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November 29, 2021 – December 2, 2021 all-day
Colorado Law Enforcement Training Grand Junction

This course is sponsored by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Contact Terry Bridge of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office for more information. (970) 986-1333

215 Rice St, Grand Junction, CO 81501


 -Student must be a sworn Law Enforcement Officer

-Completed basic handgun/firearm s instructor certification

Course Description:

This 32-hour Shotgun Instructor Certification course is designed to provide law enforcement firearms instructors the necessary skill and knowledge to develop and operate a law enforcement shotgun program for their agency. Students will learn how to develop and maintain a shotgun program, operate training ranges, diagnose shooting errors then make sustainable corrections in other shooters. The student will develop and practice the ability to instruct the following:

  • appropriate set up and accessories for the shotgun, weapons maintenance, fundamentals of shooting
  • proper zeroing, “combat” shooting techniques
  • use of various positions and cover, efficient weapons manipulation skills, malfunction clearances
  • understanding wound ballistics
  •  understanding the use of various lethal and less lethal munitions
  •  tactics and techniques for fighting with the shotgun
  • low light /night techniques, and use of optical sights.

Course Learning Objectives:

•Understanding the limitations and advantages of the shotgun

•Equipment Available




•Recoil Management

•Low Light/Flashlight Issues







•Specialty Munitions

•Program Development

-Transition Training

-In-Service Training



Student Must Provide:

-Shotgun w/ tactical sling /w rifle, ghost ring or electric sight

-Duty belt/holster/handgun

-Tactical vest (optional)

-Shooting mat (optional)

-Hat, ear protection, eye protection

-Binoculars or spotting scope


-Ammo Count TBD

-Weapons mounted light

-Notebook and pen

The training staff is comprised of individuals who have a wealth of experience as instructor trainers and utilizing these weapons in real world situations; from police patrol duty and police special weapons teams, to military Special Operations conducted in the War on Terrorism.

Students should expect a fast paced and physically active learning environment that will include running, kneeling and quickly assuming various unique shooting positions.