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Intro to Shotgun Home Defense

Many students who are serious about home defense quickly realize that there are additional tools and other options available to the homeowner. This course will introduce the student to the concept of using a shotgun for home defense to complement the handgun. The penetration capabilities of shotgun versus handgun ammunition will be demonstrated. Students will learn principles of shooting a long gun in the combat role and learn different techniques for loading as well as transitioning to the handgun. We will also demonstrate techniques to manage recoil for those of smaller stature.


Topics covered:

  • Basic principles of safety and marksmanship

  • Concept of deploying a shotgun and the advantages versus handgun

  • Loading and status check techniques as well as ammunition management and selecting different specific loads

  • Use of buckshot and specific effective distance test.

Intro to Shotgun Home Defense


    • Semi auto or pump action shotgun
    • 50 rounds birdshot, 10 buckshot and 10 slug
    • Eye and ear protection
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