Intro to Defensive Shotgun
The Fundamental & Basic
The shotgun is one of the most utilized and devastating weapon systems available to the law enforcement community. Shotgun is arguably the most dynamic and complex weapon system that the operator most have the highest level of abilities. TAC-1's Shotgun-I course will instill confidence in student's abilities and eliminate the hesitation they have towards firing the shotgun. This class will focus on the basic fundamentals of both pump and semi-automatic shotguns, discuss types of ammunition, combat firing techniques, and the shotgun as a multi-purpose launching platform.
Range work includes administrative loading, downloading and unloading, learning the shooting positions, speed-reloading, proper use of safety, engaging single/multiple threats, shooting positions, slug/buck select loading, one-hand malfunction clearing.
Pistol-I is highly recommended
(You must be instructed on firearms safety rules and CA Use of Force - See Pistol-1)
Time & Schedule
May 6th, 2017 Sat
(0800-1600 hrs) 170429SG1
A Place to Shoot in Saugus, CA
33951 San Francisquito Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91390 (661) 296-5552
100 rounds of Birdshot
20 rounds of 00 Buckshot
20 rounds of slug ammunition (low recoil)
ShOTGUN-1 Course Objective
The following technique and concepts will be introduced.
Students are introduced to basic safety, ammo & weapon types
4 Basic Firearms Safety Rules
Principles of personal defense
Types of Shotgun Ammo
Shotgun Nomenclature and Parts
Students are introduced to the concept of basic weapon operation.
Working the slinging technique
Safe loading and unloading
Trigger Control & Dry Presses
Ready positions (Low Ready and High Ready)
Elements of Marksmanship for Shotgun
Live Fire & Combat Shooting
Students are introduced to the concept of Live Fire & Combat Shooting
Assessing and scanning - situational awareness
Combat and Tactical Reloading
Understanding Pellet Spread from various distance
Close contact shooting
Combined skill evaluation & qualification
- Serviceable Defensive Shotgun (12 gauge pump or semi-auto police shotgun)
- Tactical 2 Point Sling**
- Shot Shell Carrier (optional)
- Dump bag (highly recommended)
- Eye protection (Prefer clear with no color)
- Ear protection (Highly recommend ear plug type vs. ear muffs. Both outer and inner protections are recommended)
- Cap or Hat (highly recommended)
- Appropriate attire for weather & hot brass/shell
- Knee pads (highly recommended)
- Shooting mat (highly recommended)
- Water and snacks
- Folding chair for your comfort
- Gun bag/case to store and transport any firearms
20 rounds of 12 gauge slug.
20 rounds of 12 gauge 00 buckshot.
100 rounds of birdshot (#6, #7½, #8 or #9).
The shotgun and buckshot must be capable of shooting a group no larger than 18 inches at 15 yards.
**Slings: (Upon registering, TAC-1 will provide you with a LA Police Gear Discount Code for all purchases on their website)
LA Police Gear 2 to 1 Point Sling
5.11 Tactical VTAC 2 Point Sling 59120
Blue Force Gear Vickers Combat Applications Sling
Feel free to contact us for any assistance with your sling outfitting.