Course Details
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RDS Instructor - Reticence Group
03/20/2024 - 03/22/2024
08:00 - 17:00
Fort Worth, TX 76115
Region 6
15 of 20 seats taken

The goal for this course is to teach officers how to effectively operate and instruct others in the operation of a RDS equipped handgun.  You will learn how to identify, correct and “troubleshoot” others. This is not a shoot tiny groups or “standards” class.  This is not a class where you show up, shoot for a couple days and walk away with an “Instructor Certification.” We will push the limits and find where you can truly operate the handgun.  You will push to failure and by doing so learn where common failures occur, identify their causes, spot them in other shooters and learn when and how to correct them in your personal training as well as in students you instruct. Strong emphasis will be placed on the handful of foundational things necessary to put bullets where you want them with a high degree of speed and accuracy.  This class is not for those looking for style points or to impress people on social media.  There will be structured and graded teach backs which will include demos.   If you are serious about your RDS program at your agency or are working to approve RDS equipped pistols at your agency then this class is for you


Topics Covered

  • Program set up/maintenance
  • Common RDS Issues – how to mitigate them internally and within your chain of command
  • Equipment selection – pros/cons of what’s currently available
  • Zeroing your red dot
  • Draw/Presentation/Index
  • Seeing enough and applying what is needed to hit at different distances
  • Common issues when learning to shoot a RDS equipped pistol
  • Optic failure drills
  • Shooting at the speed of sight and just how important vision really is
  • Dot awareness:  dot movement, and repeatability.
  • Learning how the handgun is predictable and how to keep the variable (you) from over influencing the gun.
  • Common errors, what causes them and the corrections that need to be made.etc

Equipment needed

  • RDS equipped handgun and at least 3 magazines.  Sturdy belt & holster
  • Uncle Mikes and Serpa holster/gear will NOT be permitted.  
  • 1300 rounds of reliable ammo.
  • Ear and Eye Pro
  • Back up RDS equipped gun if available
  • Food/snacks/water
Registration/Payment Instructions:
You must register as a member for any TTPOA course ($30 for one year individual membership)
Credit card payment is strongly recommended. 
Inquiries regarding the course, payment or other questions can be directed to 
Mail checks to:
Att: RDS Instructor - Reticence Group Reg 6
PO Box 304
Burnet, TX 78611
*Please make checks payable to "TTPOA"
Questions, contact Sean Harris
(817) 929-4174 (TEXT Preferred) 
Here are suggestions for hotels within 10 minutes of the training academy located in a decent area with many dining options nearby. 
HOTELS Near FWPD Academy
Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Cityview
5900 Cityview Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76132•(817) 361-9797
Courtyard by Marriott Fort Worth West at Cityview
6400 Overton Ridge Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76132•(817) 294-7600
Hampton Inn Fort Worth Southwest Cityview
4799 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76132•(817) 346-7845
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Worth Southwest at Cityview
4880 Citylake Blvd E, Fort Worth, TX 76132•(682) 250-7500
Home2Home Suites Southwest Cityview
5401 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76132
Homewood Suits Fort Worth West at Cityview
6350 Overton Ridge Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76132
Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Worth Southwest
5825 Arborlawn Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76109