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Shotgun Gunfighting Fundamentals: 19 December 2020
A one day, 8 hour immersion course in the use of the shotgun under extreme stress. Learn new skills such as shooting while moving, engaging multiple hostiles, short-range movement and assessments, and much more.
A one day, 8 hour immersion course in the use of the shotgun under extreme stress. Learn new skills such as shooting while moving, engaging multiple hostiles, short-range movement and assessments, and much more.


 
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19 December 2020

Cost: $225.00 (includes range fee)

Instructor: Eric Lamberson

Time: 0800-1700 (8 A.M - 5 P.M.)

Location: San Antonio Texas at Cedar Ridge Range, 7110 Farm to Market 1863, Bulverde, ‎TX

The shotgun is the best home defense weapon in existence today. This dynamic course presents a reality based, aggressive, close quarters combative method of deploying the shotgun. Most shotgun schools spend a great deal of time discussing modifications and additions to the shotgun, or try to turn this CQB weapon into some sort of a rifle.

Such is happily NOT the case in this class. You will learn what the shotgun is really for, and perhaps as important, learn the weapon's limitations. This class emphasizes building the foundation of fundamental skills. If you rely on a shotgun for self-protection, this course is essential for mastering the shotgun.

Additional Information on the class:

Ammunition: 150 rounds of birdshot. Size #4, 5, 6 birdshot works best; however,
7-1/2, or 8 are also acceptable.
The 150 rounds of birdshot can be anything that works in your gun. Academy and Cabellas are probably the best local sources although Walmart occasionally has it as well. Please be aware that some really cheap birdshot with zinc or steel shell heads instead of brass plating may cause extraction problems in some shotguns (particularly Mossberg semiauto guns). Spending a little more money on quality shot shells may save you some headache if you are not 100% certain about specific ammo in your gun.

You will need a minimum of 35 rounds of buckshot. The standard velocity or reduced recoil eight or nine pellet 00 buckshot is perfect. Magnum loads only increase recoil and beat you up with no advantage. Fiocchi reduced recoil buckshot loads work well for the drills in most guns; however, these (and other) cheaper shells will not pattern as well as premium loads for the qualification.

If you want absolute maximum performance, the Federal Premium 8 pellet 00 Buck with the Flite Control wad, the Federal Lawman 8 pellet, or the equivalent Hornady load with their Versa-Tite wad (same thing) generally pattern very well.

Concerning the buckshot: If shotgun buckshot availability continues to be limited I will have it available for students to purchase at my cost.

Fiocchi OO buckshot for practice: $18.00 per box of 25
Federal Low Recoil 8 Pellet for qualification: $9.00 per box of 5 rounds

When you sign up for the class please let me know if you wish to purchase the buckshot from me in the note section or via e-mail and bring cash.

Either a pump action or semiautomatic shotgun are fine for this class. A shotgun that only has a pistol grip but no butt stock is not suitable. If you have a straight stock and the pistol grip, similar to those on an AR carbine, that is fine.

Your magazine should hold at least four rounds. If your shotgun has a plug in the magazine to limit capacity to two rounds please remove the plug before class. Ideally you should have some means of carrying spare ammunition on the gun. A side saddle or a butt cuff are both fine, which ever you prefer. If you do not have such an arrangement on your gun you may use belt mounted caddies or your pocket.

Ideally the barrel length should be between 18 and 22 inches; however any legal barrel length is acceptable. A shotgun with a barrel less than 18 inches long is a Class III weapon. If you legally possess a short barrel shotgun feel free to use it in class; however, you must have a copy of your ATF paperwork for the short barrel shotgun with you.

The factory length of pull on most shotguns runs from 13 7/8" to 14 1/4" which is too long for most people. The length of pull (LOP) is the straight line distance from the trigger to the butt plate. For smaller stature persons, most females, and men under about 5'7" a 12 inch LOP is about right. If you are between 5'8" and 6' tall, a 12 1/2 to 13 inch LOP will probably work fine. I am 6’2” and I use a LOP of 12 1/2 inches. You can replace a butt stock that is too long with a shorter aftermarket stock from Hogue, MagPul, or Speedfeed, or a gunsmith can shorten your existing stock for a small fee. I personally use the MagPul which is easily adjustable for LOP.

However if you have a gun with a standard stock that is acceptable as well. We will practice drills for using longer stocks in class.

Shirt or Jacket: Depending upon the temperature, a shirt or jacket that is fairly close fitting without pockets on your primary side can alleviate the butt of the shotgun from hanging up in clothing. Not a huge deal, but it can be annoying.

If you have specific questions please contact me. I will send additional information to class attendees.


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