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  • Hortense Location 360-degree shoothouse featured in Tactical Weapons Magazine.
  • Hortense Location 360-degree shoothouse featured in Tactical Weapons Magazine.
  • Hortense Location 360-degree shoothouse featured in Tactical Weapons Magazine.


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This two-day 16-hour,240 rounds Defensive Shotgun Course is entirely designed to manage general armed conflicts inside and outside your home. It is designed to train 4 people minimum and 8 people maximum.

Students will learn how to handle a shotgun (we recommend pump action rather than semi-automatic) for the purpose of self-defense, whether being engaged inside or outside their home. Course includes testing the five most common shotguns models/configurations used for self-defense.  

Training includes classroom study and extensive range time that incorporate exercises live-fire exercises in our 1,200 square-feet, 5-room ballistic shoot-house. The course incorporates load transitions management as well as testing your own shotgun to establish A, B and C zones through proper patterning (this has nothing to do with the shotgun patterning you may know from hunting experience).

Range time may include (on a volunteer basis) force-on-force exercise(s).

To attend this course you will need:

  • A reliable defensive shotgun (conventional pump-action is preferred)  We offer gun Rental for $50
  • 200 shells (factory ammunition) of #8 to #12 birdshot.
  • 20 shells (factory ammunition) of rifled slugs. Nothing fancy. X Winchester works great in most guns.
  • 20 shells (factory ammunition) of 00 Buckshot (9 pellets).   
  • 5 quality dummy rounds. Quality means brass head/base and plastic but non-brittle hull so it withstand heat and abuse.
  • Conventional range gear

NOTE: it is your responsibility, if you bring a semi-automatic shotgun to this class, that you ensure that your gun will cycle properly with all your load on ammunition.

NOTE 2: It would be ideal if your shotgun is fitted with a shell holder. If not, bring something like a skeet belt or pouch.

Gun-shop commando and Tactical Ninjas need not apply.

Students must possess basic mastering of pistol shooting: be safe with a firearm, accurate enough to hit a 12" plate at 10 yards. 

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  1. Excellent course. Lots of shooting. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 29th 2015

    Let me start by saying that I'm an LEO, and I've been that guy through the door. When the situation called for it many times I've done so with a shotgun. I've had extensive shotgun training, performed countless manipulation and malfunction drills, done tons of loads, reloads, transitions, etc., etc., etc. My point is is this. I still learned OUTSTANDING principles from this training. I even changed several things (with lots of practice) that I'd been doing a different way for years. Very real world experience is brought into this course and it is garaunteed to not disappoint. I would recommend to beginners and experienced individuals alike. Bernard and his team of instructors are top notch and professional. Plus, you'll have a ton of fun doing it! Don't think about it. Just take the class. You'll be glad you did.

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