LPVO Patrol Rifle - (LOW POWERED VARIABLE OPTIC) by Matt Jacques of Victory First Description

Date: October 12 - 13, 2023
Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center - NOTTC
Class times: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

SPECIAL PRICING is available to students* interested in purchasing a Vortex Optic. (Email training@otoa.org for purchase instructions)
*Pricing and purchase options are ONLY available to students of this class.

  • Razor HD Gen II-E 1-6X24 MSRP $2,399 for $700
  • Viper PST Gen II 1-6X24 MSRP $899 FOR $300


This class is going to discuss aspects of carbine / AR platform deployment and operation equipped with a low-powered variable optic (LPVO)

This is a course that will improve upon current carbine skill levels and vastly improve upon the economy of movement, deployment, and operator efficiency.

This is not a caliber-specific course. Any caliber used in Law Enforcement deployment is acceptable.

We STRONGLY suggest you have a basic zero on your rifle before arrival.  You need to be able to hit an 8.5x11 sheet of paper when we start.


  • Safety
  • Equipment selection and considerations
  • Zeroing and offset considerations
  • Fundamentals / Diagnostics
  • Reloads:  Emergency and Administrative
  • Clearing malfunctions
  • Transitions
  • Multiple threats/threat selection
  • Barricades
  • Distance and accuracy
  • Cruiser deployment
  • Working around vehicles
  • Movement while shooting
  • Unorthodox shooting positions

If you DO NOT have an LPVO but want to gain knowledge, you can still attend this class. 

Email training@otoa.org to request an optic-ready loaner rifle courtesy of Vortex Optics and American Defense Manufacturing—NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. 

We have a LIMITED amount of optic-ready rifles to provide; register early and reserve your rifle today

Required Kit:

  • Duty carbine + 4 magazines (If you need one of the loaner rifles, you must reserve early)
  • Duty pistol + 2 magazines 
  • Carbine optic - Preferred to be a 1X low end (1-4X, 1-6X, 1-10X, etc.) (If you need an optic for this course, you must reserve early)
  • (A throw lever/magnification adjustment lever is recommended)
  • The rifle sling must be able to allow the rifle to hang.
  • Duty rig or concealment.
  • Spare batteries for optics (if required)
  • Wrap-around Eye Protection
  • Ear protection (electronic preferred)
  • Baseball style hat
  • Range food / WATER
  • Seasonal weather gear/rain gear
  • Ability to retain two pistol magazines and one rifle magazine on your body
  • 800 rounds of factory rifle ammunition
  • 200 rounds of factory pistol ammunition
  • Note-taking material
  • Lens cleaning supplies
  • Cleaning kit/lubrication

Optional gear/kit:

  • Mounted Carbine white light
  • Bipod
  • Offset RDS
  • Offset iron sights
  • Mounted visible laser