Red Dot Optic System Instructor (Handgun)

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Course Description:

This course provides attendees with the knowledge and benefits of implementing the Red Dot sighting system (RDS) on a pistol. Attendees will learn the skills needed to instruct, administer and supervise the use of Red Dot equipped pistols. Techniques to teach shooters “how to find the dot” as well as using the dot to evaluate shooter errors will also be highlighted.


Presented by Oakland Police Academy Firearms Instructors

Requirements: MUST be a current firearms instructor to attend.


  • Why Red Dots?
  • Equipment Selection
  • Mounting and Care
  • Finding the Dot
  • Shooter Diagnosis
  • Departmental Policy

Required Equipment: 

  • RDS pistol and holster
  • Flashlight
  • Ball cap
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Your pistol should be equipped with iron sights visible through the Red Dot System

The Oakland Police Academy will provide the ammunition for this course.

Course Details:

- 302 Funds Eligible -