Shotgun-I: Intro to Shotgun Operation

Learn how to fight with a Shotgun for personal protection

Intro and Drills

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Shotgun overview


Pistol-I is highly recommended (You must be instructed on firearms safety rules and CA Use of Force.)
See Pistol-1

Time & Schedule

When: TBD


Shotgun I:  0800 to 1200 hrs

Workshop: 1230 to 1630 hrs


A Place to Shoot Range
San Francisquito Canyon Rd,  
Santa Clarita, CA 91390


200 rounds of Birdshots
 20 rounds of 00 Buckshot 
20 rounds of slug ammunition (low recoil) 

Combat ShOTGUN Course Objective

Introduction & Workshop in One


Students are introduced to basic safety, ammo & weapon types

4 Basic Firearms Safety Rules

Principles of personal defense

Types of Shotgun Ammo

Combative mind-set

Shotgun Nomenclature and Parts

Weapon Operation

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

Drills & Exercise (1230 to 1630)

Needed Gear

    • Serviceable Tactical Shotgun (12 gauge pump or semi-auto police shotgun)
    • Ammunition*
    • 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

Ammunition*: 20 rounds of 12 gauge slug. 20 rounds of 12 gauge 00 buckshot. 200 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 http://www.lapolicegear.com/lapg-2-1-point-sling.html

Condor Speedy Two Point Sling https://lapolicegear.com/condor-speedy-twopoint-sling.html

Blue Force Gear Vickers Combat Applications Sling http://www.lapolicegear.com/blue-force-vickers-sling-acetal.html

Feel free to contact us for any assistance with your sling outfitting. 



A Place to Shoot Range
San Francisquito Canyon Rd,
Santa Clarita, CA 91390




Range Info and Direction Only: (661) 296-5552

Class info: (661) 857-7722