GORUCK Level 2 – Tactical Shotgun Operator


Oct 15 2023

GORUCK Level 2 – Tactical Shotgun Operator

Tactical Shotgun Operator is the ultimate opportunity to master your shotgun and test its limits. This event kicks off with safety procedures, weapon familiarization, and dry fire. Participants will learn how to engage man sized targets at distance using slugs, then quickly swapping ammo on the move for 00 buck at close range. Firing from cover, ammo swapping, weapon transitions, and movement will all be extensively covered, while building operator confidence for the final qualification shoot.

Unique to the Tactical Shotgun Operator event, participants will have to pass a standardized qualification shoot with a score of 70% to earn their GORUCK Tactical Shotgun Operator patch. Following qualification there will be an “introduction to breaching” block of instruction where students will have the opportunity to breach hollow core doors, dead bolts, tumblers, and hinges with the use of breaching ammunition.

Tactical Shotgun Operator is an advanced shotgun course and not recommended for beginners. We recommend taking Counter Activer Shooter Rifle prior to Breacher.

Due to the space and safety requirements needed to conduct these events the ranges may be up to a two hour drive from the city listed. Please keep this in mind when making lodging arrangements.

The duration of this course runs 8-10 hours.

All GORUCK Firearms Courses and Events utilize scenario based training which is incorporated into dry practice prior to any live fire. All participants will practice target identification and discrimination, movement, weapons manipulation, and other dynamic drills with the cadre and others. These drills will be facilitated with inert weapons enabling a safe and realistic training environment. Both pistols and rifles will be rendered inert with barrel/chamber blocking plugs. Further, each student must fully participate in dry practice prior to commencing live fire.


  • Remington 870 / Mossberg 590 type pump action shotgun
  • Shotgun Sling
  • Pistol (Duty or Compact)
  • Pistol Ammo (25 rounds of defensive ammo)
  • Holster (recommended holster)
  • Magazine
  • Eye Protection (Z87 compliant is preferred)
  • Electronic Hearing Protection
  • Sturdy Belt (non-cloth, must be able to hold up the weight of a pistol and magazine holder)
  • 100 rounds of 00 buckshot and 100 rounds slug
  • 9mm Barrel Safety Plug
  • Face Mask (Optional)
  • Hand Sanitizer/Wipes – 1 bottle Purell, 1 package of baby wipes (or equivalent)
  • Long Pants
  • Closed-toed shoes (MACV-1 Boots recommended)
  • Gloves
  • Photo ID
  • Water, food, snacks (for duration of course)


  • Sunscreen
  • Magazine Speed Loader
  • Gun Oil
  • Tac Hat
  • Additional range/firearms gear is good, there is always a GRT in need


  • Firearms Training utilizes semiautomatic pistols, however, we offer custom classes on any and all small arms. Full-Frame pistols are recommended. Sub-Compact pistols are not recommended.
  • SERPA-style holsters not authorized. Due to the nature of the training offered and the repetitive drawing and holstering of firearms, SERPA style holsters are not authorized for GORUCK Firearms training courses. If you do not have an alternative holster available, one may be provided with advanced notice.
  • Keep firearms in vehicles. Please take care that when arriving to training sites, participants are not to remove from their vehicles or otherwise handle firearms until instructed to do so by the event cadre. In an effort to enforce good firearms safety and best practices, we would ask that firearms remain in vehicles until specifically told to bring them out.
  • Shooters who display weapons proficiency will by challenged by the Cadre to increase their skill level by various methods. This will not have an impact on the overall conduct of the class.


  • Refunds are permitted for this event if requested at least 30 days prior to the event date.
  • For the full Event Participant Policies please view our FAQ page.



Oct 15 2023


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM




Route 66 Shooting Sports Park, San Bernardino,CA
15810 Cajon Blvd, San Bernardino, CA


(904) 372-0184

The Rucking Company | #GORUCK Est. 2008

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