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Low Light Operations

Low Light Operations 


Over 50% of real world shootings occur during low light situations. This class is designed to provide you with the techniques and experience to be effective in these situations. This course will cover utilizing a firearm with a flashlight, alternate light sources (ex. street lights, car lights, and ambient lighting), and the tactical advantage of complete darkness. After completion of this course you will understand the application and uses of weapon light/flashlight techniques. You will also be able to demonstrate proper weapon manipulation in low light or darkness.


Subjects covered in this class include:


  • Types of flashlights, weapon light, night sights, accessories, etc.
  • Tactical handgun flashlight techniques (handheld/mounted)
  • Weapon manipulation with a flashlight
  • Use of cover and concealment with a flashlight
  • Accurately engaging targets in low/no light situations from various positions
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of shooter illumination (light discipline)
  • Review of the fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Threat assessment & avoidance
  • Situational awareness and defensive mindset
  • Physiological and psychological aspects of an armed conflict

Required gear:


  • Serviceable handgun (semi-auto and/or revolver)(night sights preferred)
  • Serviceable tactical flashlight (110 lumens minimum preferred)
  • Extra batteries
  • 2-3 magazines (speed loaders are helpful)
  • 250 rounds of ammunition
  • Ear and eye protection
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • A proper holster (no cross draw or shoulder holster without prior approval)

    Optional gear:


  • Magazine pouch
  • Knee and/or elbow pads
  • Water bottle, bladder or other
  • Additional ammunition and/or magazines
  • Light bearing holster for weapon light

    Prerequisites: (May include a combination of the following courses)

  • Handgun Fundamentals
  • Concealed Handgun
  • Defensive Handgun 101

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