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"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity"
– sigmund freud

Let's Get Started-Shotgun

If you are brand new to the world of shotguns, this class is perfect for you! Learn to handle a shotgun in a safe, instructional environment!  

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*Plus ammunition and Range Fees

Let's Get Started-Shotgun

Class Description

New shotgun owners are encouraged to take the “FIRST step” of shotgun training.   The key to successful shotgun shooting is a good foundation in basics for the beginner and solid fundamentals for the novice and intermediate student.  This class is held at Capital City Clays (formally known as Capitol City Trap & Skeet) and is designed to provide hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation of one shotgun model. This class will teach you the most basic shooting skills, this is not a complete course in the traditional sense of the word. It does provide a thorough introduction to shotgun safety, handling and shooting skills. This course is ideal for those who want to shoot skeet or sporting clays, and or participate in bird hunting.  

Are you in from out of town or looking for a fun afternoon of shooting with your group?  Bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, corporate team building events welcome.  Contact us.  Shotgun rental ONLY available for use in training classes if you don't have one already.  Clay Targets and Ammo additional.

** Special Pricing of $60.00 is for Group Sporting Clay Fun.    Min. of 5 persons required for Special Pricing.  Includes Shotgun Rental.  Ammo & Targets additional.  A $250 deposit is required to hold the date and time requested.  When placing a Group Shotgun Event deposit put "1" in the "quantity" box.

**Keep in mind I teach my shotgun lessons on a regular basis Wends.- Sunday (per gun club hours).  For this reason I don't regularly keep up with my calendar of classes on this webpage - so reach out to me, we'll make a plan.

In this class you will learn:

  • Shotgun Safety

  • Gun Fit

  • Fundamentals of Shooting 

  • Shooting Straightaway Targets

  • Target Reading - speed, angle, distance & direction

  • Cleaning and Storing

Length of Course

2 hours with Range time


Classroom and Range Address:
8707 Lindell Lane - Austin, TX

Capital City Clays (formally Capitol City Trap & Skeet)

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Equipment Needed

  • Eye Protection (shatterproof lens recommended)
  • Appropriate Clothing
  • Hand Towel (warmer months)
  • Shotgun
  • Ammo (100 shells min.)

Private Classes Available

Austin HotShots offers private lessons to individuals upon request. Please contact us to learn more about our private lessons, and to set up a time for us to contact you!

* If using one of our shotguns, we will supply the shells for an additional $25.00. See F.A.Q. for rental information.

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