Tactical Shotgun Deployment Course
Course # TSDC.0712.4 (8-hour Course)
Arizona POST Certified Course
(Accredited by the AZ. Peace Officer Standards & Training Board)
Michigan MCOLES Approved Course
(Approved by the Michigan Commission on LE Standards)
Non-LEO pre-requisite: Our 3-day Defensive Handgun Certification Course or firearms training course of equivalent level to meet the handgun transition phase of this course.
Law Enforcement Officers that have completed their state certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification training meet the pre-requisite training standards for this course.
Course Description: This 1-day firearms training course focuses on tactical speed shooting and development of aggressive gun-handling skills during tactical deployment of the shotgun for personal protection and home defense.
The concepts of dominating the weapon, threat and all visual areas during dynamic action will be emphasized throughout the course.
Students will develop reflexive gun-handling skills that will enable them to quickly and efficiently engage threats while performing multiple complex tasks.
This firearms training course takes the student beyond the basics of the shotgun and introduces the student to deployment techniques that are critical when deploying the shotgun for personal defense.
Students have the option to use pump-action or semi-automatic shotguns in this course. Shotguns must be 12 gauge and have a side receiver ejection port.
Lever-action and exposed hammer shotguns are not allowed!
Detachable magazine-fed shotguns are not allowed!
The following firearms training topics will be covered:
Firearms safety and safe gun-handling procedures.
Principals of personal defense.
Deployment methodology and concepts.
- Use of the shotgun for home defense.
Conditioning mental focus and combat mindset.
- Enhanced tactical aptitude concepts.
Fundamentals review of shooting the shotgun.
The natural action stance.
- Administrative loading and unloading the shotgun.
Transport mode, carry mode and press checking the shotgun.
Review use of tactical sling systems.
Presentation from low ready, high ready, indoor ready and SUL positions.
Combat gun-handling skills.
Moving off the line of force and lateral displacement.
Threat assessment and area scanning.
Dominating the weapon, threat and visual areas.
Ammunition management and reloading techniques.
Buckshot patterning and effective distances.
Select slug techniques.
Transition to secondary weapon system.
Malfunction clearance drills.
Multiple threat engagement.
Engaging threats during continuous movement.
Fighting with the shotgun at CQB distances.
Drugged assailant and body armor defeating drills.
Master Sight Gear 2 - The Flash Sight Picture.
- Introduction to tactical speed shooting concepts.
Weapon retention issues.
- Team shoot-off drills.
- Man vs. man stress course - combined skills evaluation.
- Shotgun standard drill test and evaluation.
- Happiness is a sore shoulder and giant pile of empty shotgun shells!
Course duration: 1-day (8 hours)
Course tuition: $ 175.00
(Tuition fee includes range fee and use of loaner firearms)
Course student limit: 16
Student requirements: Note pad and pen, eye protection, ear protection, baseball type cap, heavy duty leather or nylon pants belt, holster and magazine carriers, personal defense pistol with at least 3 magazines, 12 gauge pump action or semi-automatic shotgun with rifle sights or ghost ring sights, shotgun shell pouch and tactical sling.
Recommended equipment: Shotgun shell pouch, sling swivels on front and rear of shotgun, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration system, water, gun-cleaning kit and gun oil / CLP.
The tactical sling must allow the shotgun to hang freely in front of the shooter.
All shotguns in this course require iron sights, preferably ghost ring sights or rifle sights. Bead sight shotguns will greatly limit the shooters ability in this class.
Red dot sights and holographic sights are allowed in this class.
Ammunition requirements: 250 birdshot, 50 rounds of buckshot
(# 4 to 000 allowed),
25 rounds of slug and 50 rounds of handgun ammunition.
(Semi-automatic shotguns that cannot cycle birdshot will need 300 rounds of buckshot)
(Ammunition is available for purchase upon request)
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