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Study groups are cost effective, flexible, casual, and high quality opportunities to train in an intimate small group environment with your instructor, and fellow students of a variety of skill levels. Study Groups are a hybrid between private custom training, which can be prohibitively expensive, and open enrollment group classes, which can be busy and chaotic and at inconvenient times. If you have scheduling flexibility and you want to train in a semi-private and more intimate manner for a wide variety of topics, consider joining our new Study Group program.

To join, please submit $.01 using the online checkout on this page, and contact Brian at info@monarchdefense.org for questions.

9 am to 5pm or whenever we finish

Valley of Orion. 9 miles east of Mt. Hamilton, and in the vicinity of San Antonio Valley. 1.5 miles east of SJC, 1 hour south from Livermore. Detail directions will be emailed to those who sign up.

Meet down on the range, make yourself comfortable, meet the other students, and prepare your equipment. If you need to borrow gear, we’ll issue it out. We’ll go around for introductions, and lay out a purpose and scope for the day’s training, then stretch and begin. Possible topics include the role of the handgun in modern society, the science of ammunition, the anatomy of the human body, and the legal framework in which we exist regarding responsible use of deadly force in self defense. 


Expect to help set up the range, then we’ll dry practice loading, weapon manipulation, and movement to become familiar with your holster, and the weapon system’s controls. Then we will go hot for fundamental marksmanship practice, shooting slowly for groups, and finally progress to high intensity gunfighting training. When the group get hungry, we’ll break for lunch. When the group is tired and happy, we’ll clean up and head home. Very simple, very flexible, very casual.


There are no prerequisites.


Required Equipment:
Water, snacks, sun screen, closed toe shoes, eye and ear protection. Dress for outdoor activity (we hold class rain or shine). You may bring and shoot your personal handgun if you wish, or I can supply one for you free of charge. I can bring extra ammunition to share with you if you need it. Contact Brian for details at info@monarchdefense.org


As with all study group classes, this class is funded by donation. Tuition payment amount is flexible, but the class is not free. For a small class this size, 3-5 students, with access to our private facility, suitable tuition is anywhere from $125 to $250 per person. Cash, check, Venmo, PayPal, Google Pay, etc. are all accepted. There is no additional facility fee. All ammo is separate, and at market rate.



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

Additional information


Thursday March 4th, 2021 at 9am, Thursday March 25th, 2021 at 9am