Course Offerings

PRIVATE - MEMBER Appreciation Day (MAD 2017)

OPEN TO ALL VDC MEMBERS, CURRENT AND PAST,  2013 - 2017

Member Appreciation Day (MAD 2017) will be held on Saturday, 11/18 from 9am-1:30pm. It will be very similar to the Alumni Shoots held in previous years. (There will not be an Alumni Shoot in 2017.) It will be a great day to include tasty snacks, the usual great lunch, three pistol courses, and great prizes. This event will be held at the Oakdale Sportsman's Club.

At this event, we will have:

* MAD Raffle (must be present to win) (benefiting Central Valley Honor Flight)

* 1st shot at VDC Raffle - fundraiser tickets (open to the public) (benefiting Central Valley Honor Flight)

* 1st shot at 2018 VDC Memberships

In the MAD Raffle:

Savage 17 HMR Rifle (stainless steel & laminated wood) with Burris 3x9 E1 scope, 500 rounds of 17 HMR ammunition,

and other prizes including ammo!

 

Any VDC Member can attend MEMBER Appreciation Day for $50. This year the 501c3 (non-profit) organization we have chosen to benefit is CENTRAL VALLEY HONOR FLIGHT. To register for this event, please to the course schedule, and register as normal.  To learn more about Central Valley Honor Flight, click here.

If you'd like to make an additional contribution to CV Honor Flight you can do so on the day of the event via check (preferred) or cash. We'd prefer no credit cards at the event. This gives us the ability to not pay fees to the bank so that we can give as much $$ to Central Valley Honor Flight as possible.

There will be a Toys For Tots donation bin on site. Please remember that they request: 1) new un-used toys in their original packaging, 2) no gift wrap. Both monetary donations and toys will be gratefully accepted. If you'd like to make a monetary donation to USMC Toys For Tots, please bring a check made to USMC TFT)

Tax Exempt 501c3 #s:

USMC Toys For Tots USMC TFT (501c3 #20-3021444)  

Central Valley Honor Flight  CVHF (501c3 #   )

 

If you have other questions, please feel free to email Vince & Christie .... This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2018 VDC Membership Application and Instructions

Please read the document thoroughly.  If you want to apply for membership:  print, complete and mail in with your payment

(To:  Vince Bizzini  PO Box 583512 Modesto,  CA  95358. )

Confirmation of acceptance as a VDC 2018 Member will be when you receive your training packet from us.  If you have any questions, please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

2018 Valley Defense Membership Application

VDC Course Offerings

** Please Note: All courses hold a 20% non-refundable cancellation fee. * *
** Private-Members Only Training Days hold a non-refundable $10 registration fee. **

** IMPORTANT** EQUIPMENT NEEDED (Continue for Course Offerings)

All courses require brimmed hat, belt, closed toe shoes, collared shirt, and valid US-issued CDL or ID.
All HANDGUN courses require a handgun, holster, magazine pouch(es), and three pistol magazines.
For DH2 and above, knee/elbow pads are recommended.
All SHOTGUN courses require a shotgun with a barrel length of 20 inches or less...a sling is desirable.
All CARBINE classes require any magazine fed rifle (AR15, mini 14, 22LR-type AR15 clone), 3 magazines, optic or iron sights, and a sling.
All PRECISION RIFLE classes require .223 or larger caliber (semi-automatic or bolt action) with mounted scope/optic, Optic/Scope Requirements - fixed or adjustable power, Sling, Ammo - 250 rounds of identical ammo (same manufacturer, same bullet weight...this is the first lesson of class), Cleaning rod and cleaning supplies. Suggested: Knee/Elbow pads, ammo loops or pouch, shooting mat/bag, bipod, binoculars.

ARMORER SERVICES Our armorer services are available by request. Our specialties are shotgun modification, and sight installation for shotguns and handguns. We are certified Glock armorers and can direct you to other service providers if true “gunsmithing” is required.

MASTERY COURSES * a great opportunity ~ strongly reccommended! *
What is a Mastery Course? A Mastery Course is an "all shooting, no lecture" course you can take after completing the actual training course (DH1, DSHOT1). DH1, and DSHOT1 both have mastery classes.

Every reputable training facility in the country, stresses the necessity to practice the basics, and VALLEY DEFENSE CONSULTING is no different. Taking a Mastery Course gives you the ability to have the core information from the main training course, and then come to the range to practice what you learned in that main course, without more classroom time. During the main courses, we give you a ton of information...we want you to have a place you can go for some safe supervised shooting, and to help you absorb and practice everything you have already learned...to be the best...to not just finish the course, but to master it!!

These courses are very productive, and very fun. Your day will begin with shooting, and end with more shooting. This is an excellent opportunity to practice, with the guidance of a trainer to help you perfect your skills.Who is eligible for a Mastery Course? Anyone who has completed DH1, and beyond. Once you have taken DH1, for example, you can take the DH1 Mastery Course at any time, and the great part is you can take it as many times as you want. Even if you've worked your way through DH3, you have the option of taking DH1, DH1 Mastery, DH2, or DH3 anytime! We strongly reccommend taking the Mastery Course at least once before moving on to the next level of training.

CCW Course

** IMPORTANT! **
If you are a Stanislaus County Resident, for your protection, it is important that before you schedule a class, you read and understand the CCW Policy of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department (www.scsdonline.com click on Forms). Effective 8/1/14, if you take your training class prior to your appointment, your certificate cannot be dated more than 6 months prior to your appointment date. If you do not understand their policy, please call them at (209) 525-7117.

This course is designed to satisfy the requirements for CCW issuance in California. Our CCW training certificates are accepted in Stanislaus County, San Joaquin County, City of Manteca, City of Ripon, Mariposa County, Merced County, and Tuolumne County.

While there is no guarantee of issuance, this course is also the perfect introduction to firearms (pistol) training. You will leave with new skills and confidence in the safe operations of the pistol, with an understanding of the use of firearms for self-defense.

Course Length….…..2 days
Tuition………….....…$225
Ammunition..........150 rounds

NOTE: We are unable to keep tabs on which counties are issuing CCW Permits and which are not (although we do our best). We have limited information on this topic. Please check with your issuing agence (The LE Agency of the county/city in which you currently reside).

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
• 150 rounds
• Eye/Ear Protection, closed toe shoes, hat with a bill (bball hat is sufficient, but if you wear a full brimmed hat make sure it will work with the hearing protection you'll be wearing)
• Gun, holster, magazines (or speed loaders/speed strips). If you do not have a gun, pls email us so we can assist you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will greet you with snacks/coffee/water, refrigeration,potable water, plumbing, and food establishments close by for lunch. Our tuition and round count are a little higher than others, and there's a reason for that. Please consider we are not training our students to put a little white paper in your wallet...we want you to be prepared in the God-forbidden situation that you have to defend yourself. You will not be disappointed. If you have any questions at all, please drop us an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ask one of our many previous & returning students.

*Mandatory two day attendance per Stanislaus County Sheriff's Dept.

*VDC goes to great lenghts to train and ensure that each student understands the material. We are well known for working with our students through both emotional and physical challenges.

Click Here to Register for our next CCW Course

CCW Course Renewal

IMPORTANT!!!
Effective July 1st: Stanislaus County residents are required to complete a 16 hour (2 day) ccw training course.
(NOTE: This training enhancement only applies to initial applicants, not renewing applicants.)

This course is designed to satisfy the requirements for CCW Renewal issuance in California. Our CCW training certificates are accepted in Stanislaus County, San Joaquin, Mariposa County, Merced County, and Tuolumne County.

While there is no guarantee of re-issuance, this course is perfect for a quick update. Please remember to look into our other training courses as qualifying once every 2 years (state minimum) is NOT enough to keep you prepared and informed for a lethal encounter.

Course Length….…..4 hours
Tuition………….……$100
Ammunition..............50+ rounds

*** IMPORTANT NOTE: We are unable to keep tabs on which counties are issuing CCW Permits and which are not, and the changes in their internal operations re ccw permits (although we do our best). We have limited information on this topic. Please check with your issuing agence (The LE Agency of the county/city in which you currently reside).

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
• 50+ rounds
• Eye/Ear Protection, closed toe shoes, hat with a bill (bball hat is sufficient, but if you wear a full brimmed hat make sure it will work with the hearing protection you'll be wearing)
• Gun, holster, magazines (or speed loaders/speed strips).

If you do not have a gun, please email us so we can assist you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click Here to Register for our next CCW Renewal Course

Defensive Handgun 1 (DH1)

Considering the pistol as a defensive tool is the focus of this course. You will be introduced to the DEFENSIVE TRIAD concept and the aspects of self-defense with a firearm. A building block approach to training is used and all elements of shooting will be practiced. Pistol manipulation skills as well as marksmanship elements will be stressed. This course is the foundation of Valley Defense Consulting’s program.

Course Length…......…..1 day
Tuition………...…....……$160
Ammunition....................200 rounds

Defensive Handgun 2 (DH2)

The basics will be refreshed and the application of those skills will be put to the test with drills and exercises requiring speed and proper application. Multiple threats, and various scenarios will be presented to the shooter. While there is no such thing as an “advanced gunfight” DH2 will demand application of the basics with greater speed and economy of motion. Shooting and moving will be introduced.

Course Length…..…..1 day
Tuition…………..……$185
Ammunition...............300 rounds

Defensive Handgun 3 (DH3)

Shooting and moving, multiple threats, support hand shooting, and compromised positions are the skills emphasized in DH3. The shooter will move, the targets will move and your skills will be challenged. Full concentration, application and grasp of the basics are a must for this course. Presentation of the pistol from concealment, and from a vehicle environment will be practiced. This course is fast paced and dynamic.

Course Length…..…..2 days
Tuition………….….…$285
Ammunition...............500 rounds

Intro to DSHOT

The purpose of this 4-hour course is to introduce you to the operation and handling of the shotgun for personal protection. We will discuss how to set up a shotgun for home defense, as well as ammunition selection, and the topic of "to sling, or not to sling". We will practice loading/unloading, manipulation drills, acquiring proper sight picture and proper shoulder mount.

Course duration…….....4 hours
Tuition……...…………$100
Ammunition..................100 rounds of bird shot

Defensive Shotgun 1 (DSHOT 1)

This course will help you have a better understanding of the shotgun as a self-defense tool. Ammunition selection will be covered, as will the principles of shotgun operation. The shotgun is a premier self-defense tool and is often overlooked. Shotgun accessories will be covered as well as considerations for modifications to make the shotgun more user friendly.

Course duration……..1 day
Tuition………………$185
Ammunition................200 rounds of bird shot & 25 rounds of 00 buckshot

Defensive Shotgun 2 (DSHOT 2)

This course is designed for the “set up” fighting shotgun. Select ammunition drills, stoppage drills and movement will be stressed. You will work the gun from conversation distance to beyond 50 yards with the use of slugs. Cornering and using the shotgun in confined spaces will also be introduced.

Course duration……..1 day
Tuition………………$225
Ammunition................250 rounds of bird shot & 25 rounds of 00 buckshot & 10 slugs

Defensive Carbine 1 (DC1)

An introduction to the use and operation of the carbine for both personal and home defense. We will discuss ballistics, ammo, and equipment selection. This course is designed for any carbine in .223, 7.62x39, pistol caliber carbines or 22LR-type AR15 clones.

Course duration…….....1 day
Tuition……...…………$185
Ammunition..................500 rounds of .223 (or suitable caliber)

Defensive Carbine 2 (DC 2)

Exercises will include movement, multi-target, and unconventional shooting positions. This two-day class will challenge your skills. Day 2 will require approx 45-60 mins drive time to a remote location where you will enjoy "God's Country", a delicious lunch provided by VDC, and finally, with a rural stalking exercise as your final "test". According to Steve G, "About a week later you can start 'trying' to wipe the smile from your face!!"

Course Length........2 days
Tuition....................$295
Ammunition...........800 rounds

TACTICS FOR CLOSE QUARTERS ENCOUNTERS (TCQE)

W/ SCENARIOS

What a great course! If you have a CCW permit, or plan to use a firearm for personal protection, this class is a MUST. We will do all shooting from concealment or cover. We will discuss the difference between concealment and cover as a means of self protection. You will learn how to handle different situations (i.e. you've drawn your firearm, and now this has become a no-shoot...it's become a struggle/fight instead). You will also get to work through real life scenarios, armed with an Air Soft pistol, but watch out! Instructors are armed as well! It's a great day, and one that will make a huge impact on your day to day life.

PRE-REQUISITE: Valley Defense CCW or DH1

Course Length......1 day
Tuition..............$160
Ammunition.......100-150 rounds

Non-Lethal Personal Protection

This course takes place in a classroom setting, and is structured to help you stay out of a bad situation. However, if a bad situation is unavoidable, we will give you some pointers on how to protect yourself WITHOUT using lethal (deadly) force. We will teach you how to use your self (your body, voice, etc), and non-lethal tools (like the civilian model Taser, and pepper spray). We will also discuss the liability you face in using any of those methods.  A great class for men and women, for employers and employees, for high shcool students and college students.  This approach might be what helps you out of a bad situation, when that situation doesn't warrant deadly force (ie: the use of your firearm).

*A canister of pepper spray, and an inert training cansiter are included in your tuition.
*You will not be expected to personally experience the effects of pepper spray at this training.
*Pepper spray will be available for sale after class.

Please remember that in this course we will be having adult conversations.

Course Age Requirement............. 16+                                                                                                      Course Length........................... 3.5 - 4 hours (approximately)
Course Tuition........................... $40 (training package included in tuition.)

NO EQUIPMENT NEEDED

ATTENTION, GENTLEMEN: I have had a lot of my male firearms training students tell me, "Wow!! That's great! I'm going to send my wife and my daughters to that class!" Thank you for trusting me with your family, really!! That's huge. HOWEVER!! As proficient and confident as I want both men and women to be with a firearm, the actual occasion of you using a firearm for self defense (within the law) is slim to none. Please know your other options. This could be the REAL meaning of "protecting your family"! Please email us if you have any questions... anytime!

LE Only | 2 day Pistol/Carbine

This course is designed specifically for today's Law Enforcement Officer. Because of our belief inon-going and up-to-date firearms training we are offering LE personnel an opportunity to seek out some great training. Most departments are cutting back on in-house training as a result of budget cuts. Whether you get the department topay your tuition, or allow you to do this training "on the clock", or if you attend on your own dime, and your own time, wewanted to make sure you have had the opportunity to keep your skills sharp! This intensive 2-day course will cover the operation of the handgun and carbine in the law enforcement environment. After a refresher of the basics, students will be exposed to performing drills and exercises with emphasis placed on speed of presentation and combat accuracy. Ammo management, movement, and "driving the gun" skills will be stressed.

Course Length........2 days
Tuition.....................$200/person
Course Location.....Coalinga Area...Range location TBA
Ammunition............350 rounds pistol & 450 rounds rifle

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
• Eye/Ear Protection
• Duty Pistol
• Minimum 3 Magazines
• Duty Flashlight (plus add'l related gear Duty Carbine w/ iron or optic sights, sling, 3 magazines Suggested for Your Success (and your flesh)
• Note-taking materials
• Knee/elbow pads suggested

LE Only | 2-Day Fighting Handgun

This two day program was developed for the armed professional. The course focuses on building proficiency with proper fundamentals. Instruction will begin with weapons manipulations geared for accuracy and will then build a foundation for speed. Students will participate in exercises and drills that more closely emphasize training within the zone of most conflicts - inside 15 ft. The course will cover: movement, sighted and stance directed fire, as well as unusual positions and ground fighting with the handgun. Also covered will be working with the handgun in and around vehicles.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
• Hearing and eye protection
• Ballcap/hat knee/elbow pads
• Suggested duty gear set up (uniform or plain clothes)
• 600-800 rounds minimum
• Flashlight
• Note taking materials

HOSTED BY: ELKO COUNTY PROBATION DEPT

LE Only | 1911 Operator Course

The iconic 1911 pistol has proven itself viable fighting handgun for over 100 years. It has found it's place in law enforcement arsenals for decades and there is new resurgence in it's popularity. However, the 1911 pistol does present some unique training challenges and skill sets that must be mastered before it is considered duty weapon. This intensive course will put the operator and their equipment to the test, and instil confidence in the selection of the 1911 s duty pistol.

COURSE TOPICS:
* Design and function of the 1911
* Maintenance and lubrication
* Pistol and accessory selection
* Manipulation of the safeties
* Ammunition management
* Stoppage clearances
* Dynamic Close Quarters shooting
* Distance Shooting
* 1911 Operator Qualification Course (scored)

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
• 300 rounds
• 1911 pistol
• Duty gear
• 6 functioning magazines
• Eye/ear protection Hat