It’s a fact that most confrontations occur in low light or darkness. It is imperative that you develop the skills and tactics necessary to prevail in these conditions.
It is basic human nature to be afraid of the dark. Humans are mostly “seeing” creatures, so our primary sense is greatly degraded in this environment. People that work and operate in darkness all the time have more or less lost this fear. They do this by adapting how they walk to negate obstacles and realizing that there aren’t dangers lurking in every shadow. We changed the curriculum in 2011 where we now shoot all 5 nights of the class. With this increase in time the class can cover more of the different methodologies needed to teach students the core subjects. These include shooting moving targets, shooting on the move, shooting against a target that has a flashlight on you and the most important of the skills, how to properly search with a light effectively. In every class, the most rewarding thing for the instructors is seeing the transformation that takes place between Tuesday night and graduation. The timid souls who walked through the outdoor simulator for the first time transform into fully confident and competent night fighters by the end of the week. Come and join us in November and change the way you “see” the darkness.
The 350 Low Light course closely follows our regular 350 curriculum but with much more emphasis on low light shooting and tactics. In this class, beginning on the 2nd day you will start class mid day and train until well after dark giving you plenty of low light and darkness to operate in. Heavy emphasis will be placed on integrating flashlight techniques into your shooting and tactics. You will be challenged and put to the test in both the indoor and outdoor simulators as you learn to solve problems under the most realistic and commonly faced conditions. Culminating in adrenaline pumping force on force training Friday afternoon makes this course as real as it gets!
This class has a physical difficulty level of moderate. Students should be capable of getting into and out of kneeling, sitting and prone positions numerous times each day.
*Important Note: 250 Pistol
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