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This class will introduce you to the foundational concepts of owning, zeroing, and employing a rifle in self defense. 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.


I highly recommend you take Firearm Safety and Self Defense before taking this class.


To sign up, you will pay 1 cent. This is a symbolic gesture that signifies your commitment to attending, and binds us into the relationship of teacher and student. You can pay the tuition for this class as you see fit; Generally speaking any amount from $50 to $250 is acceptable. You send tuition via Venmo to Brian-Wang-11 or Paypal to Info@monarchdefense.org, or bring cash in person. We also take trades of labor, ammunition, etc. If you have questions about ammo availability and cost, or our class-by-donation system, call 408-892-5460.


One and a half hours east of downtown San Jose. We will email you detailed driving instructions before class. Easy 2 wheel drive access by paved county highway.


What is a rifle, what can they do, and why do you care
Defining the second amendment
Brief overview of pertinent laws
Moving safely with the weapon
Loading and unloading procedures
Ballistic trajectory
How to practice
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

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
Sling is optional


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

Additional information


Saturday April 17th, 2021 at 9am, Saturday June 19th, 2021 at 9am, Saturday August 14th, 2021 at 9am