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Saturday, November 16, 2019 — 8:10AM to 4:00PM PST


Lytle Creek Firing Line
Lytle Creek, CA 92358


Skill Builder is a training philosophy and format designed to provide shooters from a wide range of skill levels an affordable opportunity for no-bullshit, safety conscious, time efficient live fire training to enhance their personal journey in the modern martial art.

Those who train regularly find camaraderie with staff and student, and a community of friends devoted to a common interest. Our students come from all walks of life, to include homemakers, professionals, parents, service members, cops, and young adults. Self Defense is a universal right, and as such, we stay out of politics and welcome all to attend.

In each class we review the essentials and add new skills to your repertoire. 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 blocks of instruction. 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, you will push yourself to exhaustion, discover your points of failure, master your weapon, 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.

Course Topics:

Principles of gun safety
Advantages and limitations of the modern handgun
Loading, unloading and clearing malfunctions
Ready positions and moving with the gun in hand
Holster draw, cover garments and concealed carry
Stance, footwork, recoil control
Aiming methods, trigger control, speed shooting
One handed pistol marksmanship and manipulation
Using cover, awkward and improvised positions
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, contact us to discuss)
At least 2 spare magazines or speed loaders
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

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

Course fees are not refundable. Full credit can be applied toward future classes or events with 7 days or more advanced notice. 50% credit can be applied towards a future class with 1 day or more advanced notice.

Additional information


Tuition + Range Fee for One, Tuition + Range Fee for Two