SDFA Tactical Shotgun 1

Course Outline:     
  • Introduction & Review of Safety Procedures 
  • Equipment Discussion, Accessories & Terminology 
  • Sight in and Patterning 
  • Grip & Stance for Optimal Shotgun Effectiveness 
  • Administrative, Combat and Speed Reloads
  • Functionality Drills & Malfunction Clearances
  • Multi Shot and Multi Target Acquisition Techniques 
  • Cruiser Safe, Cruiser Ready, Downloads and Changeovers 
  • Transitions from Shotgun to Pistol 
  • Extensive Drills and Qualification Stages
Enrichment Module: This 45 min lunch time module is focused on the proper selection of tactical equipment/gear for competitive and/or recreational shooting applications. Participants are given a brief description and demonstration of various potential selections.

Duration: 1 day / 9 Hours

Equipment Requirements:

  • Shotgun with or without a Sling. 
  • Pistol with a strong side holster and belt (Optional, a Pistol is not required). (Definition: a Strong side holster is a holster that wears on your right hip if you are right handed or your left hip if you are left handed.)
  • Recommended Round Count: Slugs (20), 00B (25), Bird (500). Participants are generally able to shoot a lower round count if they proceed conservatively in most of the drills.
  • Pistol Round Count: 50 
  • Belt mounted Mag holders for pistol Mags. 
  • Caddies and/or side saddle for shotgun are highly recommended. 
  • Wrap around eye wear. 
  • Ear plugs and/or ear muffs. 
  • Hydration system. 
  • Footwear suitable for fast movement. 
  • Orange/Yellow chamber empty flag. 
  • 5 Rounds of dummy ammunition for Shotgun and Pistol. 
  • Extra Batteries for all optics. 
  • Cases for all firearms. 
  • Knee, Elbow pads, and hat are recommended.
  • Pen and a 1 subject notebook.
  • Lawn chair and bug spray are highly recommended.
  • Sunscreen, hat or baseball cap and knee/elbow pads are recommended.
  • Snacks, drinks, lunch, etc. are highly recommended.


  • NRA Basic Shotgun and Basic Pistol or permission of the Instructor. 
  • If the training location is in NY state and you are bringing a pistol, you must have a NY state valid pistol permit or be between the age of 14 and 20 years and accompanied by a parent/guardian that has a valid NY state pistol permit. If the training is outside NY state, you must adhere to all the laws and regulations governing the possession of firearms in the state.
Additional Pertinent Information:
  • Please thoroughly clean, lube and inspect your firearm(s) prior to coming to class.
  • Please keep your guns and all ammunition in your vehicle until you are directed to retrieve them. For your safety and the safety of everyone, NO LIVE AMMUNITION will be allowed in the classroom at any time under any circumstances. 
  • If you carry a firearm for personal protection, you must leave that in your vehicle during the class. 
  • All guns must be cased for transportation to/from the range. 
  • Please plan appropriately for the weather. We will be outdoors for several hours.
  • Footwear that fully encloses your feet is required.
This is not an NRA-approved course.
Contact Your Instructor - Dr Eli Saber

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