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Shotgun Instructor


Duration: 11 hours



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This is an 11-hour course that includes both classroom and range time.  You will learn how to teach students how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. This class does include a live-fire exercise so bring your shotgun and ammunition. We cover everything from shotgun selection, operation, cleaning, anatomy, and physiology of a shotgun, swing, follow-through, and all the basics of how to teach shotgun effectively. Please leave all ammunition in your vehicle until otherwise instructed. A deposit must be made within 7 days of registering.

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Topics Covered

Course Goal: To teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe and proper use of a
shotgun in shooting a moving target.

Length of Course: 10 hours

Student Text: NRA Guide: Basics of Shotgun Shooting

Course Lessons:
Lesson I: Shotgun Knowledge and Safe Handling

Lesson II: Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting

Lesson III: Firing the First Shots

Lesson IV: Shotgun and the Shooting Skills Practical Exercise

Note: It’s a good idea to repeat this lesson several times before moving to Lesson V.  

Lesson V: Continued Opportunities for Shotgun Skill Development

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Basic, Intermediate, Instructor Training Courses, NRA Courses, Shotgun

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Documentation Requirements

You must be able to legally own and/or use a gun in the United States.

Before class, you need to provide the instructor with a copy of your Basic Shotgun and Basic Instructor Training (BIT) certificates.  

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Basic Shotgun and Basic Instructor Training Certificate.