PointBlank specializes in Outdoor Private Training courses, for civilian and law enforcement.
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Public class dates are limited, signup today before they're full! You can also contact us to setup a Private Class around your schedule!

NEW! Now all indoor and outdoor classes are hosted at 4859 Red River Trail SW, Pillager Mn, 56473!

Shotgun Self Defense

If YOU have a Shotgun for Home protection this class is for YOU!

The shotgun is one of the most versatile weapon platforms due to its ability to shoot a large selection of ammo and damage potential. Many Americans use a shotgun for home self defense. Learn how to more effectively use the shotgun in and around your home. With proper ammo selection, techniques to manage recoil, patterning, weapon retention and the warrior mindset, you'll improve your families safety in and around your home.

This class will be hosted outdoors, so please check the gear list for required items.

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Gear List

  • Shotgun
  • Sling
  • Electronic Ear Muffs preferred
  • Light Rain Jacket
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Bug Spray
  • Good Attitude
  • 200 Rounds of Birdshot
  • 25 Rounds of Buckshot
  • 10 Rounds of Slugs
  • Backup Shotgun optional

This is a fast paced class to learn the fundamentals of utilizing a shotgun. You'll be forced to reload often, switch ammo and other competency drills. Expect to shoot up to 200 rounds of birdshot, up to 25 buckshot rounds and up to 10 slugs.

Shotgun Self Defense Class at PointBlank Gun Training

Class Topics

  • Mitigating Recoil
  • Switching ammo under stress
  • Action types Pros vs Cons
  • Patterning
  • Shotgun Effectiveness vs Pistol
  • Ammo Selection for each task
  • Flashlights / Slings / Chokes
  • Tricks and Tips
  • Semi Auto vs Pump
  • Advanced Optics
  • Multiple Target Engagements
  • Equipment Effectiveness
  • Self Defense Warrior Mindset

Why PointBlank Specializes in Private Training Courses:

PointBlank specializes in private firearms training to provide the best training results. Our students realize these benefits in many ways. Our private courses allow our instructors to focus on each students individual training needs, without public distractions. You can schedule a date that works for you and your group. Better learning environment; each student is more comfortable training with familiar people. Only your private group will be at the range facility!

Our Private Outdoor Range, which includes (3) pistol and (2) rifles ranges, offers a dynamic training environment. Custom classes allow our instructors to tailor the training to meet the individual as well as the groups goals. PointBlank operates a dedicated Private Outdoor Range, modifications to the ranges can be made to achieve specific training needs. Range modifications can include: vehicles for live fire training, modular wall system, shoot house configurations as well as shingled roof sections and more!

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Upcoming Shotgun Self Defense Class Dates

Shotgun Self Defense classes available. Custom group dates upon request.

Shotgun Self Defense Training Class Schedule
Date Time
July, 2024
9:00 AM


One All-Inclusive Fee

Shotgun Self Defense

8 Hours Class Length

21 Years or Older to Attend

Permit to Carry Required to Participate

Female & Male Instructors

Food and Beverages Included

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Shotgun Self Defense Course Topics Covered

Our Shotgun Self Defense Class includes the following topics and more!


All training is outdoors,
in any safe weather conditions.


Advanced tactics and skills
including use of cover, moving and shooting
and more!

Modular Walls

Used to create urban tactical scenarios.


Awareness and Observation drills.

Home Defense

Learn to defend in close quarters for home defense!


Shotgun reloading skills are always essential!


INCLUDED: Lunches served on-site,
beverages available all day.

Shooter Diagnosis

We will diagnose and fix shooter issues
for each and every student.


Easy payment options.