2022 Defensive Shotgun Course Master List

The journey of learning should never end. The shotgun doesn’t get the same level of attention as pistols or rifles, but there is still quite a bit of available training out there. I have compiled a list of classes that I would take and that I feel comfortable recommending to other people.

So far, there are 17 defensive shotgun classes available in 2022. These are just the ones that I know about at the moment. I imagine more classes will be published as we move into next year. As I learn of more classes I will update this list.

Sentinel Concepts Critical Shotgun, Escondido, CA January 30, 2022

Sentinel Concepts Critical Shotgun, Onalaska WA March 13, 2022

Symtac Consulting Shotgun Skills, McLoud, OK March 19-20, 2022

Rangemaster Defensive Shotgun, Bandera, TX April 1, 2022

FPF Shotgun Skills, Culpeper, VA April 9, 2022

Rangemaster Defensive Shotgun Instructor Development Course, Homestead, FL April 22-24, 2022

Sentinel Concepts Practical Shotgun, Dover, TN April 24, 2022

First Person Safety Shotgun Manipulations, Montpelier, VA May 1, 2022

FPF Home Defense Shotgun, Culpeper, VA May 28, 2022

360 Performance Shooting Modern Defensive Shotgun McLoud, OK June 3, 2022

360 Performance Shooting Shotgun 360 Holmen, WI July 16-17, 2022

360 Performance Shooting Performance Shotgun Lewisberry, PA July 23-24, 2022

Rangemaster Defensive Shotgun, Xenia, OH Aug 17, 2022

FPF Shotgun Skills, Culpeper, VA Oct 1, 2022

FPF Home Defense Shotgun, Culpeper, VA Oct 22, 2022

Sentinel Concepts Critical Shotgun, McLoud, OK Oct 23, 2022

Sentinel Concepts Practical Shotgun, Alliance, OH Oct 30, 2022

9 thoughts on “2022 Defensive Shotgun Course Master List

  1. I am taking, for the second time, Defensive Shotgun Course from Trident Firearms Academy in Livingston, CA. Great instructors.


    1. The same Trident Firearms Academy run by Dan Gray?

      The first instructor class I went to was NRA LE Handgun & Shotgun Instructor Course in 2011. Dan Gray was the instructor. I was a young buck, just getting into the instructor game for work. Towards the end of the class Dan pulled me aside and told me some guys have the instructor gift and some don’t. I was one that did. He doesn’t know this, but I still think back on that 30 seconds he took to encourage my development as a shooter and instructor.

      If you see him, tell him Nathan Parker says hi, and thanks.


  2. So much shotgun, so little time. I’ll be going to the Rob Haught class in March. Wish I could also make it to the Rangemaster one in Bandera.

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  3. Do you recommend the Gunsite 260 Shotgun class (October 10-12, 2022) and the Gunsite Shotgun Advanced Tactical Problems class (October 13-14, 2022)?


    1. I would be pretty comfortable with anything from Gunsite, I just didn’t think to add them to the list.


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