Instruction

On-site instructors are available for everyone, from beginners just starting out to advanced shooters looking to improve their game. We have Coordinated Shooting Method (CSM), National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) and USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports (USAYESS) certified instructors who can teach fundamental to advanced skills and help you achieve your shooting goals.

We cannot accommodate instruction on a drop-in basis, so please book a lesson in advance by Booking Online, calling the club at (503) 792-3431, or sending an email to [email protected].

No matter your experience level with shotgun sports, professional instruction is a great way to build basic shotgun skills or refine techniques you already use.

Due to the onset of COVID-19 in our world we are having to rethink how we do things, which includes shotgun instruction.  With that said, all shotgun students and instructors alike must wear a face cover during lessons. 

Here’s what we offer…

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Private Lesson

It’s all about you! The entire lesson is focused on you and you alone.

What you get:

  • Individual instruction
  • Basic gun fit assistance, if you need it
  • Eye dominance clarification
  • Instruction on the fundamentals, if you need it
  • Instruction based on your specific requests
  • Instruction on safe gun handling and etiquette
  • Use of a rental shotgun, if you need one*

What’s not included:

  • Face cover
  • Targets thrown during the lesson
  • Shotgun shells
  • Eye & hearing protection, required

*Shotgun ammunition must be purchased from us for use in our rental guns.

Buddy Lesson

You’ve decided to share! This lesson is a mirror image of the private lesson but requires shared time with the instructor.

What you get:

  • Shared one-on-one instruction, you and one other individual
  • Basic gun fit assistance, if you need it
  • Eye dominance clarification
  • Instruction on the fundamentals, if you need it
  • Instruction based on your specific requests
  • Instruction on safe gun handling and etiquette
  • Use of a rental shotgun, if you need one*

What’s not included:

  • Face cover
  • Targets thrown during the lesson
  • Shotgun shells
  • Eye & hearing protection, required

*Shotgun ammunition must be purchased from us for use in our rental guns.

Introduction to Defensive Shotgun

Home defense with a shotgun is clearly different than breaking clays targets, but occasionally one gun can perform both duties.  Do you have a shotgun dedicated to home defense but have not been able to try it out?  This training addresses topics specific to this use and allows you to practice these skills on static targets. Shooters will see the effectiveness of their gun at typical home-defense distances.  Stance, shooting multiple targets, reloading, using cover and other related topics are included in the sessions.

What you get:

  • Private one-on-one instruction, or
  • Shared one-on-one instruction, you and one other individual
  • Help with stock fit if needed (different for home defense guns)
  • Fundamental operations based on your skill level
  • Information on selecting a defensive shotgun
  • Safe gun handling skills in close quarters
  • Information on what accessories are beneficial
  • Ammunition types and the advantages of each
  • Demonstration on how distance effects the shot spread with your gun

What’s not included:

  • Face cover
  • Use of a rental shotgun, if you need one*
  • Shotgun shells
  • Eye & hearing protection, required

*Shotgun ammunition must be purchased from us for use in our rental guns.