mlk18 Posted July 7, 2018 Share Posted July 7, 2018 My department has two people carrying red dots on their sidearms with the possibility of making it an approved option down the road. This will definitely make it easier to sell the idea to the powers that be. Anyone else work for an agency that approves handgun optics? https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/07/05/houston-red-dot-sights/ Quote Houston PD: Pistol Red Dot Sights Approved For Duty Use To all classified personnel: The department has approved the use of Red Dot Sights (RDS) for pistols. In order for an officer to carry the RDS on their primary weapon they must meet the following requirements: Safariland Level III 6360RDS Holster with primary weapon with RDS. Manufactured weapon with slide cutout mount ready to accept RDS (i.e. Glock 17 MOS, Glock 19 MOS, Smith and Wesson M&P C.O.R.E., Sig Sauer Rx line) Aftermarket milled slides are prohibited. Specialized units (i.e. SWAT and Narcotics) are exempt. Iron Sights are required (i.e. Suppressor Sights or Leupold Rear Sight attachment) Red Dot System must be one of the following : Trijicon Leupold Sig Sauer Burris Vortex Shield Complete an 8 hour training course and qualify with their weapon using the RDS prior to carrying the weapon. Classes will commence in September 2018. Shooting medals will NOT be awarded for RDS weapons. All RDS systems and holster will be purchased by the individual officer. Reimbursement requests will not be authorized. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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