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Pistol Mounted Optics  Instructor 

In this two day "Instructor - Level" class each student will walk through how to navigate running a pistol mounted optic on your handgun. Students will understand the advantages and disadvantages of a red dot, how to negotiate obstacles like water/fog/mud, and build confidence in the use of your optic. If you are a Firearms Instructor looking to build an optics program for your department or new to a red dot, this course will give you the tools and resources to confidently carry.


Topics Covered:

  • Use of optic or suppressor height sights 

  • Advantages and disadvantages of a red dot

  • Zeroing procedures

  • Overcoming obstacles

  • Acceptable sight picture

  • Trigger management  and (3) trigger pulls

  • One handed operations

  • Shooting on the move

  • Low and no light with a red dot

  • Use of cover

Materials Needed:

  • 1200 rounds of pistol 

  • Pistol w/ red dot mounted (does not need to be zeroed)

  • Handheld or Weapon Mounted flashlight

  • Holster and magazine pouch

  • (3) Magazines minimum

  • Pen and notepad

  • Snacks and water

  • Sunscreen | Hat | Weather Gear

Prerequisite: at least one of the following must be met:

-Must have completed at least a Pistol 1 class from a reputable company, OR must be proficient in draws, reloads and malfunctions (*class is fast paced)

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

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