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This is a full-day intermediate to advanced defensive shotgun fundamentals course for students that want to increase skill set.  Drills, advanced movement, elevation changes, combat follow through and more.

This is a basic course for shooters with some shooting experience with a shotgun and some with a handgun who wish to become more familiar with and more competently operate a defensive shotgun.  This school centers on the defensive shotgun.  Candidates will learn more advanced techniques to operate shotguns.  You'll learn shotgun parts, nomenclature, styles, accessories, manipulation, and nuances of shotgun operation and handling for defensive purposes, both in the home and on the street.

Range work moves to more advanced shotgun marksmanship accountability to moderate defensive movement, refining proper hold, mounting, aiming, operation, stance, and movement to operate a shotgun for defense in a much more competent manner.  Students utilize various shooting positions with elevation changes, pivots, and turns.  The use of a sling and “safety circle” are emphasized and refined as well as various ready positions and concepts of transitioning from defense shotgun to handgun in the event of shotgun malfunctions.  Malfunction clearance drills will be worked and learned as well.  Students will also practice transitioning from strong side to support side with the sling already learned in the Beginning Shotgun 101 course.

Students will learn extreme confidence with their shotgun as they progress into the next level of shotgun training.  Participation in fast-paced skill-building and timed drills will have them manipulating their shotgun with more confidence.  

Prerequisite: Beginning Shotgun 101 or NRA Basic Shotgun


  • Hat (Boonie or cap with brim or bill is acceptable)

  • Serviceable shotgun - any gauge

  • Sidearm in 9mm, .357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 ACP with 200 rds ammo

  • Sling (2 Point preferred)

  • 50 rounds of shotgun slug

  • at least 150 rounds of 00 Buckshot

  • Ability to carry rounds on your shotgun - Shotgun Sidecar or any other preferred belt storage device (purchase online)

  • Long pants - (Preferably, tactical-type BDUs with cargo pockets are best)

  • Eye & Ear protection (Ear protection that is battery operated is highly recommended)

  • Snacks, lunch, etc and water

Deposit of $100.00 required to reserve your seat 
click the "BUY NOW" button to pay your deposit!

Some ranges we use require payment of park entry fees for non-member shooters.  You are responsible for park entry fees.  We recommend purchasing memberships at the range if you plan on being an avid shooter.

All firearm classes taught through Stoneridge Tactical have been designed, built, and developed in accordance with the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association, the NRA, and NRA Law Enforcement Division Instructor training practices and guidelines by Stoneridge Tactical, David Cunningham, and Liz Cunningham, NLEFIA Advanced Firearms Instructor, NRA Instructors, NRA LE Division "Handgun" and  "Patrol Rifle" instructors, and satisfy Oregon's requirement for "Concealed Handgun Certification" per ORS 166.291.

NOTE: Only paid attendees are admitted.


Prepayment of a nonrefundable deposit is required to enroll and participate in this class.  Make sure you are committed and have the time before making the payment.  Click the PayPal button below and pay for the class.  You don't even have to have a PayPal account.  You may pay with credit or debit!  Your card will be charged real-time and you will receive a payment receipt at the email address you provide during checkout.  By making your payment for the class, you understand and are agreeing to our REFUND POLICY.  After making your payment, you will receive a "REMINDER EMAIL" with detailed address class time, driving directions, what to bring, policy, parking instructions, etc...  It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to plan ahead, make proper arrival arrangements, and make sure you receive that email as it will certainly have been sent to you.  It is important to check your spam folder.  If you do not have that email by 7 days prior class date, contact us and we will make sure you have it.  Waiting until the morning of the class and claiming "I didn't get a reminder email and I didn't know where to go" is not a valid claim.  Prepayments are nonrefundable and non transferable to another class.  Live fire classes are not available to those women who are pregnant.  If you prepay for these courses and cannot attend due to pregnancy, there are no refunds or transfers of any kind.  If you or a person in your party cancels or no-shows for any reason, they forfeit their deposit.  Forfeited deposits cannot be used to bring in another student in their place.  Check the class schedule for our upcoming classes.

Please do not make a payment unless you have received an email to do so.

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