Instruction covers firearms safety, administrative procedure, operational procedure and tactical shooting skills. Students will learn techniques commonly used in urban and rural environments. They will learn fundamental principles that will increase students speed, accuracy, and confidence with the shotgun. Additional topics include characteristics & accessories, line level maintenance, ready positions, deployment, shooting positions, firing techniques, shooting on the move, barricades, and transition drills.
This is a tactical shotgun course. Students should be equipped with a quality pump or semiautomatic shotgun, chambered in 12 or 20 gauge, designed for this type of shooting. While extended magazine tubes are not required, firearms should be capable of being loaded with a minimum of 4 rounds.
Concerning equipment requirements listed below, a sling is a highly recommended piece of equipment. Students will be given instruction on the proper mounting of the sling to the shotgun. Birdshot is included in the ammunition listing to reduce the ammo cost for students as well as the typical side effects of the higher recoiling "00" Buckshot. Students may bring all buckshot if they so choose.
Students need to bring:
- Shotgun with a sling
- Pistol with 3 magazines
- Magazine pouches
- 20 slug rounds
- 50 buckshot rounds
- 250 bird-shot rounds
- 50 rounds of pistol ammunition
- It is strongly recommended to bring Reduced Recoil shotgun ammunition.
- Baseball Style Hat
- Weapons Lube
- Cleaning Kit
- Knee pads
- Seasonal appropriate clothing