The shotgun is probably the most popular firearm in the US today, able to fufill a variety of roles, and be a jack of all trades. It is also one of the least trained with firearms, and many misunderstand its capabilities and the skills needed to successfully utilize it.
Shotgun 201 is a departure from our regular classes, because instead of concentrating on Combat Marksmanship, we concentrate on properly manipulating the shotgun. Make no mistake – we still emphasize marksmanship, but given the complexities of keeping a fighting shotgun loaded, we concentrate on manipulation and proper technique. We also emphasize stress inoculation, and working within a real-life dynamic situation, like a fight.
Shotgun 201 will get your feet moving, and include drills in which you need to engage a variety of targets at a variety of distances, all while making proper ammunition choices, keeping the shotgun fed, and utilizing movement, cover, and alternate shooting positions.
All shotgun types are welcome, although to be really successful, we recommend that the student bring a pump or semi-auto shotgun - while you can do the class with a shotgun of the single or double barrel variety, it will be challenging - plan on bringing a fighting shotgun.
Brief review of Shotgun 101
Loading and reloading
Intro to movement and intermediate drills
Intro to barricades
Shooting and Reloading under stress
Alternate shooting positions
Length: 1 day class
Type: Hands-On Training
Prerequisites: Shotgun 101 or equivalent
What to Bring: Shotgun, 250 rounds of birdshot, 100 rounds of buckshot, 50 slug rounds, Weather appropriate clothing, Pants with belt, Ammo carrying system, Eye and hearing protection, Gloves, Cleaning kit