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This Course is FULL – 2 Day RDS Pistol – “Train the Trainer” Instructional Training Program

August 28 @ 8:00 am - August 29 @ 5:00 pm


The 2 Day RDS Instructional course sponsored by the Forest Lake Police Department is designed to give department instructional staff a hands-on experience of MRDS handgun familiarization, training, skill and technique development and presentation points for their departmental training objectives. This course will provide the student trainer with a solid basic understanding of the RDS, common RDS issues and operations and the best effective instructional methodology and use of the RDS for duty and tactical applications. There will be a heavy emphasis on Shooter Coach Instruction, Teach Backs, Program Development and Problem Solving with extensive Firearms Drills.  

Day One – Foundational RDS Skills and Instructor Development 

Day 2 – Train the Trainer RDS Skills – Departmental Programs and Instructional Student Problem Solving. O.D.R. Methodology. 

Instruction includes: 

  • Classroom Power Point and Discussion 
  • Benefits / Drawbacks / Limitations 
  • Instructional Diagnostics and Problem Solving 
  • Shooter Fundamentals problem solving 
  • Parallax and Optics – W/ Drills 
  • Optic and the science of aiming
  • Focal Plans 
  • Sighted / Aim Fire 
  • Dot presentation 
  • Optic types, selection, and issues 
  • System Failures and Issues – Optic Failures, Co-Witnessing, Occluded Optics Drills, BUIS and options, Fractured Lenses Drills, Stadia Lines, Line of Sight Fire 
  • System Functionality – Optics types 
  • Equipment, Holster Acquisition Drills w/ FTX’s 
  • Firearm fundamentals applied to the MRDS
  • Shooter Analysis and Diagnostics – O.D.R. Methodology 
  • Optics Challenge FTX – Stress, Acclimation and FTX’s 
  • Instructional / Skill Development – Failure as an option and Micro Drills 
  • Presentation and Drawing from the Holster 
  • Reloads with the RDS 
  • Malfunction and Remediation – Weapon and Optics 
  • Washout 
  • Low Light Concepts – Discussion and Demo 
  • Learning to trust the Dot
  • Departmental programs, Course development and FTX’s
  • Instructional and Course Teach Backs 
  • Students will receive handouts with all of the various drills presented.

Equipment requirements: 

  • RDS equipped Handgun with 3 magazines (single stack, 5-7 magazines) and fresh batteries
  • Duty Holster, Duty belt / gear
  • Range Bag and RDS Armoring equipment
  • Magazine pouch(s) 
  • Vests are required
  • Minimum 600 rounds range ammunition 
  • Ear and Eye protection (Clear Eye protection mandatory)  
  • Ball Cap 
  • Long sleeves recommended (long pants mandatory)
    100 count pack of 3” POST- it – Notes.

Optional: (recommended) gear: 

  • Magazine Loaders 
  • Off range hydration systems or supplies

Prerequisites: Students must be previous Firearms Instructor certified. Students MUST have an RDS equipped pistol (duty) and holster for participation in the class. 

Note: Student should be at the training facility 15 minutes prior to the start of the course. Please have all weapons systems and magazines unloaded for the course.  

Post Credits: 16 


August 28 @ 8:00 am
August 29 @ 5:00 pm
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Dave Sohm
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Forest Lake Sportsman’s Club
4648 240th St N
Forest Lake, 55025 United States
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