pistol mounted optics

2-DAY PISTOL OPTICS CLASS

This 2-day Red Dot Pistol class is designed to implement the use of a reflexive sight on a pistol in multiple applications. Students must already be proficient with handgun safety, operation, and function. Students will develop skills necessary to properly use a reflexive sight both two handed and single handed. They will also improve on the skills and knowledge to successfully negotiate around obstacles and shoot on the move. Over the 2 day course, students will record shooting data to compare their performance with back up iron sights and the reflexive sight. 

AGENDA

  • Review the types of red dots and mounting options
  • Training considerations
  • How to properly sight in (zero)
  • Equipment inspection and maintenance
  • Advantages and limitations of a pistol mounted sight
  • Application of marksmanship fundamentals review
  • Holdover/offset understanding and drills
  • Down Optic Drills
  • Alternative Positions
  • Using a Pistol mounted sight around barriers
  • Single Hand Shooting
  • Multiple shot considerations
  • Single Hand Manipulation with a Pistol mounted sight
  • Shooting on the move
  • Multiple target engagement techniques
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EQUIPMENT LIST

  • An open Mind
  • Handgun with Red Dot Mounted. If needed we have a limited number of rental pistols with optics. Please call to reserve one. 
  • Estimate approximately 1000 Rounds (Always bring more! More is more fun!)
  • Holster - Magazine pouch - 3 magazines
  • Sturdy belt 
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning - Clothing suitable for training in any weather
  • Hearing protection
  • Pen and notebook
  • Hearing and Eye Protection

Cost of the class is $295.00

PISTOL OPTICS 102 - FIGHTING WITH YOUR OPTIC

This is a great follow up course to our 2 day optics class. We take the fundamentals that you learned in that class and get you moving. we will teach you the concepts behind staying in motion, moving to cover, closing the gap, shot placement, making hits in the appropriate area based on the situation. We break down the deficiencies of flat range 180* mindset and get you thinking about reality.

Topics that will be covered include:

PROXIMITY DEFENSE

The average gunfight happens at 3 feet away, lasts 3 seconds and an average of 3 rounds are fired. You will learn about retention shooting, fending techniques, appropriate extension, how to safely collect the gun when creating distance. This class is an absolute must for anyone wanting to learn how to defend themselves with a firearm from a compromised position. You are already locked up with the bad guy!!! How do we win!! How are we acquiring the dot?

CLOSE QUARTERS FIGHTING

This is all about fighting up close and personal with your pistol. We will teach how to defend yourself in this high stress rapidly evolving situation. You will participate in drills simulating rear attacks, ground fighting, multiple threats at document exchange distances and much more. We will emphasize making your hits, moving your feet, turning the violent switch on and turning it off when the fight is over, situational awareness, scanning and finding a new place to be. 

MOVING AND SHOOTING

In any gun fight it is extremely important to keep your heart in motion. It may also be necessary to engage the threat with your firearm as you move to cover or get out of the area of danger or get to a family member. We take a common sense approach to moving and shooting and will teach you the key elements to be successful at this technique. This skill set is one of the most difficult to master and requires many hours of practice to be competent at hitting your target while moving your feet.

MULTIPLE THREATS

FBI statistics show 51% of the time there are two threats, not one. we will teach you how to effectively transition from one threat to the next with your optic.

If you want to learn how to fight and run drills doing just that, then this is the course for you.

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Equipment List:

Pistol with at least 3 magazines. If magazines are low capacity then 4 or more

400 rounds of ammunition

Quality Holster and quality belt (stiff)

Clothes suitable for range work in the weather 

A notebook and something to write with

Course fee is $195.00

PISTOL OPTICS 103 - LOW LIGHT WITH AN OPTIC

Most attacks occur at night time or in diminished light conditions. Isn't it time you learned how to fight at night with your firearm?!?

Prerequisite for this course is our Basic Combat Handgun or show proof of taking another reputable training organization – NO EXCEPTIONS.

This is a 4-5 hour course designed for the use of handheld lighting tools, weapon mounted lights and lasers in conjunction with your pistol mounted optic.

This course is for the experienced shooter. Shooter must be proficient with their firearm in loading, unloading, malfunction clearing and safety. This course will have a classroom portion to learn about lighting conditions, how the eyes work in diminished light, lighting tools, night sights, lasers, pros and cons of all the different types of sighting systems used in diminished light and much more.

Dry fire and live fire will start during daylight and run into the dark. Dry drills and live fire drills will consist of; lit conditions, diminishing light, no light, headlamps, flashlights and ambient light, cover and concealment and shooting while moving.

We will have additional weapons available to try out weapon mounted lights and lasers. Targets will range from paper to steel and a combination of both. Expect to fire on average 350-400 rounds of ammunition in this course.

Cost of this course is $195.00

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Equipment list

  • One (1) open mind
  • A Fighting Pistol with an optic
  • Handheld flashlight
  • Weapon mounted light (optional)
  • Spare batteries for your lights, lasers
  • 400 rounds of quality ammo
  • Quality Strong side belt holster - no nylon - with a sturdy belt
  • Minimum of 3 magazines, if you use low capacity magazines consider bringing 4-6 magazines