Red Dot Sight Pistol - Train the Trainer
2 Days
The Red Dot Sight (RDS) Pistol Train-the-Trainer class will be two days of classroom lectures and live fire range time to learn how to properly instruct fellow officers and train others in the RDS system on the duty pistol.  This course will also assist the trainer in providing in-service instruction.  Individual attention will be given to each officer, to ensure that they comprehend all material presented, and are able to apply their knowledge while instructing others in the use of an RDS-equipped pistol.  
Topics of instruction include structure versus strength, less effort makes higher efficiency,  and pros and cons plus limitations of optics available in the marketplace.  Proper use of RDS in bad weather, and overcoming those conditions, plus close-quarter environments and extended distance situations will be covered.  Also taught will be the proper use of RDS with damage or glass obstruction.  Teach-backs and adult learning theory are applied, ensuring the student is ready to take these lessons back to their departments and fellow officers. 


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, as well as 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 prior to making a purchase.
  • It will allow the officer to provide in-service instruction to officers.
  • Each officer will gain the knowledge necessary to not only self-diagnose their own performance but more importantly the performance of their students.
  • Individual attention will be given to each officer to ensure that they are comprehending all material presented and are able to apply that knowledge while instructing others in the use of an RDS-equipped pistol.
  • Mounted and Dismounted movement, when and why to use these techniques.
  • The why’s will be explained, discussed, and answered with every technique taught within the curriculum.

The OTOA will supply if the student cannot: (Email to request the following supplies)

  • Glock RDS pistol
  • Choice of the holster
  • Choice of the magazine carrier
  • Choice of a weapon-mounted light
  • Choice of red dot optic

Student requirements

  • Ballcap
  • Eye/ear protection
  • Inclement weather gear (wet/cold)
  • Belt capable of holding and drawing pistol at speed suggested 1.5” – 1.75”
  • 500 rounds of quality/factory ammunition - NO RELOADS (9mm if you are using OTOA-owned Glock pistols)
  • Notepad/pen/pencil
  • Range snacks/water/hydration