The most comprehensive and well-rounded defensive shotgun training experience.
Featuring instructors from these world-class training outfits:
Hardwired Tactical Shooting
Active Response Training
American Firearms Training and Tactics
Cougar Mountain Solutions
Here’s a preview:
-Recoil mitigation techniques.
-Efficient weapon manipulations.
-Movement, Positional, Judgmental shooting.
-Low Light and Less Lethal blocks optional.
-Instructor Q&A Panel.
Register for the inaugural Vang Comp Thunderstick Summit!
October 20th, 21st and 22nd | at PROGUN Vegas | in Las Vegas, NV
Ammo: 500 birdshot (no steel shot), 75 buckshot, 75 slug
Recoil mitigation techniques. Efficient weapon manipulations. Ammunition management. Movement, Positional, Judgmental shooting.
Optional Low-Light and Less-Lethal training blocks.
Thunderstick Summit is a 3-day training event featuring some of the top defensive shotgun trainers in the world. It is expected to gather 50+ shooters from across the USA. Well-respected firearms trainers, Darryl Bolke, Greg Ellifritz, Steve Fisher, Mark Fricke, Erick Gelhaus, Rob Haught, and Matt Haught – all specialists in the Art of the Shotgun – will showcase their unique perspectives, philosophy, and specialized exercises, drills, and accuracy evaluations tailored specifically for the contextual use of the Defensive Shotgun.
Sample a variety of condensed training blocks to improve your skillset while experiencing different curricula, teaching styles, personalities, and areas of focus from the cadre of instructors.
In 2022 we did a test run of this course in Dallas, TX to an invite-only group of students and it was a huge success. The only disappointment we heard was when they learned they would need to wait an entire year to do this again!
Participants will rotate between different ranges, receiving lectures and demonstrations from each instructor. This round-robin format allows attendees to gain valuable insights and individual perspectives on the benefits and limitations of utilizing the fighting shotgun for self-defense purposes.
The training schedule for Day One, Day Two, and the initial portion of Day Three will be divided into two-hour training blocks. Following lunch on Day Three, there will be live-fire demonstrations by manufacturers, a friendly competition, and a concluding Q&A discussion with the instructors.
Lunch: Will be available on-site or you can bring your own.
Travel/Lodging: If you’re flying in, you can conveniently arrive at McCarran Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas where you can rent a car. The range is situated between Boulder City, which is a 13-minute commute, and Henderson, which is around a 15-minute commute. Opting for either of these cities will result in a shorter travel time to the range in the morning. If you choose to stay on the Strip, the trip to the range will take about 35 minutes. It’s important to note that most casinos don’t look kindly on carrying long gun cases through their lobbies. To avoid any issues, if you plan to stay in a casino on the Strip, I highly recommend renting a shotgun from us and taking advantage of our ammo package.
PROGUN VEGAS (at the former Surefire Institute Range)
12801 Old U.S. 95
Boulder City, NV 89005
Coordinates of our range: 35.959969, -114.914525