Low Light Course

Low Light Course (Pistol/Carbine)

Date: (2) Days/evenings ($420) This course runs from late afternoon to early evening both days. Times will be stated in the welcome email packet depending on the time of year.


Audience:  Armed Professionals or civilians. This is predominately a Pistol course that also works in the use of an AR-15. This course for people who want to learn systematical search techniques for outdoor spaces and structures (home, workplace, etc.) to look for loved ones or criminals when time is of the essence. Also for those wanting to learn close quarters shooting (within 25 yards) skills with little or no light.


Scope:  This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of low light operations, searching skills, and the principles to effectively/safely conduct these types of searches. This curriculum is designed for students that have a working knowledge of their firearms and some experience shooting them.


This course taught both for law enforcement and non-law enforcement personnel regardless of the number of times you have conducted low light operations.


Classroom instruction, practical exercises (force on force) and practical exercises on the range will provide the student with a solid understanding and utilization of lights and low light operations. During the course, all participants will learn the terms, techniques, and procedures to make them successful.


Participants should be prepared to train in all weather conditions.  This program is challenging and participants should come to class with an open mind and a good attitude.


Training days are mid afternoon to early to mid evening depending on time of year. There will be 30 minutes for a dinner. For this reason it is highly recommended that you bring your dinner as you will have no options within 15 mins of the range. It is also recommended you have snacks, some will be available such as power bars, crackers and granola bars. Otherwise, please bring your own.

Length & Price: 2 day. $420.

Topics, Concepts and Skills:

  • Room search fundamentals
  • Different grips for lights, handheld
  • Emergency & Tactical reloading
  • Weapon mounted lights
  • Force on Force tactics
  • Practical application drills
  • Open space search procedures
  • Engagement considerations
  • Priorities of work
  • Emergency action drills


Prerequisites and Physical Requirements

  1. Student should be prepared to train in all weather
  2. Student must possess the physical strength and stamina to fire their firearms in prolonged shooting drills.


Required Equipment

  • Carbine/rifle with sling .223/5.56 (optional)
  • Three magazine minimum (optional)
  • Magazine Pouches (optional)
  • Rife mounted light with or without pressure switch (optional)
  • Pistol in good working order with at least 3 magazines
  • |Hand-held light
  • Pistol mounted light (optional) If you are operating a pistol w/light mounted, must have a holster to accept both
  • Belt mounted, dominant side holster that covers the trigger
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Cap with brim (baseball or boonie style)
  • T-Shirt with crew neck collar (no V-necks)
  • Long pants (no shorts)
  • Light hiking boots or running shoes. NO open toed shoes allowed on Range!
  • Hearing protection (available upon request, no charge)
  • Wrap around eye protection (available upon request, no charge)
  • Water bottle or hydration system
  • Sunscreen / Bug spray
  • Foul weather clothing
  • Note taking materials
  • 500 rounds of range ammo for pistol
  • 200 rounds of range ammo for AR-15 (Optional)


** Ammunition (both Range and Frangible) are available for purchase at BRM with advanced notice **


**If you do not possess any of the above gear/ammunition, please contact Kevin as far out from the course date as possible**


Teaching Style:

At Blue Ridge Marksmanship, we help you to gain a better understanding for your firearm. We help your gun handling abilities improve and we teach you ‘a way’ to shoot. There are millions of ways to fire a gun and hit a target, we will help you find the best one for you, not hammer you into ‘the way’ to shoot.

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