$300
Started on September 29, 2022

 

Shotgun class
Our progressive shotgun development courses offer a logical shooting evolution designed to build a complete shooter. Learn how to shoot properly with one of SIG SAUER Academy’s training classes.

Shotgun courses follow a simple and easily reproducible experience utilizing best practices. Breaking from traditional firearms training concepts, the SIG SAUER Academy uses a unique, simplified method of adult learning behavior to achieve near instant positive results.

Shotgun Fundamentals

This course is specifically designed for the new shotgun owner who would potentially like to explore the shotgun as a defense tool, and eventually continue to the SIG SAUER Academy Defensive Shotgun Course.

This course is NOT geared toward a shotgun’s application for sport, hunting, skeet, or trap shooting.

This introductory course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to safely handle, load, fire and unload a pump action shotgun. Students will be guided through various shotgun and equipment options when selecting one for defensive purposes. Time is spent both in the classroom and on the range in a comfortable learning environment. Students will also be guided through shotgun manipulation drills and range exercises designed to increase personal comfort level and develop a solid skill base. Learn why the shotgun is such an extremely versatile and effective tool. With the proper fundamentals the shotgun’s recoil will be much more manageable and the shotgun will become much more enjoyable to shoot.

DURATION  1 DAY

FIREARM SHOTGUN

PRICE $160.00

Prerequisite 

None.

Course Outline 

  • Responsible firearms ownership and applications of the shotgun
  • Safe use and handling of the shotgun
  • Potential dangers (penetration, ricochet, misidentification, accidental discharges, etc.)
  • Shotgun selection and support equipment review
  • Types, components, and purposes of modern shotgun ammunition
  • Administrative loading and unloading of shotguns
  • The fundamental of basic shooting techniques
  • Shotgun manipulation skills
  • Marksmanship fundamentals
  • Slug zeroing
  • Buckshot patterning
  • Static shooting position drills
  • Practical application drills
  • Preventative maintenance (cleaning, maintenance, inspection and safe storage)

Equipment List 

  • Clothing suitable for training in any weather
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional based on student comfort)
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Hearing protection


Shotguns will be provide for use by the SIG SAUER Academy, no personally owned shotguns can be used for this course. Tuition includes free loan of firearms, holsters, safety glasses and hearing protection at the Epping, NH location.


Ammo 

  • Estimated round count: 75 rounds bird shot, 20 rounds 00 buck, 10 rounds slug
  • Lead core ammunition to be used on steel only
  • No green/brown tip, armor piercing, or surrogate rounds to be used on steel at any time
  • Ammunition is available for purchase from the Epping facility only

DEFENSIVE SHOTGUN

The shotgun is one of the most misunderstood and underutilized tools when it comes to defensive applications.

Defensive use of the pump-action and semi-automatic shotgun requires a deep understanding and appreciation of its capabilities, handling characteristics and limitations. This intensive two-day class bridges the gap between entry level foundational shotgun skills and the world of defensive shotgun shooting. Students will become familiar with the skills, manipulations and mind-set to persevere in a real world defensive situation. Instructors will guide the students through an array of realistic live fire drills to increase their confidence and proficiency when operating the shotgun in a defensive application.

Check out our Tac Tip  video on the Push Pull Technique learned in this class!

DURATION 2 DAYS

FIREARM SHOTGUN

PRICE $525.00

Prerequisite 

This is an intermediate level class. The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, foundational marksmanship skills, and working from a holster. Shotgun Fundamentals and Handgun 102 or their equivalents required prior to taking this course.

Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.Course Outline 

  • Defensive mindset
  • Defensive Shotgun and equipment selection
  • Ammunition Selection
  • Fundamental reinforcement
  • Various loading and unloading techniques
  • Shotgun to Pistol transitions
  • Patterning Buck shot
  • Kneeling Positions
  • Target to Target transitions
  • Tactical communication and scanning
  • Malfunction clearances
  • Zeroing with slug ammunition
  • Select slug changeovers
  • Movement
  • Use of cover

This course will be held in one of our indoor ranges during the winter months (November-March)Equipment List 

  • *Reliable, mechanically sound shotgun equipped with a sling and ammunition side saddle (pump or semi-auto)*
  • Semi-auto pistol in one of the following calibers: .380, 9mm NATO, .357 SIG, .40 S&W, or .45 ACP
  • 3 magazines minimum
  • Belt mounted, dominant side holster
  • Magazine pouches
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Clothing suitable for training in any weather
  • Hat with a brim
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Earmuffs and earplugs


*We strongly recommend you bring your own shotgun for this course. We have a limited number of shotguns for student use.

Tuition includes safety glasses and hearing protection at the Epping, NH location.Ammo 

  • Estimated round count:
  • Lead core ammunition to be used on steel only
  • No green/brown tip, armor piercing, or surrogate rounds to be used on steel at any time
  • Ammunition is available for purchase from the Epping facility only

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