6/23 Defensive Handgun Skill Builder – Myakka, FL – 9AM



Sunday, June 23, 2019 — 9:10AM to 4:00PM EST


Bay 2, Manatee Gun and Archery Club
1805 Logue Rd, Myakka City, FL 34251


Skill Builder is the forge where Warrior Scholars are created. Your goal is to be a proficient, confident gun handler, a thinker and a fighter. You are the defender of that which is good, just, and pure. Your desire for love and peace leads you to see the necessity of violence should the time come. This program is for you if you are willing to put in the time and dedication, attention to detail, and consistent repetition to develop mastery.

The Skill Builder series is not a class, it is a training philosophy and teaching format which is designed to provide shooters of a wide range of skill levels with an affordable opportunity for regularly scheduled, local, and ongoing education. Skill Builder is built for self-starters who are eager to learn, who have already begun the process of accumulating the skills and equipment necessary to protect self, family, and community, and are looking to add the missing piece of hands-on training.

This program offers regularly scheduled, no-bullshit, safety conscious, time efficient live fire training to supplement your personal journey in the modern martial art. Every month we focus on reviewing the essentials in the morning, and adding to your repertoire by training on something new in the afternoon. Those who come every month to train find not only new knowledge and skills, but also camaraderie with good upstanding citizens, and a community of friends devoted to a common path.

All Skill Builder classes follow the same basic formula: Check in and set up, safety brief, stretching, dry practice, static live fire, dynamic live fire, class photo, debrief, and clean up. We always review safety in the morning, and break down the day into bite sized focused instruction blocks. We shoot live fire drills in a logical progression, starting from the most basic and building in complexity, speed and technical challenge.

As a student of the Skill Builder series, you will push yourself to mental exhaustion, run your equipment to the point of failure, develop confidence in your gun-handling abilities and metal toughness, grow in discipline and moral character, and become faster, stronger, more alert, and more accurate than you previously thought possible.

Those who have seen the light understand that there is no such thing as an “advanced” technique, or an “advanced” gunfight. Simply put, the mastery of core principles, or the lack thereof, is the only thing which differentiates the professional from the amateur, the victor from the victim.

This month’s Skill Builder focuses on Handgun techniques in the context of interpersonal combat.

Your goal will be to practice and master the following:

Universal principles of gun safety

Understanding the advantages and limitations of the modern handgun

Slow, meticulous, efficient weapon manipulation

Non-diagnostic clearance of simple malfunctions

Smooth, efficient, fast presentation from ready positions

Slow, consistent, safe use of the holster

Effective use of coats and cover garments in concealed carry

Aggressive, stable, and mobile fighting stance

Alternate crude aiming methods for speed shooting

Fast, instinctive point shooting

One handed pistol marksmanship and manipulation

Movement, awkward positions, and using cover

Tactical anatomy, terminal ballistics, and precise shot placement

You will need:

1 gallon of water

Pistol or revolver

250 rounds of practice ammo

A stiff belt attached to your pants, with a safe and sturdy holster (If in doubt, call 408-892-5460 to discuss)

Optional: Back up handgun and holster

At least 2 spare magazines for primary, 3 or more if single stack or speed loader

Pockets or pouches for your ammunition

Gun cleaning kit with oil, barrel cleaning rod, and tools for mounting and adjusting your optics and accessories

Eye and ear protection

Closed-toe shoes

Sunscreen, bug spray, hat, weather appropriate clothing; We shoot rain or shine

Optional: Leather gloves, folding table, chair, and shade canopy, snack

Register Early. Cost for the event will be $155, but those who register together with a friend take a $20 off per person! In addition, the first 6 customers to register using promo code “EARLY20” receive a $20 discount off their total price!

New to the program? Read Frequently Asked Questions and Dynamic Drills Day Tips

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. Credit can be applied toward future classes or events with 7 days advanced notice.