Course fee $150.00
MUST pay on line or make prior arrangements for another payment method
You may use any RELIABLE semi-automatic or pump shotgun for this course. Short barrels 18-20 inches with improved cylinder or modified choke bores are recommended, but your bird-hunting gun will work just fine as long as it will fire SLUGS safely.
If you have not yet purchased a home defense shotgun, please call us for recommendations! 575-202-6886
12 gauge or 20 gauge recommended (no 410s)
Shotguns will be slung and handguns holstered at all times except on the firing line.
We require a sling for your shotgun and a holster for your pistol to ensure safety while walking to and from the firing lines.
Both tactical and standard slings will work just fine.
You may reload your shotgun from an ammo sidesaddle, your belt mounted shell holder or from a bandoleer. Any methods are acceptable as long as they are SAFE! (If you have questions call before the course.)
You must also bring a revolver or semi-auto pistol to function as your secondary weapon. This is a practical training program and you will be required to integrate and deploy your secondary weapon in specific situations during the training. The secondary weapon will be secured in a strong side belt or tactical thigh holster only.
Recommend Federal Tru-Ball
BUCKSHOT #1 0r 00 – 20 rounds (#1or #3 BUCK IS FINE FOR THE 20 GUAGE.)
HIGHLY RECOMMEND FEDERAL 00 LE127 or 00 LE 132 with Flitecontrol Cup….
MOST semi autos will function best with the LE127 loading!!
We consistently shoot 1 1/2 inch groups with these loads at 15 yards out of a standard IC bore shotgun.
BIRDSHOT – 25 (RECOMMEND #6 GAME LOADS or smaller shot) Make sure they are reliable in your shotgun. Some semi-auto shotguns require a FULL power loading to function with 100% reliability.
We will teach you the best methods to transition to your pistol as a secondary firearm.
50 rounds of factory loaded ammunition (FMJ is fine)
At least one spare magazine or speed loader.
YOU MAY NOT USE hand-loaded ammunition for any part of this course! WHY?—Because it creates UNNECESSARY LIABILITY and injury exposure for both you and your INSTRUCTORS! We learned the hard way!
We DO ACCEPT ammunition from
Dona Ana Munitions.
Come have a GREAT time with the Border Tactical Training Team
Every participant in the course will be required to WEAR EYE and HEARING protection during ALL FIRING range activities. Eyewear should have ANSI impact approved polycarbonate lenses. We recommend full side panel eye protection coverage.
A hat with a bill on it will keep hot brass from landing between your shooting glasses and your face or in your eye. Wear one at all times while on the firing line.
The firing range surface is very rough and we still find glass mixed with the rocks and other debris on the range. You WILL fire from the kneeling and prone positions in some of the training drills.
If you can’t do it due to physical challenges, no worries! You decide and let us know.
DO NOT BRING LIVE AMMUNITION OR LOADED SHOTGUNS INTO THE TRAINING AREA AT THE RANGE until we ask for them!