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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    “Today I Am a changed person thank to the great training at the Citadel.
    I had no experience with firearms and after completing the Handgun Basic Orientation with them I knew how to properly clean and maintain my firearm, what to look for in my next handgun. I also learned how to be a better shooter and I Am ready to come for more training. But I can say that the best information I had was the proper use of a firearm in a safe way in real world conditions.

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    I took several \"Handgun Orientations\" at several of the local ranges and it was a 1-hour lesson that left me with more questions than answers...But with Jorge\'s course I had all my answers answered and proven. Yes, Jorge proves his points in the classroom and at the range. There is a reason behind the concepts he is teaching. Thank you and I will come for more classes in 2017.”
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