(Near LAS VEGAS), Las Vegas, NV
Great training course for beginners, or for those who would like a review of the basics.
This course is 2 full days (8 hours training each), near Las Vegas.
It is the best such course that I know of.
==> DOZENS of people will be taking this course, in addition to MeetUp members, so EVEN IF you are the only member of this MeetUp group who attends, you will be in VERY GOOD company at this course, with probably about 30 fellow students and 4 instructors (and a couple hundred other people taking other courses on adjacent ranges).
This is a BEGINNER course.
The REAL FUN starts in the ADVANCED COURSES…
* Precision Rifle
* Tactical Scenarios
* Advanced Integrated Weapons
* Handgun Combat Master
… but you must start with the Beginner courses (then Advanced Beginner, then Intermediate, THEN Advanced). YES, even if you have trained before. (If you were Navy SEAL Scout Sniper for 3 tours in Iraq, they might make an exception for you. If anything less, then probably not.)
(If you are very enthusiastic, there are also 4-day Beginner / Advanced Beginner courses for Handgun, Rifle, and Shotgun. On Day 4 they will test you for Intermediate level. It is a challenging test: 90% of people fail their first try and stay at Advanced Beginner level. Ask me if you would like the 4-day course. Click where it says my name, “Cal”, and message me about it.)
"This outstanding entry-level course provides you with much more than a fundamental understanding of the tactical shotgun....
Lecture Topics Include:
Use of Deadly Force and the Law;Color Code of Mental Awareness; Civil Liability; A,B,C Engagement Zones; Weapon and Ammunition Selection; Tactics; and more.
Firing Range Drills Include:
Loading and Unloading; Firing Stance; The Three Secrets; Carry Positions; Patterning; Offhand, Kneeling, Prone; Target Engagement from 7-25 yards under Time Pressure; Multiple Targets; Tactical Reloading; Emergency Reloading; Select Slug Drill with Firing out to 50 Yards; Malfunction Clearances; Tactical Simulator and more."
Course itself: $89.
Background check (no felonies, etc.) : $45 (Do this first, additional to the course itself. I will send you a form to fill out for your background check which you can fax into their office.)
(You need this background check only once per calendar year, so if you do more than one of these courses, you don't need to do another background check through Dec 31st.)
Minimum Age: 21+ to purchase.
Travel To/From & Accommodations In Las Vegas: up to you (I'd suggest using Vegas.com, Hotels.com, or AirBNB.com to find yourself a place on the South or West side of the Las Vegas Strip. Other options exist too.) Not included in course itself, up to you to arrange. (Obviously, if MeetUp group people want to share accommodations/suites/adjoining rooms/etc. there, that's your business, and "up to you to arrange for yourself".)
Transportation: You will need a vehicle for the ride out to the training facility from Las Vegas each day. Too far for bicycling (even if you've done the Tour de France) or for a taxi and probably too far for Uber/Lyft/etc. (If you can afford your own Limo for the day, go for it!) Most people will need either to drive their own car/truck/motorcycle, rent one in Vegas (if you fly or take bus to Vegas), or plan to carpool with someone else training (we can help arrange that via MeetUp, but ultimately it's up to you).
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you plan to stay the night before (arriving before midnight; preferably well before), the night between the two days of the course, and the night after this course, i.e. a minimum of 3 nights in Vegas for a 2-day course-- and no partying until after the course-- because the training is intensive and makes for a long day. A great day, but a long day. Driving to/from LA on the same day as training is highly unadvised, so for your safety and the safety of others, please plan accordingly.
Ammo: 2 ¾” 12 gauge Tactical Loads or Reduced Recoil recommended: 125 rounds Birdshot, 25 rounds OO Buckshot, and 20 rounds Slugs.
Cost varies depending on what ammo/brand you choose to shoot and where you purchase it.
Gun: Rent there (Remington 870 or similar; cost involved for renting) or Bring your own (12 or 20 Gauge; must have a shoulder stock).
Gear: Bring or rent there (cost involved): Shoulder sling for your shotgun, some type of shell-carrying apparatus on the gun and/or belt, electronic hearing protection, wrap-around impact-resistant eye protection (empty cartridge casings will be ejected in your direction by your fellow students many times each day), sun protection, hat with visor (cowboy or baseball style), etc. Elbow and knee pads are suggested, since some shooting may be done from a kneeling or prone position, etc.
I think that covers it...
Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.