Women’s Home Defense Pistol

This three hour evening class is perfect for the women who want to have knowledge and some hands on skill set for defending themselves in their own home but don’t have the desire to purchase a ton of “cool guy” holsters and gear.  

This class will have a Sixty (60) minute lecture with the rest of the time on the range working pistol manipulation and fast acquired marksmanship.  

Lecture Topics:

  • Firearm Safety
  • Creating a Safe Room
  • “Bad Guy” drills for the home
  • Levels of Force
  • Need for Medical Training

Equipment for this class can be as simple as yourself.  This class is taught at Markley’s and pistols are available for student use.  Safety gear and targets will be provided.  Ammunition for those bringing their own guns will be kept under 200 rounds and for those using Markley’s firearms can purchase as needed there.

To sign yourself or a loved one up please call Markley’s at (831) 722-6945.

Special note on ammo; Markley’s does not allow the shooting of steel cased ammunition.

Force on Force 101 (Morgan Hill, CA)

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 UTM  conversions for AR-15s, Glock 19s, & Glock-17s.  Students will deal with scenarios in an open environment as well as our portable shoot house.  No firearms are permitted near the premises (email will go out about specifics to bringing your AR with no bolt in it or handgun frame only).

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 (some additions may be added as specific sites require.  All ammunition provided):

  • A desire to learn.
  • Extra Layer of clothes (NO EXPOSED SKIN PERMITTED)
  • Gloves.
  • Pen and paper..
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional).
  • Lunch.
  • Personal water supply.

***There is a $20/person range fee for this specific facility***

Sing up by <clicking here>

Defensive Shotgun 101 (Morgan Hill, CA)

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).

***There is a $20/person range fee collected day of***

To sign up <click here>

Defensive Pistol 101 (Morgan Hill, CA)

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).

***There is a $20/person range fee collected day of class***

To sign up <Click Here>

Force on Force (fighting inside) Boulder Creek, CA

We are doing a short 6 hour Force on Force class Thanksgiving weekend.  A friend of ours has to do a remodel on a unit and is allowing us access prior to doing it.  

Important to note that this class could be cancelled but we want to get it out there.  Obviously we will refund anyone if we have to cancel.  We should have a final meeting with property owner 11/20 but since such a short window we needed to put it out now.

We will be going over home defense topics, room clearing, CQB and how it relates to CCW.  This class will be taught using Simunitions (UTM).  All ammo, and safety gear will be provided.  

Equipment needed:

  • Fighting mindset
  • Long sleeve clothing
  • Lunch/snack
  • Water

Class cost include ammo and location fee.

To sign up <click here>

Defensive Pistol 101, Morgan Hill, CA

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).

If you need ammunition we can bring in ammunition for you with our CA Ammo Vendor license.  Be on it early though.  9mm is usually kept in reserve.  Other calibers need to be ordered.

There will be a $20 cash range fee collected day of for the facility.

Sign up by <clicking here>

Pepper Spray/Taser Personal Safety Academy, Scotts Valley, CA

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

To sign up please <CLICK HERE>

Pepper Spray/Taser Personal Safety Academy, Scotts Valley, CA

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

Tactical Medicine 101 2.24.18

Tactical Medicine 101 is a one-day, eight (8) hour course which discusses the most common sources of death in a defensive environment. If you have spent your time and money on courses to defend yourself come spend some time with us learning the skills that you are much more likely to need to save the life of yourself, your family, or your friends and neighbors. Course is divided up into lecture and hands-on application.

Topics include:
• Basic understanding of violent trauma on the body.
• Major killers of violent trauma.
• Skills necessary to mitigate violent wounds.
• What tools/equipment you actually need in your personal kit.

EMTs, Paramedics, Eight (8) hours of CE available for additional $10.  There are no prerequisite requirements for this class but Basic CPR and 1st Aid training is beneficial.

Click Here To Go Directly To Sign Up Page

Equipment list:
• Desire to learn.
• Pen/paper.
• Lunch.

To see a YouTube review our Defensive Medicine 101 class by Allen from Zombie Tactics, please go here.

Defensive Pistol 101, Morgan Hill, CA

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.

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

*** This date will have a $20/person range fee collected the day of class for this particular location***

Click Here To Go Directly To Sign Up Page

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).