Pistol Optics/Red Dot Course

PREREQUISITE: Fundamentals of Pistol Marksmanship

8 HRS / One day

This course provides instruction on the fundamentals of operating a pistol with a red dot optic. Instruction is accompanied by immersive drills, from various distances, to reinforce learning and help the student to become comfortable with their firearm.  This course is well suited for self/home defense and all law-abiding U.S. citizens with a desire to be more proficient with their optics equipped pistol. Students attending this course should have attended the NinjaBob Solutions Fundamentals of Pistol Marksmanship I course where they have demonstrated proficiency with the use of a handgun and safe gun handling procedures with live ammunition.

COST:  $550

COURSE TOPICS

  • Recognizing the difference between target focus and front sight focus
  • Identify mechanical offset
  • Recognizing the effect of mechanical offset on various targets
  • Smooth and effective pistol presentation
  • Efficient and consistent acquisition of “the dot” from shot to shot
  • Alternative aiming solutions for an occluded optic or optic mechanical failures

EQUIPMENT LIST

  • Pistol with mounted, and zeroed, red dot optic 
  • Magazines (2 min, 3 ideal) 
  • Magazine pouches 
  • Pistol holster 
  • Sturdy belt (belt, waistband, leggings, or concealment holster type of choice5)
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • 600 rounds of ammo (.22 and 9mm usually available at the range, call first)

***Any of the above items can be rented/provided with advance notice. Recommend bringing a ball cap, water bottle with cap/cover, comfortable weather-appropriate clothing (can be warm or cool on the range depending on individual comfort level), sunscreen, and bug repellent.

A modified shooting position may be substituted for those who have a disability or functional limitation regarding a particular shooting task. To better enable us to accommodate you, let us know prior to registration if you have a limitation to a particular activity in the course description, i.e., wheelchair-bound, hearing impaired, loss of limb, etc.

1 To better enable us to accommodate those with a disability or functional limitation regarding a particular shooting task, let us know prior to registration if you have a limitation to a particular activity in the course description, i.e., wheelchair bound, hearing impaired, loss of limb, etc.

2 Recommend wearing two types of hearing/ear protection for indoor ranges: the foam type earplug and an over the ear earmuff type with noise cancelling and hearing enhancement capabilities (i.e., Cordova brand Encore Ear Plugs Corded Disposable and the Peltor Sport Tactical 100 Electronic Hearing Protector)

3 Holster should cover/protect the trigger and cover the pistol barrel/slide if it is an inside the waist band holster (IWB).

4 Holster should cover/protect the trigger and cover the pistol barrel/slide if it is an inside the waist band holster (IWB).

5 Holster should cover/protect the trigger and cover the pistol barrel/slide if it is an inside the waist band holster (IWB).

6 A seated or modified shooting position may be substituted for those who have a disability or functional limitation regarding a standing shooting position. To better enable us to accommodate you, let us know prior to registration if you have a limitation to a particular activity in the course description, i.e., wheelchair bound, hearing impaired, loss of limb, etc.

7 Tactical/duty kit should reflect your area of the industry from Military/S.W.A.T. Tactical duty rigs to VIP protection kit/clothing (a.k.a., first- and second-line gear).

8 Recommend wearing two types of hearing/ear protection for indoor ranges: the foam type earplug and an over the ear earmuff type with noise cancelling and hearing enhancement capabilities (i.e., Cordova brand Encore Ear Plugs Corded Disposable and the Peltor Sport Tactical 100 Electronic Hearing Protector)

9 Elevated positions include MEDEVAC from rooftop fighting positions, emergency egress/bailout from second story window/balcony.

10 CMC Rescue Survivor 8 Escape System, the EVAC Systems Bail-Out Bag Kit, or equivalent https://firepenny.com/CMC_Rescue_Survivor_8_Escape_System_p/CMC-500400.htm?gclid=CjwKCAjwv8qkBhAnEiwAkY-ahkU2LQLFG-WJSTfjYCiQDnhVxfdXQb4NEkGmPoqKXp9BDO_1uWgKsxoClNAQAvD_BwE

11 Helmet: recommend a helmet that you will be expected to use in your daily duties such as an OPSCORE or Team Wendy helmet. The Bump helmet version from these two vendors is also recommended. Fall rated climbing helmets designed for rock/mountain climbers are more than acceptable if they’re in your inventory but not required.

12 Tactical/duty kit should reflect your area of the industry from Military/S.W.A.T. Tactical duty rigs to VIP protection kit/clothing (a.k.a., first- and second-line gear).

13 Holster should cover/protect the trigger and cover the pistol barrel/slide if it is an inside/outside waistband holster (IWB/OWB) and be worn from 3-9 o’clock position (clear of the front of the body when worn).