Defensive Shotgun Basics – $60

This 2.5-hour class will teach you rules of gun safety, how to operate a pump action or semi-automatic shotgun, shooting positions, shooting fundamentals, proper maintenance, and clearing malfunctions.

Students will learn how to operate the defensive shotgun at closer ranges and mid ranges with precision once they grasp the fundamentals.

  • Rules of safety
  • Operation of shotgun
  • Shooting positions
  • Recognizing and clearing malfunctions
  • Instinctive shooting
  • Aimed shooting
  • Movement with shotgun
  • Making Adjustments


Jan 20th – 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Students need a pump or semi-automatic shotgun with a magazine capacity of at least five shells and 100 rounds of #75 or #8 lead shot (no steel shot); ear protection & eye protection. While not an ideal defensive shotgun students can bring a hunting shotgun with a 26” or shorter barrel. This class is a pre-requisite to taking the Intermediate Tactical Shotgun unless you have had equivalent training or previous experience. This is not a NRA certified class.


You must register at least 2 days in advance of class.  If less than four people pre-register the class will be cancelled and deposits refunded.  Last minute registrations taken if four people have pre-registered.

You may call 281-645-6290 to register and pay if you do not want to submit an online registration.  Be sure to supply telephone number where you can be contacted during the day if you leave a message.

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You must be 21 years of age or accompanied by a parent if between the ages of 18 and 21. LTC students must be within six months of turning 21 to take LTC course.

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Looking for a Defensive Shotgun course in The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, Montgomery, Tomball, or greater Houston area? We’re glad you found us! Give Handgun Skills a call today 281-645-6290.

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