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Pistol RDS Critical Precision Course

September 29, 2022 - September 30, 2022


Tactical Options Pistol Red Dot Sight Critical Precision Course is a 20-hour program designed to advance the individual officer’s knowledge of pistol fundamentals with a mounted RDS system, motor skills and speed, and performance under a series of progressive stages and drills.  Pistol RDS systems are, and have been, evolving as a more common primary pistol sight system within Law Enforcement. Therefore, as much as the optic advances pistol accuracy when applied correctly, it is critical for officers to apply that sight system combined with pistol fundamentals to accomplish success in various threatful stress environments. 

Officers will receive critical skills and knowledge through comprehensive building blocks of instructions and performance on a mounted pistol RDS. Therefore, shortcutting trials and errors of impractical and/or incorrect teaching methodologies and performance stages that may limit or hurt the officer being trained on the application of a mounted RDS system. These concepts are crucial in training officers on the care and maintenance of Pistol RDS systems, the efficient economy of motion techniques for sight acquisition and sight tracking during stress courses of fire, enhanced pistol fundamental application, and increased everyday mission readiness. This program will prepare the officer for accountability in applying their shot, tactics, and drills that focus on sustainability on critical skillsets. 

2-Day Course Objectives:

  • Everyday mental readiness, individual weapon, and kit maintenance, and preparation, kit/duty set up (principle vs shooters solution)
  • RDS familiarization on technology, mounting, cleaning and care, optics adjustment buttons, weather and lighting considerations
  • Enhanced RDS fundamental application and principle training path at various distances
  • RDS precision shot accuracy drills that focus on grouping advancing to limited angle shots, HR shot requirements and low-percentage shot drills, active shooter precision shooting drills
  • Sight tracking methods during presentation and cadence fire at various distances
  • Target assessment and shot placement under stress at various distances and stages
  • Multi-target engagement at various target formations, depths, and angles
  • Mechanics and efficient economy of motion of pistol speed reload and tac-mag reloads with threat follow through while maintaining accountability of pistol RDS 
  • Pistol manipulation techniques on a pistol with and pistol mounted RDS on malfunction clearance procedures combined with recovery for rapid target engagement
  • Failed pistol mounted RDS to iron sight transition, sight acquisition, and precision target engagement
  • Moving and shooting/shooting while moving at different angles and depths: RDS sight tracking 
  • Barricade occupation during threat engagements, clearance procedures, and pistol sight clearance awareness when breaking plains of cover or clearing unknown sectors
  • Speed and accuracy drills require combinations of movement, cover barricade usage, shoot / no-shoot targets, stress on the performance of fundamentals, and individual’s assessment and execution 
  • Tactical shooting drills that advance skills for confined spacing and close-quarters environments 
  • Various body positions stressing pistol manipulation and shot accuracy
  • Critical Task Evaluations speed and accuracy standards and execution 

Round Count:

  • 1000 training pistol rounds per student



* Local Officers “self-investing” contact directly for discounted rate *

Packing List: 

  • Duty pistol with mounted RDS system: Approved or pistol RDS that is in current T&E
  • Spare batteries and mounting screws for pistol RDS (none will be provided)
  • Minimal of 5 pistol magazines (will shorten reload times during active courses of fire)
  • Duty belt, tac-belt, or concealment holsters (SERPA or stiff leather unauthorized) 
  • Department-approved soft body armor and/or tac-vest 
  • Range training uniform 
  • Ballistic tinted and clear eye protection
  • Hearing protection (noise-canceling recommended)
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Note-taking material (you will record your data)
  • Weapons cleaning kit with lubricant (have Q-tips, optics mounting tools, lens wipes)
  • Water and snacks
  • Lunch (optional as an hour lunch break will be provided)
  • Sunscreen
  • Wet weather clothing (check the weather) 

Note: Contact the instructor with any questions you may have about additional items not listed or not listed 


September 29, 2022
September 30, 2022
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Jonas Polson
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Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Facility
6001 Ron King Trail
Littleton, CO 80125 United States
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