The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division’s Defensive Shotgun 2 Course is to provide the student with an opportunity to build upon the foundational skill-set and knowledge base that was acquired in Defensive Shotgun 1. This will include a continued focus on the defensive mindset and discuss avoidance and de-escalation strategies. We will discuss the physiological changes that occur in the human body when under stress during a lethal force encounter and how this impacts our training.  On the range you will undergo a series of skill development exercises that will help the student learn to more efficiently and effectively use a shotgun for self-defense.


Defensive Shotgun 2 is not a “marksmanship” or “target shooting” course. Rather it is designed to help the student quickly develop essential skills that can help him/her prevail in a real lethal force encounter.


Defensive Shotgun 2 consists of a full day of intense range training and instruction covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to:


•    Avoidance and de-escalation strategies

•    The importance of defensive mindset

•    Physiological changes that occur when under duress

•    Review of Defensive Shooting Fundamentals

•    Defensive Accuracy Concept

•    Volume of Fire

•    Using lateral movement

•    Presentation of the Shotgun

•    Emergency and Tactical Reloads

•    Proper Scan and Assess procedure

•    Malfunction Clearing Remedies

•    Engaging Multiple Targets

•    Moving to Cover and/or Concealment

•    Application of learned skills under realistic conditions



Required Gear:

•    A modern, serviceable, fighting shotgun, (pump or semi-auto shotgun recommended) in 12,           16 or 20 gauge

•    Eye & ear protection

•    Sturdy Shoes, Long Pants, Shirt With Higher Collar

•    Ammunition: Factory fresh ammo only. NO RELOADS or specialty ammo.

•    200 rounds of birdshot (7, 7-1/2 or 8 shot), 5 slugs and 5 Federal Flight Control 00 buck

•    A quality belt designed to anchor gear to your body

•    Shotshell carrier (either weapon mounted, belt or shotshell pouch)

•    Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended).

•    Hydration system or Bottled water.

•    Baseball Cap



The Defensive Shotgun 2 course length is a full day, typically taking 8 – 10 hours including a 1-hour scheduled lunch break. A short break is given after each hour of instruction (approximately).



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