Shotgun - Home Defense
Date: November 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: 6209 Gardner's School Road, Wilson, NC
Call for additional info: 252-937-8198
What to expect: This will be a presentation of the tactical deployment of the shotgun. Below are some of the topics to be covered.
THE MAIN FOCUS OF THIS CLASS WILL BE MITIGATION OF SHOTGUN RECOIL. THE METHOD WE TEACH WILL REDUCE FELT RECOIL BY AS MUCH AS 30% WHEN APPLIED CORRECTLY. It is also the very same technique taught to the FBI Hostage Rescue Teams at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA.
- (sling is required for this class)
- Proper tactical stance and how and how it differs from skeet/trap/hunting stances
- Reloading techniques
- Multiple target engagement at varying distances
- Shooting on the move
- Recoil mitigation (Very useful when using full power slugs and buckshot)
- Speed feeding the shotgun after the magazine tube is empty
- Shotgun/pistol transitions (when and why)
- Shooting steel knock downs
This course will help the student understand many things about their shotguns and bring them from the skeet/hunter mode to the tactical defense mode. The shotgun is an awesome weapon and when used within its limitations is probably one of the best defensive/offensive weapons in the world. One of the goals of this class is to instill in the student those limitations and how to overcome them.
There are a couple of things that I feel are very important for students to understand.
- First, is to keep your equipment simple. The more attachments you have and modifications to your shooting platform, the more subject you will be to encounter problems. If you have modifications, please be sure they are professionally done.
- Second, make absolutely certain that all screws are secure. I have seen attachments fall to the ground. The recoil from a few hundred rounds of shotgun shells will have a tendency to loosen screws that are not secured. I recommend Loctite 242 (blue). This will enable you to use a screwdriver to loosen screws but they will not "shoot loose."
You don't need a "fancy" tactical shotgun, but you do need one that is reliable and has a sling. A shotgun without a sling is like a handgun without a holster. Shotguns with a full choked barrel is not recommended for this class.
- Good quality shotgun in 12 or 20 gauge.
- Working sling on your shotgun
- Ammo for Shotgun: 200 rounds #8 bird shot, 10 slugs, 10 (9 pellet) buckshot (ammo requirements may change prior to class)
- Ammo for Pistol: 30 rounds if you want to learn the pistol/shotgun transitions.
- Hearing and eye protection
- Lunch, water, folding chair, first aid kit, rain gear, sturdy shoes/boots
- Method to allow you to carry at least 25 shotgun rounds on your person. (Reloading out of your pocket will be slow.) A dump pouch attached to your waist will work much better.