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Urban Shotgun 12017-06-19T15:09:10-04:00


Urban Shotgun 1

Urban Shotgun 1 is an introductory course focusing on the tactical use of a shotgun. The course will teach you how to use your shotgun in a self protective environment. You will learn practical tactical uses such as carrying your shotgun safely, mounting it on your shoulder, reloads and how to manipulate your shotgun under pressure. The instructor will go over the differences and pros and cons of using buck shot or slugs. You will also be taught tactical movements and home safety planning.

Course Pricing
$225 Walk in and Silver Members
$202.50 Red, White, & Blue and Gold Members save 10% off of the walk in price
$180 Platinum Members save 20% off of the walk in price

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First Step Shotgun or Basic understanding of safety & firearm operation.
If you’re unsure that you meet the prerequisites please email


Length of Course:

4 – 4.5 hours



Woodland Park Range: 1267 McBride Ave, Woodland Park NJ. 07424
Cedar Grove: 250 Grove Ave, Cedar Grove NJ. 07009 (Essex County Police Academy)
Easton PA: 2595 Redington Rd, Hellertown, PA 18055 (Easton Fish and Game Association)
Sussex: Sussex County Library 66 Route 639, Wantage, NJ.
Mobile training for this class is also available.


What to Bring:

• Shotgun (You must bring a Shotgun registered to you to take the class!)
• Sling (single point preferred or recommended)
• 150 rounds 00 buckshot
• 20 rounds of slugs
• Ammunition holders (side saddle, belt pouch). Strongly recommend a dump pouch to carry additional rounds to the firing line
• Eye and ear protection

(NO Shorts, NO Open Toe Shoes, NO Sweatpants Allowed! Please bring only Factory Loaded ammo, Excluding Steel Cased ammo.)


What We Will Cover

• Proper stance, grip and recoil management
• Administration loading and unloading
• Proper ready positions and carrying techniques
• Round selection and patterning
• Tactical reloads/combat reloads
• Ammunition changeover
• Immediate action drills-malfunctions
• Different shooting positions
• Multiple targets
• Multiple threats
• Many more exclusive Gun For Hire drills!


Instructor Bios:

All of our high-level courses are taught by experienced professionals with the credentials to prove it. They are all trained and certified by the N.J. Police Training Commission, N.J. Department of Criminal Justice, and possess Federal Law Enforcement Instructor Certifications. They are experts in N.J. Use of Force Policies, and are always updating the course material with the latest use of force guidelines and case law. At Gun For Hire, this is not a “hobby”, but a full-time, legitimate vocation. Any “instructor” can teach you something, but only a select few can teach you the “why” or the “root of law” to justify your actions. If you were to use your newly acquired skills and were required to justify your actions, Gun For Hire instructors are ready, willing, and able to testify in your defense, as long as you had followed the training and procedures we provided. It does you, and your loved ones, no good if you survive the fight but have spend the next thirty years in prison because of the wrong advice you were given by a part-time amateur “instructor”.


John Uzzalino

John has been a Police Officer with the Woodland Park Police Dept. for over 20 years and is currently a Detective Captain. He is a [...]

Jimmy Grammenos

Jimmy started with Gun For Hire in 2008. He has ascended from Instructor to Senior Instructor to Senior Manager/ Director of Training. As Director of [...]

Tony Urena

Antonio “Tony” Urena Tactical Firearms Instructor Tony is a veteran law enforcement officer with over 20 years experience. He is currently the training officer for [...]

Bob Prause

Bob is a former United States Marine and Veteran Law Enforcement Officer with 25 years of experience. He brings a vast amount of “real world” [...]

Thomas E. Giordano

Tom served with the Rutgers University Police Department in New Brunswick, NJ for 25 years, retiring in 2003. During his police career Tom served as [...]

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Disclaimer: In an effort to keep all of our students safe course objectives and drills are subject to change.