Practical Shotgun Skills 2
Modern Defensive Training Systems

MDTS Training

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.

MDTS Practical Shotgun Skills 2

Practical Shotgun Skills 2

Practical Shotgun Skills 2 introduces students to intermediate and advanced gun-handling skill sets and drills. Artificial stress and multi-skill/task performance at increased tempos force students to adapt, perform better and learn more efficient ways to operate the shotgun. Stress and tempo of class are increased as students are pushed to perform previously learned skills and tactics in conjunction with the introduction of new material. This course takes the home defender, Law Enforcement Officer or Military Servicemen to the next level ingraining previously learned skills and introducing essential concepts of movement off the line of force and to cover while engaging threats. Course content is heavily focused upon realistic movement under stress without a decrease in combative accuracy. *Please note, attendance in Practical Shotgun Skills 1 is a pre-requisite to attend this class. No exceptions will be made. Course topics include but are not limited to:


Course Topics/Modules of Instruction:
Firearms Safety/Range Safety
Shotgun Combatives & Retention
Close Tactical Shooting
Transition to Handgun
Grounded & Positional Shooting
Reactive Movement/Combat Turns
Introduction to Proactive Movement – Shooting on the Move


Equipment List:
A serviceable shotgun to include REM 870/1100, MOS 500/590 series etc, eye and ear protection, 250 rounds birdshot, 50 rounds of 00Buck Shot, 50 rounds pistol, a serviceable pistol and minimum of 2 magazines (if you own a pistol), strong side belt holster (NO SERPA HOLSTERS), appropriate clothing for weather, water, hat with brim, optional equipment- sling, gloves & knee pads. A pistol is not required to attend this course.


Additional Equipment Considerations:
Weapon mounted illumination tool, knee & elbow protection, note taking materials, lunch for full day class

*Lunch is limited to 30 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 Upstate NY region for one of our Practical Shotgun Skills Courses. We have range and classroom facilities available that can accommodate large groups (12+), semi-private (2-4) or private training.

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