Shotgun Elements Theory (SET) Description

Shotgun Elements Theory is designed to give the beginner, intermediate or advanced shooter the proper Shotgun fundamentals. Starting with mindset, the class focuses on the core foundation of proper manipulation and function of shotgun employment to include the use of Slugs, 00Buck patterning, and ammo change overs. This course will leave the shooter with a proper shotgun foundation in manipulation.

Subjects Covered

* Life Safety Brief

* Proper gear selection and placement

* Establishing a proper Zero with shotgun and ammo types

* 7 fundamentals (Accuracy Drills, Axis and Mechanics of Recoil)

* OO Buck Pattering and distance

* Combat reloads / Speed reloads

* Dynamic Positional Shooting Methods

* Cruiser Safe / Ready

* Ammo Change Overs

* Improvised shooting positions Movement Drills

* Reactive Movement Drills

Recommended Equipment

Students provide their own ammo: 200rds 00Buck, 150rds Slugs, 700rds Bird.

Hardware A functional and practical shotgun Pump or Semi Auto chambered in 12 or 20 gauge.

Highly recommend a spare weapon system.

A cleaning kit and tools that are compatible with the weapon system(s) in question is also a must.

Note pad, and pen/pencil

Clothing suited to strenuous activity as well as being seasonally appropriate Rain gear / cold weather gear (seasonal)

Ear pro (electronic preferred)

Eye pro

Baseball style hat recommended

Proper belt to support equipment and ammo Weapon mounted shell holders,

Ammo pouches or Chest rig for ammo Shotgun shell holders or pouches that will retain equipment when moving

Tools that work on your weapon

Weapons Lube

Water hydrating device

Knee and elbow pads (optional)

Gloves (recommended)

An open mind