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Home Defense Shotgun, Markley’s (Watsonville, CA)

February 24 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Home Defense Shotgun is a Four-hour (4) class aimed at beginner and intermediate shooters. Unlike Defensive Shotgun 101 this class focuses solely on shotgun use without integration of a handgun. The course is split between classroom and range time. This course is not a huge shooting intensive class as are some of our others so those new or hesitant to enter into shotgun instruction will find round count acceptable.

Topics included:

  • Use of force in the home
  • Pros vs. Cons of Shotgun deployment inside/around the home
  • Ammunition selection (slugs vs. types of shot)
  • Defensive layout or plan for the home defense scenario
  • How to keep the home defense shotgun
  • Common Shotgun Accessories 
  • Light issues

Equipment needed:

  • Pen & Paper
  • Defensive Shotgun .410, 20 gauge, or 12 gauge (can be rented)
  • 10 rnds of slugs (if renting from Markley’s/NCMT must use supplied ammo)
  • 10 rnds buckshot (if renting from Markley’s/NCMT must use supplied ammo)
  • 50 rnds birdshot (if renting from Markley’s/NCMT must use supplied ammo)

To sign up please call Markley’s at (831) 722-6945.  Special note on ammo; Markley’s does not allow the shooting of steel cased ammunition.


February 24
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Markley’s Indoor Range and Gun Shop
14 Blanca Ln.
Watsonville, 95076 United States
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