Lowlight Strategy



The goal of this course segment, is to have students learn and demonstrate the fundamentals of marksmanship while performing manipulation techniques with a flashlight, in lowlight and no-light conditions.

This course is a practical exercise conducted at a live fire range and our shoot house training center.  The student will demonstrate movement with and without light(s). The combination of accuracy, movement, light placement and identification (while in diminished light) makes this course challenging and absolutely necessary if you carry a firearm as a CHL holder or as a profession.

Each session the students will gain knowledge of conflict in low light situations, handheld and weapons mounted light principles and employment considerations.  The student will demonstrate techniques to the instructor’s satisfaction. This course material will recall all fundamentals, shooting platforms, one handed manipulations and MAST Solutions current defensive curriculum.
Prerequisites: Prior handgun / carbine fundamentals, or equivalent (must be a recognized trainer)

Ammo count: 300

Training is divided into the following modules:  Training takes place on Thursday night twice monthly.  The points of instruction are subject to change a little due to variables.

  1. Individual skills for handgun / rifle / shotgun
  2. Practical exercise with light strategies
  3. Practical excersise with live fire and light strategies

POI (Points of Instruction) for each session to include:

  • Lumens
  • Marksmanship principles while in diminished light
  • Surgical shooting and target discrimination limited visibility
  • Movement
  • Potential stoppages and IADs with handheld light
  • Light selection and application
  • Lowlight and no light shooting skills
  • Test decision making with low light and no light
  • Principles of light and movement
  • Levels of response
  • Rapid search- from point A to point B
  • Hold-up positioning

Kit, each student will need to bring for each session to include:

  1. Weapon platforms and support gear including 3 mags
  2. Proper holster, holster should be snug to your waistline
  3. Sling
  4. Magazine carrier and or chest rig
  5. Eyes and ear pro (electronic is recommended)
  6. Clear lenses
  7. 6 Glow sticks
  8. Handheld lights and weapon mounted lights
  9. Spare batteries
  10. Personal medical kit

Recommended kit:

  1. Scooby snacks
  2. H20 and lunch
  3. Knee and elbow pads
  4. Gloves
  5. cleaning kit for weapons maintenance

Additional information


24 Jul 2018 08:00