Fighting Rifle 4 is a culmination of all of the topics we teach or have taught in the fighting rifle series. It is designed to provide you a high quality opportunity to fine tune, build confidence, and master all of the skills and knowledge you have spent months accumulating in combat rifle craft. In addition to reviewing everything that you have done thus far, we will also learn the skills necessary to prevail in dire and desperate situations, such as if you have fallen, sustained a crippling injury, face an attacker attempting to disarm you, or face a rifle welding opponent when you yourself are unarmed. To this end, we will study rifle combat in the lens of striking, grappling, one handed manipulations, ultra close quarter gunfighting, and trauma first aid.

Finally, we will proof test all of your training Force on Force with non lethal ammunition against your instructors and your peers.

Please stretch before class, bring long sleeve pants and shirts, and wear gloves.  


Introduction to Fighting Rifle
or Introduction to Fighting Rifle Accelerated
Home Defense and Tactics in Urban Environments (FR3) highly recommended


Class sizes are small, giving maximum efficiency and hands on time with your instructor. For tuition, a suitable donation amount is $250, or I will accept anything between $175 and $350 per person.

Ammo for this class is separate from tuition. If you need ammunition, we keep most common calibers on hand for your convenience. There is no charge to borrow weapons and gear.


Our facility is in the mountains 1.5 hours east of downtown San Jose. We will email you detailed driving instructions when you sign up. Easy 2 wheel drive access by paved county highway.


Firearm safety
High and low ready positions
Fundamental marksmanship and ballistic theory
Sidestep and turning movements with the weapon in hand
Field positions: standing, kneeling, prone
CQB positions: fighting foot forward, fighting knee forward, crouching, squatting, fetal, supine
Stand up and base
Short stock, high tuck
Low light and white light operations
Emergency reload and tactical reload
Simple and complex malfunctions while moving
Footwork and shooting positions adapted to urban terrain
Ambidextrous weapon manipulation
High tuck, short stock, and other alternative firing techniques
Minimal reference point shooting
Handgun transitions
Pie-ing corners and room clearing
Target identification and problem solving
Maximizing cover in buildings and cars
Maneuvering through tight spaces
Fighting from the ground
Long gun disarm and counter disarm
Striking and grappling with the long gun
All technical, tactical, and academic topics from FSSD, FR1, FR2 and FR3

Required Equipment:

Rifle, clean & lubricated, with 3 magazines
200 rounds of ammunition
Cleaning kit and lubricant
Tools for mounting your optics and accessories
Eye and ear protection
Sturdy shoes
Outdoor clothing (we train rain or shine)
We will provide non lethal training ammunition, protective gear, and conversion kits

We can supply all weapons and ammunition, just make a note in the comments section when you register, or call for questions.

Recommended Equipment: 

Lunch and snacks
Plate carrier and level 3 or better armor
Leather work gloves
Knee pads
Handgun with holster


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

Additional information


Sunday March 13th, 2022 at 9am, Sunday July 3rd, 2022 at 9am, Sunday November 6th, 2022 at 9am