Practical Shotgun Skills 1 | 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.

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Practical Shotgun Skills 1

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Date(s) - 10/07/2018
9:00am - 4:30pm

Chesterfield Fish & Game Club


The MDTS Practical Shotgun Skills class is designed for anyone interested in personal protection with a shotgun. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, dry-fire and live fire drills students will develop familiarization and proficiency with their personal shotgun. This class is ideal for home defense with your smoothbore. It is set up for the Remington 870, 1100, 1187 and Mossberg 500 and 590 platforms but other platforms can and have been used in this class effectively.


Course content will include but is not limited to:

  • Mindset
  • Firearm Safety/Range Safety
  • Patterning
  • Ammunition & Selection
  • Modifications & Options
  • Four Points of Contact, Mounting & Recoil Mitigation
  • Ready Conditions- Vehicle/Home Ready/Tactical Ready
  • Shotgun Ready Positions
  • Preparatory Gun Handling
  • Verbal Commands
  • Shooting Response Theory
  • Proactive Movement
  • After Action Assessment
  • Emergency & Tactical Loading
  • Slug Select Drill
  • Fundamental Use of Cover & Concealment


Equipment List:

  • A serviceable shotgun
  • 300 Bird shot
  • 20 00Buck Shot
  • 10 Slug
  • Eye and Ear protection
  • appropriate clothing for weather
  • H2O


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 a full day class


* If a shotgun is not available one may be rented for $35/course.

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


This event is fully booked.