The Academy

Defensive Shotgun

The intent of this 3 hour course is to teach the student the use of the shotgun in close-range scenarios as encountered in self-defense situations.

Subjects Covered:

  • Firearms safety
  • History of use
  • Myths vs. Facts
  • Gauges, loads and chokes
  • Accessories
  • Action types
  • Conditions of readiness
  • Operation of safety features
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Operation of the pump and/or semi automatic shotgun
  • Methods of carry
  • Shooting positions
  • Emergency reloading
  • Tactical reloading
  • Clearing Malfunctions
  • Practical applications

Required Equipment:

Pump or semiautomatic shotgun, sling optional; Hearing and eye protection(we can provide); A minimum of 30 rounds of Buck Shot or Slugs. Bird shot is not allowed.

Prerequisites:

None.

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