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.



  • Types of lights
  • Night sights
  • Proper use of light for searching
  • Multiple target engagements
  • Effects of light on target ID
  • Searching and movement concepts
  • Facing movements
  • Movement and shooting



  • Functional semi-auto pistol of choice
  • Firearms safety permit (civilians)
  • Handheld flashlight (a back up is recommended)
  • Weapon mounted light (optional)
  • (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 lunch and snacks
  • Good attitude and open mind




Low-Light Pistol Course