Started on January 30, 2024

Shotgun Training COURSES

Shooting is a sport that requires proper training, technique, and equipment. In order to be a successful hunter or shooter, one must understand the basics of shotgun shooting. This course will provide students with the necessary skills to become proficient in the safe handling and operation of their firearms. Students will learn about proper stance and grip techniques as well as how to make sight alignment and windage adjustments before firing shots at the range. Classroom instruction will be followed by live fire exercises at American Prime’s training facility located in New Tripoli, PA. This course is designed for anyone wanting to learn how to shoot a shotgun more accurately or safely; hunters wishing to improve their skills with an added emphasis on safety; or those who wish not only want.

The FIRST Steps Shotgun Orientation is a basic shotgun shooting course for the novice or experienced hunter.

The first step in learning how to shoot a shotgun is understanding what it is, and how it works. A shotgun is an over-under or side-by-side weapon that uses shells loaded with pellets or lead shots. The anatomy of a shotgun includes many parts:

  • Barrels – The barrels are the long tubes where all your ammunition will be stored until you’re ready for use. Shotguns come in several different styles with different types of rifling inside the barrel that affect how quickly your projectile travels down range (and sometimes even where it hits).
  • Action – The action refers to how much movement occurs within the firearm when firing; some are very stiff while others allow more movement during the firing cycle which affects accuracy and recoil management slightly differently depending on preferences/needs.* Trigger Guard – This piece protects fingers from being injured as well as provides stability during use by limiting lateral movement when holding onto handle(s)/”stock” area.* Stock – A wooden part used during shooting that helps keep recoil down while adding stability against shoulder muscles being used during recoil motion.* Foreend/Forearm – This area contains metal components such as rails used for mounting accessories like lights/scopes etc..

The Basic Shooting Course will cover all aspects of safe gun handling and marksmanship techniques.

Reloading your own shells can save you money when compared with buying factory-loaded shell ammunition but it does require some skill and practice to get it right consistently. American Primes Basic Muzzleloading Shooting Course teaches you everything you need to know about reloading in order to improve your shot quality and increase your time behind the trigger during hunting season or on the range!

Reloading allows you to use larger pellets than what is available in factory-loaded shotshells, which results in better patterns at longer distances. You’ll also be able to choose different types of powder for each shot pattern depending on whether you’re shooting targets or small games such as rabbits or squirrels.


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