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>

Low Light 101 (Scotts Valley, CA)

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 Low Light 101 and Defensive Pistol 101

To Sign up please <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>

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>

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>

Women 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 thirty (30) 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.

Defensive Pistol 102, Morgan Hill, CA

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).

There will be a $20/person Range Fee collected day of class.

Tactical Medicine 101, Scotts Valley, CA

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. There are no prerequisite requirements for this class but Basic CPR and 1st Aid training is beneficial.

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.