Low light shooting

This is a discussion on Low light shooting within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have taken classes, target shoot atleast once a week and keep up with all the fundamentals. What I haven't done yet is some low ...

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Low light shooting

  1. #1
    Member Array Dsully's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    144

    Low light shooting

    I have taken classes, target shoot atleast once a week and keep up with all the fundamentals. What I haven't done yet is some low light shooting. I plan on doing it for the first time tomorrow night or Saturday night depending on the weather. Is their anything anyone can recommend practicing or any drills they have done that were useful? Anything I need to be specifically aware of? It's my own range so anything goes as for rules. This is for middle of the night home protection. I plan on taking a class for low light but I'll have to wait until spring time. Thanks

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Ex Member Array Harryball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Lansing Mi
    Posts
    6,960
    Run stoppages, it can be an eye opener, so to speek.....

  4. #3
    Member Array Dsully's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    144
    So maybe loading some random snap caps in various mags and so on? That's a good idea. Thanks

  5. #4
    Distinguished Member Array claude clay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    ct
    Posts
    1,904
    find ammo that is the least smoky

    after the 1st shot, smoky ammo and unburnt powders may fog your light beam
    same as high beams in a fog when driving

    carry flash in other hand and learn to be able to point with either hand independently---

    you do not want to be pointing the revolver at your toddler
    ya, revolver...its all you will need round count and you can count on it.
    additionally, the long, relativilly strong trigger pull may safe a jittery trigger finger.
    though your finger should not be inside the trigger guard till needed,
    a little extra careful can be good.

    if you are going to 'clear' your house than it starts before bed:
    you have to pick up and straighten the chairs and such so that you are not tripping over stray objects.

    lots more, do dry runs during the day to 'what if'
    Be aware, be deliberate in your actions and be accurate.
    -------------------
    Why do those elected to positions of power than work so hard
    to deny those same opportunities to the same people who empowered them

  6. #5
    AOK
    AOK is offline
    Member Array AOK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    382
    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    Run stoppages, it can be an eye opener, so to speek.....
    IMO one of the benefits of using a non diagnostic approach of handling failures is if you are in the dark.

    I train/practice all handgun manipulations with my eyes closed from time to time to keep me honest. My approach is I never want to have to have my head/eyes down for any manipulations or failures whether I have two hands, dominant hand only or off hand only available. My head and eyes are always up and in the fight or scanning.

  7. #6
    Ex Member Array Harryball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Lansing Mi
    Posts
    6,960
    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    IMO one of the benefits of using a non diagnostic approach of handling failures is if you are in the dark.

    I train/practice all handgun manipulations with my eyes closed from time to time to keep me honest. My approach is I never want to have to have my head/eyes down for any manipulations or failures whether I have two hands, dominant hand only or off hand only available. My head and eyes are always up and in the fight or scanning.
    My approach to stoppages as well. Non-diagnostic..

    To the OP, snap caps are good. Do not forget the double feed......

  8. #7
    Distinguished Member Array Jason Storm's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,211
    Quote Originally Posted by Dsully View Post
    I have taken classes, target shoot atleast once a week and keep up with all the fundamentals. What I haven't done yet is some low light shooting. I plan on doing it for the first time tomorrow night or Saturday night depending on the weather. Is their anything anyone can recommend practicing or any drills they have done that were useful? Anything I need to be specifically aware of? It's my own range so anything goes as for rules. This is for middle of the night home protection. I plan on taking a class for low light but I'll have to wait until spring time. Thanks
    Here are some flashlight techniques that you can integrate your shooting drills with:
    -FBI technique
    -Roger's Surefire "
    -Ayoob "
    -Harries "
    -shoulder "
    -Cirillo "

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

light powered by mybb
,
low light defensive shooting
,
low light firearms drills
,

low light shooting drills

,
powered by mybb 2008 spring training
,
powered by mybb archery targets
,
powered by mybb light up
,
powered by mybb spring training
,
powered by mybb spring training 2009
,
powered by mybb spring training sites
,
powered by mybb target
,
powered by mybb training for running
Click on a term to search for related topics.