Simply put, the shotgun is awesome – especially for home defense.
This course provides the student with the opportunity to learn and practice a number of exercises and drills to build confidence and competence in basic and advanced operation and use of an awesome defensive tool.
This course is about 1 ½ days long; about 4 hours in the classroom and a full day
(8 hours) on the range.
Topics covered include:
- Proper loading / unloading
- Patterning / Grouping\
- Malfunction / Stoppage Resolution
- Target Acquisition & Engagement
- Multiple Targets
- Verbal Challenges
- Cover & Concealment
- Shooting Positions
Each student must supply
A quality pump-action or semi-auto defensive (combat/tactical) shotgun is required for this course. A 12 gauge is preferred but a 20 gauge will suffice. Read the owner’s manual for the shotgun and be familiar with the operation and parts of your shotgun before the class.
- The shotgun MUST have a sling. Some type of extra ammunition carrier/device, either gun or shooter mounted, is recommended.
- 50 rounds of birdshot shotgun ammo, 200 rounds of buckshot ammo and 20 rounds of shotgun slug ammo for their shotgun.
- Eye & ear protection and a hat with a bill/brim
- Comfortable clothing (shorts, sleeveless shirts, bare midriffs,
- jewelry, unsecured long hair, long fingernails, are strongly discouraged)
- Plenty of water / hydration; cooler/ice
- Dummy or “snap-cap” rounds for your gun
*Absolutely NO red shirts, tops or hats; NO baggy pants/clothing, skirts or dresses; NO open toes shoes*
RECOMMENDED / OPTIONAL GEAR:
Folding chair or seat; light lunch or snacks; sunscreen; bug spray; sunglasses; towel/wipes; hand cleaner/sanitizer; “snap-caps” or dummy rounds for your gun; note taking materials; raincoat or rain gear; gun cleaning/maintenance kit