Low-Light / Night-Ops

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The goal of this course is to have students learn and demonstrate the fundamentals of marksmanship and perform manipulation techniques in lowlight conditions.


This course is a practical exercise conducted at a live-fire range. The student will demonstrate movement with and without light(s). The combination of accuracy, movement, light placement and identification (while in diminished light) makes this course challenging and necessary.

The students will gain knowledge of low light limitations and demonstrate techniques to the instructor’s satisfaction. This course material covers all fundamentals, shooting platforms, one handed manipulations and current defensive curriculum.


Training is divided into the following modules:

  • Individual skills for handgun (day 4-6)
  • Practical exercise and live fire (day
  • Low light and night ops (dusk)

POI (Points of Instruction):

  • Firearms safe handling procedures
  • Marksmanship fundamentals
  • Surgical shooting and target discrimination
  • Movement
  • Malfunctions drills
  • Lowlight and no light shooting skills
  • Test decision making under duress
  • Increase your survival probabilities under low-light conditions
  • Principles of light and movement
  • Light selection and application
  • Levels of response
  • Rapid search- from point A to point B
  • Hold-up positioning

Required Kit

  • Handgun and support gear including 3 mags
  • Carbine (rifle) and support gear including 4 mags
  • Proper holster, holster should be snug to your waistline
  • Magazine carrier and or chest rig
  • Eyes and ear pro (electronic is recommended)
  • Clear lenses
  • Glow sticks
  • Handheld lights and weapon mounted

Recommended Kit

  • Scooby Snacks
  • H20 and lunch
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Gloves
  • Additional magazines, cleaning kit for weapons maintenance, pen and paper and a baseball style hat