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Study groups are low cost, flexible, casual, and high quality opportunities to train in an intimate small group environment with your instructor and fellow students of a variety of skill levels. Study Groups are a hybrid between private custom training, which can be prohibitively expensive, and open enrollment group classes, which can be busy and chaotic and at inconvenient times. If you have scheduling flexibility and you want to train in a semi-private and more intimate manner for a wide variety of topics, consider joining our new Study Group program.

To join this Home Defense Shotgun Study Group, please submit your range fee using the online checkout on this page, and contact Brian at info@monarchdefense.org for questions.

12noon to 5pm

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

We’ll meet at the back patio and have a chat about the role of shotguns in modern human conflict and self defense. We’ll look in detail at the ammunition to study how buckshot and slugs work, and how they compare with birdshot.

Then we will head down to the range to set up, and practice loading, manipulation, and movement drills to become familiar with the weapon system’s controls. Then we will go hot for familiarization fire and patterning, and finally progress to high intensity gunfighting training.

Students should be familiar with firearm safety, but there are no other prerequisites.


Required Equipment:
Water, snacks, sun screen, close toe shoes, eye and ear protection. Dress for outdoor activity (we hold class rain or shine). You may bring and shoot your personal shotgun if you wish, or I can supply one for you free of charge. You can purchase the bulk of your birdshot for training at the proshop at Coyote Valley Sporting Clays, and I can bring buckshot and slug to share with you. Contact me in advance for details, or simply choose the appropriate checkout option below.


As with all study group classes, this class is funded by donation. For tuition, suggested donation to the instructor is anywhere from $40 to $150 per person. Cash, check, Venmo, PayPal, Google Pay, etc are all accepted.

The facility fee is $20 per person, which we will collect right here on the website at time of registration.

Ammunition is separate from tuition. The range sells birdshot for approximately $8 per box of 25 shells, and no background check is necessary. I have buckshot and slug to share with you for $1 per round. While premium defensive shotgun ammo is expensive, we will only need about 10 rounds of each. Plan to bring or buy 50 rounds of birdshot.



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

Ticket Type

Range fee only, Range fee + 12GA Buck and Slug, Range fee + 20 GA Buck and Slug