A JBS Training Group / Tap-Rack Tactical Joint Project


Course Description:

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.

Topics Covered:

  • Firearm safety and control with specifics on low-light environments
  • Medical briefing
  • Gear choice and set up
  • Compare/contrast between current NODs/laser systems
  • Navigating changing environments
  • Proper zeroing procedure and techniques
  • Reloads
  • 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

Course Prerequisites:

  • 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.

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • MDFI Foundation Handgun
  • MDFI Foundation Carbine
  • MDFI Low Light Handgun
  • MDFI Low Light Long Gun
  • MDFI Handgun Cover + Movement
  • MDFI Long Gun Cover + Movement

Gear Requirements:

  • 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
    • NOD-compatible Optic
  • Serviceable and Sighted-In handgun and holster for applicable handgun set up.
  • 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

Gear Recommendations:

  • Snacks/food/water. There will be no time to leave range for food.
  • Note taking material
  • Clothing for potential weather changes
  • Lube and tools to fix downed equipment