Applied Tactics: Force on Force – San Jose, CA – 9AM


Sunday, June 30, 2019 — 9:10AM to 5:00PM


Coyote Valley Sporting Clays
1000 San Bruno Avenue
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, armed professionals, and firearm instructors. It is taught by professionals 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 completed at least one Monarch Defense Dynamic Drills Day or Skill Builder series course, or who have completed at least 2 days of formal live fire weapons training on the type of weapon you will use, basic military training, state armed security guard certification, 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 all classes with a live fire test 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.

This month, we will train on the following topics:

Firearm safety on and off the square range

Col. John Boyd’s OODA Loop principle

Human reaction time, tunnel vision, auditory exclusion, and confusion under stress

Balancing aggression and decisiveness with clear thought and problem solving

Developing methods of silent eye contact and touch communication

Reacting to deadly threat by seeking cover and returning accurate rapid fire

Fighting in the open, around man made structures, and vehicles

Partner cover and vector movements to counter ambush

High speed execution and precision marksmanship

This 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 is limited to 12 shooters. Sign up together with a friend and receive a $20 discount per person. Be one of the first 6 to register, and take an additional $20 discount using the code “EARLY20”.

You will need:

1 gallon of water

Handgun with magazines/speed loaders, and 200 rounds

Safe and sturdy holster with belt (If in doubt, call 408-892-5460 to discuss)

Rifle or shotgun that is zeroed, and at least 3 magazines for rifle, or method of carrying ammunition for shotgun.

If rifle, bring 200 rounds. If shotgun, bring 50 buck and 20 slug.

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

Double layer of long sleeve clothing, boots, and protective gloves

Simunition 12GA conversion, ammunition, and weapon will be provided, but you are welcome to bring and train with your own 12GA pump action shotgun, if you don’t mind other students sharing it

UTM protective helmets will be provided

UTM AR15 bolts, ammunition, and weapons will be provided, but you are welcome to bring and train with your own 5.56x45mm AR15 type weapon, if you don’t mind other students sharing it

Simunition/ UTM Glock 17 conversion kits, ammunition, and weapons will be provided, bring your own holster

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

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.