RDS Instructor Workshop

Event Phone: 205-248-4860

  • September 20, 2021 - September 21, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

September 20-21, 2021 we will conduct a RDS Pistol Instructor Workshop at our range. Class will start each day at 0800 and end at 1600.

Red dot sights on duty pistols are becoming the norm. Several agencies in the state have already transitioned to RDS duty pistols. Other agencies may already be in the process of transitioning while some are exploring the idea of implementing RDS equipped duty pistols. This 2-day instructor development course is designed to provide firearms instructors with technical information, selection, proper installation and holster considerations related to red dot sights on pistols. In addition, we will discuss policy considerations, best practices when conducting transitional training and specific drills to address common issues shooters experience when transitioning to RDS equipped pistols. The only prerequisite is attendees be current sworn Law Enforcement Officers and possess a current LE Firearms Instructor certification (NRA, FBI, FLETC, DEA).

Topics Covered
• Selection of RDS Pistol Optics
• Mounting considerations
• Care and maintenance
• RDS pistol fundamentals
• Zeroing
• Body mechanics
• Recoil management
• Multiple target engagement
• Support hand/strong hand only shooting
• RDS Specific malfunctions
• Holster considerations
• Policy considerations

Equipment Requirements:
• RDS equipped pistol and three magazines
• Holster & magazine pouches
• 600 rounds of pistol ammo
• Hat with a brim
• Eye & ear protection
• Weather appropriate gear
• Hydration fluids and snacks
• Notepad and pen

Certificates will be issued at the end of the course that will be good for 16 hrs of APOSTC credit.

The workshop is tuition FREE.

Please contact me to register.
Sergeant T.M. Guy
Tuscaloosa Police Department
Training Division-Range Master
2201 New Watermelon Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
Office: (205) 248-4860
Mobile: (205) 579-3694


2201 New Watermelon Road, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35406, United States