Understanding Optics

Understanding Optics
Instructor: Jerod Johnson
Times: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Scottsdale Gun Club
Price: Non-Members:

Seats: 50

**Members will receive discounted rate for their class at time of processing once verification of membership is completed.


This 3 hour course is designed to discuss the details of optics, reticles and the function of rifle scopes and red dots. Guests will leave with an understanding of what optic best fits their needs in order to get their rifles set up with the applicable scope. The class is conducted with cut away models of rifle scopes, complete scopes and red dots to let the guests see the differences as well as how an optic functions.


  • Types of scopes on the market
  • Nomenclature of optics
  • Hunting scopes vs Tactical scopes
  • Milrad vs. Munute of Angle
  • Optic myths
  • Options and accessories for optics
  • Mounting solutions for scopes and red dots 
  • Parallax
  • Reticle options



  • Dress casual/ relaxed
  • Note taking gear

**No Loaded Firearms Allowed in Classroom**