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Rangemaster Shotgun Instructor class May 4-6 Franklin TN

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Rangemaster Defensive Shotgun Instructor Development Course

Franklin, Tennessee   private range facility

May 4-6, 2018    Friday through Sunday, 9am-6pm each day


The shotgun is one of the most effective and versatile weapons available to the average private citizen or police officer. It is also the least understood and most under-utilized weapon system. Learn how to teach students to properly select, modify, feed and operate the defensive shotgun for optimum effectiveness. This intensive course will teach you efficient techniques for handling and shooting the shotgun under stressful conditions.


Topics covered include:

Firearms safety, including considerations specific to shotguns

Selection of the fighting shotgun

Modifications and Accessories

Ammunition selection and capabilities

Patterning for optimum performance

Nomenclature and mechanical operation

Shooting technique

Loading/reloading techniques

Safe storage and ready conditions, including cruiser ready

Care and maintenance

Adult teaching methods

Training aids


Instructor candidates will receive an extensive training manual and an over two hour long instructional DVD as part of the training package.


Students will need 250 rounds of birdshot, 150 rounds of buckshot, and 30 slugs. We will have some properly set up loaner shotguns available.


To graduate from this course, student instructors will have to pass a shooting qualification and a written test on the material covered in the course.


To register, see  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/defensive-shotgun-instructor-development-tickets-39696406019 


For questions, contact Tom Givens, rangemaster.tom@gmail.com

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This is a really good course.  I was the host and assistant instructor for the inaugural class.  Tom has made a few tweaks to the original plan.

The range that is hosting this course is one of my favorite ranges.

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Here's a video clip from the Shotgun Instructor class:



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OK last call on this one....this is coming up in just over a week. Tom is one of my mentors and even if he wasn't I'd still say he puts on a great class. I'd be there if I were not already previously engaged with a family event.

The best way to get good traveling instructors to come offer classes in Tennessee is to sign up when they offer something....So if you can make it... sign up !  

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Ok the REAL last call on this. Surprisingly there  are still some spots available in this class so if you are thinking about doing it GET SIGNED UP !

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16 hours ago, Cruel Hand Luke said:

Yes,how did it go? Inquiring minds want to know....

I thought you were in the class?

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Unfortunately not this time. I had a family function in Knoxville over the weekend. I was just pimping the class for Tom in this thread out of sheer altruism. Hopefully it filled up and was awesome. But I guess we'll have to wait for a review....

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