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Handgun - Low Light

Handgun - Low Light

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Low light is a challenging course that puts your skills to the test, one must complete Handgun Defensive or the equivalent to participate.  

This course is taught by our most advanced instructors. - Todd Nielsen and team.

Fighting in a diminished light capacity is nothing short of difficult.  

In the modern world, there are low lite areas even in broad daylight. These shadows and dark spots are a prime location for an adversary to attack you.

Proper identification of an assailant is an integral part of any armed encounter. The use of a light will assist with that proper identification in periods of darkness. This course is designed to teach you the core skills of working with a pistol and multiple kinds of flashlights. .

This course is based on hundreds of hours in the field with just the use of illumination devices.

We will NOT be using night vision optics in this course.

In this class we will build on the prior class fundamentals and your instructor will provide observations and suggestions to you regarding your technique, stance, grip etc,

This class will set up scenarios to expose you to many of the prior techniques but put them in a new variant of little to no light along with blinding light. 

This class will cover the following new concepts: 

  • Shooting from cover and concealment
  • Shooting from barricaded positions
  • Using a light in combination with your gun
  • Moving and Shooting in the Dark 
  • Effective Decision Making with Shadows and Low Visibility 
  • Stress Testing your Capabilities with Timed Drills

Continuing training of fundamentals and prior techniques will be incorporated: 

  • Safely Handling
  • Grip of your firearm
  • Body Position / Stance
  • Refining your Sights use
  • Acquiring your Target more quickly and accurately
  • Drawing from the Holster
  • Tactical Reloading
  • Pistol Manipulations
  • Proper use of Force 
  • Aim Improvement Techniques
  • Effective movement Techniques  

INSTRUCTOR: Todd Nielsen

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 - 4-hour days (for a total of 8 hours) or (1 - 8 Hour day)

PRICE: $250


This class will start with a short safety brief on the range. You will be in front of the regular shooting bays, using multiple targets and shooting from multiple locations, including behind barricades and with lights shining behind you, in front of you, to the side of you and with no or very low light.

The course will end with a debrief where the instructors will provide feedback and discuss next steps for each student. 



Participants must complete the Handgun 4 course and demonstrate proficiency in safety and technique, exceptions may be granted by the instructor prior to signing up if you have attended other training or have sufficient experience.

A shooting and manipulation qualification will be held prior to being able to shoot in this course. 


  • A replica pistol that matches your pistol used for the course. (we have several loaners that you can use but will not be like your exact pistol)
  • A properly functioning handgun (night sights are highly recommended)
  • A weapon mounted light (if used regularly)
  • A proper fitting holster for that handgun (and light if used)
  • At least 3 magazines for that handgun (5 recommended if using simple stacked mags)
  • 350-500 Rounds of ammunition for that handgun
  • Magazine pouches for the magazine
  • At least 2 handheld light and spare batteries
  • Pouches or device to hold the handheld on your person
  • Body armor if you would wear it while deploying a pistol
  • Sharpie type pen for marking targets
  • Pen and notepad for taking notes
  • Hat or other head covering
  • Gloves (Recommended but not mandatory)
  • Knee and elbow pads (recommended but not mandatory)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Footwear that you can stand in all day (boots are highly recommended)
  • Enough water to sustain you for the day


For safety reasons the following holsters are NOT ALLOWED in class:

  • Blackhawk SERPA holsters
  • Cross-draw holsters
  • Ankle holsters
  • Belly band holsters
  • Fanny pack holsters
  • Off-body holsters
  • Small-of-back holsters
  • Shoulder holsters
  • Soft side collapsible holsters


Please join us on a regular basis in our Skills Maintenance Classes.

We have designed a series of classes topic specific that give you exposure and opportunities to rehearse what you've learned in our Handgun series and provide a fun and educational environment for your to keep your skills sharp. 

You may also be interested in our Rifle Course that follows a similar track to our handgun courses. 

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