Defensive Shotgun Course

8-10 Hours, 120 Rounds as specified

This course addresses the safe and effective employment of the defensive shotgun. Topics include: defensive mindset, safety, handling, gauges, action types, sighting systems, loading, unloading, reloading, select loading, patterning, slug zero, carry methods, ready positions, cover and concealment, and tactics. Shooting is conducted from 1 to 50 yards.

A 12 or 20 gauge short barreled, repeater with rifle or ghost ring sights is ideal, but any shotgun capable of multiple shots will suffice. A butt cuff or side-saddle ammunition carrier is suggested as spare ammunition on the gun is very helpful. A sling is also strongly recommended.

Required ammunition

    90 rounds of shot load. Some form of buckshot recommended, #00 is most commonly used. We will allow show loads from #0 through #4, birdshot is not allowed.
    30 rounds of slugs

Shotgun Course Equipment Recommendations

    Suitable shotgun
    Ammunition as required
    Pouch, bag, shell belt, or carry system for shot shells
    Light pack or range bag
    Cleaning kit
    Ear protection - electronic muffs strongly recommended.
    Eye protection (both tinted and clear lenses are useful)
    Clothing suitable for weather
    Rugged shoes or boots
    Cap with a brim
    Lunch / drinks
    Notebook / data book for shot recording
    Optional comfort items (rain gear, camera, sunscreen, knee/elbow pads, etc.)

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7700 Sunrise Blvd. #1950
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
 
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Folsom, CA 95630-9540
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