Intro to Red Dot Sight Pistol
Intro to Red Dot Sight Pistol
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The Intro to the RDS pistol is an introductory course consisting of classroom lectures and live fire range time to learn how to use the RDS system on the duty pistol properly.  The life fire will consist of drawing and presentation, acquiring the red dot, target focus versus front sight focus, and distance shooting with the RDS.

Topics of instruction include structure versus strength; less effort equals higher efficiency, pros and cons, plus limitations of optics available in the marketplace.  Proper use of RDS in lousy weather, overcoming those conditions, close-quarter environments, and extended distance situations will be covered.

Also taught will be the proper use of RDS with damage or glass obstruction. Finally, detailed information and data to consider before purchasing will be covered.

Topics of Instruction Include

  • The course covers an individual officer wanting to enhance his ability with the RDS or start gaining knowledge of the RDS.
  • The fundamentals redefined: structure vs. strength, less effort = better efficiency.
  • Pros, cons, and limitations of optics available in the marketplace will be discussed at length.
  • Proper use of RDS in inclement weather and how to overcome those conditions through technique.
  • Proper use of RDS in CQB environments and at extended distances.
  • Proper use of RDS with damage and or obstruction of the glass.
  • It allows an agency or team to acquire more information on the RDS pistol before purchasing it.

Each officer will gain the basic knowledge necessary to not only self-diagnose their performance. 

  • Individual attention will be given to each officer to ensure they comprehend all material presented.
  • The whys will be explained, discussed, and answered with every technique taught within the curriculum.

Student requirements

  • Ballcap
  • Eye/ear protection
  • Inclement weather gear (wet/cold)
  • 250 rounds of quality/factory ammunition - NO RELOADS (9mm if you are using OTOA-owned loaner Glock pistols)
  • Notepad/pen/pencil
  • Range snacks/water/hydration

No RDS-equipped pistol? No Problem:

The OTOA can provide a loaner Glock RDS pistol with optic and holster for *$100 per student.  

Email to reserve the following supplies:

  • Glock RDS pistol
  • Right-handed or left-handed holster
  • Preferred or requested red dot optic - Holosun or Trijicon

*$100 will be added to each student registration requesting the Glock RDS loaner pistol.

There are currently no upcoming Intro to Red Dot Sight Pistol courses available.