Fighting Shotgun/Pistol Tactical Course

March 7, 2019 9:00 am
March 7, 2019 5:00 pm
A Place to Shoot
33951 San Francisquito Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
Brian Fitzpatrick


Sixteen-Hour Tactical Course


“A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Objective: To enhance our students’ knowledge and proficiency with the tactical shotgun as a personal protection and home defense platform. This course will emphasize utilization of the shotgun in conjunction with the student’s sidearm in a two-gun package, to maximize defensive use-of-force options over a broad range of possible tactical scenarios. Students will gain confidence and proficiency, learning combat proven shooting and manipulation techniques.

Instructors: Retired law enforcement officers/trainers with extensive teaching experience in civilian and L.E. communities. Guaranteed low student/instructor ratios (four-to-one max).

Topics Covered Include:

  • Firearms Safety Rules—on and off the range
  • Safe/legal storage and transportation
  • Shotgun nomenclature, cycle of operation, manipulation, sighting systems
  • Operating system—pump action versus semi-automatic
  • Shotgun ready conditions (vehicle, home, gun-safe)
  • Sling selection and techniques, fundamentals of shotgun marksmanship
  • Administrative loading and unloading, combat and standard reloads, malfunction drills
  • Ammunition selection and shot patterns, determining maximum effective range
  • Transitioning to handgun (including review of presentation from holster)
  • Movement—turns to contact, shoot/reload on the move
  • Maximizing cover advantage, negotiating terrain features, shooting positions
  • Tactical decision making—shoot/don’t shoot, combat load slug, transition to pistol
  • Simulated combat scenarios (home invasion and active shooter)

Prerequisite Training: Intermediate Pistol, equivalent course or MV Tactical approval

Required Equipment: A quality defensive shotgun with sling (recommended: a two-point, rapid adjusting sling, such as “Blue Force Gear” or “Viking Tactics”)

Ammunition: 150 rounds “00” or #4 buckshot (non-magnum), 50 rifled slugs, 400 pistol

Tuition: $500.00. (“APTS” also charges $15.00 daily fee per shooter at check-in station.)