Course length: Two days
Course Description: Outdated by some standards, the venerable shotgun was the original “patrol rifle” and still serves in that capacity across the nation. This course instructs the individual in practical and effective techniques for deploying both pump action and semi-automatic shotguns as an increased distance standoff weapon and as a more versatile alternative to the rifle in certain situations. Students can expect day one to extend into night hours. Topics covered in this course include:
Real world safetyEquipment selectionAmmunition selectionOptical/holographic sights for shotgunsOperation of the pump action and semi-auto shotgunTarget anatomyShooting positionsAustere shooting positionsOn cover/off cover shootingReloads (emergency and tactical)Immediate and remedial action for malfunctionsRapid target engagementIntermediate range target engagementEngagements in low lightWounded officer recovery TransitionsTwo man tactics
Course Cost: $200.00 ($75.00 refresher for previous students space permitting)
Duty Shotgun (if magazine fed, 3-5 magazines recommended)Duty handgunDuty belt and gear50 rounds slug200 rounds buck/bird100 rounds handgunWeapon mounted light (if carried)Handheld lightSpare batteries for all lightsEar and eye protectionHatLong sleeves recommended (pants mandatory)
Optional (recommended) gear:
GlovesSunblockHydrationField cleaning kitBasic maintenance toolsKnee and elbow padsAdditional magazines for all weapons
Class size: Minimum of 10, no more than 15
Prerequisites: Credentialed Law enforcement or military or private security authorized to be armed.
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