Welcome to our first ever Action 2-gun club match!! This is a pilot scale event as we figure out some stuff, and then we can ramp up. It will be a bit clunky in the first 6 months, with possible sudden changes to the logistical details. Having said that, I can’t wait to see you all, and I’m super excited to be taking this big step forward! 

This idea has been on the backburner for a long time. A monthly club match dedicated to run and gun that allows students to get out and practice what you’ve learned in class, or test your skills and see how you stack up against the target and the clock…both of which don’t lie! As long as you can be safe, skill and speed don’t matter. Everyone is welcome. You’ll get better as you learn and practice. Which, by the way, this is a perfect way to learn and practice and get better! 

Expect for 4-6 stages of challenging courses of fire, with some movement to get your heart rate up. We’ll have barricades and props and give you a chance to get outside your comfort bubble and shoot challenging and interesting courses of fire that are unique each time. Distances will be anything from 0 meters to 400 meters. You’ll be scored based upon both accuracy and speed. 


9-10am open range for zeroing and practice. At 10am we’ll begin the first stage, and alternate ranges. In this way, while one group is shooting, others can be setting up the next stage to minimize downtime. Plan to finish at 6pm. Sooner if there are fewer shooters. 


1 hour east from San Jose, 1 hour south from Livermore. Details will be emailed to those who register. 


1 gallon of water
Rifle of any caliber
Pistol or revolver with holster
200+ rounds rifle with 3+ magazines
100+ rounds pistol with 3+ magazines
You may use a school or pistol, revolver, or rifle free of charge. Specify in the notes when you check out. You may use school supplied ammo; the price will be market rate. Specify in the order notes when you checkout. You can pay us back for ammo in cash, venmo, paypal, or trade a different caliber. 


Magazine carrier
Gun cleaning kit and oil
Salty snacks
Rifle rated body armor
Ballistic helmet
Night vision, laser, and thermal optics, if you have it.
Handheld flashlight
White light on your long gun
Warm clothing in the winter, hat and sunscreen in summer
Tools for mounting and adjusting rifle optics and accessories
Folding chair
Sling for your long gun


The match fee for one shooter is $40. The match fee for 2 shooters is $50. 

If you are bringing a second person, all we need is your second person’s name and email address in the comment field when you register. 

Guiding Principles: 

Weapons can be pointed up, down, or downrange. Point it at yourself or others, and everyone will receive a grand lesson in firearm safety. Keep your finger above the trigger and on the side of the gun unless you are ready to shoot. Keep your weapon on safety unless are shooting. Load when you are ready to use your weapon, and load it appropriately for your purpose. 

We’re here to shoot, to have fun, to learn, to practice, and to challenge and help each other be better. Winning against others is not the principle goal. Gamesmanship with the sole focus on winning without martial spirit is discouraged. The real competition comes from within. 

In true outlaw fashion, club action 2 gun matches will operate on the “hot range” principle. This means, you accept responsibility for your weapon’s status, and we will hold you accountable for handing it properly and safely. Once you load it, you hang it on the sling or holster it, and you do not pull it out until the timer beeps or you hear the Fight command. What this means, is that you must think ahead regarding how you should load your weapons, such that they function properly when you need them to. After loading, you will not administratively pull out your weapon, chamber check, or turn on red dots and the like before the buzzer. 

The exception to this is if the shoot boss determines you are not ready to safely conduct yourself on a hot range. In this case you will follow “cold range rules”, and the range safety officer will give you clear commands when to load, unload, holster, and sling your weapons.  

Holsters must securely fasten the pistol to your body, and cover the trigger. If your pistol drops out of it’s holster, you lose it for the rest of the day. The same goes for any accessory, weapon, or part of your weapon that falls off. 

If you’re afraid of getting yourself or your gear wet or dirty, this isn’t the sport for you. 

Help set up, clean up, spray paint, and tape targets. 

Everyone takes turns working as the range safety officer and time keeper.

We shoot rain or shine. 

If you shoot, you stay to pick up brass. 

You’re welcome to use optics, accessories, etc. of any kind, so long as it is safe to use. The shoot boss has the ultimate decision whether or not if it is safe to use. 

No green tip on steel targets less than 150 meters. 

Use one set of equipment, ie. rifle and pistol, for the entire day. You can change your gun for another only if you have a catastrophic malfunction. 

You’d be wise to use the time from 9am to 10am to zero your weapons. 

In martial spirit, you should always attempt to seek cover and to stay low. Purposefully exposing yourself to the enemy in order to shoot faster and win will gain you loud boos from the crowd. Being booed is akin to the “procedural” penalty found in other sport shooting disciplines, usually worth a penalty of 3 seconds added to your total time. 

If someone is doing great, shout encouragement to them! If someone is being unsportsmanlike, or they are fumbling tasks and skills that you know they can do better, you may boo them! If someone forgets which target to engage, or goes to the wrong place, you may boo them! 

It’s completely okay to be slow. 

Purposefully shoot or damage target stands, frames, props, and other non-target items and you will be asked to leave without refund. 

Display hostility, disrespect, or poor attitude towards other shooters, the facility, or the shoot boss, and you will be asked to leave without refund. 

If someone is struggling, pull him or her aside and offer some tips on how to improve, or maybe let them try your gear. That’s how we do things here. 

If you are new, do not fret. We’ll pair you up with an experienced shooter who can coach and mentor you during the whole day. 

Bring a snack to share. 🙂

You’re welcome to open an alcoholic beverage after we are done shooting for the day and we transition to social hour, but, once you take your first sip, you’re done shooting until the next sunrise. 

Camping is welcome. We have a hot shower, heated tents and cots ready for you. Bring a sleeping bag and towel.

Dogs are welcome. Families are welcome. Spectators are welcome. Emotional support emu’s are also welcome. 

We’ll have occasional shotgun stages to give folks variety, and the match can provide a “stage gun” that everyone can use. If you wish to use your own instead, we can design dedicated shotgun stages just for you. 

Similarly, as we get going with our club matches, each month will feature a fun stage when you can throw flashbangs, bayonet the enemy, punch and kick the shoot boss, get pepper sprayed or tasered, and shoot cool and unique stage guns that the match will provide. 

During the winter months, we regularly shoot past nightfall. 

If you borrow a weapon or magazines, clean it before you turn it in.

At the end of the match, we’ll gather for a debrief and publicly celebrate the best shooter with a bath of ice water down the shirt collar, the best loser with a round of applause, the best dressed shooter (because rule number 1 is look good for the ‘gram) with head nods and grunts of approval, and the shooter with the most boos with more booing! 

Why does the best loser get a round of applause? How does this make sense? You see, someone who is performing expertly knows he has put in a lot of time, money, and work into developing expertise. On the other hand, someone who is new, who isn’t confident in their abilities, who perhaps is using borrowed or ill fitting equipment and is overwhelmed with the challenge and difficulty of a very technical day of shooting….if this person is brave enough to come out and try their best and be humble, and be vulnerable as they struggle with basic shooting skills that others find to be easy….this person deserves a loud cheer and a pat on the back for being brave enough to come out and participate!  


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

What is the refund policy?

We do not issue refunds, but we do offer a very flexible reschedule policy. Notify us by email to info@monarchdefense.org within 1 hour before your class or event starts, and we will happily apply your full credit towards a future event or class. You must use your credit within 1 calendar year.

Additional information


Sunday January 1st, 2023 at 10am, Sunday March 5th, 2023 at 10am, Saturday May 13th, 2023 at 10am, Sunday July 2nd, 2023 at 10am, Sunday September 3rd at 10am, Sunday November 12th, 2023 at 10am

How many people?

Just me, I'll bring a friend