Sat 7/14- Fighting Rifle Skill Builder – Hempstead TX – 9AM


Saturday, July 14, 2018 — 9:00AM to 3:00PM


The Impactzone Range, Hempstead, TX


Here the warrior scholar is forged. Pounded to perfection through discipline and dedicated study, repetition and attention to detail.

Welcome to Skill Builder. This small group workshop is not a basic level firearms course. This is not the time for hand-holding and sweet talking, nor is it for introducing you to your gear. It is an affordable, safe, and time-efficient opportunity for the developing shooter to practice and perfect his technique; To stretch his limits of speed and accuracy under time and peer pressure, guided by as-necessary instruction from professional trainers. The aggressively paced class offers minimal talking, and maximum trigger time.

This class focuses on perfect repetition of perfect carbine technique.

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.

In this workshop, 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.

We will run drills that isolate and allow you to perfect these skills:

    • Universal principles of gun safety
    • Slow, meticulous, efficient weapon manipulation
    • Non-diagnostic clearance of simple malfunctions
    • Smooth, efficient, fast presentation from ready positions
    • Slow, consistent, safe use of the rifle sling
    • Battle sight zero (BZO) of the modern fighting rifle
    • Aggressive, stable, and mobile fighting stance
    • Alternate visual index speed shooting
    • Instinctive point shooting
    • Hard lateral movement to reduce your likelihood of leaking fluid
    • Moving and multiple threat engagement
    • Sidearm transition and emergency one hand engagements

Register early to receive a $20 discount, using the code “EARLY20”! The code is good for 6 uses, and the class is full at 12 shooters. When you arrive at the range, you’ll see a black gate with a cow skull hanging on it. Slide open the gate, and make sure to close it behind you. We will have a sign, a target stand, to be exact, with where to find us. Or else,  drive forward along the dirt road past the bays and just give a friendly wave and ask which group is Monarch Defense.

You will need:

  • Water
  • Rifle or carbine
  • Optional: Handgun with holster, appendix is okay
  • 200+ rounds of primary ammunition – No m855 green tip or penetrator core ammo
  • At least two spare magazines for the rifle
  • Pockets or pouches for your ammunition
  • Cleaning kit and lubricant
  • Barrel cleaning rod
  • Tools for mounting and adjusting your optics and accessories
  • More water
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Dress for the weather, we shoot rain or shine.


Is there an age limit?

Parental discretion and supervision required. Teens 15+ welcome. This is not a class well suited to younger children.

I don’t have a holster, is that okay?

If you want to use a pistol, you need to bring one or contact me in advance to borrow one.

Should I use an inside the waistband or outside the waistband holster?

The choice is yours but I recommend you use “street” gear.

Can I use appendix carry?


Should I wear body armor?

If you have it at home, its not very useful is it? Train wearing what you will fight in. Body armor or bathrobe, the choice is yours.

Can I shoot my AR pistol?

You are definitely welcome to bring it. You will need a sling. Same for mp5, sig mpx, ak, etc etc.

What calibers do you allow?

So long as you’re safe, anything goes. Want to train with an M1 Garand? Go for it!

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

This is not a suitable event for a first time shooter. Please contact me to schedule a first class for your friend first.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Do not consume any alcohol or mind altering substances before or during the shooting. Once we have finished and packed up you are welcome to crack open a cold one if you wish. Dogs are allowed on the facility, and there is shade and water where they can hang out.

Again, please no steel core, armor piercing, incendiary, or tracer ammunition.

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.

More questions? Please email us at info@monarchdefense.org