Practical Shotgun I

Practical Shotgun I

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Practical Shotgun I is a 2-day Introductory to Intermediate Level Course that focuses on the defensive implementation of the shotgun platform.  The Shotgun is one of the more common defensive tools found in the home; Practical Shotgun I will instill a strong fundamental interaction with the firearm.

Practical Shotgun I will highlight classroom instruction on Internal Ballistics, External Ballistics, Terminal Ballistics, and Defensive Marksmanship Techniques as it relates directly to the shotgun platform.  Range instruction includes Principles of Cover, Close Quarter Manipulation and Movement Techniques.

Note:  Practical Shotgun I required prior to taking Practical Shotgun II.

PSI Course Schedule*:

Day 1:  Classroom Instruction (NRAWC Administration Building Classroom)

 0900-1000 – Introduction

1000-1130:  Internal Ballistics, External Ballistics, Terminal Ballistics, Close Quarters Movement Techniques

1300-1530:  Static Fire Drills

1530-1730:  Alternate Firing Position (Static)

Day 2:  Principles of Cover/Movement Drills (WU Defensive Training Area)

 0800-1000:  Static Fire Drill

1000-1130:  Close Quarter Movement Techniques/Principles of Cover

1300-1600:  Close Quarter Movement Movement Techniques/Principles of Cover


*This schedule is tentative.  Times are subject to change.

Practical Shotgun I Required and Suggested Equipment:

 Required Equipment:

Shotgun chambered in appropriate gauge

  • 200 Rounds of ammunition
    • No Handloads Accepted - No Steel Shot
    • 180 rounds of birdshot
    • 20 rounds of buckshot or slug
  • Sling
    • 2 point recommended
  • Cleaning Kit
  • Camelbak or water container
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunblock
  • Knee Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Flashlight or mounted light

Course participants may also purchase an ammunition package with the appropriate round count.


*If you would like to register more than one person for this course please add it to your Cart as two separate items.

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