Defensive Shotgun Skills – $120

This four-hour class teaches students the versatile and devastating defensive shotgun skills needed in a defensive encounter emergency.

This class presents the foundation of a reality based, aggressive, close quarter combative method of deploying the shotgun and a defensive pistol. It includes the elements of transitioning between rifle and pistol, movement, multiple threats, alternative shooting positions, target acquisition, use or cover and concealment, and stress pressured transition. It is a pre-requisite to attending our full day Shotgun Gunfighting Class.

Defensive Shotgun Skills Content:

  • Shotgun Safety Rules
  • Defensive Mindset Needed
  • Review of Shotgun Shooting Fundamentals
  • Defensive Shotgun Maintenance
  • Recognizing and Clearing Malfunctions
  • Proactive & Reactive ReloadingBasic & alternative Shooting Positions
  • Forward Movement & Transverse Movement
  • Aimed and Point Shooting
  • Threat Assessment & Management of Multiple Threats

8/21/2022 – 1:00 – 5:00pm
9/24/2022 – 1:00 – 5:00pm
Location – Renaissance Shooting Club



You need a 20 ga or 12 ga pump or semi-auto shotgun with a barrel length between 18.5″ and 24″, a single point sling or two-point sling, a defensive pistol, a belt mounted pistol holster, a belt mounted two-magazine holster, three pistol magazines, optional shotgun shell caddy, 100 shotgun shells (preferably a mix of .00 buck to #4 shot and 10 slugs) electronic ear protection and eye protection (prescription eye glasses may be adequate if they protect your eyes from hot ejected brass casings).

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Registration details

You must register at least 5 days in advance of class.  If less than two people pre-register the class will be cancelled, and deposits refunded.  Last minute registrations taken if two people have pre-registered five days prior to class date.

You must be 18 or older to take this training with us and we consider students between 18 and 20 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 advance 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 class your pre-payment is forfeited.

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Looking for an NRA Shotgun Instructor 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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