Restricted Visibility Elements Theory Course Description
**This course does NOT require Night Vision (Optional).**
**This course can be completed in any combination of handgun only; handgun & carbine; handgun & shotgun. ** Recommended ammo counts for these configurations are listed in the equipment list below.
The Restricted Visibility Elements Theory course is an advanced course focusing on the development of operational, technical and sustainment skills in high risk low light/no light environments. Throughout the class, shooters will be driven to utilize hand held and weapon mounted lights for both primary and secondary weapons. For those students that possess NODs, after all the fundamental light work is complete we will give a NOD familiarization package including: NOD operations (controls, mounting, safety) and weapon configuration for low light/no light environments (flash hiders, IR lasers, VIS lasers), if students possess such equipment.
Requirements: HET1 and CET1 or similar courses.
•Life Safety Brief
•Proper gear selection and placement
•Rapid threat acquisition and analysis
•The use of Hand held lights with Primary and Secondary weapons
•The use of the Primary as a light source for the Secondary weapon
•The use of weapon mounted lights with both weapon systems
•Multiple target engagement
•Natural and improvised shooting positions
•Weapon malfunction and clearance in low/no light
•Identifying targets utilizing ambient light/shadows while shooting/moving around obstacles with white light or NODs
•Shooting on the Move, and Team Movement drills
Students provide their own ammo: **Handgun Only (2,000 rounds of handgun ammo); **Handgun & Carbine (2,000 rounds total: 1,000 rounds of each handgun & carbine); **Handgun & Shotgun (2,000 rounds total: 1,000 rounds handgun & 400 rounds buckshot & 100 rounds slug.)
Hardware – A functional and practical handgun chambered in 9mm, .40 cal, or .45 ACP. If available, a spare weapon system is also an excellent idea.
A functional and practical carbine or battle rifle chambered in 5.56×45, 5.45×39, 300 Blackout, 7.62×39, 7.62×51. If available, a spare weapon system is also an excellent idea.
•A cleaning kit and tools that are compatible with the weapon system(s) in question is also a must.
•Each student should have a minimum of 5 working magazines.
•Note pad, and pen/pencil
•Clothing suited to strenuous activity as well as being seasonally appropriate
•Rain gear / cold weather gear (seasonal)
•Ear pro (electronic preferred) / Eye pro
•Baseball style hat recommended
•Proper belt to support equipment
•Carbine magazine pouches, Battle belt, or Chest rig
•A holster and magazine pouch that will retain equipment when moving
•Tools that work on your weapon
•Water hydrating device
•Knee and elbow pads (optional)
•An open mind
•Recommended: Ballistic Helmet (if bringing NOD’s)
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