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This engaging small group class will introduce you to the foundational knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to employ a rifle in self defense, or to put it another way, the martial art and science of combat rifle craft. If you have just bought your first rifle, are interested in owning a rifle, or are interested in starting your journey in formal tactical firearm training, Introduction to Fighting Rifle is your opportunity to get started in a beginner friendly environment. This class is designed to follow after Firearm Safety and Self Defense. Those who complete this class successfully should continue to Fighting Rifle Skill Builder (FR2).

For the 2021-2022 school year, we have updated FR1 curriculum to provide less focus on mastering ballistic trajectory and zeroing, and a more broad exposure to all aspects of tactical rifle training. This means more variety in the training exercises, and a faster paced, less tedious, and more enjoyable day all around. We also offer a high intensity accelerated version of this curriculum for the bold.


Firearm Safety and Self Defense


As with most all of our classes, this class is funded by donation. For tuition, a suitable donation amount is anything between $50 and $250 per person. For the 2021-2022 school year, I have updated the website to accept credit card payments directly and up front to decrease confusion, no-shows, and administrative workload.

Ammo for this class is separate from tuition, and if you need us to supply ammo, you will pay market rate for a nominal 100 rounds projected for this curriculum. If you have questions, you can contact Brian at, or call 408-892-5460.


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.


This class is designed to take 10 hours, having said that, we can only progress at the class’ pace, so some classes will go longer, and some classes will end sooner. I expect if you sign up, that you commit your day to our training, and that you stay to the end to help clean up and debrief. Also, if you need to borrow equipment, you should plan to arrive 30 minutes early, so that we can get you outfitted with your gear.


What is a rifle, what it can do, and why we have them
Defining the second amendment
Brief overview of pertinent laws
Moving safely with the weapon
Loading and unloading procedures
Zeroing, very brief introduction
Ballistic trajectory
Dry practice techniques
Rifle wound ballistics
The science of ammunition
Fundamentals of breathing, aiming, and trigger press
Prone, kneeling and standing positions
Choosing equipment and accessories
Rapid fire and recoil control
Shooting steel targets out to 300 meters

Required Equipment:

Pen and paper
100 rounds of ammo
2+ magazines
Sturdy shoes
Sturdy outdoor clothing (We train rain or shine)
Eye protection
Ear protection

We can supply you with a rifle. Just add a note to the comment field when you are signing up that you need a set of gear. You can bring your own ammo or use ours. If you are using your own rifle, keep it simple. Bring whatever you have and we’ll make it work.

Recommended equipment: 

Gun cleaning kit and lubricant
Extra jackets and warm clothing
Folding chair
Knee pads
Salty snacks


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

Additional information


Saturday November 13th, 2021 at 9am


I need equipment (specify in order notes), I have all my own equipment


I need ammo, I will supply my own ammo