I can add a few things from my perspective.
This was my first class and the reason I choose this class was based on Mike’s reputation. I was not interested in a mega round count blast away type of class. Reading other reviews of the CTTS classes I was expecting plenty of shooting but also some really good stuff on malfunctions and AR operation.
The malfunction clearance block was well worth the cost of the class. Mike really understands how the AR works and his methods of clearing malfunctions are simple and effective. These methods don’t require you to look at the gun and are designed to work exactly the same in broad daylight or pitch black. Learning to quickly clear a bolt override double feed or a charging handle impingement while blindfolded is the big hard skill take away I got from the class.
We shot a variety of drills including several different types of half and half, 4/100, S drills, 10 magazine reloading drills. I shot almost 1200 rnds and never felt like we were blowing through ammo just to bolster the course round count.
Mike’s attitude as an instructor was great. I half expected a little grief at the beginning of the class because I showed up with a Hubble telescope on my AR but he just asked a few questions about the unconventional adjustments and that was it.
If you can figure out a way to get to one of his classes I highly recommend you do it.