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8 Hour Block

Recognizing that low-light training is one of the most difficult areas to maintain proficiency, we have developed the Low Light Employment course to engage students with critical skills on the handgun to ensure a basic understanding of solid techniques that they can then develop to proficiency.


Proper employment of white light as a deterrent, and for positive threat identification are the most important aspects of low light and this class is built around those goals.   This course approaches the technique instruction with an expectation of student weapon safety and a basic understanding of both marksmanship and firearms controls.   While this class does not have a pre-requisite, it will be expected for students to display basic proficiency with an RDS Pistol.

Topics of instruction include:


  • Real world safety

  • Equipment selection

  • Ammunition selection

  • Light selection (weapon and handheld)

  • Handheld light use for deterrence, control

  • Handheld coupling techniques

  • Shooting positions

  • Austere shooting positions

  • Transition from handheld to weapon mounted light

  • Light considerations when using an RDS Pistol 

  • On cover/off cover shooting

  • Reloads and malfunctions under low light

  • Engagements in low light

  • Judgment shooting



  • Handgun with 3 magazines (the more the better) single stack, 5-7 magazines.

  • Holster (Cross-draw prohibited)

  • Handheld light

  • Weapon Mounted Light

  • Magazine pouch

  • Spare batteries for all lights

  • 500 Rounds handgun

  • Ear and eye protection

** Disclaimer: Many of the topics will only be touched on briefly and some may not be covered, based upon the pace of the class and the allotted time. This is meant to provide you with an insight into the instructor's teachings, however, given the limited time of only 8 hours, it will not be as thorough as a normal class would be**

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