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 our Learning Management System (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.
Who can attend our classes?This class is open to active law enforcement officers who meet the prerequisites.
- 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)
- 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
- USB flash drive
Required Ammunition (agency responsibility)
- 1000 rounds primary handgun (clean fire required in Burien - Total Metal Jacket)
Students attending should wear range appropriate clothing. Come prepared for all weather conditions. They should possess agency identification.
RegulationOptics review/update will be merged into Handgun Instructor Recertification, Course #2015.
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.
Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class. Send an email
to firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your
$400 no show or late cancellation fee.
|Session||Session Title||Dates & Hours||Location||Status||Cost|
|2031-11||Handgun Optics Instructor (Red Dot Sight)||10/19/2021 - 10/21/2021||
Cathcart Way Operations Center
8915 Cathcart Way
Snohomish, WA 98290
|2031-12||Handgun Optics Instructor (Red Dot Sight)||1/25/2022 - 1/27/2022||
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
|2031-13||Handgun Optics Instructor (Red Dot Sight)||3/22/2022 - 3/24/2022||
5233 Malaga-Alcoa Highway
Malaga, WA 98828
|2031-14||Handgun Optics Instructor (Red Dot Sight)||4/5/2022 - 4/7/2022||
Cathcart Operations Center
8915 Cathcart Way
Snohomish, WA 98296
|2031-15||Handgun Optics Instructor (Red Dot Sight)||5/16/2022 - 5/18/2022||
Spokane Police Training Center
2302 North Waterworks Street
Spokane, WA 99212
|2031-12||Handgun Optics Instructor (Red Dot Sight)||5/31/2022 - 6/2/2022||
Clark County Sheriff's Range
902 NE 192nd Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
|2031-1||Handgun Optics Instructor (Red Dot Sight)||9/6/2022 - 9/8/2022||
Okanogan County Sheriff's Office Range
241-B B&O Road North
Okanogan, WA 98840