October 11, 2024
Course length: Three Days
Course Description: The optic equipped handgun is not a new concept, though in the last decade technology has improved to allow for the Miniature Red Dot Sight (MRDS) to be reliably mounted to handguns intended for duty and general self-defense carry. With fundamental differences in techniques between the MRDS handgun and the rifle, instruction on the MRDS handgun presents unique problems for the instructor when introducing their students to proper skill development with their duty or carry MRDS handgun.
The RDS Handgun Instructor course is a culmination of years of MRDS handgun skill and technique development, made available to shortcut instructor trial/error on their own. This course will provide the trainer with a comprehensive understanding of common MRDS operations and science, as well as concepts and principles for teaching students to best use their MRDS duty or carry handgun. Students will be expected to meet minimum marksmanship requirements in order to complete this course.
Optic selection and concerns
Administrative and SOP development for MRDS use (LE)
Duty carry/CCW Carry
Curriculum development for MRDS introduction training
Understanding proprioception, hand/eye coordination and engram development
Firearm fundamentals applied to the MRDS
Drawing from IWB/OWB
Tactical and emergency reloads
Austere shooting positions
Maximizing and recognizing adequate cover/concealment/deflection
Primary-hand-only weapon manipulation
Optic malfunctions/handgun malfunctions
Course cost: $600.00
MRDS equipped Handgun with 3 magazines (single stack, 5-7 magazines)
Holster (cross-draw holsters prohibited) Duty gear (for LE students)
Minimum 1000 rounds range ammunition, 50 rounds duty/self defense ammunition
Ear and eye protection
Long sleeves recommended (pants mandatory)
Optional (recommended) gear:
Field cleaning kit
Basic maintenance tools
Knee and elbow pads
Additional magazines for all weapons
Class size: Minimum of 10, no more than 16
Prerequisites: Dept/Agency/Unit Instructor position. For non LE students in open enrollment courses, proof of Instructor liability insurance may be required.
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