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Monarch Defense offers a comprehensive tactical training experience, at a secluded facility right here in the bay area with 360 degree safe firing direction, 800 foot tall backstop, night time live fire capability, steel targets out to 1200 yards, filtered spring water, hot showers after class, bonfires and camping, and amazing night time stars.

Please join us for Precision Rifle 1, the first of three fun, exciting, and confidence inspiring classes that allow you to explore the art and science of precision rifle shooting, and the philosophy and history of sniper craft. This program is made for beginner students, and is offered 4 times per year.

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Learn about Precision Rifle Mastery

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The purpose of precision rifle training
Historical and contemporary context of snipers, sniper craft, and precision rifle training
Scopes, how to choose one, how to use one
Establish your base line zero
Introduction to Mil-dot math
Rifle fundamentals practice
Introduction to external ballistics
Introduction to wind reading
Rifle selection and configuration
Choosing equipment and accessories


Classes start at 9 am unless specified otherwise. Class ends at approximately 7pm, or sundown, depending on what time of year, and depending on how fast the students learn. Usually we will stay on the range till last light to squeeze in a few last rounds of practice. December and January precision rifle classes will start at 7 am to compensate for the early sunset in winter.


Our facility is 1 hour east of San Jose. Detailed directions will be emailed to those who sign up.

Required Equipment:

Rifle with externally adjustable scope with milling reticle (we can provide rifle free of charge)
100 rounds of match ammo (we can provide ammunition for $80)
Notebook such as Rite in the Rain 5″ x 7″ waterproof notebook
Small ruler
Lunch and snacks
1 gallon of water per day
Sturdy shoes
Sturdy outdoor clothing (We train rain or shine)
Eye protection
Ear protection
Gun cleaning kit and lubricant
Tools necessary to mount and zero your scope and to maintain your rifle
1 old calf length sock, or ready made sandsock/rearbag

Recommended equipment: 

Brimmed hat, such as a “boonie”
Extra jackets and warm clothing
Folding chair
Sturdy gloves
Rifle sling
Laser range finder
Spotting scope


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


Mar 26, Apr 29, Jun 10, Sep 16, Dec 9