Amtac Shooting Shotgun 1 Course Description

Amtac Shotgun 1 is a course designed to develop physical skill and understanding of the shotgun and its place in a modern minuteman's armory. The shotgun has a more narrow application than the pistol or carbine, but retains specific capabilities that neither of these systems offer. When employed correctly, the shotgun  can give you unmatched terminal ballistics, more effective interdiction against vehicles, 50 state legality, and many other advantages to be  covered in class. This course will apply the Amtac methodology to the  use of this system in a lethal encounter. 


Topics will include: mindset/philosophy of use for the shotgun, proper setup, patterning, specific manipulations to use and keep a gauge running, and CB specific shotgun shooting techniques

About Amtac Shooting Instructor, David Cagle 

A lifelong student in the martial application of firearms, he has sought out quality training from many competent instructors and holds firearms instructor certifications from Amtac Shooting, Combat Shooting and Tactics (CSAT), Hardwired Tactical Shooting (HiTS), Rangemaster, Defense Training International, the Massad Ayoob Group, and the National Rifle Association.

He also has a background in combatives, primarily training in Muay Thai, Western Boxing, and Sayoc Kali. He holds several defensive tactics instructor certifications from the National Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC), and a blue belt in the Pride MMA Muay Thai system.

In addition to firearms and combatives training, Mr. Cagle is actively involved with tactical medicine. He is a nationally registered EMT-B, with several discipline-specific certifications in areas such as TCCC and PHTLS. He holds tac med instructor certifications from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and ACS Stop the Bleed.

Private Range in OKC (exact location will be sent with the registration email)

Course Contact Information
[email protected]
Team Amtac: (208) 701-2542

Amtac Shooting Shotgun Gear List:

  •  A reliable pump action or semiautomatic shotgun (recommended models include the Remington 870 and Mossberg 500 for pump action and the Beretta 1301, A300 Patrol, and Benelli M1/M2/M3/M4 for semi-auto)
  • Recommended (but not required) accessories are a receiver or stock-mounted side saddle for ammunition, and a one or two point sling 
  • 250 rounds of target birdshot. #9 #8, #7.5, #6, or #4 shot will work but #7.5 is generally recommended. Ammo must be lead only, no steel shot (it creates a safety issue when shooting steel targets)
  • 10 rounds of quality buckshot
  • 10 rounds of slugs
  • Eye protection/hearing protection
  • Blowout kit and tourniquet

Registrant Information


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Payment Terms:
Your student registration includes a non-refundable $100 deposit. This deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable. Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the course will result in a refund or course coupon for the course value minus your deposit. Cancellations within 30 days of the course will result in a refund or course coupon for the course value minus your deposit only if a replacement can be found for your spot. If no replacement can be found there will be no refunds.

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