Defensive Shotgun Instructor Development Course
Oct 21-23, 2016 Friday through Sunday, 9am-6pm
The shotgun is one of the most effective and versatile weapons available to the average private citizen or police officer. It is also the least understood and most under-utilized weapon system. Learn how to teach students to properly select, modify, feed and operate the defensive shotgun for optimum effectiveness. This intensive course will teach you efficient techniques for handling and shooting the shotgun under stressful conditions.
Topics covered include:
Firearms safety, including considerations specific to shotguns
Selection of the fighting shotgun
Modifications and Accessories
Ammunition selection and capabilities
Patterning for optimum performance
Nomenclature and mechanical operation
Safe storage and ready conditions, including cruiser ready
Care and maintenance
Adult teaching methods
Instructor candidates will receive an extensive training manual and an over two hour long instructional DVD as part of the training package.
Training Days 1 and 2 are devoted to classroom work and live fire instruction on the range. On the third day, the instructor candidates will teach portions of a one day Defensive Shotgun Course attended by regular students, overseen by the staff. This will allow the new instructors to gain valuable experience teaching the shotgun’s use, with the assistance and supervision of the Rangemaster staff instructors.
To graduate from this course, student instructors will have to pass a shooting qualification and a written test on the material covered in the course.