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General Defensive Shotgun

The intent of this course is to teach the student the use of the shotgun in close-range, high-speed scenarios as encountered in self-defense and hunting situations. The emphasis of the course will be on the rapid employment of the shotgun while maximizing the use of cover.

Subjects Covered:

  • Firearms safety as it pertains to self-defense
  • The basics of shoulder firing: stance, grip, sight alignment, trigger press, follow through
  • Mounting of the shotgun from the ready and carry/slung positions
  • Proper manipulation of the slide action
  • Speed reloading, tactical reloading, malfunction drills
  • Rapid multiple shots on single targets, rapid engagement of multiple targets
  • Rapid assumption of shooting positions like offhand, prone, and kneeling
  • Transitioning to slugs, transitioning to handgun
  • Weak hand operation, one handed operation, and weapons retention
  • Use of cover and concealment
  • Patterning of the student's shotgun with defensive loads
  • Legalities concerning use of deadly force
  • Shotgun types and modifications
  • Ballistics as it pertains to the shotgun
  • Carry systems and accessories
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General Defensive Handgun or equivalent and Concealed Weapons Permit or documentation of good character

Required Equipment:

Pump or semiautomatic shotgun with sling; PAST-type recoil pad for shoulder; Hearing and eye protection; Knee Pads; Handgun with 100 rounds and holster gear; 300 rounds of Bird Shot, 50 rounds of Buck Shot, and 50 rounds of Slug

Dates & Locations

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course. Please contact us if you would like to schedule or host a class.

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