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Advanced Combat Shotgun #450 – Group Class

Combat Shotgun Series – Advanced Combat Shotgun #450 – $700

Course Syllabus

Welcome and Orientation to Advanced Combat Shotgun #450- Review TPA Training Triad & Safety

  1. Refresh and Review of #250/#350 Combat Shotgun Courses
  2. Move and Shoot / Prone Shoot
  3. Quick Reaction Drills
  4. Assault Course Exercise
  5. Problem Solving in the Shoot House
  6. Graduation

Advanced Combat Shotgun #450

Welcome and Orientation intro to Advanced Combat Shotgun #450 – Review TPA Training Triad & Safety
Your day begins in the classroom with a reorientation and reintroduction to the TPA Training Triad. The Training Triad is the foundation of every course taught at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy. The Training Triad has 3 sides that together help you shoot well. On one side is “mental & visual focus” – since your mind and eyes can only focus on one thing at a time, putting them in the right place is critical for good shooting. The next side is “sending the bullet”- here, the steps of a successful firing stroke are explained to help you deliver point of – aim point of impact shots. The final side is “good equipment” – this describes what characteristics are desirable in a shotgun to make it shooter friendly. A thorough safety briefing is presented covering firearm safety rules. You will also be briefed on how to conduct yourself on the range and in the dugout area where you will store your gear and ammo.

Refresh and Review of #250/#350 Combat Shotgun Courses

Your day on the firing line begins with a thorough refresh and review of the gun handling portion of the Basic Combat Shotgun #250, and shotgun to handgun transition from Intermediate Combat Shotgun #350. Here you will be refreshed on proper body position to manage recoil, proper grip (including pump), sight picture, safety manipulation, trigger press, and racking the shotgun to reload (for pump shotguns). Reloading the shotgun is integral to gun handling and will be extensively reviewed. Two types of ready conditions, two types of reloads, and slug-select drills are also reviewed. Shotguns will also be re-patterned in this phase in case of shotgun or ammo changes from the previous class. A review of shotgun to handgun transitions will also be refreshed.

Move and Shoot / Prone Shoot

You will learn to move to and shoot your shotgun from different positions of cover. You will then shoot from the prone position at 100 yards, effectively using your shotgun as a rifle with slug ammunition.

Quick Reaction Drills

A review of gun handling from the Defensive Pistol Series – Basic Handgun #250 (prerequisite) will begin this phase. Defensive shootings can happen at very close distances, even closer than arm’s length. Here you will learn how to safely and effectively engage your target in very close quarters and different orientations to the targets. These types of Quick Reaction Drills are the foundation of personal defense and essential to your shooting skill set. You will also rely on your handgun (secondary weapon) during this phase for the reasons you learned in the Intermediate Combat Shotgun #350 course.

Assault Course Exercise

Here you will engage a target as you close the distance on the Assault Course Range. You will use your judgement regarding shotgun ammunition selection at each point of cover as you close on the target. In a group setting, team movement will also be introduced.

Problem Solving in Shoot House

Towards the end of the training day, you will go to the shoot house for your final exam. Here you will be tasked with a shooting problem to solve using all the skills you have acquired through the Combat Shotgun Series. You will begin the shooting exercise from inside the Shoot House for real-world application of Marksmanship Under Stress.


At the end of the training day, you will participate in a graduation ceremony where you receive a certificate of completion for your training effort.

*Equipment and Prerequisite Requirements

Basic Combat Shotgun #250, Intermediate Combat Shotgun #350, and Basic Handgun #250, a tactical shotgun (pump or semi) with a 4 to 6 round magazine capacity, pistol, holster, magazine pouches, 3-4 pistol magazines, sling (single point or double point), a shotgun belt slide (for extra ammo) or shotgun shell sleeve (for the butt stock) or a dump pouch, Ballistic eye protection (clear or dark) and hearing protection , 250 round bird shot, 50 round of Slug, 100 rounds of Buckshot, 250 rounds of pistol ammo.

Intermediate Combat Shotgun #350
Advanced Combat Shotgun #450