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Tactical Shotgun

Tactical Shotgun

Duration: 3 days
Venue: Classroom and range
Prerequisite: None
Required equipment:

  • 12 gauge shotgun (Remington 870, Bennelli or similar model), sling.
  • Semi-automatic pistol, strong side hip holster, 4 magazines, magazine pouch (worn on support side), 1,000 rounds of ammunition (12 gauge) and 150 rounds of ammunition for pistol.

This is a developmental course and will cover the fundamentals of shotgun use. Topics will include:

  • Firearms safety
  • Weapon description (nomenclature and operation)
  • Assembly, cleaning and maintenance
  • Sight alignment and sight picture
  • Stance
  • Trigger control
  • Slinging the weapon
  • Ammunition use and selection
  • Ready gun positions
  • Patterning the shotgun
  • Basic shooting drills
  • Reloading drills
  • Multiple targets
  • Moving with the shotgun
  • Shooting on the move
  • Barricade shooting
  • Distance shooting (slug)
  • Low-light shooting
  • Clearing malfunctions
  • Transition to handgun