Red Dot Sight Pistol - Train the Trainer


The Red Dot Sight (RDS) Pistol Train-the-Trainer class spans two days, incorporating classroom lectures and live fire range sessions to equip participants with the skills to effectively instruct fellow officers and train others in using the RDS system on-duty pistols.

The course also aids trainers in providing in-service instruction. 

Each officer receives individual attention to ensure a comprehensive understanding of all presented material, enabling them to apply their knowledge while instructing others to use an RDS-equipped pistol.

Topics covered include

  • structure versus strength
  • achieving higher efficiency with less effort
  • examining the pros, cons, and limitations of optics available in the marketplace.

The course delves into the proper use of RDS in adverse weather conditions, strategies for overcoming challenging conditions, and considerations for close-quarter and extended-distance situations.

Additionally, instruction is provided on the appropriate use of RDS in the presence of damage or glass obstruction.

Teach-backs and applying adult learning theory are integrated into the training, ensuring students are well-prepared to convey these lessons to their respective departments and fellow officers.

Class starts at 8:00 AM, and the training days are eight hours long.

Topics of Instruction Include

Student requirements

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:

Note: $100 will be added to each student registration requesting the Glock RDS loaner pistol

Lodging, Travel and Food:

The course cost does not include ammunition, lodging, transportation, and food.

Any tactic, technique, or technology covered at any OTOA advanced training or annual training conference MUST be applied in compliance with the United States Constitution, the Ohio Revised Code, and the rules and regulations of an attendee’s employing law enforcement agency.