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.

Learning the Shotgun Course Topics Include:

  • 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
  • Shooting on the move
  • CSTC qualification (Criminal Justice Standard & Training Commission Shotgun qualifier)

Firearm Rental: $100

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.

Required Items

  • Shotgun (semi-auto or pump) with sling
  • 350 rounds of birdshot, 10 rounds of 00 Buck, 50 slug rounds
  • Ear protection and wrap around eye protection (Mandatory)
  • Long pants with belt loops and a sturdy belt.
  • Lightweight clothing and light in color, avoid black (NO tank tops or V-necks)
  • Sturdy, closed toe shoes (athletic, hiking, outdoor styled shoes. NO open toe shoes)
  • Spare batteries for sights and tools for sight adjustment
  • Ball cap or brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Snacks and lunchtime meals
  • Adequate water to remain hydrated
  • Weapons and/or ammunition can provided by TFA upon request
  • Weapon rental prices available here. Contact us for ammo cost or other equipment

Learning the Shotgun

  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Location:
    Clewiston, FL

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