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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
Alternatives to the firearm in self defense: knife, pepper spray, Taser, martial arts
The path to continuing education

Black Dog Armory
40655 Grimmer Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538

10:10am to 6pm

Try to show up at 10am, and we will make ourselves comfortable in the classroom, but the store doesn’t formally open until 10:30am. We’ll discuss class until you get hungry, taking breaks regularly as needed. Look forward to a very casual and relaxed day, asking good questions, learning, exploring, and playing with all the show and tell things we’ve prepared for you. Plan for a working lunch. You can buy Subway sandwiches nearby, but we recommend that you 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 the “Additional Information” text field during checkout.

Can I bring my own gun to practice with? Yes, but only if you are willing to let other students try it.
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.
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