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MDTS is a New York based firearms training and personal protection consulting company. We specialize in pistol, concealed carry, shotgun, carbine, defensive knife, less lethal, physical defense and threat awareness training courses. Mobile training courses are available in N.Y. and abroad. Contact us to host a training course at your range or location. Click logo below to see schedule of classes near you.

Making fast and accurate hits with the home defense shotgun from behind cover takes training and practice

Practical Shotgun – Movement & Cover Skills

The MDTS Practical Shotgun Movement & Cover Skills course focuses on proper movement within a combative environment and the proper utilization of cover and concealment, when available. This is a specialty course limited to these two topics. Attendees must possess a thorough understanding of AND the ability to apply safe gun-handling skills, the fundamentals of marksmanship and weapon manipulation skills. Attendees will be held to a strict marksmanship standard; Practical Shotgun Skills 1 is highly recommended prior to enrolling in this course.

Course topics include but may not be limited to:

Shooting & Movement Discussion
Shooting on the Move Techniques
Rapid Movement
Positional Shooting Overview
Cover & Concealment Discussion
Use of Cover
Application of Solo and Combined Skills Drilling

Equipment List:
A serviceable shotgun and cleaning supplies
comfortable clothing or duty uniform
200+ rounds factory loaded birdshot, 25 buckshot and 10 slugs
ammunition carriage system
eye & ear protection
weather appropriate clothing
note taking materials
cover garment

Optional Equipment:

lunch for a full days class


*Price for this class INCLUDES range rental.

** If you have a .22 conversion kit for your pistol you can use it during this course but it is highly recommended you attempt to shoot the majority of the course with your carry ammunition caliber. You WILL need a minimum of 200 rounds of regular ammunition which you will be shooting.

***Lunch is limited to 30-40 minutes max and is often a “working” lunch where discussion of specific aspects related to the days class or a module of instruction is presented. Therefore it is highly recommended you bring a bag lunch.

**** Contact us today if you would like to host MDTS at your range or come to us here in the Mohawk Valley region for one of our Movement & Cover Skills Courses. We have range and classroom facilities available that can accommodate large groups (12+), semi-private (2-4) or private training (1 on 1).

2 Responses

  1. Frank Martinez says:

    Dear Chris,

    I’m a first timer, interested in your upcoming practical shotgun 1 class in Marietta, NY. Do you recommend a sling or not? My weapon of choice is a benelli m4, which I would THINK would be close to a Remi 1100. If not, I have an FN-slp which is a bit more basic. Would prefer to use the Benelli, but I’m sure you can advise me as to what makes the most sense. Course sounds like fun!
    Best, Frank

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