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Monarch Defense offers a comprehensive tactical training experience, at a secluded facility right here in the bay area with 360 degree safe firing direction, 800 foot tall backstop, night time live fire capability, steel targets out to 1200 yards, filtered spring water, hot showers after class, bonfires, camping, and amazing night time stars.

Please join us for Defensive Handgun 1, the first of three days of fun, exciting, and confidence inspiring classes that allow you to explore the art and science of handgun marksmanship and the philosophy and mindset of concealed carry. This program is made for beginner and intermediate level students, and is offered 4 times per year.

To learn about Brian Wang, your lead instructor, click here.

To see the calendar of other upcoming classes, click here.

To learn about private classes, click here.

To learn about Defensive Handgun Mastery, click here.


Concealed carry as a mindset and lifestyle
Strengths and weaknesses of handguns for self defense
Deadly force case studies
The science of ammunition and hollow point bullets
Tactical human anatomy
Choosing equipment and accessories
Drawing from the holster
Fundamentals of breathing, aiming, and trigger press
Flinch, anticipation, and dry practice techniques
Rapid fire and recoil control
Moving and shooting
6 manipulations for loading, unloading, and malfunctions
Low light shooting techniques


Our facility is 1 hour east of San Jose. Detailed directions will be emailed to those who sign up.

Required Equipment:

Notebook and pencil
Sturdy belt attached to your pants
Pistol or revolver (can be provided free of charge)
Holster which is molded for your gun and attached to your clothing (can be provided free of charge)
200 rounds (can be provided for $80 via cash, venmo, zelle, paypal etc.)
3+ magazines/revolver speedloaders
Snacks and lunch
1 gallon of water per day
Sturdy shoes
Sturdy outdoor clothing (We train rain or shine)
Eye protection
Ear protection
Refillable water bottle
Gun cleaning kit and lubricant

Recommended equipment: 

Brimmed hat, such as a “boonie”
Extra jackets and warm clothing
Folding chair
Sturdy gloves


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

Cancellation Policy: 

There is no penalty to reschedule your class as long as you provide written notice at least 1 hour before the start of class by email to info@monarchdefense.org. Your credit is good for 1 year. We do not provide refunds. All classes proceed rain or shine.

Additional information


Mar 19, Jun 24, Sep 23, Dec 16