Sat 11/24 Defensive Handgun Skill Builder – Lytle Creek, CA – 9AM



Saturday, November 24, 2018 — 9:10AM to 3:00PM


Lytle Creek Firing Line
Lytle Creek Rd, Lytle Creek, CA 92358


Here the warrior scholar is forged. Pounded to perfection through discipline and dedicated study, repetition and attention to detail.

Welcome to Skill Builder. This group format workshop is not a basic level firearms course. This is not the time for hand-holding and sweet talking, nor is it for showing you how to use your gear. It is an affordable, safe, and fast paced opportunity for the developing shooter to practice and perfect his or her technique; To stretch his or her limits of speed and accuracy under time and peer pressure, guided by as-necessary instruction from professional trainers. The fast paced class offers minimal talking, and maximum hands-on time.

This class focuses on perfect repetition of perfect handgun technique.

Those who have seen the light understand that there is no such thing as an “advanced” technique, or an “advanced” gunfight. Simply put, the mastery of core principles, or the lack thereof, is the only thing which differentiates the professional from the amateur, the victor from the victim.

In this class, you will push yourself to mental exhaustion, run your equipment to the point of failure, develop confidence in your gun-handling abilities and metal toughness, grow in discipline and moral character, and become faster, stronger, more alert, and more accurate than you previously thought possible.

We will run drills that isolate and allow you to perfect these skills:

Universal principles of gun safety

Slow, meticulous, efficient weapon manipulation

Non-diagnostic clearance of simple malfunctions

Smooth, efficient, fast presentation from ready positions

Slow, consistent, safe use of the holster

Effective use of coats and cover garments in concealed carry

Aggressive, stable, and mobile fighting stance

Alternate crude aiming methods for speed shooting

Fast, instinctive point shooting

One handed pistol marksmanship and manipulation

Hard lateral movement to reduce your likelihood of leaking fluid

Moving and multiple threat engagement

Awkward and improvised shooting positions

You will need:

1 gallon of water

Pistol or revolver

250 rounds of practice ammo

A stiff belt attached to your pants, with a safe and sturdy holster (If in doubt, call 408-892-5460 to discuss)

Optional: Secondary back up handgun and holster

At least 2 spare magazines for primary, 3 or more if single stack or speed loader

Pockets or pouches for your ammunition

Gun cleaning kit with oil, barrel cleaning rod, and tools for mounting and adjusting your optics and accessories

Eye and ear protection

Closed-toe shoes

Sunscreen, bug spray, hat, weather appropriate clothing; We shoot rain or shine

Flashlight for ease in cleaning up after sunset

Optional: Leather gloves, folding table, chair, and shade canopy, snack

Register Early. Cost for the event will be $155, but first 6 people to register using promo code “EARLY20” receive a $20 discount! Those who register together with a friend take an additional $20 off their order!

Check in with the front office or gate attendant, who will direct you to our private training range. Fill out a waiver and name tape, keep your guns encased, and we will start safety brief once everyone gets settled. We train rain or shine. Be courteous to the other classes on the range.


Is there an age limit?

Parental discretion and supervision required. Minors high school age and up welcome. This is not a class well suited to younger children.

I don’t have a holster, is that okay? If you want to use a pistol, you need to bring one or contact me in advance to borrow one.

Should I use an inside the waistband or outside the waistband holster? The choice is yours but I recommend you use “street” gear.

Can I use appendix carry? Yes.

Should I wear body armor? If you have it at home, its not very useful is it? Train wearing what you will fight in. Body armor or bathrobe, the choice is yours.

What calibers do you allow? Any common pistol caliber is acceptable, to include the less common 10mm, .44rem mag, 5.8x28mm, etc.

Can I wear/shoot a backup gun for the drills? Yes. You are welcome to use a second gun.

My friend wants to attend, but he/she has never shot before. Can he/she come? This is not a suitable event for a first time shooter. Feel free to contact us at info@monarchdefense.org to schedule or sign up a suitable first class.

What can/can’t I bring to the event? Do not consume any alcohol or mind altering substances before or during the shooting.

Again, please no steel core, armor piercing, incendiary, or tracer ammunition. Wolf, Tula, and other steel cased ammunition is perfectly acceptable.

Can I pick up brass to reload? Yes, you are welcome to collect brass in this class to reload.

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

What is the refund policy? Refunds are not accepted for this event. Credit can be applied toward future classes or events with 7 days advanced notice.

Notes on equipment:

Bring what you have, don’t stress about it. If it doesn’t work, we’ll loan you a set. If you don’t have gear, talk to us ahead of time and we can bring you a spare gun and gear at no extra charge. More questions? info@monarchdefense.org