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  • October 27, 2018
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Learning the Shotgun course combines the fundamental and basic skills necessary for combat marksmanship with the tactical knowledge required to survive with a shotgun in a hostile environment.  This is the first level of Tactical Firearms Academy’s shotgun courses with emphasis placed on basic shooting skills and developing tactical applications for those skills.


Topics covered are:



• Safety- Administrative, range and operational carry

• 8 Fundamentals of Marksmanship

• Nomenclature

• Proper Loading Techniques

• Stance & Mount

• Patterning at 3, 7, 10, 15, 20 and 25 yards

• Target acquisition (single and multiple threats)

• Ready positions

• Transition to handgun

• Shooting on the move

• CSTC qualification (Criminal Justice Standard & Training Commission Shotgun qualifier)



This is a 9 hour block of instruction comprised primarily of live fire training on an outdoor range.  Class size is kept small to permit individual instruction.  A certificate of training is awarded to those students who complete and pass the course while exhibiting competence and safe gun handling skills.


Duration: 1 Day


Location: Trail Glades Range or TFA Clewiston Facility


Course Fee: $220


Firearm Rental: $50/day


Required Items


• Shotgun (semi-auto or pump) with sling

• 300 rounds of birdshot, 25 rounds of 00 Buck, 15 slug rounds

• Handgun (semi-auto or revolver)

• A suitable strong side holster (holster must provide positive retention so the firearm does not fall out)

• Minimum 3 extra magazines or speed loaders / speed strips (10 Rounds or more)

• 100 rounds of pistol ammunition

• Ear protection and wrap around eye protection (Mandatory)

• Appropriate range attire (no tank tops, v necks, loose fitting clothes, sandals)

• Spare batteries for sights and tools for sight adjustment

• Adequate drinking water for class duration

• Ball cap or brimmed hat

• Sun screen

• Insect repellent

• Snacks and lunchtime meals

• Adequate water or other liquids to remain hydrated

• Weapons and/or ammunition can provided by TFA upon request

• Weapon rental prices listed above. Contact us for ammo cost or other equipment


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