Defensive Shotgun Course 

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

For this class we have added 8 Shotguns available for purchase with training course included for $359.99. This is to encourage students who do not own a shotgun to participate and own their very own home defense weapon. If you choose to purchase the course with the shotgun we recommend to come in and register your shotgun within the first 10 days. Registration fees will be paid separately at The Range Pistol Club. While the shotgun is serving the holding/background check period, you will be able to use it for your class.


Citadel ATAC 12 Gauge Semi-Automatic

This Legacy Sports Citadel semi-automatic shotgun has a 20″ barrel, 3″ chamber, and a 4+1 round capacity. Perfect for home defense, tactical situations, and sport shooting.

Time: 9AM-4PM

Location: Police Science Institute, 5133 North Gates Suite 102, Fresno CA 93722 (Private Law Enforcement Range) 

NRA Instructors

Dr. Jack Shantz & Curt Hamett

A Beginning Defensive Shotgun Course

Limited To 16 Students

Time 9AM-4:00PM

Contact for questions (559) 276-9800

 Enrolled students who live in the same household are able to share the same shotgun for training/learning purposes.

Goals For The Shotgun Course

  1. Understand the parts of the shotgun, ammunition and malfunctions.
  2. Understand the Fundamentals of shooting a shotgun.
  3. Demonstrate the use of a shotgun safely.
  4. Understand the uses of a shotgun; sporting, hunting, and self-defense.

Training Portion Of The Shotgun Course

  • Basics of Shooting The Shotgun
  • Stance
  • Gun Ready Position
  • Swing To Target
  • Trigger Control
  • Follow Through (Using The Shotgun As A Defensive Firearm)

Knowing Your Shotgun 

  • Parts Of The Shotgun
  • How The Shotgun Works
  • Ammunition And Chokes
  • Loading, Unloading, Malfunctions
  • Safety
  • Carry/Holding The Shotgun Safely

Equipment Required And Instructor Demo

  • Shotgun & Ammunition 
  • 1 Box Slugs (5 Shotshells)
  • 1 Box 00 Buck (5 Shotshells)
  • 1 Box #7 Shot (25 Shotshells)
  • Ear & Eye Protection 

Refund Policy

Due to the demand of this class we will not be offering refunds for cancellations or no shows. If you have to cancel due to an emergency a credit will be held for a future class. Please make sure you are available before booking your class. Reminder emails will be sent out the week of the class. Makes sure your email is up to date. If you would like to update your email contact, If you have any other questions about payments give us a call 559-276-9800 or email us,