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Defensive Shotgun I

Shotgun Combatives

Defensive Shogun I is an 8-hour course which teaches students how to effectively use a shotgun for personal protection or home defense. Students will learn firearm safety, positional shooting, how to zero/pattern, loading/ reloading, how to transition to a pistol, ready positions, malfunction clearance and striking with a shotgun.

Prerequisites: Completed a Spartan Dynamics Defensive Pistol I Lecture or a Spartan Dynamics Fundamental Pistol Combatives Lecture


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This is an 8-hour integrated personal protection program which teaches students the basic principles and techniques of

  • Gun Safety
  • Gun Retention
  • Zeroing/Patterning
  • Positional Shooting
  • Loading/Reloading a Shotgun
  • Transitioning to a backup firearm
  • Ready positions
  • Malfunction clearance
  • One Handed shooting (Pistol)
  • Striking with a Shotgun

Course Requirements:

  • Completed a Spartan Dynamics Defensive Pistol I Lecture or a Spartan Dynamics Fundamental Pistol Combatives Lecture
  • One Open Mind willing to learn new tactics, techniques, and principles (TTP)
  • Must be 21 Years or Older
  • Pen / Pencil & Notepad
  • Defensive Shotgun (Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 recommended)
    • Side Saddle
    • Sling
  • Pistol: Full Size or Compact (No Sub Compacts) 9mm or Higher Semi-Automatic or .38 Special or Higher Revolver (Limited Rentals Available)
    • One Good Quality Strong Side Outside the Waist Band (OWB) Holster or strong side concealed carry holster (IWB) ~ Holster must allow 1 hand re-holstering, no cross-draw or shoulder rigs
    • Spare Magazine Carrier
    • Minimum of (2) Magazines (The more the better)
  • Ammunition
    • 30rds of Slug
    • 30rds of 00 Buck
    • 200rds of Birdshot
    • 100rds of Pistol Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Ammunition (9mm or above)
  • Strong Belt
  • Ear and Eye Protection (Loaners Available)

Recommended Items:

  • Range Bag
  • Back-up Pistol (See Gun Requirements Above)
  • Back-up Shotgun (See Gun Requirements Above)
  • Extra Magazines or Speed Loaders
  • Gun Cleaning Kit
  • Magazine Loader

A non-refundable deposit is required to sign up and to reserve a seat for this course. We only have a limited number of seats per a course and fixed costs based on the number of students who sign up. So no refunds can be given for deposits or the full price of tuition if the student does not attend the course. The remaining tuition balance is due on the first day of the course.

In the event the course is canceled by the instructor or host facility, students will receive a full refund or may transfer to another course.

For questions or concerns about the course policy, email the Instructor at


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