Basic Shotgun

This Basic Shotgun course instructs students on the safe deployment of a pump action tactical style shot gun for the individual while instilling the combat mindset. The Mossberg 500 series will be the focal point for an in depth breakdown, information and live fire. Students will progress from the basic shooting fundamentals to standard care and upkeep and then a culmination of live fire drills and student relay at the end. This Basic Shotgun course is designed to teach the student to be well rounded at the beginner level while operating a shotgun and using the combat mindset

What You Will Learn

  • Characteristics
  • Nomenclature
  • Cycle of Operation
  • Loading and unloading
  • Disassembly /Assembly
  • Shotgun Carries
  • Malfunctions and Stoppages
  • Marksmanship Fundamentals
  • Firing Positions & Stance
  • Ammunition

What You Need To Bring

  • Tactical style Pump action Shotgun (one per student)
  • Tactical gear and equipment
  • Sling
  • Bandoleer 
  • Wraparound ballistic eye protection
  • Ear protection (electronic is preferred)
  • Belt
  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Ability to follow simple instructions
  • Pants and proper range attire
  • 25 rounds buckshot (00)
  • 25 rounds rifled slugs
  • 100 rounds birdshot (#6 or #7.5)


  • Ball cap
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Durable clothing (511s, boots, heavy-material, long-sleeve shirt)
  • Wet and/or cold weather gear
  • Sack lunch, snacks and water
  • Sun screen


This course lasts 1 day.


The cost per student is $150.00