11/3 Applied Tactics: Close Quarter Battle – Morgan Hill



Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 — 8:10AM to 4:00PM


Coyote Valley Sporting Clays
1000 San Bruno Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Experienced shooters, dedicated students of the Craft, welcome to Applied Tactics, your opportunity for efficient, cost effective continuing education and advanced training.

The Applied Tactics series offers rotating topics of pertinent, real world gunfighting and self defense firearm training designed for seasoned students, law enforcement and security professionals. It is taught by a team of instructors from around the country with decades of experience in small arms combat, martial arts, use of force doctrine, and adult learning theory.

Registration for this event is restricted to students who have proven themselves to be safe gun handlers at one or more Monarch Defense Dynamic Drills Day or Skill Builder series course, or who have completed at least 2 days of formal live fire weapons training, basic military training, state certified armed security guard training, or police academy. In order to take this class you must first be proficient with the safe handling of your firearm, to include loading, unloading, manipulating safety features, moving with the weapon in hand, and using a sling and holster. We will begin this class with an evaluation of firearm safety, and those students who cannot be safe will be asked to sit out and observe, with no refunds. If you are in doubt about meeting the prerequisite, please email info@monarchdefense.org.

Applied Tactics is NOT the venue for learning the basics. We assume that students who register show up rested, hydrated, and ready to train at a high level of detail and focus. This is also not for the shooter who just wants to shoot fast and get a lot of rounds down range; For that there is Dynamic Drills Day. This program is heavily focused on problem solving, partner communication, and team work, and requires 100% mental engagement. Marksmanship and gun handling fundamental skills are expected of you, and are not the primary focus of this training. In this program our aim is to train the mind as the weapon, with the body and all other tools as simply extensions of the mind.

That’s not to say that Applied Tactics classes are physically easy. Gunfighting is a subset of the modern martial art, and as such we place a high emphasis on physical readiness and the willingness to exert. By signing up, you agree to accept the risk of injury or death, through accidents such as stumbling and falling, or through negligence, both your own or others. Safety in training is our utmost concern, but we all must accept some degree of heightened risk when we begin to inject the “square range” with the stressful and chaotic elements of reality in order to achieve the highest quality training possible.

The Applied Tactics series rotates curriculum with each class, and as such every class will dictate specific equipment. Read the packing list and course description very carefully before arriving. This program makes frequent use of UTM and Simunition brand Non Lethal Training Ammunition, in which case the cost of ammunition will be included in the cost of tuition. We train in all weather conditions, so dress and prepare accordingly.

This class size is limited. Sign up early, and sign up together with a friend to save $40. The first 6 students to register using promo code “EARLY20” take an additional $20 off their order!

In the Close Quarter Battle class, we will train on the following topics:

Firearm safety on and off the square range
Moving with the weapon in hand
Communicating with a partner by eye contact, touch, and hand signal
Close quarter battle theory and adaptations for civilian usage
Fighting in and around corners, hallways, doorways, rooms, and vehicles
Target discrimination and identification
Thinking critically under stress
High speed execution and precision marksmanship

You will need:

1 gallon of water
Pistol or revolver with magazines/speed loaders, and 200 rounds
Safe and sturdy holster with belt (If in doubt, call 408-892-5460 to discuss)
Inside the waistband holsters are okay. Appendix is okay.
Optional: Rifle or shotgun
If you bring a rifle, or shotgun with optics, make sure they are zeroed properly as we will not have time to stop and check zero.
At least 3 magazines for rifle, or method of carrying ammunition for shotgun.
If rifle, bring 200 rounds. If shotgun, bring 20 rounds of buckshot and 50 rounds of bird shot.
Cleaning kit, with barrel rod, and lubricant
Tools for mounting and adjusting your optics and accessories
Snacks, sandwich, and more water
Highly recommended: IFAK or personal first aid kit
Eye and ear protection
Closed-toe shoes
Sunscreen, hat, clothing suitable for hot weather (We shoot rain or shine)
Full night of sleep and pre-hydrate the night before


Can I borrow equipment?

Our general policy is to have loaner equipment available to you at no additional cost. However, this type of training requires that you are proficient in your tools, such as showing up to class with your optics already zeroed. That may be difficult if you are borrowing gear. We recommend that you contact us well in advance if you need to borrow anything.

Can I buy ammunition?

Selling ammunition is not our primary business, nonetheless, we keep on hand several thousand rounds of all of the common calibers, for your convenience in case you don’t have time to buy it before class. Email info@monarchdefense.org if you need to include ammo along with your training.

Is there an age limit to enter the event?

Generally speaking, this is an adult level program.

Can I shoot reloads?


Can I wear/shoot a backup gun for the drills?


My friend wants to attend, but he/she has never shot before. Can he/she come?

This event is not appropriate for a first time gun-handler. You can invite him or her to observe, and contact us at info@monarchdefense.org to schedule an appropriate first class with one of our instructors in your area.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Please no steel core, armor piercing, incendiary, or tracer ammunition. Do not consume alcohol or any mind altering substance before or during the shooting.

How can I contact the organizer with my questions?

Brian Wang is the event organizer. He can be reached at 408-892-5460 or info@monarchdefense.org

What is the refund policy?

Refunds are not accepted for this event. Full credit can be applied toward future classes or events with 7 days advanced notice. 50% credit can be applied towards a future class if you give between 1 and 6 days of advanced notice. Please note, this is a new, more relaxed, and updated reschedule policy as of September 2019.