The combat shotgun is one of the most effective self defense weapons within 25 yards. Slugs give shotguns tremendous versatility, allowing the user to engage targets up to 100 yards effectively. It is one off the weapons of choice in close quarter battle (CQB) scenarios as well as a fantastic home defense tool. Yet with all tools, it’s the training that will elevate the tool to its legendary status. Come train with us and learn how to master the combat shotgun.

Course Requirements

Clients should have eye (for day and dark) and ear protection. A good holster (preferably kydex), belt and magazine carrier for both handgun and rifle mags (with belt loops). Knee and elbow protection are suggested. A semiautomatic handgun (9mm or higher caliber). A semiautomatic or pump action shotgun. At least 3 handgun magazines. A hat and sun screen. A small bag to carry all your equipment. Clothing for seasonal weather. Adequate water and snack/lunch. At least 100 rounds of handgun factory ammunition, 100 rounds of low recoil 00 Buckshot, 50 rounds of Birdshot, and 20 rounds of Slug. WE CAN PROVIDE AMMUNITION, HANDGUN/SHOTGUN AND EQUIPMENT FOR A FEE.

Cargo pants (with large cargo pockets) and a sturdy belt (1/2" or 3/4") are recommended. We also suggest shirts that are adequately long so that they can be tucked in. Footwear with adequate ankle support is ideal.


Special Rate: $125 for a 4 hour class which includes handgun, holster, magazines and magazine pouch rental (ammunition cost is extra and not included). Rifle and shotgun rental is $40.00 per class.

DEF-TAC Shotgun I

  • Single and multiple targets engagements
  • Shooting on the move
  • Assault courses
  • Close-contact engagements
  • Long range, select-slug drills
  • Hostage situations
  • Tactical and emergency reloads
  • After action drills

  • DEF-TAC Shotgun II

  • Door and room breaching
  • Room and houseclearing scenarios
  • Assault courses
  • Shotgun to handgun transitions
  • Tactical and emergency reloads
  • Shotgun Malfunction drills
  • Select slug drills while moving through assault courses