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I’m proud to announce the pilot Monarch Defense Special Purpose Rifle School, to be held for 3+ days in northern California in March of 2021. This program is designed as the pinnacle of training for the modern warrior scholar, the culmination of months or years of preparations, classes, and self study. Please join me in pioneering the cutting edge of tactical rifle training as we grow together as students and teachers to push the envelope of modern training doctrine.

 

Context:
Typically in our industry, you find two predominant types of rifle training: carbine and long range precision. One is close, and the other is far. One is fast, and the other is slow. One is intense, and the other is relaxed. One is physical, the other is intellectual. One is field expedient, the other is precise.

Do better. Do both.

The modern Special Purpose Rifle is a hybrid of offensive and defensive capability. Big enough to engage point targets out to 800 meters easily, and suppress area targets 1200m and beyond. Small enough to fight in confined urban spaces, but powerful enough to fill the role of light machine gun with effective and efficient fire on the enemy. It is both precise and maneuverable, powerful, yet controllable. Highly accurate, with a high rate of fire. Equally at home in the bedroom as on the battlefield, just like you, you sexy beast.

It is such a capable weapon that in the hands of a skilled and motivated defender, can literally change the course of human history, yet the weapon is useless without a trained human. Your rifle is capable of so much, let’s bring you up to the same level of expertise.

To master your craft, you need to shoot fast and far. You need precision yet with an emphasis on stress management and physical mobility. You need to be able to move and fight with your brain turned on to compute, problem solve and communicate.

Purpose:
In this course, let us teach good upstanding citizens the rapid application of violence, when needed, to an extreme degree of speed and precision, day or night, on the open field or in tight corridors, solo and in small teams. You will learn to shoot, move, and communicate. You will learn to configure, calibrate, and collect data on your weapon system to maximize effective range and close quarters flexibility. You will engage targets from zero to 1200 yards in the day and at night. One rifle, one training course, that bridges the gap between carbine and precision rifle skillsets.

Expectations:
This training is not for the faint of heart. Students will need to be mentally sharp and physically in shape.

It is expected that you will stay at the facility. This will give us full use of the training day. Even during meal breaks you and your classmates will be immersed in studying the academic and tactical material, absorbing as much knowledge as possible in 3 short days. We can supply you a cot, a dry place to sleep, a shower, and sink.

Class is open enrollment. Laymen, police, military, private security contractors. Each has something to bring to the table, and something to learn; Cross pollination.

Time:
Doors open at 9am on Day zero, Thursday March 18. Arrive and check in no later than 3pm.
Class ends at 5pm on Day three, Sunday March 21. Check out and head home no later than 8pm.

Location:
Our facility is located in the Diablo mountain range, an hour and a half east of SJC San Jose International Airport, an hour and twenty minutes south of Livermore, or 2 hours from San Francisco or Oakland. From the nearest city, there will be roughly 1 hour of fairly technical and winding mountain roads for you to navigate. The roads are in good repair and paved, accessible by 2wd sedan. Detailed directions will be emailed to you when you sign up.

Overview: (all itinerary is tentative and subject to change)

On Thursday, Day 0, our doors open at 9am. You will arrive no later than 3pm on Thursday afternoon and check in with the school staff, who will set you up with a cot and a place to stash your things. You will then have time to sort your equipment, meet the instructors, socialize with other students, practice on the known distance zeroing range, chronograph, and calibrate equipment. After the students settle in, we will eat dinner together, then have a briefing on the game plan for the next several days, to include meals, lodging, expectations, course topics, first aid and safety. We will assign students into partners and teams, pass out course materials, and you will begin working on academic homework. Officially, you have an early bedtime to get some rest, but unofficially, this is out time to socialize, tell tall tales, and get to know each other. Lights out will be at midnight.


Day 1 Reveille at 6am, we will begin our day with a ridge run, a 2 mile run/hike up and down the ridges and valleys at the school grounds so that you can shakedown your gear and get to know the lay of the land, plus wake up to some crisp, clear fresh mountain air. 


Next is breakfast and coffee and rifle zeroing theory review, then we will spend the morning practicing from the perfect prone position, to establish a baseline zero and foundation of marksmanship that everything else hinges on.

Lunch will be MRE’s in the field.

Our afternoon focus will be on 100-400 meter point blank range confidence course. Here, students will learn to use secondary close range optics, and to snap shoot their rifles using low magnification well beyond typical carbine distances. Your primary academic topics will be the battle sight zero and field positions.

Dinner will be spartan, as after dark our training will focus on night time live fire, and an introduction to night vision and infrared lasers.

Clean weapons, work on theory homework with your team mates.
Lights out at midnight.

Day 2 Reveille is 6am. We begin the day with a ridge run, then a quick breakfast and directly to the zeroing range for cold bore shots and confirming zero.

Once you have confirmed zero we will begin stepping back farther and farther in the Medium Range Confidence course, everything from 400 to 800 yards give or take. The purpose of this training is to teach you how to establish a 500 yard zero, and perform hasty hold-over and hold-under adjustments for near and far targets, as well as compensate for steep shooting angle.

Lunch will be MRE’s in the field.

The afternoon will be spent studying how urban spaces are constructed, and how to geometrically problem solve gunfights in rooms, doorways, and around cars. This portion of training is primarily done dry, and the focus is on thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

We will grill up hot chow for dinner, relax and work on ballistics calculations, in preparation for your cumulative exercise.

Clean weapons, lights out at 9pm.

Day 3 Reveille is at 3 am.

We begin the day with another ridge run. This time in the dark. While your body will be sore, your mind should be confident and unshakable.

Next is low light CQB. It is exactly like what we did the day before, but everything is harder in the dark. Students will employ white light, ambient light, and night vision goggles, and learn to methodically and aggressively hunt an adversary who lies in ambush around every corner.

After daybreak, students will have a chance to rest and eat, then it’s back to the range for long distance fundamentals.

The rest of the day’s instruction will be focused on reading wind, field expedient methods for gauging distance, shooter/spotter communication, quick and dirty ballistic calculations, methods to get more stable, and pushing the limits of your rifle, scope, ammunition, and skill. During this exercise, shooting distances will be 800-1200 yards, and your goal will be to master calculating detailed firing solutions, and dialing them into your optic.

The official end of school will be at 5pm. students will have time to shower, change, eat, clean weapons, pass out certificates, pack up, turn in borrowed equipment, police brass from all the firing positions, and finally head home. Instructors will stay behind to debrief.

Prerequisites:
Students should be familiar with firearm safety, the basic operation of their rifle and scope, the principles of trajectory and zeroing, be in good physical shape, and have a high school level understanding or better of English, history, geometry, physics, chemistry, human anatomy, and common sense.

This is not a suitable first class. Students should have some formal training on carbine or rifle prior to attending.

Students should run and exercise 3x per week to build up stamina and physical fitness prior to attending the class.

Students should self study ballistic theory, and be familiar with Minutes of Angle, Miliradians and how to calculate drop, distance, and wind.

Required Equipment:

Rifles: Either a bolt action sniper rifle and a carbine/PDW, or a semiautomatic sniper rifle that can also serve in close range, reactive and defensive applications.
Suitable calibers 5.56x45mm NATO with 77gr bullets with 16″ barrel minimum, 224 Valkyrie, 6mm ARC, 6.5 Grendel, 308/7.62 NATO, 6.5 Creedmoor, 30-06, 7.62x54R.
300+ rounds of ammunition capable of 2moa or better
Rifle capable of 2 MOA or better with magnified optic equipped with a mildot or similar reticle suitable for ranging targets and estimating wind and elevation holdovers.
Secondary iron sights or red dot optics suitable for engaging moving targets at close range are highly recommended. (We can procure rifle, ammunition, and equipment for you. Email for details)
Leather work gloves
3 pair BDU bottoms or similar sturdy tactical pants suitable for hiking or outdoor activity, in subdued earth tone: green, sage, brown, tan etc.
3 BDU tops or similar sturdy tactical long sleeve shirt suitable for heavy duty outdoor usage, in subdued earth or pastel tone.
Boonie, or brimmed hat suitable for keeping rain and sun off your head, face, and neck.
Ballistic or bump helmets are optional.
Personal night vision goggles, and laser/illuminators are optional.
Sturdy assault pack, rucksack or backpack suitable for carrying equipment necessary for a whole day’s operation.
Pockets or pouches for carrying tools, ammo, etc.
Rifle cleaning kit
Hiking shoes with gaiters, high top waterproof boots, or leather boots that have been oiled and waterproofed. Break in your boots before hand.
Wool socks 3 pair
Handgun, magazines, holster, handgun ammo optional
Plate carrier and armor optional
hydration bladder, canteen, Nalgene bottle etc. suitable for carrying 2.5 liters of water or more
flashlight, headlamp
night vision/ night optical device optional
pocket knife, Leatherman or similar multitool
50 feet of paracord
laser rangefinder optional
spotting scope optional
tripod optional
rear bag or sand sock
rifle sling
earth tone parka, Gore-Tex coat, military field jacket, etc sturdy outerwear to keep out rain and wind.
lightweight Gore-Tex rain pants
second pair of boots, optional
rite in the rain notebook, pocket size.
Note taking paper/notebook/binder
Data book, pens, pencils, sharpie permanent marker
small roll of duct tape
firelighter
camp shoes/flip flops, sandals
shower towel
personal hygiene kit and medications
spare prescription glasses
clear safety glasses
snacks
sun screen
ear protection
smartphone ballistic calculator app optional
binoculars optional
tools necessary for mounting scope and accessories
Tourniquet
IFAK, first aid trauma kit recommended
blankets or sleeping bag, pillow optional
Brass catcher recommended

We can provide you with ammunition to train with. Calibers available: 5.56 NATO, 6.5 Creedmoor, and .308 Winchester. More options available by request.

Price:

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 tuition for this class as you see fit; Generally speaking any amount from $50 to $250 per day is acceptable. You can send tuition via Venmo to Brian-Wang-11 or Paypal to Info@monarchdefense.org, or bring cash in person. We can also trade for work, ammunition, or equipment.

Plan for $50 in take home course materials, and $100 for 4 days of meals.

We have ammo available for you! Market price is currently $.80-$1.00 per round for most calibers.

If you have questions about ammo availability and cost, or our unconventional flexible tuition model, call 408-892-5460.

FAQ:

How can I contact the organizer with my questions? Brian Wang is the event organizer. He can be reached at 408-892-5460 or info@monarchdefense.org

 

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