06/29/20275.00pm-9.00pm2 hours
No PrerequisiteAge: 18 & older

Course Information

The Defensive Shotgun course is approximately 2-3 hours of ALL range instruction. We cover the pattern of different shotgun cartridges, defensive shooting techniques, one handed drills, and finish up with shooting from the ground. This course Introduces the power and versatility of the contemporary shotgun in a practical, safe and fun course.





Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms. 

What this course covers

      • Firearms Safety and Safe Gun Handling
      • Intro to Pump Action and Semi-automatic Shotgun
      • Intro to different shotgun ammunition
      • Features, Functions and Components
      • Various Loading Techniques
      • Marksmanship Fundamentals / from the ground up
      • Employing the Shotgun / various distances
      • Employing the Shotgun / various loads

Required Gear:

Appropriate 12 Gauge or 20 Gauge Pump or Semi-automatic Shotgun (slings are optional but highly encouraged)
Eye and Ear Protection
Sturdy footwear (NO open-toed shoes or sandals)
Minimum of 75 rounds of ‘bird’ shot (#6,#7,#8 etc…), 5 rounds 00 Buck, 5 rounds Slug

Recommended Gear:

Cap with brim
Appropriate attire for Arizona weather on private outdoor range
Water and snacks/bag lunch for full training day

Rental Guns and Gear available upon coordinated request.

Our Instructors

A US Army 1st Infantry Division medic, JD served in Operation New Dawn in Iraq (2010-2011) a Medic. After his active duty service, he contracted as a civilian worldwide and continued to provide operational medical support across the Middle East and Africa. In addition, he served with Arizona’s own 1/158th National Guard unit. He taught over 200 Combat Life Saver (CLS) Courses during his time in service and has firsthand experience in combat trauma.


-NREMT and Combat Medic Trained
-Warrior Leader Course (WLC) 2013
-United States Army NCO

A US Army 82nd Airborne Reconnaissance Infantryman, and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran (2008-2009), I also spend as much time as possible outside hunting and fishing. Having countless hours training with multiple weapon platforms from crew served weapons to pistols, and having trained military, law enforcement, and civilians. I organized Diamondback Training Center’s teaching methodology following Murphy’s law, and taking equal portions of military, law enforcement, and civilian training environments to give our students the best experience possible.


-NRA Certifications: Refuse to be A Victim Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Inside and Outside the Home Personal Protection Instructor
-Arizona Department of Public Safety, Unarmed and Armed Security Guard Instructor
-Arizona Game and Fish Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor
-Sabre Red OC Spray Instructor
-ASP Baton, Handcuffing, and Flashlight Tactics Instructor
-CPR Certified

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