Low-Light Operations: Pistol

Many home defense and duty encounters occur in low lighting or at night, although 90% of typical range training is done during the day. Introducing the element of darkness, shadows, and lights adds an entirely different dimension to shooting tactics. This course covers weapon mounted lights, hand held flashlights, and low-light tactical techniques. Shooters will leave this course with a greatly improved skill-set in an often overlooked area of firearms training.


Prerequisite: Must have solid handgun fundamentals and previous holster-work experience.


Tuition: $200


Location: Linden gun range. Linden, CA. 3-10pm. February 2nd, 2019



Low-light tactics theory

Types of lights

Night sights

Search techniques

Multiple target engagements

Effects of light on target ID

Movement and shooting concepts



Functional semi-auto pistol of choice

Firearms safety permit (civilians)

Handheld flashlight (a back up is recommended)

Weapon mounted light (optional)

Spare batteries for your light system

(2) Red or Green chem lights

Headlamp with red light capability

3 or more magazines for pistol, 6 for single stack

600 rounds of pistol ammo (provided by student)

Note pad, pen, sharpie

Ear protection (electronic preferred)/ eye protection

Quality belt to support your gear

A holster and magazine pouch

Tools, cleaning kit, and lubricant for your pistol

Seasonally appropriate clothing for moderate activity

Canteen, camelback, etc

Gloves and knee pads recommended

Pack a dinner and snacks

Good attitude and open mind




Low-Light Pistol Course


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