This class will teach the student to effectively deploy, carry, and utilize shotgun for self and home defense. You will learn how to carry the weapon with a sling, engage single and multiple targets, engage targets at close range, move with your shotgun, and several other necessary skills.Â While the class is primarily designed for close range urban encounters, many other useful shotgun skills will be learned and practiced.
You will need the following equipment for the class:
Pump action or semi-automatic shotgun that is capable of being attached to a sling. Long barreled shotguns (over 20 inches) can be used , but they are cumbersome.
- At least 200 rounds of bird shot (#7), 50 rounds of buck shot, and 10 rounds of slug.
- A belt pouch for the shells or tactical style pants/bdu’s that is capable of holding shells and can be easily accessed with the weak hand. Pouches for shells are inexpensive, available online, and will enhance your training experience. If you are so inclined, side saddles are easily attached and provide for ready access to shells. Calibers has these for Mossberg 500s and Remington shotguns.
- You will need a sling, one or two point is best. VTAC two point sling is excellent as is GSG, Urban E.R.T., and Bungee sling. Calibers has a number of these excellent slings that will fit your weapon. Remember that you must have sling mounts. The staff at Calibers is great and will help with all of the above. Have your sling attached and ready to go prior to day 1 of class.
- You will need to make sure that your semi-auto shotguns function well with the type of bird shot you are using. Typically, high primer shells work the best.
- You will need a sidearm (handgun) with holster and magazine pouch for transition drills.
- Bring 50 rounds of handgun ammunition (no lead bullets) for your sidearm.
- Eye and ear protection. A 12ga in confined spaces is loud.
- Bring a cleaning kit appropriate for your carbine, an old towel or large cloth, or a disassembly mat.
- Pen and note taking materials.
- Comfortable, sturdy shoes that allow ease of movement and are comfortable to stand in for long periods. No open toed shoes of any kind.
- Clothing should be comfortable and sturdy, and all shirts must be tucked in. We will work almost exclusively from the sling carry, and your clothing must not interfere with a shotgun attached to a sling or with your holstered sidearm. To avoid hot brass going down your shirt and against your skin, wear a high collar or no collar shirt both days to class.
- If you have a light that attaches to your shotgun, bring it. It is not mandatory, but it will enhance your training experience. If you wish to attach an optic, EOTech is the best (Calibers).
The class will be an intensive, 8 hour a day course. While there will be classroom time and breaks will be given, there is no lunch/dinner break. If you have special needs or dietary restrictions please plan in advance.
Lastly, this class is restricted to twelve (12) persons, and will fill quickly, so please respond ASAP. Please be courteous to Calibers and others by not cancelling at the last minute or failing to show up. It prevents other interested persons from attending.
If you need to contact the instructor directly, you can do so at 505.263.8750 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Cancellation/Reschedule Policy: We require 1 week notice in the event that you cannot make a course. No Call/No Shows will forfeit 50% of their course fee if they wish to reschedule. Students who cancel within 1 week of the course will forfeit their course fee. In the event of a medical or other emergency, we will waive the cancellation fees but we will require satisfactory documentation of said emergency. Students are allowed a maximum of 1 reschedule after which they will be charged a $25 administrative fee. In the event that a class has not filled, we will first combine courses. If we cannot combine students to meet our quota, we will reschedule the course for a later date.