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Red Dot Sight Pistol Instructor

COURSE DESCRIPTION: As firearms technology advances, more and more individuals are starting to equip their duty pistols with red dot sights.  Many are installing red dot sights and employing them without having proper training or practice with Pistol mounted RDS optics.  This 16 hour RDS Instructor course will help Firearms Trainers teach shooters how to better familiarize themselves with the differences in use of iron sights vs. RDS equipped handguns and how to choose proper reliable equipment.  Additionally, this course will cover RDS armoring, program maintenance, and how to select proper tools and equipment to have on hand to maintain a program at the agency armory level.  Upon course completion, students will receive digital course material to take back to their respective agencies for full implementation of a RDS pistol program.



  • Medical / Safety Brief

  • Instructor Development

  • Weapons Handling and Familiarization

  • Gear Selection

  • Policy Development Considerations

  • RDS Zero Process

  • Reengineering the Draw

  • Optic Occlusion / Failure

  • Identifying Mechanical Offset

  • Shooting on the Move

  • Target Transitions

  • Target Discrimination

  • Red Dots in Low Light

  • Shooter Workspace

  • Use of Cover/Concealment

  • Weapon Malfunction Drills

  • RDS System Armoring

  • RDS Program Maintenance


COURSE LENGTH: 2 Days/Approximately 16 Hours

COURSE COST: $450.00

PREREQUISITES: Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor through State, Federal, or Recognized Private Training Organization or prospective firearms instructors who've completed Instructor Development.

AUDIENCE: Law Enforcement, Military, Corrections, Constable, Probation/Parole.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Handgun with RDS. At least 3 magazines and magazine pouch, Holster must attach via the belt (paddle holsters are not allowed). 800 rounds of handgun ammunition. Eye protection and electronic ear protection. Water and snacks recommended. Sharpie marker. Pen and notepad.


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