Advanced Shotgun Courses 
Offsite at Okeechobee Shooting Sports


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
2019 Course Dates / Locations:
Due to the Facility Needs, this class is only offered at Okeechobee Shooting Sports
Saturday, April 20
Saturday, October 5
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.