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18 May

Practical Shotgun Skills 1 – Long Island, New York

Westhampton, NY, USA

May 18, 2019 - May 18, 2019

9:00am - 4:00pm

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Practical Shotgun Skills

The MDTS Practical Shotgun Skills class is designed to start you off on the proper path toward personal protection with a shotgun. An effective and efficient platform with which to protect yourself or family is introduced & utilized. This class is ideal for home defense with your smoothbore. It is set up for the Remington 870, 1100, 1187 and Mossberg 500 and 590 platforms but other platforms can be used in the class.

Course content will include but is not limited to:

  • Mindset
  • Firearm Safety/Range Safety
  • Patterning
  • Ammunition & Selection
  • Modifications & Options
  • Four Points of Contact, Mounting & Recoil Mitigation
  • Ready Conditions- Vehicle/Home Ready/Tactical Ready
  • Shotgun Ready Positions
  • Preparatory Gun Handling
  • Shooting Response Theory
  • Proactive Movement
  • After Action Assessment
  • Emergency & Tactical Loading
  • Slug Select Drill
  • Defensive Application & Self Patterning 

Equipment List:

  • A serviceable shotgun
  • 300 Bird shot
  • 25 00Buck Shot
  • 5 Slug
  • Eye and Ear protection (soft plugs and hard ear muffs are recommended for this indoor range)
  • appropriate clothing for weather
  • H2O

Optional equipment:

  • sling
  • gloves & knee pads 

Additional Equipment Considerations:

  • note taking materials
  • lunch for a full day class


*This class is limited to 10 participants 
**A pistol is not required to attend this course

*** Lunch is limited to 30-40 minutes max and is often a “working” lunch where discussion of specific aspects related to the days class or a module of instruction is presented. Therefore it is highly recommended you bring a bag lunch.

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