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) - 05/18/2019
9:00am - 4:00pm

Long Island Practical Shooters Assoc.


The MDTS Practical Shotgun Skills class is designed to start you off on the proper path toward personal protection with a shotgun. An effective and efficient platform with which to protect yourself or family is introduced & utilized. 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 be used in the class.

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
  • Shooting Response Theory
  • Proactive Movement
  • After Action Assessment
  • Emergency & Tactical Loading
  • Slug Select Drill
  • Defensive Application & Self Patterning


Equipment List:

  • A serviceable shotgun
  • 300 Bird shot
  • 25 00Buck Shot
  • 5 Slug
  • Eye and Ear protection (soft plugs and hard ear muffs are recommended for this indoor range)
  • appropriate clothing for weather
  • H2O


Optional equipment:

  • sling
  • gloves & knee pads



Additional Equipment Considerations:

  • note taking materials
  • lunch for a full day class



*This class is limited to 10 participants 
**A pistol is not required to attend this course

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


Bookings are closed for this event.