Course detail: Red Dot Sights (RDS) for Duty Pistols

Just as red dot sights started out slow for rifles and ultimately became the standard, the same is projected to occur with duty pistols. As technology continues to get better, the red dotsights will become more prolific. Instructors need to know the technical aspects of thesesighting systems and the best way to conduct transitional training for them. 

This 2-day / 16-hour instructor development course is designed to provide instructors withtechnical information related to red dot sights, mounting options, and holster considerations.In addition, instructors will learn the best way to conduct transitional training and the types ofdrills to run to address the common concerns associated with the use of RDS on duty pistols. 

This course is approved by the NRA LE Division for 16 hours of continuing education credit. 

Topics Covered: 

  • Red dot sight (RDS) theory 
  • Various red dot sights features, and which ones should be considered for duty use 
  • Mounting options and considerations 
  • Holster consideration 
  • Use of backup iron sights (BUIS) 
  • Weapon manipulation with mounted optic 
  • Dealing with parallax and occluded optics 
  • Alternate aiming techniques 
  • Using weapon mounted and hand-held flashlight techniques with RDS (night shoot) 
  • Conducting advanced drills for honing skills 

Required Equipment: 
  • Pistol with RDS and three magazines 
  • Holster & magazine pouches 
  • 600 rounds of pistol ammo 
  • Hand-held flashlight 
  • Weapon-mounted flashlight (optional) 
  • Hat with a brim 
  • Eye & ear protection (clear eye pro for night shoot) 
  • Weather-appropriate gear 
  • Hydration fluids and snacks

You Must Be A Member To Attend!
Membership Levels:
  • Law Enforcement - $50 annually
  • Military - $40 annually
  • Retired LE / Military - $35 annually
  • Security Industry - $60 annually (restrictions apply)
  • Private Sector - $60 annually (restrictions apply)
  • International - $60 annually (restrictions apply)
To become a member and/or register for this course online, please visit NLEFIA.ORG

Fitness Level Necessary for Successful Completion: Low Active

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Notice of Availability of the KLETC Annual Security and Fire Safety Report:

The University of Kansas has determined that the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) main campus in Hutchinson and its regional sites in Dodge City, Hays, and Parsons are separate campuses. This determination was made in consultation with the Department of Education. The report is available online t:

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; the procedures the institution will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred On-Campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Non-Campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the institution or a recognized student organization; and on Public Property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

 A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 785-864-6414 or emailing or arrange for pick-up at a KLETC location.

 Session Information: LE24191F

Schedule: Every day, starting on 06/20/24 and ending on 06/21/24
Times: 08:00am-05:00pm CDT
This session contains no associated Fee Codes, so you cannot register at this time


To reserve a dorm room during this training, please contact Jenny Caywood at or 620-694-1449.

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KLETC Campus
Firearms Range and Classroom Bldg
10205 Halstead Street
Hutchinson, KS 67501
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