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Jul 11 - 14 2023


8:00 am - 4:00 pm



Red Dot Pistol Instructor Development (4 Day)

During this training program, officers will learn how to create training periods of instruction (POI), teach, and employ advanced weapons handling tactics, techniques and procedures, utilized by modern Special Operations Forces. The Special Operations cadre will impart critical skills and techniques reinforced by real world experiences, validated by over two decades conducting Special Operations Missions during the Global War On Terror.

This four day course is designed to enhance the officer’s ability to generate POI’s, teach advanced weapons handling utilizing a Red Dot Pistol Sidearm, and drive standard operating procedures (SOP) development at their respective departments. This training program is intended for all L/E, Military, Corrections, Federal and State ESU/SRT/SWAT personnel.

Course Topics

  • Proper Kit Setup
  • Pistol Setup
  • Pistol Zero
  • Red Dot Application
  • Grip
  • Stance
  • Grip Pressure
  • Recoil Control
  • Sight Picture
  • Sight Alignment
  • Trigger Control
  • External Ballistics / Trajectory
  • Holdover
  • Draw Stroke
  • Slide Lock Reloads
  • Tactical Magazine Reloads
  • Static Engagements
  • Multi Target Engagements
  • Target Identification
  • Target Discrimination
  • Kinetic Engagements
  • Engagements From Cover & Concealment
  • Cognitive Processing Under Duress


Required Materials

  • Eye protection: sunglasses / ballistic clear lenses
  • Ear protection: amplified hearing protection (recommended but not required)
  • OTWB Duty Holster: active or passive retention
  • Duty belt w/ magazine pouches
  • Dump pouch (recommended but not required)
  • Service pistol w/ 3 magazines
  • Pen, paper, note taking material
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Small arms cleaning & repair kit (recommended but not required)
  • IFAK
  • 900 rounds of pistol ammunition


Clubhouse Classroom
53 Kingstown Road, Richmond, RI, USA
Clubhouse Classroom

Location 2

Ashaway Sportsman Club
1 Gun Club Pa, Hopkinton, RI 02833
Ashaway Sportsman Club


Kyle Josephson


Kyle Josephson

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