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This is an introductory level class covering the ownership and use of a firearm to protect yourself and your loved ones in a home or business. It is a primer to the attitudes, assumptions, and skills you may need in time of violent crisis. It is an affordable, safe, and gently paced opportunity for the novice to learn, ask questions, and make mistakes in a guided and safe environment.

The role of the personal firearm in modern society
Understanding human conflict
Defining the legal and moral framework of self-defense
Introduction to the modern pistol, revolver, rifle, and shotgun
Universal principles of gun safety
Safe procedures for loading, unloading, and storage
How to hold, aim, shoot a pistol, rifle, and shotgun
Choosing an appropriate gun for your needs
The process of purchasing your first firearm explained
Non gun alternatives: knife, pepper spray, Taser, empty hands, etc.
All questions welcome, no discussion topic is off limits!

Coyote Valley Sporting Clays
1000 San Bruno Ave. Morgan Hill, CA 95037

9am to 5pm

Meet at the pro shop at 9am, where you will need to check in at the counter and fill out an electronic liability waiver. We will circle up on the back patio and wait for any stragglers to arrive, before making ourselves comfortable in the classroom. We’ll discuss class until you get hungry, alternating hands on vs talking blocks of instruction, and taking breaks regularly as needed. Look forward to a very casual and relaxed day, ask detailed questions, learn, explore, and play with all the show and tell things we’re preparing for you. Plan for a working lunch. You can buy very good BBQ there at the range, or snacks and drinks at the pro shop. You can also pack a lunch to snack on as we work. You are welcome to browse the inventory of firearms, ammunition and accessories during breaks. You don’t need any special equipment or clothing.


Required Equipment
Note taking material, pen and paper
Water, snacks and bag lunch or cash for lunch
Dress comfortably for indoor activity
We will provide the necessary firearms for you to train with, but if you own your own pistol, revolver, rifle, or shotgun, and you wish to learn more about it, you are welcome to bring it and we may be able to use it in the class.

Price Breakdown
Tuition is $75, facility fee is $10. If you have already purchased a 3rd party promotional voucher, then please choose “Range Fee Only” under ticket type, verify the correct date, then type or copy and paste your 8 digit numeric voucher code in an email to admin@monarchdefense.org.

Can I bring my own gun to practice with? Yes, but only if you are willing to let other students try it.
If I have a 3rd party promotional voucher, how do I sign up? Choose the “Range Fee and Ammo only” option at checkout, then submit a copy of your voucher barcode to admin@monarchdefense.org. We redeem your voucher when you schedule, rather than when you attend class. This is for 3 reasons: it reduces administrative burden and wasted time on the day of class, it discourages customers from no-showing, and allows you to gain the full value of your voucher before it expires, even if your class is past the promotions expiration date.
What is the age limit for this class? We do not have a set age limit for this class, but typically puberty is a suitable starting age for youths to learn firearm safety. An adult, preferably parent or legal guardian, must accompany all minors.
Can I take pictures? Yes.
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


Tuition + Range Fee, Range Fee Only


Sunday 12/8