has been personally taught by the best deadly force instructor in the country Massad Ayoob, he has completed MAG20-120 and has become an expert witness for deadly force shooting used in self-defense. He has taught many students learn basic handgun skills. His love for education is shown in his compassion to teach others whether a veteran or a first-time shooter. He is very patient and understanding some of the fears that a new shooter may have when trying to get comfortable with a firearm. His teachings are never intimidating, or abrasive and he makes sure you are in a safe and controlled environment. He has strong family values being a father and a husband.

Questions? Call the knowledgeable staff at G4 Firearms!