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Intro to Red Dot Sight Pistol

COURSE DESCRIPTION: As firearms technology advances, more and more individuals are starting to equip their pistols with red dot sights.  Many are installing red dot sights and employing them without having proper training or practice with pistol mounted RDS optics.  This 8 hour introductory course will teach shooters how to better familiarize themselves with the differences in use of iron sights vs. RDS equipped handguns, how to choose proper reliable equipment, and become more proficient in the RDS pistol system.  This course is great introduction for Law Enforcement considering the use of a RDS pistol for Duty use.



  • Medical / Safety Brief

  • Weapons Handling and Familiarization

  • Gear Selection

  • RDS Zero Process

  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship

  • Reengineering the Draw

  • Optic Occlusion / Failure

  • Identifying Mechanical Offset

  • Dot Acquisition Under Draw

  • Shooting on the Move

  • Target Transitions

  • Target Discrimination

  • Red Dots in Low Light


COURSE LENGTH: 1 Day/Approximately 8 Hours

COURSE COST: $225.00

PREREQUISITES: U.S. Citizen able to legally carry a firearm, comprehensive firearms safety, basic weapons employment skills, active listener with an open mind, and basic level of physical fitness.

AUDIENCE: Law Enforcement, Military, Legally Armed Citizens

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Handgun with RDS. At least 3 magazines and magazine pouch, Holster must attach via the belt (paddle holsters are not allowed). 500 rounds of handgun ammunition. Eye protection and electronic ear protection. Water and snacks recommended.


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