Practical Shotgun - Skills & Drills | MDTS
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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.

Shotgun Skills and Drills

Practical Shotgun – Skills & Drills

The MDTS Shotgun Skills & Drills course focuses on specific skill sets chosen by the instructor and/or topics and skills requested by the student body. Once topics are chosen the day will be spent learning proper technique then time will be spent practicing these techniques and skills under the guidance of MDTS instructors and staff. Topics will may include but are not limited to: fundamental marksmanship, manipulations, speed shooting, strong hand only shooting, support hand shooting, bilateral shooting, movement, cover & concealment, positional shooting, close range, extended distance shooting and more… The skills & drills course provides attendees with the opportunity to fine tune previously learned skills or learn new ones while putting rounds downrange in an organized practice session. Content will challenge those new to shooting as well as the experienced shooter. A proper understanding of safe gun-handling is required prior to enrolling in this course; Practical Shotgun Skills 1 is highly recommended prior to attending.

Equipment List:

  • serviceable shotgun & cleaning supplies
  • comfortable clothing or duty uniform
  • 300 rounds factory loaded birdshot, 15 buckshot & 10 slugs
  • eye & ear protection
  • weather appropriate clothing
  • hydration
  • note taking materials
  • cover garment


Optional Equipment:

  • Note taking materials
  • lunch for a full days class




*Price for this class INCLUDES range rental. 

***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 Practical Shotgun Skills & Drills Courses. We have range and classroom facilities available that can accommodate large groups (12+), semi-private (2-4) or private training (1 on 1).

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