Shotgun 1

Shotgun Course 1

This shotgun course will focus on developing the fundamental skills of the shooter. Instruction will be given on effective presentation and manipulation of the shotgun. Additionally, this course will cover the nomenclature of the shotgun and its parts, shotgun operation and function, maintenance and cleaning, ammunition, and loading and unloading. Stance, grip, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger management, recoil management, and follow through will be discussed and demonstrated. Shooters will take the skills and techniques presented and demonstrate their ability to safely operate the shotgun during courses of fire on the range.


You will need to bring a shotgun with you to this course. 75 rounds of 00Buckshot, as well as 25 slug rounds. Appropriate eye and ear protection is mandatory, a ball cap is recommended. Please bring appropriate gear/clothing for expected climate conditions.

*This course is not designed to provide instruction in trapshooting, sporting clays, skeet shooting or five stand. However, the principles and skills presented would enhance a shooter’s ability with the shotgun overall, and prove to be beneficial to those applications.