Date(s) - Jul 15, 2023
9:00am - 5:00pm

Richmond Rod and Gun Club


Defensive Rifle I is for those already familiar with their rifle, and building upon everything they learned in a Basic Rifle class. This class is designed to get you up to speed with the proper and safe use of a sling, reloading, clearing malfunctions, introduction to rifle-handgun transition, and self-defense mindset and concepts while prepping you for real world scenarios.

Over the course of eight hours, our friendly instructors will combine classroom and range time to establish good habits and proper fundamentals through topics such as:

*Rifle purpose, selection, consideration for method of carry and materials available.
*Proper procedure for loading and unloading, slinged carrying and use, storage, and transportation of a firearm/ammunition.
*Reloading drills and Malfunction drills, to include alternative reload and malfunction clearance and loading procedures.
*An introduction to cover and concealment, and the use thereof
*Moving and shooting
*Self Defense Concepts
*Multiple drills under time and distance and other artificial stressors
*Safety as an engrained mindset


Basic Rifle course or equivalent. Students should be able to provide a certificate(s) of completion of a training course(s) similar to Defensive Rifle I. Acceptance of any student’s prior training or qualifications as meeting the prerequisites for this course is at the sole discretion of the lead instructor. Submit any questions and or previous training documentation to

Students who do not demonstrate an adequate level of safety or comprehension of the class material may be invited to return to a later class after completing some additional training.

All students must be legally able to possess a firearm in the State of California.

What to Bring:

Gear: Ear protection (plugs or muffs, electronic muffs preferred), eye protection (wrap around glasses or glasses with some form of side protection preferred). Athletic shoes. We’ll be using an outdoor range so check the weather and dress accordingly. Class proceeds rain or shine, and will only be cancelled if the conditions become unsafe.  

Firearm: Reliable (preferably semi-automatic) rifle with at least 4 magazines and at least 300 rounds;
Reliable semi-automatic handgun with at least 3 magazines or revolver and at least 300 rounds of ammunition. 

Holster and Magazine Pouch: A proper holster for your handgun and on-the-belt mag pouches are mandatory. They should be reliable, made of a solid common material, in good working condition. An outside the waistband, hard-sided holster that does not close on itself when the gun is removed is required. Magazine holders should be of similar composition.

One of our staff members will provide more details about the class, exact location, and ammo, in a confirmation email that will be sent approximately 1 week before the class date.

Personal: Bring your own lunch and any personally required items
Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required; lightweight long sleeve shirts are encouraged; a hat is recommended.

Class Cost: $300.00

Handgun and/or Rifle rental kits may be available – inquire after class registration by emailing

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Class $300.00

I am at least 21 years of age.
I am at least 18 years of age and am active duty US military (ID required).
I am at least 18 years of age and am accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.

NOTE: Students must bring valid state issued identification to the class. Failure to bring such identification will result in immediate discharge without a refund.

ONE BOOKING per student. You may not book a spot for someone else.


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