Shotgun Courses at Okeechobee Shooting Sports

 Intro to Shotgun: Four Hours
This is an introduction class that covers all aspects in the selection and operation of tactical type shotguns. How many times have you heard “all you need for the house is a shotgun” ….. well maybe and maybe not!. A shotgun can do more harm than good if the shooter is not properly trained. We will reveal both positive and negative points of using shotguns for practical real applications. Class covers: Firearms safety, ammunition, gun handling, stance grip etc, maintenance, firearm selection, effective range for fighting shotguns, loading / reloading techniques.
Ammunition Required: 75 rounds of birdshot, 10 rounds of buckshot and 5 rounds of shotgun slugs minimum.
Prerequisites: N/A
2018 Course Dates:
Available as a Private Class booked around your schedule. Pricing starts at $400 for up to 2 students.


Advanced Defensive Shotgun Class

Students should enter this course with a basic understanding of the mechanics of your shotgun such as loading and clearing. With the correct choice and application of the different types of ammunition, a shotgun is one of the most versatile defensive tools ever created. We will begin with a refresher in safety issues specific to shotguns. Then not only do we discuss when and where buckshot, slugs and birdshot are appropriate, but also build a knowledge base of less lethal ammunition as well. You will learn ranging & patterning of both buckshot and slugs. Running a shotgun effectively requires a lot of manual dexterity so we will focus heavily on loading/reloading techniques both in an administrative environment and under stress. Shooting on the move, improvised positions, recoil management and using cover are all addresses. This is not a course for the inexperienced nor the faint of heart or shoulder.

Course Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Cost: $250 Includes Range Fees, Targets, Lunch, Drinks, and Merchandise
Length: 7 Hours
Skills that will be worked on and Topics Discussed in this Class: 
- Nomenclature and Functions
- Sling Set-up
- Stance & Grip
- Low Muzzle / High Muzzle
- Presentation / Mounting
- Explanation of Loading, Unloading and Malfunctions
- Recoil Reduction Techniques
- Basic Ballistic Issues
- Patterning 
- 25 Yards & Under
- 25 Yards & Over
- Shooting from Different Positions
- Moving & Shooting
Skills and Requirements Needed Coming nto this Class:

- Students must be familiar and competent with basic loading, firing and manipulation of his/her shotgun of choice.

- Must have a concealed weapons license or provide a copy of a recent criminal background check.
If you would like help with any of the above, we recommend the course below or booking a Private Training Session with one of our instructors prior to attending this class.

Prerequisite Course which will Help You Obtain the Above Skills but is Not Mandatory: 

Introduction to Shotgun

Equipment List: 

- Your Chosen Shotgun
- 150 rounds of birdshot, 25 rounds of buckshot and 25 rounds of shotgun slugs (specific guidelines will be provided in course confirmation email)

- Sling 

- Shell Carriers
- Full-wrap Eye and Ear Protection (May be rented from the range.)

- Baseball Cap 

- Elbow and Knee Pads
- Pen and Paper
Maximum Student to Instructor Ratio: 5:1
Maximum Number of Students: 15
2020 Course Dates / Locations:
Sunday, March 29
Sunday, September 20
Booking and Cancellation Policy: Full payment will be due to the instructor at the start of class, cash or credit. A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. This card will not be charged unless you no show or cancel with less than 3 days notice. The late cancel fee for this class is $125. Cancellations received after 5pm the day prior to the class will be treated as no shows. The no show fee is $250.