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DEFENSIVE HANDGUN RED DOT

With the advent of technology, and the need for accurate fire at various distances, in varying light and environmental conditions, the Team at Thunder Ranch has developed our Defensive Handgun – Red Dot Sight course.

With the advent of technology, and the need for accurate fire at various distances, in varying light and environmental conditions, the Team at Thunder Ranch has developed our Defensive Handgun – Red Dot Sight course.

Defensive Handgun - Red Dot

WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO IN THE CLASS

The RDS is an alternative to traditional sighting methods, allowing rapid acquisition of multiple targets, ease of acquisition for changing eyesight, and the ability to hit at what would normally be outside traditional handgun distances.


Students will be exposed to targets from 0 to 100 yards. Students will use the pistol in various lighting conditions and learn to overcome different environmental conditions, failure of sight, single hand manipulation, etc.

Students will have opportunities for tactical runs in Terminator 3, as well as shooting from Thunderville, The Punisher, and Jungle Run.


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Additional Information You Need:

  • Pistol with QUALITY Red Dot Sight. We recommend: Trijicon RMR/RSO, Leupold Delta Point Pro, AimPoint ACRO, Holosun etc.
  • Pistol should have visible back-up iron sights, mounted in front of, or behind the RDS
  • Holster capable of holding the pistol and RDS [as well as weapon light if applicable]
  • RDS manual and tools for mounting and adjusting the sight.
  • Quality tactical flashlight, either pistol mounted [i.e. Surefire X300U] and/or handheld.
  • Spare batteries for RDS and flashlight/weaponlight.


WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO THE CLASS

Handgun

Holster

4-6 Magazines or more

Ammunition – FRANGIBLE

Eyes (one set of clear)

Ears

Knees

Elbows

Handheld tactical-style flashlight (button on the tailcap)

Hat with brim

Magazine pouch

Range bag

Sunscreen

Rain gear

Solid footwear

Note taking material

Cleaning Gear

Special Tools-torx, hex, etc.

Manual for firearm, optic, etc.

Ammunition Requirements: NOMINAL 1000 rounds Frangible Ammunition; NO tracers and NO steel core jacketed ammunition

As a friendly reminder when traveling with suppressors and SBRs…in case you get pulled over etc. You are required to have the appropriate documentation with you.

All Tuitions for Courses and Tutorials are to be paid in full at the time of registration.

Please be sure of the class you want. There are NO REFUNDS and NO TRANSFERS.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

CLINT SMITH

Clint Smith, President, and Director of Thunder Ranch® is a Marine Corps veteran of two infantry and Combined Action Platoon tours in Vietnam. His experience includes seven years as a police officer during which he served as head of the Firearms Training Division as well as being a S.W.A.T. member and precision rifleman.


He left law enforcement to serve as Operations Officer for the American Pistol Institute where he was Dean of instruction and was instrumental in range and curriculum development for A.P

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

CLINT SMITH

Clint Smith, President, and Director of Thunder Ranch® is a Marine Corps veteran of two infantry and Combined Action Platoon tours in Vietnam. His experience includes seven years as a police officer during which he served as head of the Firearms Training Division as well as being a S.W.A.T. member and precision rifleman.


He left law enforcement to serve as Operations Officer for the American Pistol Institute where he was Dean of instruction and was instrumental in range and curriculum development for A.P


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