I took Level 1 & 2 shotgun two weeks ago through www.njfirearms.com
It was a blast! Two days in the 'sticks'. I prefer Level 2 since it was tactical. Classes and test were in depth and I feel I learned a lot since I have only shot pistols and rifles before this. Day one you have your classroom for Level 1 then after the classwork is done and safety is instructed you go out to learn how to shoot clays. After an hour I believe it was then score is kept. You go back in to do more classwork, discuss and take the test (NRA).
I won't leave out all the good food that is grilled all day long as well for you.
Next day when you wake up you do a conditioning hike through the property. Go in for breakfast then back into the classroom. After Level 2 is taught we go through demonstrations on how to get shotguns out of the 'bad guy' hands and how to fall properly in different positions and get up or shoot from the position you fall into. Then you hike down to the area where there are plates, poppers and paper targets. We learned to walk forward, backwards and sideways while keeping our sites on the targets. After a few practice runs through all of this then we did it all while shooting. LOVED this part. Last but not least we got to shoot from the ground.
I did good with the shotgun and now want to compete in IDPA matches. I recommend this class or others they teach at NJ Firearms academy to anyone in the NJ/NY area and I am not saying that just cause I am on the Women's shooting league. Chief Dickerson is very much into gun safety and plants it in your head constantly.
I have some photos I will post. There are tons more located here:flickr.com/photos/vanessavy/
(one rifle got in the mix
Thanks for the review! Was this an NRA class where you received the NRA credentials for taking the class? What was the approximate percentage mix of ammo you shot between birdshot, buckshot and slugs? The hike in the woods seems like a cool addition when compared to the flat/open ranges most of the classes I have taken were taugh on. Very cool!
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Thanks for the review! Was this an NRA class where you received the NRA credentials for taking the class? What was the approximate percentage mix of ammo you shot between birdshot, buckshot and slugs? The hike in the woods seems like a cool addition when compared to the flat/open ranges most of the classes I have taken were taught on. Very cool!
It was a mix of everything, we shot all 3. Slugs were for day 2 though since we shot clays day one. Yes it is a NRA class with NRA credentials I received (certificates) for Level one and Level two. It was not easy walking in shooting on tree branches, etc. It made it fun and I have not done this class before so I can't even comment on level ground but this was a blast and I can't wait to do the Rifle course up there this weekend. Even though I shoot rifles now I want to get more experience with them and advance to different levels. I compete with rifle now.
you may or may not be interested in tactical response coming to new jersey
later this year.
i think the fighting pistol course had more interest than rifle when last i checked.