08E - Shotgun

6VAC20-171-380

A. Shotgun classroom training. Individual must first successfully complete entry-level or security officer handgun training. The entry-level shotgun classroom instruction will emphasize but not be limited to:

  • Shotgun handling techniques
    • Identification of shotgun parts
    • Slings - traditional sling, single point sling, 3 point sling
    • Cruiser carry conditions
    • Cruiser safe
    • Chambering
    • Reloading
    • Transition from handgun to shotgun/shotgun to handgun (if applicable)
    • Malfunctions
      • Immediate actions procedures
      • Remedial action
    • Proper care and maintenance
    • Shotgun retention
    • Ammunition management and identification
    • Range safety
    • Dim light/low light
       
  • Fundamentals of shotgun marksmanship
    • Grip
    • Stance (position)
    • Sight alignment
    • Sight picture
    • Trigger control
    • Breathing
    • Follow through
       
  • Written examination

Total hours excluding examination (3 hours)