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Fighting Rifle 4 is a culmination of all of the topics we teach or have taught in the Skill Builder series. It is designed to provide us 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. 

Please stretch before class, and bring thick leather gloves.  


I highly recommend that you take Introduction to Fighting Rifle (Fighting Rifle 1) before joining this class. Having said that, some of you will want to skip the prerequisite. If you can confidently and correctly answer the following questions, go ahead and skip the prereq.

  1. What is Fragmentation Velocity?
  2. What is your maximum ordinate height?
  3. At 25 yards, you shoot a 1.5″ group. How many MOA is your group?
  4. What is your maximum point blank range?
  5. At 50 yards, you shoot a group 3.5 inches left and 7 inches low. How many minutes of angle and how many clicks do you need to adjust?


To sign up, you will pay 1 cent. This is a symbolic gesture that signifies your commitment to attending, and binds us into the relationship of teacher and student. You can pay tuition for this class as you see fit; Generally speaking any amount from $50 to $250 is acceptable. You can send tuition via Venmo to Brian-Wang-11 or Paypal to Info@monarchdefense.org, or bring cash in person. We can also trade for work, ammunition, etc. If you have questions about ammo availability and cost, or our unconventional flexible tuition model, call 408-892-5460.


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 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 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 optional


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

Additional information


Sunday May 16th, 2021 at 9am, Sunday July 11th, 2021 at 9am