Defensive Shotgun One Day Course

The shotgun is one of America’s most popular home defense weapons today. It is both the simplest and the most complex to use effectively. This is a defensive/Tactical course that will enable shooters to understand and utilize the shotgun to it’s fullest multipurpose capability.

Subjects Covered:

  • Saftey
  • zeroing/marksmanship fundamentals
  • tactical and ready positions
  • Recoil control
  • Single and two-point sling use
  • Threat id / response
  • Shot placement / patterning
  • Ammunition selections and change overs
  • Various Reload Methods
  • Clearing Malfunctions
  • Multiple Targets
  • Multiple Shots
  • Movement
  • Cover Use
  • Gear Selection

We will address reality-based scenarios and problem-solving.

A healthy assortment of the latest shotgun models and related gear will be on hand for you to test. Learn what works for you and what doesn’t before you spend big money. Our students include men and women of all ages and from all walks of life ranging from responsible citizens who are concerned with self defense to LEO and military members.

Shotguns – It’s important to bring what you have, however most common selections include semi-automatic and pump action shotguns such as the : Benelli m2 & m4, Remington 1100 & 870, Mossberg 500, and yes your hunting shotgun will work fine. You don’t need to buy a tactical gun to take this course. Iron sights or low power red dot optics are preferred. Most of this course takes place at short to medium “urban defensive” ranges. We shoot a variety of paper and reactive steel targets.

Required Gear

  • Gun
  • Sling
  • 250 Round Birdshot, 25 rounds of slug, and 25 rounds of 00 Buck Shot – Factory Loads Only
  • Two Pockets, pouches, or shell carriers
  • Hearing Protection
  • wrap around eye protection
  • Food
  • Water
  • Folding Chair
  • Clothing suited for any weather
  • Basic Camping first aid and sight adjustment tools are recommended.
  • LEO/Military are encouraged to use duty gear

Optional Pistols – CPL holders may bring duty size or ccw/ concealed pistols .38/9mm and above. Bring 100 rnd of ammunition (Factory loads – No Magnums), Concealment garmet, strong side proper fitting belt holster, three magazines or speed loaders, and a carrier.

Hosted by experienced and certified instructors that bring a diverse backgroun to the subject – Pre registration required.


space is limited, Discount for active military/LEOs.

Pre-Course Individual Training and Certificate of Completion are included.


Call David R. Schleisman to register – 231.882.4673


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