Combative Shotgun

Topics Covered:

  • Ammunition selection for the home and the street
  • Safety characteristics
  • Administrative and combative loading procedure
  • Patterning/distance considerations
  • Over-penetration concerns
  • Transitions to secondary
  • Use of slugs
  • Reducing felt recoil, the easy way
  • Useful accessories
  • Limitations


  • This course centers around the efficient use of the slide-action (pump) or semi-auto shotgun when placed in defensive use, such as in the home
  • Open to valid Concealed Carry Holders with prior staff approval (contact Joe Weyer)
  • Cost is $100

Gear List

  • .12 or.20 Gauge slide-action or semi-auto shotgun
  • Tactical sling if available
  • Pistol with holster, mags, etc. and 50 rounds (if normally used)
  • 175 rounds common birdshot/hunting loads; they must cycle your semi-auto
  • 30 rounds “00” or #1 buckshot
  • 20 rounds any type of slug
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Range appropriate clothing
  • Pen and paper
  • Water and snacks