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Low Light Application - Police Carbine

Duration: One afternoon and evening



Erick Gelhaus

Instructor Bio

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This class grew out of the instructional blocks in a Low Light Gunfighting series I have been teaching regionally over the last few years. Starting with safety, human factors, and manipulations, the material progresses to live-fire with the carbine utilizing both hand-held and weapon-mounted lights. Non-live fire application is included within the confines of the facility. A judgmental shooting exercise concludes the class. 
Ammunition needs: 200 rounds of carbine, 25 rounds of handgun

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Topics Covered

Legal issues, human factors, weapon manipulation, handheld light usage, weapon mounted light usage, target identification and threat discrimination, addressing oppositional lighting.

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Expectations and Outcomes

The student will learn to employ their patrol carbine or rifle in a law enforcement role, within the limits of the system (firearm, light, optic) they are using. With the course's emphasis on target discrimination and threat identification, as well as shot placement, the student will be better prepared for the contemporary low-light environment.
Note: This is a white light centric class, it does not address night vision.

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LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Rifle

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Documentation Requirements

Sworn law enforcement ID

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Note-taking materials;
handheld and weapon-mounted lights, patrol rifle with sling, duty handgun with duty belt & pouches, three magazines for each firearm, eye & ear protection; knee pads;
clothing appropriate to the environment & weather;
water, dinner, & snacks;