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R2 Handgun Mounted Optics (Red Dot Sights) User -Caldwell

November 7, 2022

Course Number:    R2 259

Description:   Handgun Mounted Electronic Sights (Red Dot Sights) User Training

This is a POST provided in-service training for certified officers.  This course will cover the use of handgun mounted optical sights, such as red dot sights from various manufacturers. The course will cover different optics, their use, and problems associated with their use. This course will also satisfy the High Liability Firearms Instructor biennial training requirement.

Topics covered will include:

    • Functionality
    • Nomenclature
    • Pros and Cons
    • Binden Aiming Concept
    • Asymmetrical Dot Principle
    • Occluded Lens – Water, Fog, Snow, Ice, Mud, Broken Lens
    • Policy and Procedures
    • And more…

Participants will be required to provide the following:

Duty handgun with mounted electronic optic, iron sights, three magazines
Weapon mounted light and/or handheld flashlight
800 rounds of handgun training ammunition 
100 rounds of duty handgun ammo 
Duty belt with duty holster, or other holster capable of securely holstering the handgun with mounted optic
Ear/eye pro
Ball cap
Range suitable clothing, water

Pre-requisites for attendance 

        • Idaho POST Basic certification

All Registration requests will be vetted by POST for approval to attend.

Dates:  November 7-8, 2022

Time:       0800-1700

Credit Hours:  16


Caldwell Police Department
110 S 5th Ave
Caldwell, ID 83605

Cost:           $ 150.00  Payable to Idaho POST
(Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:  October 31, 2022  NOTE CLASSES FILL QUICKLY – this class is limited to 20 participants.


Raul Garcia
Kerry Giesige

POST Coordinator:  Jeff Sklar

Registration:  Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.

Remarks:  Completion of this course will satisfy the High Liability Firearms Instructor biennial training requirement for endorsement renewal.

Lt. Winfield is the Caldwell PD contact for this course



November 7, 2022
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Caldwell Police Department
110 South 5th Avenue
Caldwell, ID 83605 United States
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