Basic Shotgun

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Basic Shotgun
3 hrs. / $115.00

The shotgun is a very easy-to-use firearm when you know how to use it. Instruction will include:

  • Nomenclature
  • Loading and unloading
  • Shoulder mounting and shooting the shotgun
  • Selection, use and patterning of various types of ammo
  • Care, cleaning and maintenance

Completion of this course will provide the foundational skills for anyone interested in using the shotgun for recreational shooting, hunting or self-defense. Students will need to purchase 25 rounds of specialty training ammo from the range on the date of the course. Ammo cost is estimated at $35-$50.

Note: The content of this class can also be covered in a private lesson at the rate of $65/hour for or $90/hour for group of 2-4. Course length will typically be about two hours to cover the same content with an individual or small group, so the cost is approximately the same.

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Cancellation Policy

SimTrainer will not issue refunds for any training course registrations.  Registrants will be permitted to reschedule to a future course provided they give at least 48 hour notice AND pay a $25 rescheduling fee.

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    • Mon: Closed
    • Tue: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    • Wed: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Thur: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Fri: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Sat: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Sun: 12:00PM – 4:00PM


    2031 Dryden Rd.
    Dayton, OH 45439-1741
    Phone: 937-293-3914

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    Ohio CCW Certification

    This state-mandated course is taught by NRA and/or OPOTA certified instructors, and it meets all State of Ohio training requirements for applying for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) which permits licensees to carry concealed handguns.

    Range Membership

    SimTrainer offers range membership for those who want to get in regular practice here at the range. It also comes with a discount on classes and retail purchases, along with early access to special events, and more!

    First Shots

    At the end of this course, parents will know the proper way to handle these firearms and be able to supervise their children on the range if and when they elect to participate in recreational shooting as a family activity. If you're new to firearms training, First Shots should be your first port of call!