Advanced Training 1A: Low Light Shooting

Course Description: This course is an introduction to low light shooting skills. Statistics show that most gunfights occur in dim light, yet the lack of range facilities often prevents shooters from training in the environment in which a potential attack is most likely to occur. This course is intended to correct that deficiency.

This course is part of the core curriculum of the 40 hour Defensive Pistol Skills Program.

Topics: dim light shooting (no flashlight) with and without night sights, flashlights and other low light sighting systems, integration of handgun and flashlight, live-fire drills, and a roleplaying scenario against live opponents using non-firing dummy guns.

Length: three hours

For prices and upcoming course dates, check the schedule page.

Prerequisites: Prior formal training or safe completion of any match in which drawing from a holster is required.

Required Equipment: A centerfire handgun, belt holster, a minimum of 2 spare magazines or speedloaders, magazine/speedloader carriers, eye and ear protection, a baseball cap (to deflect spent brass and keep the sun out of your eyes) and a minimum of 100 rounds of ammunition. A pushbutton flashlight (Maglite, SureFire, Streamlight or similar).

Optional Equipment: See the general policies page for suggestions on food, drink, clothing, etc.

Taught by: Karl Rehn, Penny Riggs, John Kochan, Tom Hogel and assistants.

Facility: A-Zone Range

Additional information: This course is typically offered as part of a 2 day weekend of training that includes AT-I, AT-IA and AT-II in a package called the 'AT Weekend'. Here is additional information and photos from previous Advanced Training weekends.

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