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Defensive and Survival Shotgun: 18 September 2021 (Spanish Fork, UT)

Spanish Fork, UT

This course is intended to familiarize students with the function and capability of the shotgun. Considered “the thinking man’s gun”, the shotgun is incredibly versatile and belongs in everyone’s gun safe. Students will learn multiple ways to properly handle and load their firearm, select ammunition for given scenarios, working through shooting scenarios, and how to utilize their firearm through different shooting positions. This course is taught by a certified police shotgun instructor and is open to all levels.

Topics will include:

-Safe Loading/Unloading Techniques

-Continuous Fire Drills

-Correct Ammo Selection

-Clearing Malfunctions

-Recoil Mitigation

-Alternative Shooting Positions

-One-Arm Operation

-Shotgun Patterning

-Slug Zeroing

Required Gear:

-Modern functioning shotgun in 12 gauge or 20 gauge (pump, single-shot, double-barrel, or semi-auto) such as Remington 870 or Mossberg 590.

-Ammo: 25 rounds slugs, 25 rounds buckshot (00 or 000), 150 rds birdshot (size 8 or 9).

-Ammo management system (small belt pouch or deep pants pockets).

-Eye and Ear protection

-Water/Snacks (we will take a working lunch)

-Clothing to train in all conditions including sturdy footwear

Course Time: 9am-4pm

Course Location: 2600 E Canyon Road in Spanish Fork, UT 84660

For any additional questions please email

14 and older are welcome to join with a paid seat.

Swag, kit, and tourniquets will be available for purchase on-site in our pro shop.

The address is for a meetup spot. We will meet at this parking lot of a diner called Little Acorn and caravan to the location from there.
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