TSC – Shotgun Step I

Realistic solutions to threats by focusing on consistency, movement, communication, and practical defense are integrated throughout the TSC Shotgun courses. Students test their mindset and ability using concepts and skills they’ve developed throughout the course with every step. Reality is stressed at all times.

Students attending TSC Shotgun I should have a basic working knowledge of their shotgun. We will cover gear familiarization, reloading and malfunction drills, sighting in and spread patterns in the Step I class. If you question whether you meet these criteria, please contact us.

Equipment required:

• photo ID
• dependable shotgun in 12, 20 or 410 gauge (pump or semi-auto preferred)
• a way to carry extra rounds (dump pouch, skeet pouch or vest with pockets)
• if your shotgun has interchangeable chokes, bring them and any tools to change them with
• eye and ear protection
• a hat with a brim (preferred)

Round Count: 50 rounds min (no slugs, buckshot, steel or magnum.  we recommend standard sporting rounds in #7, #7 1/2, or #8 or higher)
Course Length: 4 hrs.

TSC Shotgun I will cover:
Introductions, Releases and Logistics, Expectations,Firearms Safety Lecture (on the range as well as at home), Equipment Selection and ammunition considerations. Student evaluation pre-test (sighting in),Safe Firearms Handling, Combat Marksmanship, Ready Positions, 180 degree rules, Firearm presentation, scanning for threats, reloading and common malfunctions.