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Self Defense Shotgun Part 1 & 2

Many forget this old workhorse called the shotgun or scattergun in today’s tactical arena. It has been utilized as a home defense weapon due to its ease of use. The shotgun’s intimidation factor can be felt from the sound of the weapon charging. This course combines the fundamental and basic skills necessary for self defense, competition, and marksmanship. You will learn the tactical knowledge required to survive with a shotgun in a hostile environment.

Defensive Shotgun 


Course Total Hours: 8 hrs  (4hrs on Saturday, January 12th & 4hrs on Saturday, January 19th)

This is a beginning course that teaches the basic shooting skills and tactical application for the semi-automatic shotgun.

Skills covered:

  • Safety- Administrative, range and operation carry
  • Nomenclature - Breakdown
  • Proper Loading Technique
  • Stance & Mount
  • Patterning
  • Target acquisition (single and multiple threats)
  • Ready positions
  • Multiple threats using hi and low ready
  • Tactical reloads/Combat reloads
  • Shooting on the move
  • Pivots and turns

Course Cost: $200

Pre-requisite:  Concealed Weapons License or Background check


  • 250 rds. birdshot
  • 25 rds. buckshot
  • 25 slugs
  • Semi-auto. shotgun ( one will be provided upon request)
  • Dump pouch/carrier for rounds
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Cap or Wide Brimmed hat
  • No loose-fitting shirts at the neck, tank tops,v-neck, etc… (to avoid brass from entering shirt)
  • Long pants with belt loop and sturdy belt
  • Sturdy closed-toe shoes
  • Water (enough to remain hydrated)
  •  Lunch &  snacks as needed
  • Note taking materials

Instructor:  John Gardner owner of Force4Training

Event Details & Costs

Event date 01-12-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 01-12-2019 1:00 pm
Capacity 4
Avail. spaces 0
Price $200.00
Location Offsite - TBA

Venue Information - Offsite - TBA

Once you have sign-up for the course you will receive an email from instructor on location of the range.  The instruction & range time will be off site.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Harry Beckwith Gun & Range 12130 South Hwy 441Micanopy, FL 32667 
Phone: (352) 466-3340 | Email : 

Hours: Monday – Saturday   10 am - 6:30 pm | Sunday - 10 am - 5 pm