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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: 8 hours range time



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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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Topics Covered

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Safety and Handling of Shotgun

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Survival Mindset

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Fundamentals of Marksmanship

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Loading and Unloading Procedures

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Target Identification

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Cover vs Concealment

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Proper Use of Cover and Concealment

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Multiple Target Engagement

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Reloading Drills

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Malfunction Drills

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Practical Shooting Positions

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Basic Shooting on the Move/Threat Assessment

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

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<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Pump or Semi, full length or bull pup shotgun

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Semiautomatic Pistol Chambered in 9mm/40 or 45 caliber or revolver.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>100rds "00" buckshot, 200rds birdshot and 50+rds slugs.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>5 Dummy Rounds /Snap Caps

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>200 rounds of pistol ammunition

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Either a drop pouch, dump pouch, shell carry pouch, side saddles or speed pouches and a sturdy belt.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>ASNI safety glasses as well as hearing protection.