Defensive Shotgun

Type of Firearm Class:

Minimum Firearm Experience Recommended:

Required Prerequisite: Be very familiar with your shotgun and comfortable with its use

The Defensive Shotgun class is for the individual who is interested in the defensive use of the shotgun in a home or urban environment and wants to improve their shotgun defensive shooting skills.

We will do a variety of handling and defensive drills including

  • Patterning of birdshot, buckshot and slugs
  • Reloading skills
  • Shooting in close quarters
  • Shooting in various positions
  • Shooting on the move
  • Slicing the pie
  • Transitioning from shotgun to handgun
  • Utilizing cover

In addition to the various shooting drills, a variety of scenarios will also be presented to give the student a realistic perspective of the defensive use of the shotgun. In addition, a discussion of mindset and a review of the New Mexico law on the use of deadly force is included.

Basic shooting and gun handling skills are required to take this class. By the end of the class you will be surprised and pleased with what you will be able to do at close range with a shotgun.


This class may be modified to meet your specific training needs and times. Modified classes may be subject to additional fees depending on the type of training and times required.

We are willing to travel to your location to do this class.

Things You Need to Bring -

Ammunition: 170-270* rounds

Other Items:

An open mind willing to learn
Any shotgun (pump, semi-auto, single or double barrel shotgun)
*Approximately 100 rounds of birdshot, 10 rounds of slugs and 10 rounds of buckshot (bring more, you never know what we might do)
*Handgun with holster and 50 rounds of ammunition
Eye and ear protection
Water and snacks
Sun screen