Red Dot Techniques Training



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*Please note cancellations will only be accepted up to 7 days prior to the class date. No shows on the day of will not be refunded.*

Red Dot Transition Course

This one day course is for pistol owners who have red dot sights (RDS) and want to develop a better understanding of the techniques for deploying and utilizing RDS pistols. This course covers types of RDS sights, the carry and utilization of RDS mounted pistols and the pros and cons of the RDS. This course is designed for those who already possess basic firearm skills and want to advance to the next level.

Class will begin in a classroom setting at 2845 County Road 233 in Florence TX 76527.  Coffee and water will be provided, please bring any snacks or specialty drinks you may need or desire (no alcohol allowed before or during training). Lunch will be provided. A 1.5hr break will be taken to accommodate for travel to and from range.

  • 8am start in classroom at 2845 County Road 233 in Florence TX 76527.
  • Total class time is around 8-9 hours.

Range portion of training will be at the Ranch at Staccato’s new facility located at 1223 County Road 233 in Florence Texas 76527.

Dress for range should be comfortable clothing and weather specific.  If it rains, we will still train so bring raingear if you require it, sunscreen and hats for hot sunny weather is recommended.

We will discuss range safety and rules, discuss the 1911/2011 platform, disassemble and assemble the 2011, discuss carrying options, dryfire and do static firearms training.

Student needs to be able to stand for long periods of time.  If you require special accommodations or have questions concerning the course, please email us at [email protected]

Required Student Provided Items:

  • Ballistic eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Staccato 2011
  • 3 magazines with mag carrier for at least one
  • Holster
  • 350 rounds of ammunition
  • Any item needed for environmental conditions.

Your Instructors

Mike Benbow

Staccato’s Director of Training Mike Benbow recently retired from the United States Marshals Service as the Tactical Operations Commander for their Special Operations Group (SOG). Mike spent 25 years in the Marshals and 21 years in SOG. During his tenure as SOG Cadre, Mike was responsible for the shooting and entry programs as well as overseeing Tactical Operations.  He participated in and lead missions across the United States and its territories as well as several overseas deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and other counties abroad.

Prior to his time in the US Marshals, Mike served as a uniformed Sheriff’s Deputy, a Narcotics Detective and a United States Border Patrol Agent.

Mike was instrumental in the adoption of the Staccato 2011 by SOG and has 20 years’ experience shooting, carrying and instructing with the 1911/2011 platform. Mike’s passion for all shooting disciplines carried throughout his career and continues today.

Jim Erwin

Jim Erwin is a veteran of the U.S. Special Operations Forces, including service as a 1st SFOD-D (Delta) Operator.

He was part of the 1st SFOD-D selection course – where he was ultimately one of five candidates chosen from a class of nearly 100.

Erwin was awarded the Distinguished Honor Graduate of his U.S. Army Sniper Course while serving with 2/75 Ranger Bat. He also served as the ranking NCO for a military free-fall platoon with a Long Range Surveillance Company.

After leaving active duty, Erwin provided close protection and security for high-profiled clientele across the globe including many high-threat environments.

He is a certified FBI Advanced Firearms Instructor, and has earned several instructor certifications for the NRA.  Erwin Currently is a business development manager for Staccato 2011 and owns Shooting Performance Institute.

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