Maxon Shotgun Basics

Shotgun basics is the perfect class for those that need to hone their skills with a shotgun. Whether it is a defensive shotgun or a field gun, pump or semi-auto, we will get you the information you need.

In this 3 hour class we will cover:

  • Loading and unloading
  • Pump vs. Semi-Auto
  • Ammunition choices
  • Barrel differences
  • Sight selection
  • Patterning a shotgun
  • Choke selection

What you need to take this class:

  • FOID card
  • Shotgun (12 and 20 gauge welcome);
    • A shotgun will not be provided for you for this course, you will have to provide your own. Please do not rely on our rental fleet as they may be rented already or be out for maintenance.
  • 50 rounds of target load(bird shot)
  • 20 rounds of 00 Buckshot 
  • 10 rounds of slug (Rifled slugs for smooth-bore barrels; Sabot slugs for rifled barrels)

Max 8 students for this class.

Cost is $125, includes eye/ear rental and targets

Check the Maxon Calendar to sign up.

3 hrs


Upcoming Classes


Training classes are not refundable but may be re-scheduled once with at least 72 hours notice at no additional cost.