The Night Fighter Fundamentals Course is designed to equip students with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of night vision operation. The class will start with the psychology and benefits of fighting at night. The class will then move to industry standards for gear selection and setup. This class will provide the student with the tools to safely & effectively move, shoot, and communicate in low-light/no-light environments. Students will participate in a crawl, walk, run approach while learning to utilize their equipment. By the end of class, students will have progressed all the way through to a variety of movement and live-fire shooting exercises. These courses of fire are aimed at producing a core competency with night vision goggles, lasers, and white light. At the end of this course, students will have a clear understanding of why and how to fight at night.


This is a physical class and students are encouraged to be in good physical condition. Students must have basic tactical weapons handling skills prior to the class.

Students must have attended one of my shooting classes or private shooting sessions so I can ensure their ability to safely handle a weapon and to ensure everyone's safety. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Class size will be held to a small group of students to ensure safety and maximize the student/instructor personnel interaction. This will also ensure a safe and positive learning environment.

Full NVG (Night Vision Goggles) Rental Equipment will be available upon request for an additional fee. Everything the student needs will be included.


  • Communication Setup
  • Driving under NVG’s Considerations
  • Equipment Failure Drills
  • Fundamentals of Traversing Land at Night & Orientation
  • Handheld Thermal Imager or Helmet Mount Considerations
  • Helmet Setup
  • IR (Infrared) Laser Mounting & Zeroing
  • Misc. Equipment for Marking & Navigation at Night
  • NVG Barricade Shooting Drills
  • NVG Movement Shooting Drills
  • NVG Multiple Target Engagements
  • NVG Setup & Operation
  • NVG Static Shooting Drills
  • Optimal Weapons Setup for Fighting at Night
  • Performing Reloads in the Dark
  • Psychology of Fighting at Night with NVG’s
  • Rifle to Pistol Transition Techniques/Drills
  • White Light/Night Vision Integration
  • White Light Setup and Mounting for Rifle & Pistol
  • White Light Shooting Drills


  • 250 Pistol Rounds
  • 500 Rifle Rounds
  • Ballistic eye protection
  • Clothing Suited to Strenuous Activity while Also Being Seasonally Appropriate
  • Ear Protection
  • Hand-held White Light
  • Helmet
  • IFAK (Individual First-Aid Kit) or BOK on your Person
  • Infrared Laser (Can Be Rented for Additional Fee)
  • Maintenance/Cleaning Kit for Weapons
  • Minimum of 3 Serviceable Rifle Magazines & 3 Serviceable Pistol Magazines (Must Be Able to Hold 2 of Each of the Rifle & Pistol Magazines on Your Person)
  • Night Sights or RDS (Preferred)
  • NVG (Can Be Rented for Additional Fee)
  • NVG Height Mount
  • NVG Helmet Mount (Can Be Rented for Additional Fee)
  • Rain Gear/Cold Weather Gear (Seasonal)
  • Red Dot (Preferably Night Vision Compatible)
  • Serviceable Carbine or Rifle
  • Serviceable Pistol
  • Sling
  • Snacks, energy drinks, etc.
  • Sufficient Batteries for all Equipment on Your Person
  • Weapon Light
  • Weapon-mounted IR Illuminator (Recommended)

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