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End User Shotgun

Course Length: 8 hours

Course Description

End User Shotgun is designed to provide students with foundational level material focusing on preparing students to employ their shotgun for defensive or duty purposes.  This curriculum is based upon thousands of hours of refinement in both the law enforcement and civilian defensive training sectors.  Curriculum is appropriate for students with little to no formal firearms training or for those looking to refresh the fundamentals.  Students will be presented with the material and repetitions to feel confident in effectively deploying and using their shotgun.  Students will also learn when and how to transition to their pistol.

Instructional material covered

  • Firearms safety
  • Defensive firearm implementation / mindset
  • Equipment selection
  • Basic manipulation tasks
  • Types of shotgun munitions
  • Loading and reloading techniques
  • Slug changeovers
  • Shotgun carry techniques
  • Shotgun zeroing and patterning
  • Skill building drills

Required equipment

  • Shotgun with sling attached
    • Shot shell carrier (Can be shotgun mounted or body mounted)
  • Handgun with at least 3 magazines
  • Holster and magazine pouches (At least one pistol pouch)
    • Holster must attach to the belt and provide sufficient retention to prevent the firearm from falling out during moderate physical activity. SERPA style holsters will not be permitted.
  • Eye protection
  • Electronic hearing protection
  • Weather appropriate clothing
    • Pants, long sleeve shirts and hats are recommended
  • Close toed shoes
  • 300 rounds birdshot
  • 60 rounds slug
  • 60 rounds buckshot
  • 200 rounds handgun

Course prerequisites

*End User Handgun


May 01 2020




Sacramento, CA
Sacramento, CA
Daniel Bales


Daniel Bales
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