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Low Light - No Light Training I
Instructor(s): Alan Lambertson / Greg Faught

Date(s): 
TBA Fall/Winter 2015-16 

Time: 2pm – 10pm

Range: TBA

Course Fee:
 $175.00 (includes range fees) 

 














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Prerequisite: Certificate of completion from our Fundamental Handgun Course at a bare minimum.
Special Note: Please refrain from trying to bypass or second guess our prerequisites by citing numerous other courses you’ve attended.  Gray Ops’ doesn’t know you or the other schools you've attended and from our experience these courses are not up to our required standards.  This assessment is purely about SAFETY!  This includes current CCW permit holders.  An exception might be made on a case by case basis for active duty law enforcement and/or combat military veterans with handgun experience only.

The world changes entirely when the lights go out. This low light training course is designed to teach you the skills required to operate a flashlight in a critical dynamic incident. We will give you the skills to move throughout your surroundings.  Broken down into a skills instruction portion and scenario based application of learned skills. We will cover several different types of flash lights and different types of grip and search methods.  This course will focus primarily with handguns, we’ll touch on the use of rifles and shotguns.

LOW LIGHT TRAINING REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

  • Modern Working Handgun (9mm - 45acp - approved by instructor)
  • Hand Held Flashlight and/or weapon mounted light (If you have both bring them)
  • Note Pad & Pen/Pencil
  • 400 rounds of Handgun Ammunition
  • Three magazines or speed loaders (minimum)
  • Magazine pouches
  • Belt holster (Strong side, Open, Concealed, Duty or Tactical)
  • Hearing protection (electronic preferred)
  • Eye protection (Clear or Amber)
  • Base Ball Style Cap (recommended)
  • Personal Water Supply 
  • Weather Appropriate Gear (Rain gear / Cold Weather gear (seasonal) sun screen, etc.)
  • Clothing suited to strenuous activity as well as being seasonally appropriate (no shorts)
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Gloves (optional)
  • An open mind

This is a eight hour course during which the student will be instructed on proper low light/no light search technique and threat assessment.  If you own a firearm, you need to seek out low light training and be able to operate in darkness. Dynamic situations are often hard to process in the moment, a fact that is compounded by darkness. Proper use of a flash light can often diffuse a situation and prevent an escalation to deadly force.

Topics to be covered during this highly sought after course on instruction.

  • Human Physiology - How the body processes what we see in varying lighting conditions; how to overcome the loss of visual acuity in low light/no light situations; color spectrum, etc.
  • Flashlight Selection – Which brand? Which features should I select in a flashlight and/or weapon light? What is a lumen? Switching/activation methods; battery selection; actual runtime; Desirable lumen rating; mounting methods (1913/Picatinny or Universal).
  • Light Mounts – Integrated forends;  larue mounts;  IWC mounts;  Mossie Midnight Mount, etc.
  • Light Location – placement and “barrel shadow”
  • Preventative Maintenance – how to prolong your light’s life and ensure it is always ready when you may need it most.
  • Carry Methods & Equipment – light selection and use for CCW holders and the general public.
  • Weapon Mounted Illumination Techniques (rifle, shotgun, and handgun)
  • Handheld Illumination Techniques – used in conjunction with a handgun; to include the Harries, Surefire/Rogers, FBI Modified, Ayoob, and Neck Index.

 



Low Light - No Light Training II

Instructor(s): Alan Lambertson / Gordon Gray

Date: 
TBA Fall/Winter 2015-16 

Time: 2pm – 10pm

Range: TBA

Course Fee:
 $175.00 (includes range fees) 


*** Prerequisite: Certificate of completion from our Low Light - No Light I Course, no exceptions. Equivalent experience will be considered on a case by case basis.  LEO's are encouraged to attend.


Our instructional goal is to 
educate our students as to the use of a flashlight in all situations ranging from normal activities to lethal force engagements, and to increase your chances of surviving and prevailing in lethal-force encounters occurring in diminished lighting conditions.  Our Low Light II Class continues the learning with a handgun with or without a mounted light.  The learning continues with the addition of a long gun (Carbine Sytle or Shotgun).  Learning the proper use of flashlights prior to having to use one is important.  

OBJECTIVES:

Students will learn:

1. Proper manipulation and maintenance of a handheld flashlight, as well as (when applicable) a weapon mounted light, to include:
  a. Installation
b. Inspection for use
c. Battery replacement (method and replacement interval)
d. Cleaning (use of lubricant to clean lens, not solvent)
2. Understand the reasons for low-light training.
3. Understand the five primary flashlight applications.
4. Be able to identify and define the various lighting conditions.
5. Understand the concept of light as a force option.
6. Understand the 10 key principles of low-light tactics.
7. Be able to handheld flashlight search/shooting techniques in conjunction with a rifle or shotgun.
8. Develop decision making ability in low-light conditions and under stress (use of “challenge”    commands and “shoot/no-shoot” targets.
9. Use of cover and concealment when utilizing a handheld white light or weaponlight in conjunction with a firearm.
10. Reloading a firearm while using one of the above handheld white light search/shooting techniques.
11. Clearing malfunctions while using one of the above handheld white light search/shooting   techniques.
12. Transitioning from rifle or shotgun to a sidearm, to include the use of the weaponlight attached  to the rifle or shotgun for illumination.


LOW LIGHT II TRAINING REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

  • Modern Working Handgun (9mm - 45acp - approved by instructor)
  • Hand Held Flashlight and/or weapon mounted light (If you have both bring them)
  • Long Gun, Carbine and/or Shotgun with or without light mount
  • Note Pad & Pen/Pencil
  • 500 rounds of Handgun Ammunition
  • 500 rounds of Rifle Ammunition
  • 200 rounds of Shotgun Ammuniton
  • Three magazines or speed loaders (minimum)
  • Magazine pouches
  • Belt holster (Strong side, Open, Concealed, Duty or Tactical)
  • Hearing protection (electronic preferred)
  • Eye protection (Clear or Amber)
  • Base Ball Style Cap (recommended)
  • Personal Water Supply 
  • Weather Appropriate Gear (Rain gear / Cold Weather gear (seasonal) sun screen, etc.)
  • Clothing suited to strenuous activity as well as being seasonally appropriate (no shorts)
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Gloves (optional)
  • An open mind
Different Flashlight Techniques



















































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