Master Your Red Dot Pistol | Modern Samurai Project Announces North Texas Class

Master Your Red Dot Pistol
Master Your Red Dot Pistol

U.S.A.-( A good friend of mine has just announced that he will be hosting a class at one of my favorite ranges in the US, Triple C in Cresson, TX. Not only are there beautiful Texas views on this several thousand acre ranch, but you also get a chance to master your red dot pistol from a F.A.S.T. coin holder and all around good dude.

Scott “Jedi” Jedlinski has become the defacto red dot pistol expert in some of the professional circles that I travel in and is nothing short of a super nice guy that flat out knows his stuff.

The class is a two-day affair that I absolutely plan on attending because while I can hold my own with a red dotted pistol, there is always improvement that can be made. Below is some of the course information, if you have the means to do some learnin’ from this guy, I highly recommend it.


Must have already taken a fundamental class by a vetted instructor. Student should be able to clear Dot Torture drill at 3 yards

Topics Covered

  •  Zeroing your red dot. 10 yard zero. 25 yard confirmation. Ammo selection.
  •  Draw and how to stop fishing for the dot. Why back up irons are necessary?
  •  Only use the necessary amount of information required to make an acceptably accurate shot at the speed and distance required.
  •  Red dots up close. 5 yards and in.
  •  Red dots at distance
  •  Speed: Efficiency of draw and presentation. Concealed and Open setups. Speed is the economy of motion. Speed is not useless frenetic movement. Micro Drill training method.
  •  Dot tracking: Grip, stance, dot movement, predictability. Stop over confirming the dot!
  •  Modes of Practice: Speed mode. Accuracy Mode. Match/For Realz Mode.
  •  How to get better on your own. Dry fire for skill building. Live fire for confirmation.
  •  Target transitions
  •  Shooting on the move
  •  Why you should compete.
  •  Mini match to test skills.

Equipment needed:

  • Slide mounted red dot pistol.
  • The ability to carry 3 mags (1 in gun, 2 in pouches).
  • Good holster of student’s choice. No Serpas. No old leather holsters.
  • 500 rounds of reliable ammo.
  • Eye pro, Ear pro.
  • Open Mind

Pulling his bio from Primary & Secondary, you can see that Scott (or Jedi if you prefer) is no slouch when it comes to mastering a thing:

Lifelong martial artist (TKD, Muay Thai, BJJ), no LEO or military experience (save being an Air Force brat), NRA pistol instructor (who isn’t?). I have received previous training from George Wehby of BlackBelt Tactical, Matt Jacques of Victory First, John Murphy of FPF Training, Chris Sizelove of 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Aaron Brumley of Solo Defense, Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts, Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training, Pat Goodale and Wayne Fisher of PFT Training, Ernest Langdon for Langdon Tactical and private training with Al DeLeon of the State Dept’s MSD unit. I shoot anywhere from 200 to 400 rounds a week. I try to compete three times a month. I train BJJ 2 to 3 times a week. Strength & Mobility training twice a week. I am the 15th recipient of the F.A.S.T Drill coin.

Scott "Jedi" Jedlinski
Scott “Jedi” Jedlinski

You can find more details on the upcoming class on the Modern Samurai Project website or keep up with upcoming classes from vetted instructors on the Primary & Secondary training calendar. Price for the two-day class is $400 and well worth it if you want to learn how to eek the most performance out of that expensive red dot.

If you are looking for an after action report on the class, check out the post on VDMSR.

About Patrick R.Patrick Roberts

Patrick is a firearms enthusiast that values the quest for not only the best possible gear setup, but also pragmatic ways to improve his shooting skills across a wide range of disciplines. He values truthful, honest information above all else and had committed to cutting through marketing fluff to deliver the truth. You can find the rest of his work on as well as on the YouTube channel Firearm Rack or Instagram at @thepatrickroberts.