Basic Shotgun

shotgun2This course is for the anyone interested in learning how to use either a Pump-Action or Semi-Automatic Shotgun appropriately, effectively, efficiently and SAFELY!

Highly recommended for anyone thinking about buying a shotgun or those of you who have just bought your first shotgun. We guarantee that you will feel welcome in our non-intimidating training environment.  We will assist you with becoming more comfortable with all aspects of shotgun handling and use.

Note*: You do NOT need any prior experience with a shotgun prior to taking this course. 

Additionally we have several rentable shotguns available for your use.  Please attend this course PRIOR to purchasing a shotgun.  Whether you are interested in a pump-action or semi-automatic we will assist you in making an informed decision.

Classroom Training will consist of 4 to 5 hours & will cover the following:

  • Safe Handling of Shotguns  (most important aspect of firearms training)
  • Weapon Nomenclature  (parts)
  • Weapon Function
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Firearm Maintenance and Cleaning
  • The Six Skills for Proper Marksmanship – See Chart Below








Want a printable copy of the 6 Skills for Proper Marksmanship

Range Training will consist of 2 hours & will cover the following:

  • Dry Firing Exercises with the use of training ammunition
  • Live Firing Exercises


Pre-requisites: None. If you do not own a shotgun, please do not purchase one for this course.

Cost: $100

Duration: 4-5 hours Classroom Training | 2 Hours Range Training

Class Location: CFTA training facility at 4145 Pearl Road

Range Location: Gray’s Armory at 1234 Bolivar Avenue

Requirements: Shotgun, either a Pump-Action or a Semi-Automatic (bring both if you own them). We have many available to rent.

  • 100 rounds of factory loaded No.8 or 9 shot (birdshot)
  • 20 rounds of factory loaded 00 Buckshot ammunition

Registration and Payment

You can register for this course by clicking here. You will need to REGISTER as well as select your PAYMENT method below.

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