Law Enforcement - LE Only

Law Enforcement RDS Handgun Instructor Sworn LE Only - Fairfax County, Va

May 29-31, 2024

0800 - 1600  Wednesday - Friday 

If you are a contract Instructor employed by a Law Enforcement agency, contact the Agency POC to obtain approval through their chain of command.

Training Host:

Fairfax County Firearms Training Unit

3721 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151


Agency POC:

Second Lieutenant Michael Cuyler

Fairfax County Police Department

Firearms Training Unit

3721 Stonecroft Blvd

Chantilly, VA 20151

O: 703-803-8255

Learning Objectives:

Develop, present, maintain and qualify department personnel in the use of duty handgun mounted RDS. (red dot sights)

Students will be able to develop a proper lesson plan.

Students will able to Instruct the proper setup, deployment maintenance of various pistol mounted RDS.

Students will be able to properly diagnose common issues with new or intermediate shooters using the pistol mounted RDS.

Students will be able to implement a viable Pistol RDS syllabus.

Students will be able to pass and conduct pistol mounted RDS qualification course of fire. 



  • Safety
  • RDS Handgun History
  • Equipment selection and considerations
  • Mounting solutions / capabilities
  • Choosing your agencies Red Dot 
  • Building your program
  • Fundamentals
  • Presentation of the RDS equipped Handgun
  • Occlusion
  • Reloads
  • Clearing malfunctions
  • Multiple threats / threat selection
  • Movement while shooting
  • Lesson Plans
  • Evaluations - Record keeping
  • Qualifications - Developing, maintaining
  • Certifications

Required Kit:

  • Wrap around Eye Protection
  • Ear protection (electronic preferred)
  • Baseball style hat
  • Duty belt / patrol pistol belt
  • Range food / WATER
  • Seasonal weather gear / rain gear
  • Duty handgun, preferably 12 round capacity or higher
  • Single stack .45’s are fine, just need to increase magazine count to 8 minimum
  • 1000 rounds of factory ammunition
  • Cleaning kit / lubrication

** Holsters MUST be capable of holstering without use of the support hand. Old leather pancake style or inside the waistband holsters that do not retain their opening when the handgun is removed are NOT permitted.
** Shoulder rigs ARE NOT permitted **

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