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Defensive Shotgun Tactics 1 near Sweet Home and Calapooia Oregon

The Defensive Shotgun Tactics 1 Course near Sweet Home and Calapooia, Oregon, is an 8-hour entry-level training program focused on shotgun proficiency at a shooting range. The course aims to equip participants with the necessary skills to effectively use a shotgun for defensive purposes both inside and outside the home. Whether you have prior experience with shotguns or are a complete beginner, this class offers valuable knowledge. The training covers mindset, shotgun types and accessories, ammunition selection, fundamentals of handling and shooting, and engaging targets from various positions and distances.

CLASS/COURSE: Defensive Shotgun Tactics 1 near Sweet Home and Calapooia Oregon

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Defensive Shotgun Tactics 1 Course near Sweet Home and Calapooia Oregon is 8-hours of entry-level shotgun training at a shooting range.

Defensive Shotgun Tactics 1 (TS1) Course will teach you how to employ a shotgun to protect your family and loved ones.

The skills taught in this specific course are geared for both defensive situations inside and outside the home.

Regardless of whether you have used a shotgun for years as a hunter, competitor, or in a Law Enforcement capacity or have never used a Defensive Shotgun before in your life, you will learn a significant amount from this class.

During the 8 hours of intense training, our goal is to equip you with the tools to effectively, safely, and competently employ what is the most versatile tool in your arsenal.

We begin with a lecture portion that covers the proper mindset and theories of operation regarding defensive shotguns.

We also will go over the different types of shotguns, sight systems, sidesaddles, slings, and lights that are on the market with respect to which ones are good and which ones to avoid.

A lot of time is also spent covering the different types of ammo and their application in a defensive encounter.

During our dry fire portion, we talk to cover the fundamentals such as stance, grip, trigger control, and follow-through.

Then we go over proper weapons handling, loading/unloading, quick slug changeovers, progressive loading, and clearing malfunctions.

Once we break into the live-fire segment we cover shooting from standing, kneeling, and prone positions, shooting from behind cover, movement, and weapons transitions.

We finish the class by engaging multiple targets and engaging targets at longer distances.

The course is optimized for Mossberg 500 and Remington 870 style shotguns, but we can accommodate whatever you have.

Required Gear*:

  • Eye Protection
  • Ear Protection
  • Shotgun (12GA or 20GA)
  • Sling
  • Ammo Holder or Mounted Side Saddle
  • 75 Rounds of 00 Buck
  • 75 Rounds of Bird Shot
  • 20 Rounds of Slug
  • Duty Rated Handgun
  • Holster
  • 2 Magazines
  • Magazine Pouch
  • 50 Rounds of Pistol Ammo
  • Suitable Belt
  • Shoes with lateral support
  • Clothing adequate for weather and allows for movement (Pants preferred)
  • Hydration source
  • Lunch (Refrigeration is unavailable. Market nearby for purchasing lunch.)

*Rental equipment (firearm/ammunition/protection) is available with advanced notice.

Nice to have:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat with visor
  • Kneepads (If you have issues kneeling on the ground.)

Note: Please ensure all firearms are unloaded and cased upon arrival for this course.

Rental Gear & Upgrades (optional)

6 reviews for Defensive Shotgun Tactics 1 near Sweet Home and Calapooia Oregon

  1. Steven

    This Tactical Shotgun course was AWESOME! I am definitely walking away with a new found respect for the shotgun. I was amazed at not only the instructor’s wealth of knowledge but also his ability to pass on that knowledge in such a short amount of time.

  2. Joseph

    I found the shotgun course very enlightening. The firearms instructor did a great job of breaking things down, so we could all understand the basics. I’m signing up to get my DPSST unarmed security here as well. DFI’s instructors are the best I have seen in the industry!

  3. Tylor

    Amazing shotgun course, instructors were knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Had a keen eye for safety and catching mistakes on the line. They corrected issues and mistakes without making students feel dumb or nervous. Looking forward to taking more courses.

  4. Ryan

    I’ve taken many classes through Defensive Firearms Instruction and haven’t regretted a single penny that I’ve spent. I’ve taken everything from the tactical carbine and shotgun courses to their DPSST unarmed and armed security classes. They have a great instructor and he is able to explain everything in a way that’s easy for a beginner to understand. I would not hesitate to recommend DFI to anyone who is looking to increase their skill level or get their required certifications!

  5. Jennifer

    Wanted to take this class to better understand the shotgun and how to use it for home defense. I walk away with more knowledge and information than I expected. I am thoroughly satisfied with this class. The level of prudentialism was top notch and I felt safe throughout the entire course.

  6. Scott

    The instructor was very knowledgeable and has a good attitude. We got plenty of breaks and he was very good at answering questions. I would definitely recommend this shotgun course and Defensive Firearms Instruction.

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