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Description

Instructor Will is flying in to join us for the last weekend of January, 2022. Plan for a exciting weekend of night vision, force on force gunfighting, and tactical medicine.

Will is extremely current working in the “real world”, and I am excited to give you guys a chance to train with him and to pick his brain for updates on most current training methodologies and combat tactics. I cannot stress how valuable an opportunity this is to learn from a super knowledgeable and passionate instructor.

This class will offer the beginner a broad and thorough introduction to how night vision works, why and when we use it, how to choose and configure your equipment, and how to zero an infrared laser. You will get a chance to handle and look through and practice with a variety of different types of night vision gear. You are welcome to bring your own, but it’s not required. The training tempo will be relaxed and casual.

Time:

5 pm to midnight or whenever we finish

Cost:

This class, as with most all our programs, is operated on donation. I ask that you provide $250 per person for tuition, but I will accept any amount between $175 and $350. This type of training requires a small class size, lots of hands on attention from the instructor, and lots of very expensive and specialized equipment. Typical classes are 3-6 students. For the 2021-2022 school year, I have updated the website to accept credit card payments directly to decrease confusion, no-shows, and administrative workload.

Prerequisites:

While this is not a strenuous or advanced class per se, it involves significant firearms handling in the dark, and we expect you to be safe and proficient when you arrive.

You should already be familiar with rifle zeroing theory, BZO, ballistic trajectory, and minute of angle scope math.

Introduction to Fighting Rifle (FR1) highly recommended
Fighting Rifle Skill Builder (FR2) highly recommended

Using a handgun is optional, but if you will be using a handgun, then:
Introduction to Defensive Handgun (DH1) recommended
Defensive Handgun Skill Builder (DH2) recommended

Location:

Valley of Orion, in the vicinity of Mount Hamilton and San Antonio Valley. 1 hours east of San Jose, 1 hour south from Livermore. Detailed directions will be emailed to those who sign up.

Discussion Topics:

Gen 2 vs Gen 3 (Photonis Elbit, L3)
Green vs white phosphor
mono vs dual tubes, advantages and disadvantages of each system, which eye
IR lights
IR strobes and markers
Tie downs
Helmet setup
IR aiming devices
How to zero weapon mounted lasers
Parallel vs converging zero
re-focus rings

Practical Exercises:

Functions/controls exercise
Ambient light/outdoor vs indoor performance
Walk/ jog exercise
10 targets with IR
Refocus exercise
Night vision drive

Required Equipment:


We can supply you with night vision, laser, rifle, and ammunition, but loaner gear is very limited. You must act quickly to book your ticket if you want to use our gear, and specify in the comment box during checkout. 

A rifle with day optic that is already zeroed. There may be time in the afternoon before class to zero your day optic. Contact Brian at info@monarchdefense.org for details.

Red, green, or infrared laser.
50 rounds of rifle ammunition.
If using pistol, then 50 rounds of pistol ammo.
IR illuminator recommended.
Bump helmet, ballistic helmet, skull crusher, or soft head mount for your night vision device.

Water, snacks, closed toe shoes, eye and ear protection. Dress for outdoor activity. We hold class rain or shine.

 

Contact:

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

Cancellation Policy: 

There is no penalty to reschedule your class as long as you provide written notice at least 1 hour before the start of class by email to info@monarchdefense.org. Your credit is good for 1 year. We do not provide refunds.

Additional information

Date

Friday January 28th, 2022 at 5pm