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Intro to Low Light Defensive Handgun

December 20, 2017, 5:30 PM (US Central)

Darin Van Ryswyk ( )
Chapterhouse and Indoor Range

Most defensive encounters occur in a reduced light environment.  This 4 hour course is designed to provide students with an introduction to principles for using a handheld flashlight during reduced-light self-defense encounters with a handgun. 

Each student will need a defensive caliber handgun with 3 magazines or speedloaders, a strong-side belt or paddle holster, a quality handheld flashlight, 150 rounds of factory-new ammunition, and appropriate range clothing (close-toed shoes / no low-cut tops). 

The class will cover the following information:

  • Human Physiology & Vision related to reduced light environments
  • Equipment - lighting and sighting options
  • Principles of Low Light Operations
  • Techniques
  • Practice Drills -- dry and live
  • Scenarios

Students taking this class must have completed a basic defensive pistol course such as Intro to Defensive Handgun, or demonstrate proficiency in safe handling prior to taking the course. Class is limited to 4 students - cost of the class is $80.  This class meets requirements for the Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons.

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