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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 and camping, and amazing night time stars.

Please join us for a day of fun, exciting, and confidence inspiring rifle training for intermediate level students, to be offered only 4 times this year.

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Ready positions
Fast and confident weapons handling
Close range speed shooting
Emergency reload
Tactical reload
Simple malfunction
Complex malfunction
Fine tune your battle zero
The science of ammunition
Fundamentals of posture, breathing, aiming, and trigger press
Recoil control
Shooting steel targets out to 400 meters
Dynamic high stress shooting and moving
Low light live fire


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


Class starts at 9am and will run for 8-10 hours, depending on the weather, number of students, and speed that the class learns.

We invite students to stay overnight at our facility.

Packing List:

Notebook (recommend Rite in the Rain 5″x7″)
Pocket knife
Small tape measure or ruler
Rifle cleaning kit with barrel rod and oil
Allen wrenches, screwdrivers, etc. for adjusting your optics
Rifle with sling
200+ rounds of ammo per day
4+ magazines
Bag lunch
Salty snacks
2 gallons water
Sturdy shoes or boots
Spare socks
Brimmed hat
Sturdy weather appropriate outdoor clothing (We train rain or shine)
Eye protection
Ear protection
Medications and toiletries
Towel for showering
Change of clothes
Sleeping bag
Refillable water bottle, camelback, or canteen (we have drinking water on site)

Nice to have but not necessary: 

Knee pads
Body armor level 3 Special Threat or level 4
Ballistic helmet Level 3A or higher
Load bearing equipment for ammunition and water
Handgun and holster
Night vision and IR laser
Thermal optics


Regarding camping over night, we provide students with high quality canvas tents, propane heaters, and cots. You will need your own foam sleeping pad and sleeping bag. You are welcome to use the refrigerator, warm showers, bathroom and camp kitchen. We typically make potluck style dinner on Saturday night together after class with breakfast on your own with tea and coffee in the mornings.


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

Additional information


Jan 15, Apr 16, Jul 23, Oct 22