Basic Defensive Shotgun


Basic Defensive Shotgun

For a defensive long gun, the shotgun can’t be beat, but contrary to popular belief, it’s not a point and shoot weapon. You want to know how to safely and effectively run your shotgun to its and your potential. We want to show you how. After one hour of classroom time, you’ll spend seven hours on the range building your skills. The total cost for this class is $175.00.

In our eight hour class you will learn:

  • How Your Shotgun Operates
  • Shotgun Accessories
  • Patterning Your Shotgun
  • Ammunition Selection
  • Speed Reloading
  • Clearing Malfunctions
  • Transitioning to Different Ammunition Types

And more!

Students will be required to bring the following to class:

  • Cased, UNLOADED pump or semiautomatic shotgun*
  • 50 (fifty) rounds of OO buckshot
  • 50 (fifty) rounds of 6, 7, 8, or 9 shot
  • 20 rifled slugs
  • Hearing protection, either earplugs or earmuff style
  • Ballistic eyewear (Inexpensive and can be found at sporting goods counters)
  • Baseball cap or hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Appropriate clothing for weather. (Range is outdoors, and we shoot regardless of weather, safety permitting.

*Shotgun MUST have a fixed or folding stock – NO pistol grip only guns will be allowed.
Kneepads are strongly encouraged.

Click here to download, print, and complete the class forms. The Permission for Photography form is optional. The others are mandatory, and must be brought to class for you to participate.

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Classes are held at the SkipJ Range facility, 605 Murphy Road, Anderson, SC 29626.

Questions? Contact Us.

Need a different class date? Have a special need? We may be able to accomodate you. If you have anywhere from eight to twelve students interested in a class, schedules permitting, we can travel to homes or different ranges and conduct courses on dates convenient for you. Email or call us at (864) 617-4743 for more information.


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