is a long gun designed to be fired with two hands. It has a smooth bore (the inside of the barrel) and is designed to shoot
a variety of ammunition, ranging from a solid bullet, called a slug, to multiple projectiles, called shot. Shotguns are often
used in bird hunting, and in the wildly popular sports of trap or skeet.
Shotgun course can be as short as ten hours. In it students will get the NRA's The Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, fundamentals of shotgun shooting, several practical
exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of shotgun sports and activities.
teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.”
- Shotgun Knowledge and Safe Handling
- Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting
- Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
- Shotgun Shooting Skills Practical Exercise
- Shotgun Games and Activities
no prerequisites for taking this course and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children. Be aware
that the proper fitting of a shotgun to a shooter is an important step that enhances safety, comfort and performance and,
while well worth the effort, can be time-consuming.
results, the shotgun shooting skills exercise is repeated several times, with feedback from the instructor.
will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course completion certificate upon successful completion of the lessons.
There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course.