ACT DP205b Low Light Skills 4DEC21 Riley Conservation Club

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ACT DP205b Low Light Skills 4DEC21 Riley Conservation Club

EVENT: DP205b – Low Light Skills
DATE: 4DECEMBER 2021
LOCATION: Riley Conservation Club – Terre Haute, IN
TIME: 17:00 approx. start time; class will last about 4 hours
INSTRUCTOR: John Viray, assisted by ACT staff
TUITION: $95 prepaid
PREREQUISITES: DP101 (or equivalent); instructor approval REQUIRED
DESCRIPTION:
DP205b “Low Light Skills” is a brief version of our DP205 that offers an introduction to defensive handgun techniques applied to low light or total darkness situations. The class will focus on the use of modern, high intensity flashlights and their applications to defensive use in conjunction with handguns. Topics will include acquisition of information, use of handheld flashlights both with and without firearms, use of weapon-mounted flashlights, use of supplemental sighting devices (e.g. lasers), use of tritium night sights, etc.



This class is not appropriate for inexperienced defensive shooters. You don't have to have completed classes with us, but I reserve the right to final approval on all students. If I don't know you and you wish to participate, please contact me via email (not PM): johnvviray@gmail.com

** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS WILL INCLUDE LIVE FIRE DRILLS. **




GEAR LIST & RECOMMENDATIONS:








  • Reliable, high-intensity handheld light; lanyard recommended
  • Back-up light (optional)
  • Spare batteries (recommended)
  • Spare lamps (if your light uses incandescent lamps)
  • A couple of feet of 550 cord to make a lanyard (optional)
  • Low intensity "task light" for navigation and checking targets (optional)
  • Weapon-mounted light (optional)
  • Inert replica of your pistol if you have one (e.g "Blue Gun" or similar that fits your holster; optional)
  • Concealment garment
  • Pistol, caliber consistent with defensive needs
  • 300-500 rounds of ammunition (how much you need depends on how much you choose to fire)
  • 5 or more magazines or speed loaders. More is better to avoid delays on the line.
  • Magazine or speed loader carriers
  • Strong side belt holster (IWB holsters are fine) that covers the trigger guard and allows one handed holstering
  • Pistol belt
  • Eye and ear protection. Electronic muffs or vented earplugs suggested for allowing easier hearing of range commands.
  • Billed cap
  • Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities according to the weather and allow for moderate physical activity. We will shoot, rain or shine, so consider bringing rain gear.
  • Remember that you may be shooting while wearing gloves. Wear the gloves you normally wear during cold weather.
  • You should bring snacks and fluids of your choice. Snack bars or power bars are great to keep in your shooting bag. Water or a combination of water and sport drinks work best. ACT will provide bottled water.





For more information or to register, please contact us via email at:johnvviray@gmail.com
 
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This one is filling up pretty quickly. For those that are regulars, the class will be largely unchanged but a bay and some targets will be available for your use.
 

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I added an Olight Baltor Mini light/laser combination to my back-up CCP; but, I haven't been able to get a holster. So, I don't know how much I'll get to use it. But, it seems to be a really handy addition for a home defense pistol. I'm looking forward to Saturday.
 
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I added an Olight Baltor Mini light/laser combination to my back-up CCP; but, I haven't been able to get a holster. So, I don't know how much I'll get to use it. But, it seems to be a really handy addition for a home defense pistol. I'm looking forward to Saturday.
Bring it.
 

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I will not be wearing my 5:11 tactical thong this year!

Somebody keep snapping my thong last year?

Joker you bringing a flintlock?
 
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Joker you bringing a flintlock?
I'm going Alec Baldwin Tactical!
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Great safe time had by all.

We started at the best bbq place in TH. Then moved to the range.

Reviewed safety stuff then moved into different lights and why you need one. We then moved into simple drills to work out the bugs. The night advanced into more advanced drills.

Overall a great night all of us shot as much as we wanted. John let us shoot our back up pistols and run repeat drills till we were improving.

Thanks to John, Granger, Rino a great time had by all.

This is a must take class if you are a student of self defense.
 

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I didn’t think to say it at the time, but the neat thing is ACT uses a rather small variety of drills and situations but they serve to put your gun/light/sights into very different lighting conditions. Things may not seem to change much with the drill, but your problem becomes very different.

For example… Everything was going great with my most recent configuration until the latter part of the night. Things were going better for me than ever, and I settled into a comfort zone that became too comfortable. Only then did the light hold wash out my red dot. It made a real mess of things, and I never would have found that in a typical class’s relatively short night shoot portion.

I’ll add this:
Red dots on a carry gun are wonderful. I don’t know how many times I said “Life is easier” that night.
I’ve found a place that will mill Browning HiPowers for them, so who knows what next year will bring.

Thanks John, Grainger (but not Rhino), and fellow students. See you at least next December, but probably before.
 
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