Home Defense Class is the continuation of our comprehensive Firearm Safety Class. In this day of training we will answer in great detail our customer’s most frequent questions and concerns regarding gun handling and shooting for self defense in urban spaces, castle doctrine, real life case studies, home defense planning, conversations for children and spouses, weapons and equipment, and police interactions.

This one day beginner to intermediate level class is perfect for parents, business owners, and those who have the responsibility to provide and protect.

You may use your own weapons and ammunition or ours. Uniquely, this class is open to any type of gun, so long as it is in safe working order.


Home invasion case studies
Make a plan
One-man and two-man defensive CQB (Close quarter battle)
Use of force
Loading and unloading procedures review
Wound ballistics and human anatomy
Choosing the right ammunition
Bullets versus walls, cars, and other barriers
Hollow points: how do they work
Cover and concealment
Footwork and movement in urban environments
Buckshot science and patterning
Introduction to shooting, moving, and communicating


Monarch Defense Firearm Safety Class, or equivalent level of experience. Contact us at info@monarchdefense.org or 1-408-892-5460 for details.


$115 per person for tuition
$80 per person to use our weapons and ammunition


Class begins at 9am and ends around 6-7 pm depending on how fast the class learns.

By signing up you agree to stay until the class finishes, help clean up the range, and to debrief with the other students.


Our facility is located in the hills 1 hour east of San Jose. We will email detailed driving directions to those who sign up.

Required Equipment:

Pencil and paper for taking notes
Snacks and lunch
1 gallon of water
Sturdy shoes
Sturdy outdoor clothing (We train rain or shine)
Brimmed hat
Eye protection
Ear protection
Weapon (see notes)
Ammunition (see notes)
Salty snacks
Folding chair
Leather work gloves


If you are bringing a rifle or carbine, bring 200 rounds of ammunition and 3+ magazines.

If you are bringing a shotgun, bring 25 rounds of buckshot and 75 rounds of birdshot; no steel shot.

If you are bringing a pistol or revolver, bring 200 rounds of ammunition and 3+ magazines or speed loaders.

If you’re using our school’s equipment, you’ll have access to the buffet of weapons and ammo, and you can try anything and everything as you please, with an unlimited supply of pistol, revolver, rifle, frangible, and buckshot ammunition.

We recommend that you use our school’s equipment. It will ensure you have a positive training experience with weapons that function reliably, and you can focus on learning rather than fiddling with your gear.

We subsidize the cost of training ammunition at our school, so in general you will get much more shooting and much more value from your training for a lower price by using school ammunition.


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

Additional information


Sunday September 10th, 2023 at 9am, Sunday October 8th, 2023 at 9am, Saturday November 11th, 2023 at 9am

Ticket Type

Tuition and Ammunition, 3rd Party Voucher and Ammunition, Tuition Only, 3rd Party Voucher Only

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