Handgun Red Dot Sight Instructor

The CJTC Handgun Red Dot Sight Instructor is a 24 hour course. The course is designed to bring current firearms instructors up to date on the fundamentals of teaching and integrating handgun Red Dot Sights (RDS) into their training curriculum or agency program.  We strongly recommend this course if you or your agency is in the process of approving the use of, or converting as an agency to handgun RDS.

Due to the advancing technology of the RDS the trend for duty use is increasing at a rapid pace.  To meet this challenge and stay relevant with emerging tools and tactics we will cover the technology, concepts, principles and training methodologies to prepare instructors to teach the RDS platform to experienced or novice shooters.

This course has been very well received in 2019.  One of the most common pieces of feedback is that instructors did not realize how much there was to learn from a user AND instructor perspective for RDS use on duty handguns.

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via LMS.  

Upcoming classes are listed below.  Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class.  Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time.  

If classes are full, or not available, please complete the Course Interest Survey.  This is not a waiting list, but instead helps us see if there is enough interest to create another class.  If we schedule a session, we will contact everyone who has completed the survey and request that registration be completed.  

Current CJTC Handgun Instructor Level 1 certification
$400
Doug Tangen (Firearms Program Manager), Sacheie Coaxum (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 835-7329

Who can attend our classes?

This class is open to active law enforcement officers who meet the prerequisites. 

Required Equipment

  • Duty handgun equipped with RDS AND iron sights. RDS capable holster on patrol duty belt with a minimum of 3 magazines.
  • Inert training pistol to fit your duty holster (red or blue gun)
  • Flashlight
  • Eye protection (including clear glasses for night firing)
  • Hearing protection – electronic headphones and earplugs
  • Review and be ready to discuss your agency’s RDS related policy if one exists
  • Weapon cleaning equipment
  • Body armor
  • Baseball hat
  • Laptop
  • USB flash drive

Required Ammunition (agency responsibility) 

  • 1000 rounds primary handgun (clean fire required in Burien - Total Metal Jacket)

Dress Code

Students attending should wear range appropriate clothing.  Come prepared for all weather conditions.  They should possess agency identification.

Regulation

 Optics review/update will be merged into Handgun Instructor Recertification, Course #2015.

Schedule

Class will be held 0800 to 1700 over the course of three days. 

Day one may include an evening session for low light application.

Burien classes may be held in the evening depending on range availability.

Cancellation

Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class.  Send an email to ffregistrar@cjtc.wa.gov to cancel your registration. 

$400 no show or late cancellation fee. 

Training sessions

Session Session Title Dates & Hours Location Status Cost
2031-3 Handgun Red Dot Sight Instructor 3/30/2020 - 4/1/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
401 Washington Street Suite 1
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Cancelled $400
2031-4 Handgun Red Dot Sight Instructor 4/29/2020 - 5/1/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Cancelled $400
2031-5 Handgun Red Dot Sight Instructor 5/20/2020 - 5/22/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Spokane Police Department Training Center
2302 North Waterworks Street
Spokane, WA 99212
Open $400
2031-6 Handgun Red Dot Sight Instructor 6/29/2020 - 7/1/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
North Whidbey Sportsman’s Association
848 Gun Club Road
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Open $400
2031-7 Handgun Red Dot Sight Instructor 9/2/2020 - 9/4/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open $400
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