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Tactical Shotgun Course

This 16-hour course will introduce students to the shotgun as a personal defense weapon. Students will begin with Day 1 learning the basic shooting fundamentals of the modern tactical shotgun and quickly move into dynamic shooting techniques at the end of Day 1 and into Day 2.

Day 1: Introduction to the use of the shotgun as a personal defense weapon

  • Nomenclature, function and carry modes: Students will learn what each component is called and how the weapon functions. They will also learn how to select the best carry mode based on your tactical situation.
  • Modern shotguns and personal defense loads: Students will learn how to select the right shotgun and modifications for a modern tactical shotgun. They will gain insight into the versatility of a shotgun with various ammunition.
  • Loading, unloading and chamber check: Students will learn the proper method to load and unload a shotgun.
  • Long-gun marksmanship fundamentals: Students will learn marksmanship fundamentals that are needed to accurately fire a long gun.
  • Firing and loading drills: Students will learn to shoot quickly and accurately with their shotgun and the secrets to continuity of fire with the shotgun.

Day 2: Building on the skills learned during the first day. Students will focus on the tactical uses of the modern shotgun

  • Shooting on the move: Students will learn techniques to effectively engage targets while moving.
  • Malfunction Drills: Students will learn how to diagnose and clear three common malfunctions so you can keep your gun in the fight.
  • Select Slug Drills: Students will learn how to use the shotgun to its full potential by selecting and loading ammunition appropriate for the situation.
  • Long gun Marksmanship Fundamentals: Students will learn all marksmanship fundamentals that are needed to accurately fire a long gun.
  • Dynamic Firing and Loading Drills: Adding increased skill sets and competition, students will continue to shoot quickly and accurately under pressure, showing competency in the use of the tactical shotgun.

GOAL: After this course students will have the basic skills needed for safely operating a shotgun for defensive purposes

Cost: $400

Round Count: 200 rounds of birdshot and/or double "00" buckshot (students will need a minimum of 6 rounds of "00" buckshot for patterning), and 15 slugs

Equipment Needed: Shotgun with sling, shell holder. Electronic hearing protection recommended.

Note: Classes will go rain or shine, so have appropriate gear for heat, rain or cold weather.



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A limited amount of handguns are available to rent for courses. The cost is $50.00 per day. All rentals are for onsite use only.

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Private Group Courses

If you would like to take an established course privately we will conduct the class if you can get together six or more students.

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Private Customized Training

We will also do customized private training to suit your needs for $ 200.00 per hour (4 hour minimum/ 4 student maximum).

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Spartan Training Resources
7343 El Camino Real # 247
Atascadero, California 93422

Tel: 805.748.7176
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