Just finished two classes this morning

Shooting in low light and bleeding and shock control at Range 54 here in Wichita Ks.

Here is a short video of low light.
Comments welcomed. I always enjoy training at Range 54 because the instructions push me to the point of failure, so I always know what I need to work on.


@Bob-B Can I A$$uME that the video was you?

A few details if you please, Sir.
Weapon mounted or hand held light?
If hand held what technique were you using to hold the light and shoot?
What was the drill? There was almost no time between “Drop the gun!” and BoomX5.
I A$$uME that when the light went out you performed a tac reload or mebby a combat reaload, I thought I heard a mag hit the ground.
Why turn off the light? You night vision is blown at that point too?

As a training point; after the shoot you forgot about not crossing your feet as you moved latterly.



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Yes the video was of me shooting a remote controlled maniquin with an impact sensor to control the collapse.

As you have probably guessed this drill was only a very small part of the training. We covered both weapon mounted light and the 4 positions of a separate light. (Harries, Rogers, modified fbi and neck index.) During this video I used a weapon mounted light.

You are correct there is a short amount of time between the command and shooting, but the maniquin can’t move its arms so you have to pretend that all forward movement is a escalation of the threat.

The instructors taught that once you fire or turn your light on you have revealed yourself and should continue to move and only use the light when needed and turn it off when reloading or after firing. Then illuminate the target once the threat has been eliminated to see if the threat is still active or de-escalated.

Yes I did turn the light off to reload they only allowed 6 rounds per magazine to force a reload under a stressful situation


@Bob-B Very cool, I was wondering what the drill was and if it was an “animated” target hence the “3rd man” on the range with a box. Low light is hard to simulate and even more so if they introduce police type flashing lights for LEO training. Well done!