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Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor


Duration: 3 Hours of Classroom, 16 hours range time



Erick Gelhaus

Instructor Bio

Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now October 25 Wednesday
3 Day Class
8 - 14 Students TBA Erick Gelhaus Space Available target icon


Pistol mounted optics aren’t coming; they are here! This course focuses on how to teach the optic for reactive and proactive use, while taking legal and human factors into consideration, while addressing what does and doesn't change with the PMO. Students will develop a knowledge-based foundation for addressing equipment, training, program and policy development concerns.

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Topics Covered

Equipment & maintenance; Human factors; Safety;
Presentation with the optic; Changing visual attention & focus; Blocked & Broken optics; non-traditional positions; disabled shooting;

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Expectations and Outcomes

Students will develop a knowledge-based foundation for addressing equipment, training, program, and policy development concerns. They will be able to implement an agency's pistol mounted optics transition program.

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Advanced, Instructor Coach Training Courses, Instructor Training Courses, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Specialty Other

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Documentation Requirements

Completion of a state (POST, TCOLE, etc) or nationally recognized (NRA-LEAD, FBI) L/E firearms instructor course -or- Rangemaster's Advanced Instructor course.
You may be asked for a copy of that cert.

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650 rounds of reliable pistol ammunition, mid to full size handgun w/optic, proper holster, three magazines with pouches, and a suitable belt. Eye & ear protection, appropriate range attire for the weather conditions. Note taking materials, fluids and snacks.