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Introduction to Shotgun Sports Course

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In our three-hour introductory course, you'll learn from expert instructors safe, responsible gun handling and basic shooting techniques.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Whether you're interested in sporting clays or bird hunting, have fun shattering clay targets one after another in this three-hour course. Our staff includes expert and National Sporting Clays Association-certified instructors who will teach you all the skills you need to start shooting shotguns. They'll give you a solid introduction to shotgun safety tips and basic shooting techniques. They'll also teach you responsible gun handling and review different shotgun types, plus their uses and advantages.

Under our skilled instructors' guidance, you'll have plenty of time to develop and try your new shooting skills at our range. L.L.Bean's Fogg Farm, in Freeport, Maine, offers an excellent venue for practice, with a fully appointed Five-Stand Sporting Clays facility that offers various target presentations.

All necessary shooting equipment is provided.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

†Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.

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What to Bring
  • Weather and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Activity-appropriate closed-toed shoes
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • One quart of water (no glass bottles)

Optional
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Personal eye protection
  • Non-heirloom shotgun (no bolt-action, lever-action or Damascus-twist shotguns; no shotguns larger than 12 gauge; no handguns, rifles or combination guns)†
  • Non-heirloom ammunition†

What We Provide
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Handouts and course materials
  • Use of all necessary shooting equipment: shotguns, ammo (12-, 20- and 28-gauge), clays, ear and eye protection
Average Rating 
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11  out of  11 ( 100% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
November 6, 2018
Happy to Break Clays Again
This course was the second of two shotgun shooting birthday gifts from my wife. Amy and John made a phenomenal instruction team. It was an excellent... more
Fort Lauderdale
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5 / 5
September 1, 2018
Intro to Shotgun course
I took this course today with Molly, John D. and Bernie as instructors. I am very happy with the quality and patience of the instructors of this course.... more
Harpswell, ME
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5 / 5
July 8, 2018
New Adventure
My daughters and I have never handled any type of fire arm. This course offered a safe environment with really great instruction. Bernie, John D and... more
Augusta, ME
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5 / 5
June 28, 2018
Fun!
Lots of fun! A great group of instructors!
Rockport, ME
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5 / 5
May 7, 2018
Try and learn
I signed up for this course in February. I suggested for my wife to sign up for the course and a month later she said- "why not". We took the... more
Maryland
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
November 9, 2016
Great time!!
My husband and I were in Maine for the weekend and decided to book an intro to shotgun course. Our instructors were Keith and Molly. They were funny... more
LC, RI
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
November 26, 2015
NEVER / EVER
About five years ago I took the introductory shotgun course with a group of ski buddies as a lark. I had NEVER / EVER touched a gun of any sort in my life.... more
North Hampton, NH
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
September 15, 2015
Introduction to Shotgun Sports
I signed myself and my two sons ages 32 & 27 for this 3 hour afternoon class (9/12/15). What a great experience! I have fired shotguns in the past and... more
Nyack NY
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 27, 2015
had a blast (sorry, pun)
We had two wonderful instructors, Tim and Amy. For anyone new to this sport, it can be daunting. But Amy pointed out to my daughter how she could avoid... more
loudonville NY
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
June 16, 2015
Would take this course again
Took this course in the late summer / early fall of 2014. I went from never having used a shotgun to consistently missing targets to consistently hitting... more
MA
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