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Defensive Shotgun Course

Basic - The defensive shotgun course is designed to teach the proper safety and operation of the shotgun.

Duration: 6 hours range time



Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Available Spaces
Register Now October 23 Saturday
Wallingford, CT
2 - 10 Students 8am-3pm Black Sheep 10 Spaces Left target icon


For the beginner to intermediate level student with knowledge and proficiency in the proper shooting fundamentals.  Teaching how to safely handle and operate the shotgun, we also instruct on the various stances and shooting positions for the shotgun.  A defensive firearm, the shotgun is ideal for home defense and this course is tailored to that idea. During this course we also incorporate the pistol allowing for a primary and secondary firearm transition.  Proper deployment of the shotgun from both a tool of deadly force to a tool with less-than-lethal capabilities will be reviewed and explained. This is an intensive course for those with a basic understanding of the use of the shotgun, including proper round selection, tactical reloads and combat reloads.

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Basic, Intermediate, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Shotgun

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Pump or Semi, full length or bull pup shotgun

Semiautomatic Pistol Chambered in 9mm/40 or 45 caliber or revolver.

100rds "00" buckshot, 200rds birdshot and 50+rds slugs.

5 Dummy Rounds /Snap Caps

200 rounds of pistol ammunition

Either a drop pouch, dump pouch, shell carry pouch, side saddles or speed pouches and a sturdy belt.

ASNI safety glasses as well as hearing protection.