"The shotgun is the most versatile weapon in our arsenal. If you are a law enforcement officer, an avid 3-gun shooter or a civilian looking for the ultimate weapon you need to be very familiar with the pump action and semi-automatic shotgun."- Marshall K. Luton, Jr. (Owner/Operator)
In this one-day course you will be exposed to techniques currently in use by law enforcement and military personnel today. We’ll shoot from numerous positions and cover weapons transitions, shooting on the move and combat oriented courses of fire. After taking this course, students are astonished at how fast and accurate they are be able to operate their shotgun. From a law enforcement perspective, this class is a must! We cover target transitions, multiple target engagement and proper use of cover. By the end of this course, shooting on the move and reloading your shotgun will be second nature.
We will teach you efficiency in operating and manipulating a shotgun with a focus on:
Techniques that will allow you to operate a shotgun at lightning fast speeds.
Emphasis is placed on proper body positioning, trigger control, the shot cycle and multiple round engagement drills.
Transitioning from one shooting position to another to increase speed and efficiency of motion.
Speed reloads and combat reloads.
Offhand reloads, strong hand reloads, side saddle reloads, vertical reloads and loading pairs.
Proper follow through techniques.
Shooting and reloading on the move.
Proper use of cover and concealment.
Shooting from various barricaded positions.
Shotgun uses, including hostage situations.
00 patterning at various distances.
Select a slug drills for weapon manipulation practice.
Slug sight in and shooting drills from various distances out to 50 yards.
There are no formal training prerequisites required for participation in this course. Likewise, you cannot be “overqualified” to take it either. There are civilians and law enforcement students alike who have taken this course many times over as they find it sharpens their developed skills and they continually learn more each time.
Ability to pass a criminal background check is required for admission into all DSA™ courses.
Pump action or semi-auto shotgun.
Six round side saddle and a two point sling required. We would prefer that your shotgun have an extended magazine tube if possible.
Shot gun ammunition.
300 rounds of birdshot
30 rounds of 00 buck, 2 3/4 in.
Pistol with three magazines.
A strong sided holster is required.
Knee pads. Elbow pads are optional.
Bring any type of loading equipment that you want to learn about. We'll have some loaners on hand too to let you try some different types of reloads.
ANSI approved and ballistic rated eye and ear protection (electronic headphones preferably).
Your eye protection should be chosen very carefully. We shoot steel in our classes so make sure they are ANSI approved and ballistic rated.
A lawn chair is a must have.
If you are flying in, we’ll be happy to provide you with one. We have a few extras.
There is no restaurant on site so we will have to leave the facility for lunch. Water will be provided.
Dress appropriately for the weather and the activity.
We recommend long pants but you can wear shorts if you want. A baseball hat is advisable. We strongly recommend that L.E.O.’s train in your duty gear if applicable.
Bring a towel for your hands, band-aids or waterproof, flexible tape.
Co-ban or Vet-wrap works nicely. Sunscreen is advisable if you burn easily.
Cash for ammo, t-shirts, hats, holsters, mag pouches and other gear.
We will do our best to accommodate your needs and have taken the liberty to purchase a few items you might find beneficial for your training experience. We can take credit cards on the range but we prefer cash.
Pen/Pencil and Paper for note taking.
We will be sharing tons of information with you and recommend you take notes.
When you train with us, you will take your skills to the next level.