LOW-LIGHT AND NO-LIGHT SHOOTING
(A Two Day or Four Day Course)
This fourteen hour course is a part of the series of classes that include the Self-Defense Shooting and IDPA and Applied Self-Defense Shooting classes. It builds upon the basics and mechanics studied in the previous classes and introduces the information and skills necessary to defend your life under very low-light situations. Since statistics show that the majority of attacks occur in low light, it is necessary for the person who is serious about defending himself and his family to develop the ability to use a firearm in less than optimal lighting conditions. This class covers the use of regular sights and night sights as well as the proper use of a tactical flashlight.
All popular methods for gripping a handgun while holding a flashlight will be covered. Special emphasis will be given to the grips that enable shooting on the move and shooting from cover.
Items covered include:
- Safety Review
- Shooting in Low Light with Regular Sights
- Shooting in Low Light with Night Sights
- Indexing from a Point of Light to a Target in Low Light
- The Proper Use of Darkness
- The Most Popular Handgun and Flashlight Grips
- The Best Grip for Shooting on the Move
- Loading and Checking Your Weapon in Total Darkness
- Drawing from Concealment with a Flashlight
- Reloading While Holding a Flashlight
- Fixing Malfunctions While Holding a Flashlight
- How Your Eyes Can Deceive You in Low Light
- Using a Flashlight as Part of Offense
- Using Light to Disorient Your Opponent
- Using Light to Hide Where You Really Are
- Low-Light Shooting Drills
- Shooting in Total Darkness
- Scenarios Using Low Light
- Scenarios Using a Flashlight
Required Equipment: Please bring the following with you:
- Tactical Flashlight (Models we recommend.)
- Handgun with a minimum of 3 magazines (or speed-loaders for revolvers)
- Practical-concealable hip holster (no small-of-back, fanny pack, or shoulder rigs). This holster must permit re-holstering with the use of ONLY one hand! (No soft nylon holsters.) Holsters with NO safety strap or retention system are strongly recommended.
- Belt-mounted magazine pouch(s) for two magazines or 2 speed-loaders
NOTE: We work closely with holster manufacturers and can help you select holsters and magazine pouches that are perfectly suited for this class as well as for competition and concealed carry.
- At least five snap-caps or dummy rounds
- Vest, jacket or other open-front garment that will conceal your handgun
- VERY Sturdy Shooting belt (normal belts WILL NOT work)
- Eye and ear protection
- Note taking material
- Rugged, but comfortable attire and footwear
- 400 rounds of ammunition
The class will conclude with a realistic home defense/street-fight scenario and will incorporate the skills taught in class. Your performance will be critiqued and you will have a second chance to run the same scenario.
Duration: Fourteen Hours over Two or Four Days
Ammunition: 400 rounds