Shotgun 1 is a tactical shotgun course. This is not trap and skeet!
The skills taught in this specific course are geared for both defensive situations inside and outside the home. Regardless of whether you have used a shotgun for years as a hunter, competitor, or in a Law Enforcement capacity or have never used a Tactical Shotgun before in your life, you will learn a significant amount from this class. We begin with a lecture portion that covers the proper mindset and theories of operation regarding tactical shotguns. We also will go over the different types of shotguns, sight systems, sidesaddles, slings, and lights that are on the market with respect to which ones are good and which ones to avoid. Time is also spent covering the different types of ammo and their application in a defensive encounter. During our dry fire portion we cover the fundamentals such as stance, grip, trigger control, and follow through. Then we go over proper weapons handling, loading/unloading, quick slug changeovers, progressive loading and clearing malfunctions. Once we break into the live fire segment (everyone’s favorite), we cover shooting from standing, kneeling, and prone positions, shooting from behind cover, movement, and weapons transitions. We finish the class with engaging multiple targets and engaging targets at longer distances. The course is optimized for Mossberg 500 and Remington 870 style shotguns, but we can accommodate whatever you have.
-Shotgun (12GA or 20GA)
-Ammo Holder or Mounted Side Saddle, (Side Saddle Recommended)
-125 Rounds of target load
-20 Rounds of Buck Shot (#4 through 00) your preference
-20 Rounds of Slugs
If you own or have access to a tactical rig or gear, feel free to bring it and use it! We encourage our students to try out their gear in a training environment.
Bring lunch in a cooler of some kind and bring plenty of non-alcoholic drinks or a hydration system.