Defensive Shotgun Essentials

Course Description: This course provides instruction in essential defensive shotgun skills. It is suitable as an introduction to defensive shotgun for the beginner, and as a refresher for those that have taken a 1- or 2 day defensive shotgun course in the past, such as our Defensive Long Gun course.

Topics: safe gun handling, defensive shotgun configuration/accessories, shotgun shooting positions (standing, kneeling), mounting the gun quickly, default threat response, shooting from cover, reloading and malfunction clearing.

Length: three hours

For prices and upcoming course dates, check the schedule page.

Prerequisites: none

Required Equipment: A shotgun, 50 shells (birdshot), 5 slugs, 5 shells (buckshot), eye and ear protection. For an additional fee, we provide loaner guns, ammunition, eye and ear protection. Loaner equipment must be reserved in advance of class day. Students should also bring a baseball cap (to deflect spent hulls), pen and paper.

Optional Equipment:

Taught by: Staff NRA certified instructor

Facility: A-Zone Range

Times: varies. Typically offered morning or afternoon.

Additional information: This course will be limited to 10 students.