Red Dot Pistol Transition (1 Day)

Red Dot Pistol Transition (1 Day)

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For over 20 years, pistol-mounted optics have been a mainstay in the competitive shooting world. Recently, due to advances in design, durability, and decreased size, miniaturized red dot sights (MRDS) have become a practical and popular sighting option for carry and duty guns as well. As is the case with optics on rifles, the MRDS offers several significant advantages over iron sights. However, shooters must successfully navigate an initial learning curve associated with the MRDS pistol, primarily in regard to consistently “finding” the dot during presentation.

This 8-hour course is designed for shooters who are transitioning to, or exploring the use of, an optical sighting system on their pistol.

Topics of instruction include:

  • Red dot sighting system theory
  • MRDS overview
  • Mounting and zeroing
  • End-user maintenance
  • Draw and presentation
  • Optic failure/back up iron sight transitions
  • Obscured lens procedure
  • Close-quarters shooting
  • Marksmanship
  • Dot tracking during multiple round/multiple target engagements
  • Holster and accessory selections
  • Continuing training recommendations

The material covered in this class is applicable to all major MRDS on the market.


Brass cased ammo only: No steel core, penetrator, AP, green tip, or ammunition that could damage steel targets or steel bullet traps

Student Equipment
  • Pistol with optic and holster (a limited number of Glock 17 MOS pistols with optics and holsters are available upon request).
  • Any tools necessary to mount or adjust your optic
  • Lens cloth
  • 3 pistol magazines and mag pouches
  • Appropriate range/duty gear
  • 350 pistol rounds