RDS Handgun Instructor - Law Enforcement Only Dorchester County, MD

April 8-10, 2024

0800 - 1600  Monday - Wednesday 

***  This is the COMAR compliant course approved by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission and it will be assigned a Program Approval Number ("P" number from MPCTC.) ***

Training Host:

Dorchester County Sheriff's Office

Report to the below address on Monday / Training Day 1:

East New Market Volunteer Fire Company

4020 East New Market Bypass

East New Market, MD 21631


Range address for Tuesday and Wednesday:

6815 East New Market Elwood Rd

Hurlock, MD 21643

Agency POC:

Dorchester County Sheriff's Office

Cpl. Wayne Rogers

Dorchester County Sheriff's Office
Phone 443-205-5881

If your agency wishes to host an a COMAR approved RDS course, email Matt@Victory-First.com

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
  • Sight occlusion
  • Reloads
  • Clearing malfunctions
  • Multiple threats / threat selection
  • Movement while shooting
  • Disabled / one handed techniques
  • 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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