To start off, this review covers both times that I took the lower light handgun glass about 2 months apart. The first was outdoor in September and the next was indoor in November.
The first class I was very much unprepared with my inferior equipment (weapon mounted light and handheld one) but also my lack of mental prep. Engaging a firearm in very low light does interesting things to the mind. Confusing is an understatement. However, Trek and the crew did a great job of breaking down the fundamentals while encouraging us to keep our heads in the game and staying safe.
After coming down from my initial anxiousness a couple days later I started to upgrade my equipment quickly. Both the weapon mounted and handheld lights were upgraded. Then I started dryfiring in my basement with them. It felt much much better. However, I was determined to make a better go at it so I signed up for the next low light class on MDFI's schedule. I had also learned that about 80% or so of dangerous situations occur in low light conditions. Equipment upgrade was great but I needed to mentally improve on the first go around.
Now, I can't say that I was fantastic in all my results in the second class, however, the second time around didn't feel like I was playing from behind and/or drinking from a firehose. So glad I took the cues from the first class and quickly jumped back in. Thanks MDFI!