Defensive Shotgun 101 – $75

This three hour class will teach you rules of gun safety, how to operate a pump action or semi-automatic shotgun, shooting positions, shooting fundamentals, proper maintenance, and clearing malfunctions.

Students will learn how to operate their shotgun, shooting fundamentals, shooting positions, recognizing and clearing malfunctions, defensive use at closer ranges and mid ranges with precision once they grasp the fundamentals.

  • Rules of safety
  • Operation of shotgun
  • Shooting positions
  • Recognizing and clearing malfunctions
  • Instinctive shooting
  • Aimed shooting
  • Movement with shotgun
  • Making Adjustments


Dec 14th – 1:00pm – 4:00pm


Students need a pump or semi-automatic shotgun with a magazine capacity of at least five shells and 100 rounds of #7 or #8 lead shot (no steel shot); ear protection & eye protection. While not an ideal defensive shotgun students can bring a hunting shotgun with a 28” or shorter barrel with the plug removed. This class is a pre-requisite to taking the Defensive Shotgun 102 Class unless you have had equivalent training or previous experience. This is not a NRA certified class.

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You must register at least 3 days in advance of class.  If less than four people pre-register the class will be cancelled and deposits refunded.  Last minute registrations taken if four people have pre-registered.

We only consider minors under 18 for training if a parent or guardian takes the training with them.

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.

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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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