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Patrol Rifle Optics - Instructor 

In this two-day Instructor-Level class, participants will gain comprehensive knowledge on effectively utilizing a patrol rifle red dot optic. Through hands-on training, students will learn how to navigate the intricacies of operating a red dot optic, including understanding its advantages and disadvantages. Additionally, they will acquire the skills to overcome obstacles such as water, fog, and mud, ensuring optimal performance in any environment. This course aims to instill confidence in the use of your optic, whether you are a Firearms Instructor seeking to establish an optics program for your department or new to the world of red dot optics. By the end of this program, you will possess the necessary tools and resources to successfully develop a patrol rifle program.


Topics Covered:

  • Use of optic and iron sights 

  • Advantages and disadvantages of a red dot

  • Zeroing procedures

  • Overcoming obstacles

  • Acceptable sight picture

  • Trigger management 

  • Reloads

  • Shooting on the Move

  • Low and no light with a red dot

  • Use of cover

Materials Needed:

  • 1200 rounds of rifle, 250 pistol 

  • Patrol Rifle w/ red dot 

  • Handgun w/ red dot or iron sights

  • Handheld or Weapon Mounted flashlight

  • Holster and magazine pouch

  • (3) Magazines minimum both rifle and pistol

  • Pen and notepad

  • Snacks and water

  • Sunscreen | Hat | Weather Gear


-Military, Law Enforcement or Corrections Officer (certified, former or retired)

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