Law Enforcement RDS Handgun Instructor by Matt Jacques of Victory First
Law Enforcement RDS Handgun Instructor by Matt Jacques of Victory First
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2 Days

Date: October 10 - 11, 2023
Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center - NOTTC
Class times: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Learning Objectives:

Develop, present, maintain, and qualify department personnel using duty handgun-mounted RDS. (red dot sights)

Students will be able to develop a proper lesson plan.

Students will be instructed on the proper setup and 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 can pass and conduct a pistol-mounted RDS qualification course of fire. 


  • Safety
  • RDS Handgun History
  • Equipment selection and considerations
  • Mounting solutions/capabilities
  • Choosing your agency, 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 Equipment:

  • 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 .45s are fine; increase the magazine count to 8 minimum
  • 1000 rounds of factory ammunition
  • Cleaning kit/lubrication
Holsters MUST be capable of holstering without the 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 **