Shotgun Intermediate

Shotgun Intermediate

This course follows up on basic skills by adding manipulation and handling techniques unique to the shotgun. The instructor will guide each student through various range exercises and shooting drills designed to improve on target performance and comfort levels of the student. For those looking to use the shotgun for home defense, sport or hunting, this is a great practical step to master the shotgun’s performance.

Duration: 1 day / 8 hours (4hrs classroom / 4hrs range)


  • Shotgun selection and support equipment review
  • Shotgun manipulation skills development
  • Marksmanship fundamentals
  • Slug Zeroing
  • Buckshot Patterning
  • Static Shooting Position Drills
  • Practical Application Drills
  • Cleaning and Maintenance


We strongly recommend Shotgun Basics or equivalent before you attend this course. The student MUST know and be able to demonstrate how to safely load, fire and unload a shotgun before attending this course. Notes

Estimated round count: (30) Slug, (30) 00 Buck, (60) Bird Shot.

Equipment List

  • Pump or Semiautomatic Shotgun w/ sling (12 or 20 Gauge)
  • Clothing and footwear suitable for rapid movement in any weather
  • Shooting gloves, knee and elbow pads
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Earmuffs and earplugs

Tuition includes the following:

    • Course manual
    • Certificate of completion

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    “Thanks for taking the time with me on your latest basic class, you had a full class of new gun owners and we were lost, but you made me feel like I was the only one in the class. You answered all my questions with a large amount of knowledge…real practical world, day to day gun related things but that I would of never imagined.”
    ~by Susan B. Georgetown, Tx