3/19 Defensive Handgun Skill Builder
3/19 Defensive Handgun Skill Builder

3/19 Defensive Handgun Skill Builder

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Coyote Valley Sporting Clays

1000 San Bruno Avenue

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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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 workshop offers minimal talking, and maximum trigger time.

This class's focus is 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 workshop, 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 core skills:

Universal rules of gun safety
Slow, meticulous, efficient weapon manipulation
Emergency reload from slide lock
Proactive aka tactical reload
Non-diagnostic clearance of simple, complex, and catastrophic malfunctions
Smooth, efficient, fast holster draw
Slow, consistent, safe re-holster
Effective use of coats and cover garments in concealed carry
Aggressive, stable, and mobile stance to counteract recoil
Cycle time, trigger reset, and your maximum rate of fire
Precision sight alignment and shot placement
Crude sight, slide, and body index speed shooting
Safe hand changes
One handed pistol marksmanship
One handed pistol manipulation
Hard lateral movement to reduce your likelihood of leaking fluid
Maximum use of corners and cover
Awkward and improvised shooting positions
Moving and multiple threat engagement

You will need:

Primary handgun with a strong-sided holster
Secondary handgun for when your primary fails
400 rounds of ammunition
5 magazines or speed loaders
Carry pouches for your ammunition
Cleaning kit and lubricant
Eye and ear protection
Closed-toe shoes
Dress for the weather, we shoot rain or shine.

Register here using Eventbrite. Cost for the event will be $85, RSVP is required.

We will meet at the private cowboy range at Coyote Valley Sporting Clays around 12 noon for waivers and to set up. Safety briefing will be around 12:15pm, then shoot from 12:30pm - 4:30pm, clean up, and head out for dinner.

If you have experience as a firearms instructor or range safety officer: I would love your help! Reach out to me at info@monarchdefense.org or 408-892-5460.

Questions? Comments? Ideas and suggestions for drills to shoot? Leave 'em below and let's have a great time! Know some friends who enjoy a challenge? Please share and invite them!


Is there an age limit to enter the event?

Parental discretion and supervision required for teens 15+. This is not a class well suited to younger children.

I don't have a holster, is that okay? You need to bring one or arrange 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 what you would on the street, rather than competition or "gamer" specific equipment.

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.

Can I shoot my AR pistol? You are definitely welcome to bring it. You will need a sling.

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. Please contact me to schedule a first class for your friend first.

What can/can't I bring to the event? Do not consume any alcohol or mind altering substances before or during the shooting. Once we have finished and packed up you are welcome to crack open a cold one if you wish. Dogs are allowed on the facility, and there is shade and water where they can hang out.

Please no steel core, armor piercing, incidiary, or tracer ammunition.

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.

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