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Defensive Shotgun One


Duration: 8 hours total, some in classroom, some on range



Bill Martin

Instructor Bio

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 A person new to the use of a firearm for personal defense typically has a broad range of questions and is faced with learning a number of skills that are critical in the use of a firearm – in this case a shotgun – to defend themselves, their family or someone in their charge.

Defensive Shotgun 1 is specifically designed to provide a person new to shotguns the opportunity to gain that knowledge and learn those skills.

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Topics Covered

A number of topics will be covered in “Defensive Shotgun 1 - Introduction to the Defensive Use of a Shotgun. These include but are not limited to:

  •     Safe handling of your firearm.
  •     Safe Storage of your firearm and ammunition.
  •     Basic components of a shotgun
  •     Types and Operation of shotguns including pump, semi-automatic, break-open, etc.
  •     Working With A Natural Defensive Stance
  •     Integrating The Color Code Into Your Life
  •     Finding Your Balance of Speed and Precision
  •     Clearing Common Stoppages
  •     Progressive Shooting Drills
  •     Definition of Cover and Concealment
  •     Use of Cover
  •     Shooting From Low and High Barricades
  •     Selecting a Shotgun and Ammunition
  •     Cleaning and Maintain your Shotguns

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Expectations and Outcomes

The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division's “Defensive Shotgun 1” course is to provide the student with a solid foundation in basic knowledge of shotgun safety, various types of shotgun, an understanding of ammunition and how it functions, shooting fundamentals and an introduction to defensive shooting skills.

A certificate of completion will be provided to each passing student.

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Basic, Intermediate, In Home Defense Training, Shotgun

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Documentation Requirements

Student will be required to complete registration paperwork, confirming using their signature to attest that they are the following: 

1. A citizen of the United Stated of America.
2. Not currently under indictment for any criminal charges; and
3. Have not been convicted of a felony; and

4. Have never been convicted of any domestic violence offense in any jurisdiction 
        which involved the elements of (1) striking, kicking, shoving, or (2) purposely 
        or attempting to or knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury, or (3)
        negligently causing bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; and
5. Not subject to any court order issued pursuant to Domestic Violence; and
6. Not prohibited for any reason from possessing, handling and/or

       discharging firearms in the State of Ohio as per (ORC. 2923) or any Federal
7. Never been convicted of a crime in Ohio or a criminal offense in
      another jurisdiction where you could have been sentenced to more than six 
      months in jail that has not been expunged or sealed; and
8. Never had a firearms purchaser identification card, permit to purchase a
       handgun, permit to carry a handgun or any other firearms license or
       application refused or revoked in Ohio or any other state; and
9. Am presently, or have never ever been a member of any organization which advocates or
      approves the commission of acts of force and violence, either to overthrow the                   Government of the United States or of this State, or which seeks to deny others their rights under the Constitution of either the United States or the State of Ohio.

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  • A modern, serviceable shotgun, (pump or semi-auto shotgun recommended) in 12, 16 or 20 gauge
  • Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred).
  • Sturdy Shoes, Long Pants, Shirt With Higher Collar
  • Ammunition: Factory fresh ammo only. NO RELOADS or specialty ammo...student will need the following rounds...100 (7 1/2 or #8 shot) and 5 00 Buckshot, 5 slug
  • Shotshell carrier (either weapon mounted, belt or shotshell pouch)
  • Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended).
  • Hydration system or Bottled water.
  • Baseball Cap