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To schedule a private class, please pick out an available date from the drop down menu above, pay for it, and contact Brian at info@monarchdefense.org or 408-892-5460 to discuss details on what you wish to cover in your class, what time to meet, where to go, what equipment is available for you to use, and what you need to bring. As a reminder, included in your price are all firearms, ammunition, and facilities you need for training.

Custom individual or small group instruction is available in the northern California region, and on a limited basis in southern California, Houston, Tampa, or elsewhere in the country. Depending on the economics and logistics, it is also quite possible to bring our classes or seminars to your area. For those inquiries, please speak with Brian directly at the contact info listed above.

We have updated pricing for private classes for the 2021 spring season. Our flat rate is $995 per day for groups up to 10 shooters. As changed from last year, the price will be the same for both weekdays and weekends. Having said that, weekend dates are rare and in high demand, so if you wish for a weekend private class, contact us to schedule.

Equipment, ammunition, earplugs, targets, range fees, and drinking water are included. You will need to bring your own food, your own reusable water bottles, and your own eye protection. 

Customers who come for a day of training typically prepare for a 6-10 hours day. We can start as early as 8am, or as late as you like, and we typically end before 10pm. Beginners should plan to train in the daylight, returning and more advanced students should prepare to train in the twilight and in the dark.

Regarding location, we have a private valley located one and a half hours east of SJC airport, or one hour south of Livermore. It is between the Mt. Hamilton and San Antonio Valley areas. At our new facility we can host groups as large as 24 people, and we conduct indoor or outdoor training, live fire as well as Simunitions, close quarter battle, first aid, pistol, carbine, shotgun, rifle, taser, pepper spray, folding knife, hand to hand, low light training, and precision rifle training out to 1200 yards.

Regarding curriculum, private classes are customized for your group. In other words, we can do anything you’d like to do as long as it is safe and appropriate for your level. Depending on how quickly you learn, we can often cover academic material extremely efficiently in a private setting, potentially covering two or even three days’ worth of class in one day. Call us to discuss the details of your custom class.

Finally, with regards to the weather, all classes proceed rain or shine. There are very rare circumstances that would cause us to reschedule do to weather. If the roads are collapsed due to mudslide, closed or unsafe to drive due to ice, if we have severe lightning, or other hazard to your safety, then we may opt to cancel or reschedule the class. If we cancel the class, we will offer you the option for full refund or no penalty reschedule. If you need to cancel the class due to emergency or unforeseen event, then we will handle refunds/reschedules on a case by case basis, but generally speaking, if it is a legitimate issue, it should not be a problem.

The problem arises if you don’t “want” to come to class, after you have paid and committed to our training day, and I have already booked out my calendar and committed my schedule and resources to training with you. Under those circumstances of “I changed my mind”, or “I don’t want to get wet”, I have no sympathy to offer you, and for cancellation requests received by email within 7 days of the date of class, you will receive a 50% credit for the tuition you have paid, and you will forfeit the other 50%. If you give me notice that you need to reschedule with at least 7 days notice, then we will happily reschedule you to another day with no penalty. If you no-show and do not call or email me before the class, you will forfeit 100% of your course fees.

Additional information


Tuesday March 16th, 2021, Friday March 26th, 2021, Thursday April 1st, 2021