Defensive Shotgun Training – Individuals ($175) or Groups

This is not an NRA-Approved Class

Students are requried to have a basic understanding and some experience operating a defensive/tactical shotgun to take this training.  This three hour training session will teach our students: how to more effectively operate your defensive shotgun; how to pattern your shotgun; choosing advantageous shooting positions; fundamentals of moving with your shotgun while maintaining accurate shooting; how to operate within a team concept.

Students will hone their skills in operating their defensive/tactical shotgun at close and mid ranges with precision, accuracy, and confidence.

  • Safety Briefing
  • Instruction/Discussion
    • Operation of Tactical Shotgun (parts, function, maintenance)
    • Patterning your Shotgun (at various distances & different loads)
    • Proactive and Reactive Reloads
    • Recognizing and Clearing Malfunctions
    • Transitions
    • Shooting Positions (standing kneeling, sitting, prone)
    • Movement with Tactical Shotgun
  • Live Fire Drills
    • Single & Multiple Targets
    • Slicing the Pie (dominant & support shoulder)
    • Tactical Movement with Shotgun
    • Tactical Teamwork (movement, concealment vs cover, communication)
    • 10-Shot Tactical Challenge

Offered as private training or as a class.  Reduced price for 3 or more students.  Call to schedule training.

Students need a pump or semi-automatic shotgun with no more than a 22 inch barrel length, magazine capacity of at least five shells; single point sling (optional); minimum of 100 rounds of #7 or #8 lead shot (no steel shot); ear protection & eye protection; close-toed shoes/boots, collared shirts; hydration & nutrition.  This is not a NRA certified class.

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We only consider minors under 18 for training if a parent or guardian takes the training with them.  We consider students between the ages of 18 and 21 on a case basis.

Payment with your registration is required to reserve a slot for a class.  If you cancel attending more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled start time of a class you’ve registered for there will be a $50 cancellation fee deducted from your refund to cover our administrative costs.  Cancellations within 48 hours of a class starting time are subject to a $75 cancellation fee.  If you do not cancel or show up for a class your pre-payment is forfeited.

Please click here to review our full registration policies and details.

Looking for a Defensive Shotgun course in The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, Montgomery, Tomball, or greater Houston area? We’re glad you found us! Give Handgun Skills a call today 281-645-6290.


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