Red Dot Handgun Development - Federal Law Enforcement Only - Laurel, MD June 24-26, 2019

 **Federal Law Enforcement Only **

Training venue:

Federal Agency Training Site; Laurel, MD

 **Address and security/access guidelines provided upon completion of enrollment **

Learning Objectives:

Instructional Goal:

Develop, present, maintain and qualify department personnel in the use of 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
  • Reloads
  • Clearing malfunctions
  • Multiple threats / threat selection
  • Movement while shooting
  • Disabled / one handed techniques
  • Using barricades; HOB
  • Lesson Plans
  • Teach backs
  • 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
  • 800 rounds of factory ammunition
  • Cleaning kit / lubrication

 If your agency does not have an RDS capable handgun or equipment, we can provide them for you. Email: and we will get you on the loaner list for the class.  

** 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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