Whether you are interested in a defensive shotgun, field gun, pump or semi-auto, we will get you the information you need.

Want to hone your skills with a shotgun, or are you just looking for more info to help you make a more informed purchase decision? Learn everything you need to know to get you started on the right track in our 3 hr shotgun class.

This Class Covers

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Loading & Unloading

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Pump vs. Semi-Auto

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Ammunition Choices

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Barrel Differences

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Choke Selection

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Patterning a Shotgun

A FOID card is NOT required

$125 w/out rental
  with rental

Your range fee and targets are included in the cost.

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  1. You must be over 18
  2. You must have a valid FOID, state ID, or driver's license with you
  3. You must have a shotgun for this class (a limited number of rentals are available, select 'Use of rental shotgun' when signing up for this class to reserve a rental shotgun)
  4. Ammunition (which you can purchase in-store, but please be early)
    1. 25 rounds of target load (bird shot)
    2. 10 rounds of Buckshot
    3. 5 rounds of slug (RIFLED slugs for smooth-bore barrels; SABOT slugs for rifled barrels)
    4. Please have all required ammunition with you by the time class starts. If you need to purchase ammo make sure you are early enough to do so.


Hours Long Total


Hour on the Range


Ammo Included

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Out on the range you will get familiar with your shotgun, or one of our rentals, in exercises designed to show you how shotguns are meant to be used for different purposes.  

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Why should you train with us?

We have modern, brightly lit, and well-equipped classrooms & ranges. We are a full service gun shop meaning we have all the ammo, accessories, and repair services you might need.
Our instructors are patient, experienced, & knowledgeable professionals with a deep understanding of firearms. Get answers to your questions from an informed source!
We value your time. You can sign up and reschedule training classes online, and all of our amenities are in just one location!

We use only the finest training materials including SIRT training pistols, a wide selection of rental firearms, and large screen TV's in a comfortable classroom.

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All training classes are non-refundable, but may be re-scheduled once with at least 72 hours notice.

Failure to show, or less than 3 days notice given of inability to attend, will result in a 25% rescheduling fee.

Next Steps in Your Training

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