Advanced Tactical Pistol with Mounted Optics (RDS)

Advanced Pistol with Mounted optics

Drills & Low Light


Course Subject

With the rise in popularity and the adaptation of the use of red dot sights (RDS) for both civilian and on duty pistols in law enforcement, TAC-1 had prepared a comprehensive class to introduce the concept behind the pistol with red dot sight and its effective operation. This class is designed to assist the shooters to transition into an effective use of red dot sights for pistol.  The following technique and concepts will be introduced at a reasonable pace for the maximum retention. 


Safety Briefing per the range protocol   

The hardware: RDS technology, holster, mounting, battery, BUS

Review: Drawing & Presentation

    Review: Dot Behavior in recoil

Review: RDS Malfuncrtions

Stress and Focal point

RDS - Drills

Students will evaluate their fundamentals through various drills under various added conditions

Drills: Presentation

Drills: Target Transition

Drills: Movements

Drills: Support Hand shooting

Drills: Speed

RDS -  Low Light

Students will evaluate their marksmanship and the fundamental under diminished lighting condition

Use of RDS in low light - the concept

Use of handheld flashlight

Use of Weapon Mounted Light

RDS & Target Discrimination

Dot Characteristic & Behavior in Low Light

RDS Drills & Low Light overview


Pistol-I(a) & Pistol-I(b) or Equivalent

Schedule & Cost


May 23th, 2019 (##200523RD2)
(1200-2030 thrs)

Tuition: $225


Angeles Shooting Ranges:

12651 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

Fort Angeles Range


Min 400

Needed Gear

    • RDS equipped Semi Auto Pistol (9mm, 40 cal., 45 cal.)
    • Ammunition (Students must provide min 400 rds of own ammo)
    • RDS compatible Holster
    • Duty gear for LEO or Sturdy shooting belt
    • Magazines (min 3 double stack magazines)
    • Magazine pouch (holds to magazines)
    • Dummy Rounds (5 minimum)
    • Eye protection (Prefer clear with no color)
    • Ear protection (both outer and inner protections are recommended)
    • Cap or Hat (highly recommended)
    • Appropriate attire for weather & flying hot brass
    • Masking tape
    • Marking Pen (Sharpies)
    • Water and snacks (also available on-site for purchase)
    • Lunch - no time to go out to eat
    • Gun bag/case to store and transport firearms
    • Cleaning kit and lubrication for your gun
    • Sunblock for your skin
    • Folding Chair for your comfort*
    • IFAK (and know how to use it)

**Upon registration, students are provided with a Discount Code courtesy of LA Police Gear for all of their shopping need.

All students are subject to a criminal background check.



Angeles Shooting Ranges 12651 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 




Range Info: (661)296-5552

Class info: (661) 857-7722