Low Light Long Gun

Class Flow: MODERATE (students can expect full evening of shooting and weapon/light manipulation from a static line)

There is a good reason the saying isn’t, ‘When things go ‘bump’ in the daylight.’ Bad things happen all the time, and that includes hours of darkness or in dark places. Low Light Long Gun is designed to explore, test and evaluate the various methods of using a rifle or shotgun for defensive purposes in low or no-light situations. This course will introduce the student to a variety of low/no-light techniques for use in the real world.

This class is for the student who is very proficient with their handgun AND rifle/shotgun fundamentals and manipulation during the day and are looking to build on those skills in the hours of darkness. This class is for the intermediate to experienced shooter who understands and applies the four rules of responsible firearms handling as a way of life. Students should be absolutely competent manipulating a handgun AND long gun with both hands available and have the ability to shoot with practiced marksmanship.

Law Enforcement: This course is MCOLES certified through MDFI and counts toward training credit.

In-depth Firearms Responsibility (safety) and Medical Briefing

Positive Target Identification

Utilizing the Defensive Long Gun in Low-Light/No-Light

Hand-Held Light Techniques

Weapon Mounted Light Techniques

Use of Handgun with Long Gun in Low-Light/No-Light

Use of Light Guidelines

Ammo / Gear / Light Choices

Required

LONG GUN (either a Rifle/Carbine or Shotgun)

Sighted-In Semi-Auto Rifle/Carbine
(Rifles that accept AR-15 or AK style magazines are most
common, but we can work with you on almost any type)

Rifle/Carbine Weapon Light

400 Rounds of Rifle Ammunition

3 Magazines

-- or --

Patterned / Sighted-In Pump / Semi-Automatic Shotgun

Shotgun Weapon Light

200 Rounds of Buckshot and/or Slugs

Pouch or Carrier for Shotgun Ammo

20 rounds of lead birdshot

 

HANDGUN

Handgun

150 Rounds of Handgun Ammunition

3 Magazines
(You may want more if you magazine capacity is 10 or less)

Quality Holster
(See FAQ for allowed types)

 

OTHER

Handheld Light

2 RED Glow Sticks
(with a way to attach to your body)

Eye + Ear Protection

YOU MUST BRING YOUR CPL
(or LE CREDENTIALS or NON-CPL WAIVER) TO CLASS.

Recommended

Quality Rifle Sling

Handgun Weapon Mounted Flashlight with Proper Holster

Headlight with a Red Light Option

Appropriate Clothing for Weather

Sunscreen / Insect Repellent

Folding Canopy, Table and/or Chair

Snacks + Drink for 8 Hours of Training

Spare batteries

 

Need Ammo For Class?

MDFI is partnered with Fenix Ammunition. This partnership allows you as a student to order your class ammo and have it shipped to you at a discount. For class pricing and to place your order, please email Fenix Ammunition and tell them you are an MDFI student.

Note: You MUST order at least a week prior to your MDFI class in order to receive it on time.

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS THE MDFI FOUNDATION HANDGUN AND CARBINE (OR SHOTGUN) QUALIFIER AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DAY TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASS. For target qualification, click here (instructions on page 2).

MDFI Foundation Carbine/Shotgun (depending on what you're using) or equivalent (email us for approval if a non-MDFI class)

MDFI Foundation Handgun or equivalent (email us for approval if a non-MDFI class)

Valid Concealed Weapon License or Law Enforcement Credentials (if you do not have either, email us for instructions).

Must have working operational knowledge of the firearm you bring to class (i.e know how to load/unload safely).

MUST KNOW, UNDERSTAND AND APPLY THE FOUR LIFE RULES OF RESPONSIBLE FIREARMS HANDLING AT ALL TIMES. See video below.

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by Dick on Class: Low Light Long Gun

This is a unique and outstanding course! It’s one thing to handle a long gun during daylight hours when you can see what it going on and don’t have to worry about managing a light source at the same time you're aiming your weapon. It’s entirely different when the sun goes down. This course offers the opportunity to learn how to deal with that in a live-fire environment, something that most of the ranges we use don’t allow.

Trek and the cadre stepped us through how to BYOL (“Bring Your Own Lumens”), how to manage the light along with the weapon, and the necessary steps for defending ourselves after sunset. I was surprised by the viability of the different combinations of light sources and weapons (long gun light/long gun; hand-held light/long gun; long gun light/handgun; handgun light/handgun; and hand-held light/handgun). I was also surprised by how darkness increased the difficulty of even simple tasks.

If you’re serious about learning to defend yourself and your family with a long gun, this course is a must—not only don’t the bad guys stop when the sun goes down, many of them are just getting started. I’d further suggest that if your primary home defense weapon is a shotgun (mine is), than take the course with your shotgun—in my opinion (for what it’s worth), if you haven’t trained to use your primary weapon in the dark, your training is deficient. To date, not many have taken this course with a shotgun—but I did, and found the experience to be very valuable. If I could survive the experience at my age, so can you!

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by Dick on Class: Low Light Long Gun

This is a unique and outstanding course! It’s one thing to handle a long gun during daylight hours when you can see what it going on and don’t have to worry about managing a light source at the same time you're aiming your weapon. It’s entirely different when the sun goes down. This course offers the opportunity to learn how to deal with that in a live-fire environment, something that most of the ranges we use don’t allow.

Trek and the cadre stepped us through how to BYOL (“Bring Your Own Lumens”), how to manage the light along with the weapon, and the necessary steps for defending ourselves after sunset. I was surprised by the viability of the different combinations of light sources and weapons (long gun light/long gun; hand-held light/long gun; long gun light/handgun; handgun light/handgun; and hand-held light/handgun). I was also surprised by how darkness increased the difficulty of even simple tasks.

If you’re serious about learning to defend yourself and your family with a long gun, this course is a must—not only don’t the bad guys stop when the sun goes down, many of them are just getting started. I’d further suggest that if your primary home defense weapon is a shotgun (mine is), than take the course with your shotgun—in my opinion (for what it’s worth), if you haven’t trained to use your primary weapon in the dark, your training is deficient. To date, not many have taken this course with a shotgun—but I did, and found the experience to be very valuable. If I could survive the experience at my age, so can you!