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Red Dot Sight Pistol


Duration: Eight Hours Range Time



The Range Complex

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The Red Dot Sight (RDS) Pistol course is designed for shooters who have made, or are currently transitioning from pistol iron sights to red dot sights. This course is not for shooters who do not have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, but rather capable pistol shooters looking to transition their sight. The classroom portion of the course will cover proper mounting techniques to include a talk-through demonstration. Here, students will have the opportunity to properly mount and adjust their RDS if needed.  The remaining time will be spent on the range learning techniques that will enable the shooter to employ the RDS efficiently and effectively.

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Topics Covered

Enabling Objectives:

  • Red Dot mounting procedures
  • Zero techniques and confirmation at various distances
  • Common causes for not finding the Dot
  • Grip & Stance considerations
  • The Draw and Presentation (Eliminating useless motion)
  • Tracking the dot and analysis of shooting errors
  • Understanding what signifies an acceptable sight picture at multiple distances
  • Training techniques to increase skill level on your own

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Advanced, Intermediate

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Equipment Requirements / Recommendations (Student provided):

  • Slide mounted red dot pistol
  • 300 rounds of reliable ammunition
  • 4 magazines (3 magazines is sufficient for course, but 4 is recommended)
  • Safe and reliable holster (no Serpas or old leather holsters)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Black sharpie pen
  • Open mind and willingness to learn
  • Water / snacks
  • Sun screen
  • Rain gear