SHOTGUN GUNFIGHTING  - June, 13-14, 2020  -  Madison, Ohio

SHOTGUN GUNFIGHTING - June, 13-14, 2020 - Madison, Ohio

James Miller
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June 13-14, 2020

Madison, Ohio

Instructor: James Miller

The shotgun remains the ultimate close quarters battle power tool. It is the battle axe of the modern gunfight battle field and of all the weapons, it is inherently suited to the aggressive Suarez style of shooting. And the Pistol Grip Only (PGO), or Braced Shotgun, as exemplified by the Tac-14, Tac-13, and Shockwave, are its most effective and applicable configurations for close combat.  Suarez brings his personal experience in several shotgun gunfights from his days working the Gang Unit to present the most real-world based look at the Shotgun available to any shooter today. This dynamic course presents a clean and effective study on how to best use this weapon and why it still remains the best choice for many applications.

After a brief overview of the fundamentals and a skill check, we progress quickly to advanced reality-based drills. This is the Shotgun version of Close Range Gunfighting. As we move into the new era of American history and realize the new threats and return of old threats, the shotgun may once again be the primary choice for many professionals as well as private citizens. Material includes proper gear selection and placement, proper zero with shotgun and ammo types, fundamentals of shotgun work, Buck Pattering, Real world stress-proof reloads, weapon transitions, and ammunition changes, Dynamic movement and shooting, bilateral firing, use of cover and use in and around vehicles, counter roadblock work, use for impact and non-lethal work.



DURATION: 2 days TIME: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
AMMUNITION: Approximately 100 rounds of Birdshot, 200 rounds of Buckshot, 20 Slugs and 50 rounds of pistol ammunition.

Shotgun (any action, caliber or stock configuration). All shotguns must be equipped with a sling. Pistol with at least two magazines, suitable belt, holster, magazine pouches, shotgun ammo pouches (butt cuffs or sidesaddles are acceptable alternatives). Flashlight attached to or separate from weapon, ear & eye protection and elbow pads are strongly suggested.

This is a LEARNING CLASS not a "burn ammo in mindless drills" class.

Also Helpful
Bring spare clothing appropriate for the weather, including a hat, sunscreen, and bug repellent. Plan to bring lunch, snacks, and water (min 1 gallon per person) for the entire day unless driving to lunch is a viable option from the range location. Bring allergy medication (if needed), a chair (if you prefer), note taking supplies, and a boo boo kit (band aids, gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment and tape). You may wish to bring pads such as knee pads, elbow pads, and gloves if the class lends itself to that.


C4 Shooting and Training Center
6347 Loveland Rd.
Madison Ohio 44057
(440) 307-4450


Take I-90 to OH 528

Take exit 212 for OH-528 toward Madison/Thompson

Continue on OH-528 S. Drive to E Loveland Rd

Turn right onto OH-528 S/River St
Continue to follow OH-528 S

Slight right onto Ford Rd

Turn right onto E Loveland Rd
Destination will be on the left

Name Holiday Inn Express Madison Ohio 44057
Phone (440) 307-4449
Address Street Address: 181 Water Tower Rd
City: Madison
State / Province: Ohio
Postal / Zip Code: 44057
Country: United States
Name Hampton Inn and Suites
Phone (440) 307-4450
Address Street Address: 171 Water Tower Rd
City: Madison
State / Province: Ohio
Postal / Zip Code: 44057
Country: United States


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