Handgun Low Light / No Light Tactics
Saturday, October 17th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm$100
While an individual may be proficient with their firearm in daylight, most attacks occur at night when criminals feel they have the advantage of their victims. When there is little or no light many things change, including how your body functions. This being said, you must have the skills to be an effective shooter in these low-light situations.
Practicing these important skills can be extremely difficult. Indoor ranges will not let you turn out the lights and outdoor ranges are not open to the public during low light. This is why WE are here for you.
In the classroom, we will cover how your eyes are affected in low light, the different flashlight holding techniques, advantages and disadvantages of handheld and weapon-mounted lights, lasers and night sights.
On the range, you will practice your new skills with challenging live-fire drills in a safe low-light training environment decreasing your reaction time, improve your survival mindset and engage a threat quickly.
Advanced - This course is not for those new to firearms. Students who attend this course must have extensive knowledge and skills of safe handling, familiarity, foundational marksmanship skills, drawing from a holster, reloading and clearing malfunctions.
None - Students are not required to have a concealed firearm permit to attend this course (see FAQ's below)
• Dim/Low Light Conditions
• Types & Effect Of Illumination
• The Human Eye & How It Works In Low Light
• Flashlight Types & Uses
• Use of Handheld Lights & Techniques
• Weapon Mounted Lights, Night Sights & Lasers
• Live Fire Drills
• Students must be at least 18 years old to attend this course
• Sturdy Belt
• Semi-Automatic Handgun
• Good Quality Holster
Be aware of our holster restrictions (See FAQ's Below)
• At Least Three (3) Handgun Magazines
• Magazine Holder
• Good Quality Flashlight (See FAQ's Below)
• At Least 200 Rounds - Factory New Ammunition
Absolutely No Reloaded Or Specialty Ammunition
• Eye & Ear Protection
• Proper Clothing (Collared Shirt, Pants, Hat, Jacket, etc.)
• Shoes/Boots (No Open Toed Shoes or Sandals)
We do not provide, sell or rent any firearms or ammunition
If you do not have these required items you will not be able to attend this course
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ITEMS:
• Cleaning Kit
• First Aid Kit
• Water/Hydration system
• Sun Screen/Insect repellent
IMPORTANT INFORMATION & SAFETY WARNING
• Handguns MUST BE UNLOADED in a holster, case or range bag BEFORE entering the building.
• All firearms will be verified unloaded by the instructor(s) prior to students entering the classroom.
• NO ammunition will be allowed in the classroom.
Please Leave ALL Ammunition In Your Vehicle
• All students must sign a Waiver and Release of Liability prior to live fire training, which will be completed in the classroom.
Students are expressly prohibited from being under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance which may affect judgment or coordination while attending this course.
Students may be exposed to strobe lights from flashlights. Some people may have extreme reactions to strobing light which may cause severe disorientation and even seizures in some individuals. Contrary to popular belief, only a small percentage of people with epilepsy are especially sensitive to flickering light patterns, such as sunlight, strobe lights or computer screen flicker. This condition is known as photosensitive epilepsy.
SEE HOLSTER RESTRICTIONS IN FAQ'S BELOW
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
• Bring snacks and drinks, if you like
• Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start time of the class
• If you do not have ALL of the required items, you will not be allowed to participate in this course
It is illegal to carry a concealed firearm if you do not have a concealed firearm permit.
If you do not have a concealed firearm permit, you MUST have an outside the waistband (OWB) holster.
Question: Who makes AWESOME holsters?
Answer: Lytton Custom Holsters
Please bring a good quality handheld flashlight to this course. It should be about 300 Lumens and have an end cap push button.
Weapon mounted flashlights are optional but require a holster that fits firearm with the light attached.
If using a weapon mounted light, you must also bring a handheld flashlight with extra batteries.
For safety reasons, students must use a Strong Side Or Appendix Carry Holster only!
Security officers who attend this course may wear their duty gear.
Students wishing to use a weapon-mounted light MUST bring a holster that accommodates their weapon with the light attached. Students must also bring a hand-held flashlight for use in practicing flashlight techniques.
The following holsters and carry styles are NOT permitted:
• Fabric holsters that can collapse when the firearm has been drawn
• Cross draw holster
• Shoulder holster
• Pocket holster
• Ankle holster
• Blackhawk Serpa and similar holsters which require the use of the index finger to deactivate a retention device (see more about this type of holster under "What is a SERPA Holster?"
A SERPA holster has a retention device that locks the handgun's trigger guard into the holster. The handgun is drawn by pressing a button with the index or "trigger" finger. Putting pressure on the button and then quickly drawing the handgun meant there was a possibility that your finger could slip into the trigger guard, negligently press the trigger and there have been incidents where an individual has shot themselves in the leg while drawing.
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) conducted a study and has banned SERPA holsters on all their ranges stating, "Holsters that possess a single tension release mechanism that is located proximal the trigger guard area of the firearm are problematic and pose a safety hazard." see study here.
Safety is our number one concern. For this reason, we do not allow these holsters in our training courses.
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