This course addresses the entire spectrum of Night Vision Training and use from daylight standards to Night vision competency. This three-day course covers basics during daylight, low light firearms use, and Night Observation Devices (NODs) use. Students will explore performance shooting and movement and how/if they are affected by the integration of NODs.
Firearm safety and control with specifics on low-light environments
Gear choice and set up
Compare/contrast between current NODs/laser systems
Navigating changing environments
Proper zeroing procedure and techniques
Malfunction clearance in near total darkness/under NODs
Active and Passive Shooting techniques
Unconventional shooting positions
Transitions to alternate weapon systems/optic systems
White light integration
IR to white light transitions and their applicability
Target transitions on parallel and perpendicular planes
Manipulation of IR spectrum energy
Concepts of Movement
Movement under NOD’s
Performance Shooting under NODs
Dealing with Photonic Barriers
IR engagements of low and high percentage threat zones
Cover considerations under NODs
This course is NOT for beginners. Students MUST have completed at minimum a Foundation Level carbine AND pistol course taught by a reputable training company in order to attend.
All students must KNOW, UNDERSTAND, AND APPLY the Four Rules of Responsible Firearms Handling at all times. Students who cannot be controlled with a weapon will be removed from the class with no refund of tuition.
MDFI Foundation Handgun
MDFI Foundation Carbine
MDFI Low Light Handgun
MDFI Low Light Long Gun
MDFI Handgun Cover + Movement
MDFI Long Gun Cover + Movement
Helmet/skull crusher and head mounted night vision device. (Panoramic, Dual-tube, or Monocular)
Serviceable and Sighted-In Carbine/rifle in 5.56/.223, 7.62X39, 5.45×39, .300BLK that has:
White Weapon Mounted Light
IR Laser Aiming Module
A SUPPRESSOR AND IR ILLUMINATOR IS RECOMMENDED
Serviceable and Sighted-In handgun and holster for applicable handgun set up.
RED DOT OPTIC AND WHITE/IR (Vampire) WEAPON MOUNTED LIGHT IS RECOMMENDED
Handheld white light
Minimum 3 magazines for handgun and carbine/rifle
Ability to carry one carbine mag and one pistol mag on your person while moving.
750 Rounds of ammunition for handgun AND carbine/rifle
3 red chem lights and a method of attachment for them to be worn on body
Electronic ear pro
Ballistic eye protection (wrap around style preferred) (must have clear lens ballistic eye protection for hours of darkness)
Clothing that you do not mind getting dirty/damaged
Snacks/food/water. There will be no time to leave range for food.