Defensive Courses

NorCal MedTac currently provides the following Defensive classes.


Pepper Spray/Taser Personal Safety Academy

A four (4) hour  class designed to give you the tools necessary to deter and defend against an attack.

What you will learn:

  • Risk reduction strategies to help discourage potential threats.
  • How to protect yourself at a safe distance.
  • The best self defense technique to escape an attacker.
  • How to protect yourself during high stress encounters.
  • The best techniques to deploy pepper spray safely and effectively
  • The best techniques to deploy a Taser safely and effectively

As a student you will receive during the course:

  • 3 Water Filled, Inert Practice Canisters
  • 1 Live Taser Cartridge (used during class, NO student is “tased”)
  • SABRE Defense Spray with Quick Release Key Ring
  • Survivor Skills for Smart Living
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Classroom Time + Hands On Training

Cost: $100
Course Dates: See calendar

Intro Handgun

Into Handgun is an approx. three-hour private 1:1 or 1:2 course in which the beginning shooter receives the basics of operating a handgun in a safe environment.  Individual attention is given to areas the student is most interested in after safety and fundamentals are covered.

Equipment needed:

  • Your personal handgun.
  • Eye and ear protection.
  • 150 rounds of ammunition.

If needing to borrow equipment student will be responsible for ammunition cost at current market cost.  No extra charge for safety gear and firearm usage.

Cost: $220
Course Dates: See calendar

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Defensive Pistol 101

Defensive Pistol 101 is our introductory course to using a pistol in anything more than a bench rest environment. This is a one-day class that covers basic gun safety and handling. Topics included are; drawing from a holster and engaging threats, reloads, and malfunction clearances. Lectures will include safety, mindset and basic legal concepts.

Defensive Pistol 101 covers the requirements for CCW training in Santa Cruz County, San Benito County, Monterey County, Merced County, & City of Gilroy. 

There are no prerequisites for this course but NRA Basic Pistol is always recommended for anyone who has had no formal pistol instruction.

Equipment list:

  • Desire to learn.
  • Pen/paper.
  • Lunch.
  • Defensive handgun .380 caliber or higher with strong side kydex holster.
  • Dual Magazine carrier with 3-5 magazines (more makes for an easier training day).
  • Ear and eye protection.
  • 500 rounds of ammunition.
  • Hat to deflect brass.
  • Personal water supply.
  • Sunscreen if outside.
  • Individual first aid kit or blow-out kit (optional).

Cost: $175
Course Dates: See calendar

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Women’s Only Defensive Pistol 101

Women’s Only Defensive Pistol 101 is our introductory course to using a pistol in anything more than a bench rest environment. This is a one-day class that covers basic gun safety and handling. Topics included are; drawing from a holster and engaging threats, reloads, and malfunction clearances. Lectures will include safety, mindset and basic legal concepts, other defensive tools available.

There are no prerequisites for this course but NRA Basic Pistol is always recommended for anyone who has had no formal pistol instruction.

Equipment list:

  • Desire to learn.
  • Pen/paper.
  • Lunch.
  • Defensive handgun .380 caliber or higher with strong side kydex hoslter and gun belt and dual magazine holder.
  • Ear and eye protection.
  • 500 rounds of ammunition.
  • Hat to deflect brass.
  • Personal water supply.
  • Sunscreen if outside.
  • Individual first aid kit or blow-out kit (optional).

Cost: $175
Course Dates: See calendar

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Defensive Pistol 102

Defensive Pistol 102 is a one-day course. Topics drilled on are; fundamentals of marksmanship, strong and weak hand reloads, strong and weak hand malfunction clearances, engaging multiple threats, shooting from cover/concealment, unconventional shooting positions, and fighting to your handgun. We focus on approaching the training in Defensive Pistol 102 from the home defense and CCW shooters view. Lectures can include topics of legal concepts, medical care, and mindset.

Defensive Pistol 101 or equivalent training is a requirement in order to take this course.

Equipment list:

  • Desire to learn.
  • Pen/paper.
  • Lunch.
  • Defensive handgun .32 caliber or higher with strong side kydex hoslter and gun belt.
  • At least 4 magazines for pistol you are using and mag holder.
  • Ear and eye protection.
  • 600 rounds of ammunition.
  • Hat to deflect brass.
  • Personal water supply.
  • Sunscreen if outside.
  • Elbow and knee pads recommended.
  • Individual first aid kit or blow-out kit (optional).

Cost: $175
Course Dates: See calendar

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Defensive Pistol 103

Defensive Pistol 103 is our Team Tactics class.  We understand that we want to train as we hope to fight if that day comes.  This course is all about working together to solve problems 2-5 persons.  There is no time for basic fundamental instruction so students must have at least DP101 with us or equivalent with other schools.  Focus will be on civilian setting scenarios out in the world and in the home.  This class does involve movement and different shooting positions so some flexibility is required.

Topics to be covered:

  • Movement in pairs and groups up to five persons.
  • Verbal and non verbal commands.
  • Bounding in linear and non-linear paths.
  • Unconventional shooting positions.
  • Extraction under fire.

Students must have training history with NorCal MedTac or a verified competency by other training schools.

Equipment list:

  • Desire to learn.
  • Pen/paper.
  • Lunch.
  • Defensive handgun .32 caliber or higher with strong side kydex hoslter and gun belt.
  • At least 4 magazines for pistol you are using and mag holder.
  • Ear and eye protection.
  • 600 rounds of ammunition.
  • Hat to deflect brass.
  • Personal water supply.
  • Sunscreen if outside.
  • Elbow and knee pads recommended.
  • Individual first aid kit or blow-out kit (optional).

Course Dates: See calendar

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Concealed Pistol 102

Concealed Pistol 102 is our realistic eight (8) hour course for those who do carry concealed or are looking to carry concealed. This is not an intro course as other than a skills check first thing students will work through problem solving as individual CCW holders or in pairs while completing ninety (90%) percent of the class in scenarios.

Students are required to carry on them realistic concealment set-ups and ammunition amounts. All scenarios will be from concealment. You will not find OWB full size pistols with 100 rounds on your belt here. You will have to think as well as shoot in order to solve shoot vs. no-shoot scenarios and hit only the “bad guys” and no “innocents”.

This course does have prerequisites of our Defensive Pistol 101 or another company’s equivalent. Please ensure the course work you’ve done before meets our standards prior to signing up.

Equipment Needs:

  • Proper mindset
  • Compact or Sub-compact handgun suited for concealed carry
  • Appropriate CCW holster OWB or IWB. If OWB then a cover garment must be used entire time (no ankle, shoulder, small of back).
  • 400 Rounds of ammunition
  • Personal water supply
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat to deflect brass
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Lunch
  • Elbow and knee pads (the only non-ccw gear allowed)

Course Dates: See calendar

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Low Light 101

Low Light 101 is a Four (4) hour course that gives students the basic understandings of the transitioning environment from light to pitch black.  101 is the classroom, dry practice, and airsoft in the classroom or outdoor area session which is required prior to 102 which is the live fire module.

Topics:
Principles of low light operations
Equipment set up and differences in lights
Dangers and advantages of low light
Basic hands on application of different light techniques with dry practice or airsoft

  • Equipment:
  • Desire to learn and defensive mindset
  • Student provided flashlight or can borrow from NCMT
  • Pen and Paper
  • Personal water supply

Prerequisites:
None however, 102 will require 101 and Defensive Pistol 101

Cost $70

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Low Light 102

Low Light 102 is a Four (4) hour course designed to take the principles of low light operations and place the students on the live fire range in varying blackness.  Deployment of handheld and weapon mounted lights is practiced on the 180 and in simple pairs with movement.

  • Equipment:
  • Desire to learn and defensive mindset
  • Defensive handgun and appropriate strong side or appendix holster
  • 250 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye and Ear protection
  • Personal handheld and weapon light or can borrow from NCMT
  • Knee pads (optional)
  • Personal trauma kit (optional)
  • Personal water supply

Prerequisites:
Low light 101
Defensive Pistol 101 (or equivalent contact NCMT for approval)

Cost $80 (this course depending on location may have additional range fee never more than $25)

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Force on Force 101

Do you feel your skills are up to defending your life?

Our Force on Force 101 class is a one day (8-hour) course designed to add the stress of an actual violent encounter.  Students are challenged with scenarios which include use of force questions, multiple bad guys (and good guys), room clearing, and an environment that is not the square range.  Force on Force 101 is our entry into level into the FOF world and will be primarily taught from a Home Defense standpoint.

Force on Force training is a must for anyone looking to have defensive skill with a firearm.  We use airsoft guns of varying models to try and accommodate students different preferences.  Students will deal with scenarios in an open environment as well as our portable shoot house.  No firearms are permitted near the premises.

While this is our entry Force on force class we do require some formal pistol training of our Defensive Pistol 101 or another schools equivalent as a prerequisite.

Equipment list (all airsoft guns, safety equipment, and ammunition is provided):

  • A desire to learn.
  • Pen and paper.
  • Groin protector for men (optional if you want to take the chance).
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional).
  • Lunch.
  • Personal water supply.

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Intro Rifle

Into Rifle is an approx. three-hour private 1:1 or 1:2 course in which the beginning shooter receives the basics of operating a rifle in a safe environment.  Individual attention is given to areas the student is most interested in after safety and fundamentals are covered.

Equipment needed:

  • Your personal rifle.
  • Eye and ear protection.
  • 150 rounds of ammunition.

If needing to borrow equipment student will be responsible for ammunition cost at current market cost.  No extra charge for safety gear and firearm usage.

Cost $220
Course Dates: See calendar

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Defensive Carbine 101

Hand guns are best to use to get to our long guns.  Defensive Carbine 101 is a one-day, eight (8) hour course designed to give students the fundamentals of operating their rifle in closer (25 yards and in) defensive engagements.  Students will gain a solid understanding of basic rifle operation, sight offset, multiple threat engagement, weapon transitions, basics of cover, and simple linear movement.  Defensive Carbine 101 will focus on home and close up engagements with cover vs. concealment, ballistics, and shoot vs. non-shoot being discussed and drilled on.

Equipment needed:

  • Desire to learn.
  • Pen and paper.
  • Eye/ear protection, hat to deflect brass, sunscreen if outdoors.
  • Personal water supply.
  • Defensive rifle with appropriate sling for weapon transitions.
  • Defensive handgun (.32 caliber or higher) with strong side kydex holster and sturdy gun belt.
  • 500 rounds for rifle.
  • 100 rounds for pistol.
  • Dual magazine holder for pistol magazines.
  • 3-5 pistol magazines.
  • 3-5 rifle magazines.
  • Rifle magazine carrier (we ask that you have some way to carry at least 1-2 extra rifle magazines on you.  You do not need to buy a huge plate carrier for this class).
  • Personal “Blow-out Kit” or first aid kit (optional).
  • Knee/elbow pads (optional).

Cost: $175
Course Dates: See calendar

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Defensive Carbine 102

Defensive Carbine 102 is a one-day (8-hour) class focus on intermediate carbine usage. While our 101 level class had a huge focus on home defense distance and transitions; Defensive Carbine 102 will focus on the rifle itself in terms of malfunctions, reloads, shooting positions, and a lot of movement with farther distances. Magnified optics are not required unless that is how your fighting rifle is normally configured.

Students must have completed Defensive Carbine 101 & Defensive Pistol 101 or equivalent to attend.

There will be a $20 range fee per person collected for this facility. You MUST bring your own food and water for this facility.

Equipment list:

  • Desire to learn.
  • Pen and paper.
  • Eye/ear protection, hat to deflect brass, sunscreen.
  • Personal water supply.
  • Lunch and snacks.
  • Defensive rifle with appropriate sling for weapon transitions.
  • Defensive handgun (.32 caliber or higher) with strong side kydex holster and sturdy gun belt.
  • 600 rounds for rifle.
  • 100 rounds for pistol.
  • Dual magazine holder for pistol magazines.
  • 3-5 pistol magazines.
  • 3-5 rifle magazines.
  • Rifle magazine carrier (we ask that you have some way to carry at least 1-2 extra rifle magazines on you.  You do not need to buy a huge plate carrier for this class).
  • Personal “Blow-out Kit” or first aid kit (optional).
  • Knee/elbow pads (optional).

Cost: $175

Course dates: See Calendar

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Defensive Shotgun 101

Defensive Shotgun 101 is a one-day, eight (8) hour course designed to give students the fundamentals of operating their shotgun in closer (25 yards and in) defensive engagements. Students will gain a solid understanding of reloads, malfunction clearances, and weapon transitions, ammunition selection (positive and negatives). Defensive Shotgun 101 will focus on home and close up engagements with cover vs. concealment, ballistics, and shoot vs. non-shoot being discussed and drilled on.

  • Desire to learn.
  • Pen and paper.
  • Eye/ear protection, hat to deflect brass, sunscreen if outdoors.
  • Personal water supply.
  • Defensive Shotgun with appropriate sling for weapon transitions and optional side saddle for extra ammunition.
  • Defensive handgun (.32 caliber or higher) with strong side kydex holster and sturdy gun belt.
  • 350 rounds for shotgun (300 bird shot, 25 slug, 25 buckshot).
  • 150 rounds for pistol.
  • Dual magazine holder for pistol magazines.
  • 3 pistol magazines.
  • Personal “Blow-out Kit” or first aid kit (optional).
  • Knee/elbow pads (optional).

Cost: $175
Course Dates: See calendar

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Private Coaching

Private Coaching is available for those who desire the one-on-one attention of an instructor. We can provide coaching on handgun, rifle or shotgun. For rifle and shotgun there may be additional costs associated with range use. Please contact us regarding your Private Coaching needs.

Cost: Please call or email with your specific training needs for a quote

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Dry Fire Dojo

The Dry Fire Dojo Series are multiple short two-hour classes designed to work on skill sets often neglected at the range during a shooter’s normal routine. These non-live fire sessions are a cheap alternative to help ensure competency. The sessions are broken down into stages with multiple stages per discipline. Each stage has a mix of “basic” and “advanced” skill sets. Sessions are kept small in student numbers to increase instructor / student time. Each session also has a small trauma or disaster prep topic that will randomly rotate each session. All sessions cost are the same at $30.

 

Dry Fire Dojo Pistol Stage 1

Dry Fire Dojo Pistol Stage 1 is a two-hour class designed to enforce proper fundamentals of the pistol draw, drawing to retention, unconventional draws in a fight, and fighting from cover. Students will use their own firearm as well as a SIRT Pistol & LASR APP.

Equipment List:

  • Personal Handgun and Holster
  • Gun Belt
  • 3 magazines and carrier (carrier optional for CCW or off duty carriers)

Course Dates: See Calendar

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Dry Fire Dojo Pistol Stage 2

Dry Fire Dojo Pistol Stage 2 is a two-hour class designed to teach and enforce malfunctions and reloads of both traditional and strong vs. weak hand only. Fighting from the ground up with unconventional positions, and SIRT Pistol with LASR APP timed evolutions to add stress.

Equipment List:

  • Personal handgun and holster
  • Gun belt
  • 3 magazines and carrier (carrier optional for CCW or off duty carriers)

Course Dates: See Calendar

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Dry Fire Dojo Carbine Stage 1

Dry Fire Dojo Stage 1 is a two-hour class designed to enforce proper fundamentals of carbine (primary AR15 & AK47 platform) deployment. Presentation, transitions to handgun, basic reloads, and shooting from cover are practiced.

Equipment List:

  • Carbine on sling
  • 3 rifle magazines and way to carry them
  • Personal handgun and holster
  • Gun belt
  • 3 magazines and carrier (carrier optional for CCW or off duty carriers)

Course Dates: See Calendar

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Dry Fire Dojo Carbine Stage 2

Dry Fire Dojo Carbine Stage 2 is a two-hour class designed to work unconventional shooting positions and strong and weak hand only reloads and malfunctions with the carbine (AR15 & AK47 platform). Timed evolutions including work with the LASER APP and AR equipped SIRT Bolt will be used.

Equipment List:

  • Carbine on sling
  • 3 rifle magazines and way to carry them
  • Personal handgun and holster
  • Gun belt
  • 3 magazines and carrier (carrier optional for CCW or off duty carriers)

Course Dates: See Calendar

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Dry Fire Dojo Video Scenarios

Dry Fire Dojo Video Scenarios is a two-hour class where SIRT Pistols and AR equipped SIRT laser bolts are used in real time video scenarios. Multiple scenarios including shoot and don’t shoot are used. CCW and home defense scenarios are enforced along with concepts of use of force and legal liability.

Equipment List:

Nothing required all gear will be provided unless personal SIRT gear is owned

Cost: $30
Course Dates: See calendar

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Home Defense Shotgun

Home Defense Shotgun is a Four-hour (4) class aimed at beginner and intermediate shooters. Unlike Defensive Shotgun 101 this class focuses solely on shotgun use without integration of a handgun. The course is split between classroom and range time. This course is not a huge shooting intensive class as are some of our others so those new or hesitant to enter into shotgun instruction will find round count acceptable.

Topics included:

  • Use of force in the home
  • Pros vs. Cons of Shotgun deployment inside/around the home
  • Ammunition selection (slugs vs. types of shot)
  • Defensive layout or plan for the home defense scenario
  • How to keep the home defense shotgun
  • Common Shotgun Accessories 
  • Light issues

Equipment needed:

  • Pen & Paper
  • Defensive Shotgun .410, 20 gauge, or 12 gauge (can be rented)
  • 10 rnds of slugs (if renting from Markley’s/NCMT must use supplied ammo)
  • 10 rnds buckshot (if renting from Markley’s/NCMT must use supplied ammo)
  • 50 rnds birdshot (if renting from Markley’s/NCMT must use supplied ammo)

Course Dates: See Calendar

This course currently is held primarily at Markley’s Indoor Range & Gun Shop and Markley’s will be handling the sign-ups (831) 722-6945.

 

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Home Defense Pistol

Home Defense Pistol is a Four-hour (4) class aimed at beginner and intermediate shooters.  The course is split between classroom and range time. This course is not a huge shooting intensive class as are some of our others so those new or hesitant to enter into pistol instruction will find round count acceptable.  Rental handguns are available for this course but the student will pay ammo cost.

Topics included:

  • Use of force in the home
  • Pros vs. Cons of Pistol deployment inside/around the home
  • Defensive layout or plan for the home defense scenario
  • How to keep the home defense pistol
  • Light issues

Equipment needed:

  • Pen & Paper
  • Defensive pistol (after much debate we have decided being a very intro course and caliber .22 and up will be allowed)
  • 100 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye and Ear protection

Course Dates: See Calendar

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Utah CCW Permit

A four hour course covering all legally required info for Utah’s CCW four-hour CCW requirements.  Non-Utah residents are able to apply for a CCW in Utah and given reciprocity throughout the United States (currently 34 states).  For a reciprocity map of resident and non-resident permits and their reciprocity please <click here>.

This class covers firearm safety, suicide prevention, use of force, travel restrictions, basic firearm function, and a completed finger print card signed by a certified Utah instructor.

After the class you will still need for your application a passport sized photo (available at UPS, FedEx, and Walgreen’s Photo locations, a photocopy of your California Driver License, and mail in all completed documents and applicable Utah fees to the State of Utah.

This is an all classroom session with no live fire requirement for the state.

Course Cost: $80-100 depending on location

Course Dates: See Calendar

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