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2-Day Course – This instructor level course will provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the MRDS system, associated equipment, policy/admin proposal process, MRDS specific shooter diagnostic/correction and LE specific applications. This course provides 16 Minnesota POST credits.

All students will be subject to minimum proficiency requirements to include demonstration of safe handling of firearms. Tuition must be paid in advance and is non-refundable.

Registration for this course is open to active law enforcement and military only.

Students will participate in a variety of dry/live fire skill building and shooter diagnostic drills to deepen their understanding of the system. Upon course completion the instructor will have the foundation of knowledge necessary to establish and facilitate a MRDS program at their agency. It is strongly recommended that students are already firearms instructors.


  • Intro to the MRDS system
  • Optic/equipment selection for LE use
  • Care, maintenance and installation of the MRDS system
  • Administration proposal and policy development process
  • Practical shooting fundamentals applied to the MRDS
  • Dry fire programming for skill development
  • Zeroing process and procedures
  • Dot acquisition/re-acquisition
  • Recoil management
  • Target transitions
  • Support hand/strong hand only
  • MRDS specific malfunctions
  • Positional shooting and MRDS challenges
  • Shooting on the move with MRDS
  • Low-light MRDS techniques with both handheld and weapon mounted lights


  • RDS Equipped handgun and holster with at least 3 magazines
  • Duty belt and gear (belt mounted magazine pouch)
  • 1000 rounds of handgun ammunition
  • Handheld flashlight
  • Weapon mounted light (optional)
  • Ear and eye protection
  • Spare batteries for lights and optics carried
  • Lens pen/microfiber cloth/cat crap to clean optic as needed
  • Note taking materials


Ryan Knoll

Ryan served in law enforcement for the past 12 years with several large city departments. Ryan worked in patrol the majority of his law enforcement career until being selected for a proactive narcotic unit. In addition to those full time assignments, Ryan also held the position of firearms instructor and field training officer.

Ryan has completed numerous department and nationally recognized certification courses including: Handgun/Patrol Rifle/Shotgun/Less-lethal launcher instructor, Sage Dynamics red dot pistol instructor, Modern Samurai red dot pistol instructor and multiple armorer courses (Glock, Sig P320/516, S&W M&P, 37/40mm less-lethal launcher).  Ryan was a collegiate athlete, from that experience he developed a lifelong passion for physical training, skill tracking/progression, adult learning and maximizing performance. This passion led to him being selected to assist with the training of new hires, an assignment he excelled in until being chosen to take over the lead instructor role.

Ryan has extensive experience working with new shooters, diagnosing shooters with existing issues and programming training plans to push experienced shooters to the next level. Ryan’s instruction method is rooted in practical shooting concepts and eliminating inefficiencies.

At his most recent law enforcement agency, Ryan spearheaded the testing, policy/curriculum development  and implementation of red dot pistol sights at his department. His department was the first in the state to issue red dot sights to all new hires.



“I am significantly more confident in my own shooting abilities. What I liked most about the training was the repitition and overall shooting opportunities.  I have already recommended this course to others.  It’s fun and laid back, but also challenging in a good way.”
– Keirsten Englund, Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office

“Extremely knowledgeable instructors with an obvious passion for what they do.”
– Eric Anderson, Lakeville Police Department

“Class was awesome!  Great instruction, demonstration, and great material.  I am now very confident in teaching basic firearm skills and this class really broke it down.”
– Josh Sannes, Eagan Police Department

“I feel that I learned a lot about the instruction portion of firearms training and relating these techniques to newer or less experienced officers.  The instructors were very personable and very professional.  They were very open about learning from their students.  I like that the students ran a lot of the range with supervision from the instructors.”
– Jordan Hellerud, Saint Louis Park Police Department

“I wanted to learn how to train officers who never touched a gun, and I learned how to step by step.  These instructors are better than any course I have had.  Instructors very much wanted to help YOU become a better instructor, could tell they cared and were very knowledgeable.”
– Dave Streefland, Eagan Police Department

“I cannot believe how much I improved my shooting over this course.  It was a great course for learning and re-learning shooting fundamentals.  What I liked most about the course is that I learned to such a high degree I will be very comfortable instructing.”
– Leif Vandersteen, Mendota Heights Police Department

“I feel my shooting skills have improved significantly as well as my teaching skills.  Excellent instructors, very skilled and competent.  What I liked most about the course was actually practicing running my own firing lines.  This course was excellent, among the best I’ve ever attended.”
– Chris Anderson, Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office

“Very good course!  Goes over the fundamental trainings to be able to teach other people at all skill levels.”
– Jordan McKellips, Plainview Police Department

View all testimonials here.


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