Sporting Shotgun

2019 Schedule:  Per the Training Schedule

Suggested Donation:  $175.00 for class materials and range maintenance

Location:  Red Dawn Range, Durango, CO

Duration:  One good training day (likely about 4 hours) (lunch or snacks are on you)


PREREQUISITE TRAINING:  Good attitude is required


The Sporting Shotgun is designed to assist the aspiring shotgunner in understanding his firearm; the maintenance, care and cleaning of the firearm; comparison of the difrerent types of shotguns;  carrying the shotgun in the field; storing and transporting the firearm; ammunition for it and the various uses of the ammunition; the basics of hitting aerial targets (in this case clays).


Enrollment is upon receipt of the course fee, mailed to PO Box 3956 Durango, 81302, and received by the Monday prior to the course. Please make your check payable to E.T. Gwynn.  Should you subsequently decide not to participate a refund of 20% of the fee will be returned to you.  We fully understand the exigencies of daily living and will gladly work with you around your unavoidable schedule changes.  Cash payments must be arranged in advance.  Do not hesitate to ask about late registration.


When you contact Tim you will be forwarded the Student Letter for the particular course in which you are interested.

The Class range operations are held at Red Dawn Range. Directions will be provided.

Saturday range qualifications begin at 09:00AM.  You will need 100 rounds of ammunition and hearing and eye protection.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Your shotgun - - we have several for loan if needed at a modest rental fee.
  • Your Ammunition - - less powerful, lowbase birdshot in the higher ounce denomination is recommended
  • Hearing protection
  • Eye protection
  • Dress for the Weather and expect the Worst
  • Sunscreen, Bug Juice for noseeums
  • Snacks or other are always a good idea


Your reward is a comprehensive understanding the shotgun, its uses and capabiities.  This is a Sporting Shotgun class but some attention will be paid to the defensive uses of the firearm.
For immediate questions please contact Tim at or call at 970-749-3296.