Fee: $450 TMPA Members / $500 Non-members – To register for the following course, Please email Nataly.garza@tmpa.org

Law Enforcement Pistol Red Dot Instructor Course

Time/Date – DECEMBER 4th & 5th | 10 am – 8pm (both days)

Fee: $450 TMPA Members / $500 Non-members

Location: ALERRT Training Facility 1285 William Pettus Road Maxwell, Tx 78656

Open to Law Enforcement and Military only! TCOLE accredited (16 hours)

This course is designed to be an A-Z course for current Law Enforcement/Military firearms instructors in the application and use of handgun red dot sights.


The entire curriculum of the course is designed to be specific to shooting with a red dot sight on a handgun. Candidates will learn specific teaching methodologies to the items below.
1. RDS characteristics
2. RDS mounting and set up
3. RDS zeroing procedures
4. High Ready/Low Ready/SUL/Compressed Ready
5. RDS occlusion training
6. RDS troubleshooting
7. One handed shooting
8. Shoot and Move/Move and Shoot
9. Kneeling
10. Prone/ Non-Conventional Shooting Positions
11. Shooting from Cover
12. Multiple Targets/Target Transition
13. Shooting on Move: forward/Lateral/diagonal
14. Pivots and Turns
15. Weapon mounted light shooting
16. Handheld light shooting.

Certification Passing requirements:

80% or higher on the teach back portion
80% or higher on the Tactical Fitness basic pistol shooting qualification test
Must be able to perform an 8in or less grouping of 5 rounds at 25 yards. No Time limit and UNSUPPORTED standing position. 3 tries max
Must pass written test with an 80% or higher score

Student requirements

Must be a current LEO/MIL firearms instructor
Must have current experience shooting with a handgun red dot sight
600 rounds on factory ammunition – duty or FMJ
Recommended to have but not required: Sight installation tools
Torque wrench
iMarker for witness marking
Duty belt, holster, spare magazines
Weapon and handheld lights.
Regular range gear.

Instructor info:

Ron Grobman

Ron Grobman was the first “Tzabar” (Jewish person born in Israel) of his family which emigrated from the Soviet Union to Israel in 1992. In 2001, Ron’s family was relocated to the United States due to his fathers work. At the age of 16, Ron became the youngest certified Krav Maga instructor in the United States through Krav Maga Worldwide. Even though Israel has mandatory military service Ron did not have to serve as he left the country before age fourteen. Nevertheless, Ron always felt a strong connection to his people and his homeland and immediately after high school, joined the Israeli Defense Force.

After passing a field fitness evaluation followed by a week-long selection “Gibush” Ron was accepted into the training pipeline for the IAF commando unit, “Shaldag.” Due to injuries sustained during the arduous training Ron dropped out of his original unit and was re-assigned into a special forces reconnaissance unit called Gad’sar Nahal. During his service, Ron attained the rank of 1st sergeant and served as a sniper, with operations on the Gaza and Egyptian border as well as in the Judea and Samaria. Although Ron no longer lives in Israel, he continues to make regular trips to Israel to do his “Milium” reserve service. Shortly after his services Ron completed another instructor certification through International Krav Maga under Gabi Noah, and gained Krav Maga Trainer certification from the Wingate Institute in Israel.

Upon his return to the United States Ron worked in New York City as well as metro Detroit teaching Krav Maga to civilians and law enforcement personnel. In 2016 Ron decided to start his own company and founded Tactical Fitness in Austin, TX. The company specializes in training Krav Maga and firearms to civilians, law enforcement, and security personnel worldwide. In 2021 Ron’s company Tactical Fitness merged with Really Epic Dog, Inc in order to further expand the reach of the services provided.

Currently, TF comprises three divisions: Tactical Fitness – civilian training , TF consultancy group- professional training and consulting, and Really Epic guns – firearms/gear sales.

  • Israeli Defense Force Sniper
  • Krav Maga instruction – Wingate Institute
  • Civilian and Close Protection Krav Maga instruction – Gabi Noah International Krav Maga
  • Krav Maga instructor phase A & B – Krav Maga Worldwide
  • NRA (National Rifle Association) pistol and personal defense in the home instructor
  • Texas Department of Public Safety – License to Carry a Handgun instructor
  • World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) personal trainer
  • ALERRT Active shooter response level I instructor
  • Sig Sauer Academy Advanced Pistol Instructor
  • ALERRT Breaching instructor
Shawn Meissner:

Shawn Meissner is a Master Peace Officer and TCOLE Advanced Instructor with over twenty-five years of experience. Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in “Training and Development,” along with graduate course work in “Human Resource Development.”

Along with his training, education, and experience, Shawn Meissner has a background in conducting undercover investigations into organized crime, money laundering, human trafficking, narcotics and weapons trafficking, gang activity, and other felony offenses.

Law enforcement instructor since 2003, Shawn Meissner has instructed federal, state, county, and local law enforcement professionals across Texas on a multitude of classroom and skill-based training courses throughout his career.

Furthermore, in 2007 Shawn Meissner was recognized as an expert in state and federal courts to provide affidavits and testimony, concerning police use of force, law enforcement customs and practices, and law enforcement investigations.

Currently, Shawn Meissner serves as a full-time law enforcement instructor with the Texas Municipal Police Association, as well as a part-time deputy with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office’s Law Enforcement Training Center.

Shawn Meissner has the following instructor certifications:

  • TCOLE Advanced Instructor
  • TCOLE Firearms Instructor
  • Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Level 1 Instructor
  • ALERRT Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor
  • Patrol Rife Instructor
  • Reality Based Training Instructor (Force of Force)
  • Basic Response Survival Training Instructor
  • Arrest and Control Tactics Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Tactical First-Aid Instructor