DCS Shotgun Courses

DCS Shotgun 1: Shotgun Basics

This 4-hour class focuses on the basics of the Pump action and semi auto platformed shotguns, however we welcome any shotgun. We learn the history and basics of the internal operation and function of these two platforms. This class is designed for a shooter who has recently purchased a shotgun and would like to know the basics of set up and maintenance as well as proper application.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Basic history & theory of operation
  • Basics of shotgun ammunition
  • Proper loading and unloading
  • Understanding shotgun patterns

Equipment and supplies required:

  Shotgun, closed-toe shoes or boots, 25 rounds of ammunition size 6 shot, eye and ear protection

Course tuition: $50.00

Upcoming Shotgun 1: Shotgun Basics Classes

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DCS Shotgun II: Fighting Shotgun I

This 8-hour class is the first class in a series that will help you learn basic fundamental skills using a shotgun for close-quarters personal protection both inside and outside the home. This class has a great pace and will use both dry-fire and live-fire exercises. Smaller shooters are encouraged to use 20ga or .410ga.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Conventional shooting positions
  • Speed reloads / ammunition exchanges
  • Malfunctions clearances
  • Live-fire drills using controlled pairs, speed drills, multiple target engagements and identification

Equipment and supplies required:

  Shotgun with sling, ammunition pouch or carrier, knee pads (optional but highly recommended), closed-toe shoes or boots, 250 rounds of ammunition #6 shot or larger, 10 slugs, 10 buckshot, eye and ear protection

Course tuition is $150.00

Upcoming Shotgun II: Fighting Shotgun I Classes

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DCS Shotgun 3: Fighting Shotgun II

Fighting Shotgun II builds off our previous class and begins to integrate your pistol skills. We will introduce the proper use of cover and concealment and some unconventional shooting positions before we turn the lights off and show you how to fight in the dark. Smaller shooters are encouraged to use 20ga or .410ga.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Unconventional shooting positions
  • Use of cover and concealment
  • Flashlight Techniques
  • Pistol transitions

Class Prerequisites:

Students must already have a strong grasp of using their shotgun and keeping it running in a fight. Pistol skills should be at a more advanced level as the focus of this course is on the shotgun. Students are encouraged to have already taken Shotgun II and Pistol 5.

Equipment and supplies required:

   Shotgun with sling and weapon mounted light (shotgun), pistol with strong side holster that does not collapse, ammunition carrier and or pouches, knee pads (optional but highly recommended), closed-toe shoes or boots, 250+ rounds of shotgun #6 shot or larger, 10 buckshot, 10 slugs and 50 rounds of pistol ammunition, eye and ear protection, handheld flashlight with momentary switch

Course tuition is $150.00

Upcoming Shotgun 3: Fighting Shotgun II Classes

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DCS Shotgun 4: Fighting Shotgun III

Fighting Shotgun III is our final segment designed for individuals utilizing the Shotgun for protection inside or outside the home. This class introduces movement while re-enforcing your previously learned skills. Your home presents unique challenges with small rooms, hallways and multiple entry points. Understanding these challenges is a key element in preparing yourself for home protection. Smaller shooters are encouraged to use 20ga or .410ga.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Movement to and from cover and concealment
  • Use of Shotgun transitions with barriers
  • Pistol transitions on the move
  • Weapon mounted lights and unconventional positions

Class Prerequisites:

Students are required to have completed DCS Shotgun 3 and DCS Pistol 5. Exceptions can be made with approval from the training director with proof of proper skills.

Equipment and supplies required:

   Shotgun with sling and weapon mounted light (Shotgun), ammunition carriers or pouches, pistol with strong side holster that does not collapse, knee pads (optional but highly recommended), closed-toe shoes or boots, 250+ rounds of Shotgun ammunition #6 or larger, 10 buckshot, 10 slugs and 100 rounds of pistol ammunition, eye and ear protection, handheld flashlight with momentary switch

Course tuition is $200.00

Upcoming Shotgun 4: Fighting Shotgun III Classes

There are no upcoming events at this time.