This 10  hour training session 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.  Shooting drills will include shooting trapped clays.




Students will learn the parts and operations of semi-automatic shotguns, pump shotguns, break action shotguns, and other types of modern shotguns. They will learn about different types of shotgun ammunition and uses, proper grip and shooting positions, mounting the shotgun, hold point, break point, hand and eye dominance,  primary vision, sight picture, and follow through.  Other subjects reviewed and practiced are:

  • Rules of safety
  • Operation of shotgun
  • Shooting positions
  • Swinging to the target
  • Instinctive shooting
  • Recognizing and clearing stoppages
  • Recognizing and managing malfunctions
  • Making Adjustments


Students need a pump or semi-automatic shotgun with a preferred barrel length of 26 to 28 inches and a magazine capacity of two shells, and 100 rounds of #7.5 or #8 lead shot (no steel shot); ear protection & eye protection, closed toe shoes/boots, collared shirt, and sports drinks or water for hydration.