Test Course – Practical Shotgun (Level I Course)

Course Information

Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms. One-day course. Classroom instruction and then range training in Tucson, AZ. Introduces the power and versatility of the contemporary shotgun in practical, safe and fun course.

Prerequisites: None





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
    • 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
    Eye and Ear Protection (“Double-Plug” ear protection recommended)
    Sturdy footwear (NO open-toed shoes or sandals)
    Minimum of 75 rounds 00 Buck, 25 rounds Birdshot, 10 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 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. We are constantly updating our training curriculum, making Diamondback an ideal training environment for individuals from every walk of life.



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

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