Pistol w/ Red Dot Sights (RDS)

Red Dot Sights for Duty Pistol

MRDS Law Enforcement Only

Transition Course Subject

The following law enforcement technique and concepts will be introduced at a reasonable pace for the maximum retention.


Safety Briefing per the range protocol   

The hardware: RDS technology, holster, mounting, battery, BUS

Hardware Reliability

    Environmental Factor for use of RDS

RDS Pros & Cons vs Iron Sights

Stress and Focal point

Use of Deadly Force & RDS


Officers are introduced to the concept of marksmanship & weapon operation using the RDS

The Grip & Stance factor

Drawing and Presentation from Holster using RDS

Zeroing the RDS

Dot Behavior in recoil

Tracking the dot and shooting errors


Officers are introduced to the concept of combat shooting using RDS

Reloading & RDS

Alternative Shooting Positions and RDS

Movements and RDS

RDS Malfunctions

Low Light & RDS


Critical Transition Course

If you carry a red dot or thinking about transitioning to a red dot optic for your duty pistol, do not miss this class.  You will experience all types of red dot sight pictures you may encounter in the field.  This class will prepare you to be able to carry the red dot optic for duty with fullest confidence.  Plus, you'll also learn how to shoot better by three folds. 


RDS Concept & Operation overview


Law Enforcement Only

All levels of shooting skill welcomed

Schedule & Cost

November 5th & 6th

Tuition: $325


San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Department


Min 700

Needed Gear

    • RDS equipped Semi Auto Pistol (9mm, 40 cal., 45 cal.)
    • Ammunition (Students must provide min 700 rds of own ammo)
    • RDS compatible Holster
    • Duty gear for LEO
    • Ballistic vest for patrol
    • Magazines (min 5 double stack magazines)
    • Magazine pouch (holds to magazines)
    • Dummy Rounds (5 minimum)
    • Eye protection (Prefer clear with no color)
    • Ear protection (electronic hearing protection is preferred)
    • Cap or Hat (highly recommended)
    • Appropriate attire for weather & flying hot brass
    • Optional Masking tape (10mm thick)
    • Marking Pen (Sharpies)
    • Water and snacks (also available on-site for purchase)
    • Lunch - 1 hr daily lunch break
    • Gun bag/case to store and transport firearms
    • Cleaning kit and lubrication for your gun
    • Work glove for range maintenance
    • Sunblock for your skin
    • Optional Folding Chair for your comfort
    • IFAK (and know how to use it)

All students are subject to a criminal background check.



SLOSD: 1585 Kansas Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405




Class info: (661) 857-7722