Defensive Shotgun

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Defensive Shotgun

From: $149.00

The Shotgun in the defense role is often misunderstood. This class is an introduction to the use of a shotgun in a defensive role. It is gear at the basic level to provide the new student, with an understanding of the operations, manipulation, and engagement of a shotgun as a weapon platform. This class is for the new shooter who has never used a shotgun or has little experience and to dispel myths and fears, regarding this weapon.

Course Will Cover:

  • Shotgun Nomenclature
  • Safety and operation
  • Shotgun types
  • Ammo types
  • Advantages and disadvantage of a shotgun in a defensive situation
  • Pattering
  • Reloading and malfunctions
  • Engagement drills
  • Care and cleaning

Ammo requirement: 60 rounds of Birdshot, 5 Rounds of Buckshot, and 5 rounds of slugs.

Defensive Shotgun is a prerequisite for the Combat Shotgun Course.

Instructor Bio’s:

Mike Miller
25 years as a LE Officer Assigned to SWAT and Tactical Teams and three decades as a Firearms Instructor. Deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq working in Counter Terrorist Roles. Gold and silver medalist F TR World Champion shooter a certified Firearms Instructor in Precision Rifle, Carbine, Submachine Gun, Pistol and Shotgun, as well as a guest prior instructor for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. He’s served as a member of two U.S. National Rifle Teams and is an accomplished, passionate hunter.


John Rusyn

Served 30 years in California Law enforcement, with assignments in Field Training, Patrol Rifle Specialist, Gangs, Covert Investigations, Intelligence and the Bay Area Regional Terrorism Task Force as a TLO. He was a member of the Bureau of Investigation, Surveillance and Apprehension Detail. He concurrently served in the U.S. Army, for over 25 years, on both active and reserve status. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 3, whose duties included Sniper Team Leader, Criminal Terrorism Investigator (CITF), Protective Service Detail for the Secretary of Defense and Firearms Instructor. He worked as a DoD Contractor in the Middle East, training Police Counter-terrorism Units. His deployments include Panama, Columbia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait .