May 11, 2019 - May 12, 2019
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Venue: Spectacle Lake Outdoor Club
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 firearm rules of responsible gun 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.
The Whole Person Concept
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
Shooting in Ambient Conditions
Ammo / Gear / Light Choices
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
-- 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
150 Rounds of Handgun Ammunition
(You may want more if you magazine capacity is 10 or less)
(See FAQ for allowed types)
2 Glow Sticks
(with a way to attach to your body)
Eye + Ear Protection
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
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 FIREARM LIFE-SAFETY RULES AT ALL TIMES. See video below.
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.