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Night Fighter I Course (Use of Night Vision)











LENGTH OF COURSE:  2 days (16 hours)

TUITION:  $550 without P.O.S.T. credits (L.E.)

                         $575 with P.O.S.T. credits (L.E.)


Course description:

APT Firearms Academy's Night Fighter I Course is designed to teach both beginner and advanced students the fundamental skills of shooting and moving under NODs (Night Optic Devices).  Remember, advanced techniques are just mastery of the basics!  We will cover the history of night vision, nomenclature, gear setups, IR lasers, active vs passive aiming, optics, white light, moving at night (on foot or mobile), malfunction clearing at night, and much more.  

This is a Missouri P.O.S.T. approved course

Prerequisite:  Pistol Caliber Carbine Express or Full Course


Topics covered:

  • History

  • Nomenclature

  • Zeroing

  • Loading and reloading

  • Malfunction clearing

  • Active / Passive aiming

  • Gear setups

  • Moving at night

  • and much, much more!


Equipment needed:

  • Night vision (monocular or binocular)

  • Pistol caliber carbine or .22 AR (capable of mounting an IR laser)

         **Pistol calibers are required due to shooting on steel at close (realistic) distances​

  • ​Helmet and mount for night vision use​

  • IR laser

  • Optic (preferable, but not mandatory)

  • 3 magazines (minimum)

  • Chest rig or battle belt to hold your magazines

  • 700 rounds of ammunition

  • Knee and elbow pads

  • Gloves

  • Ear and eye protection

  • Cold weather and/or rain gear

  • Note taking gear

  • Food / snacks / water (Please bring your dinner for this class as we will not be leaving the facility.  A refrigerator and microwave is available for your convenience.)

**We have 3 night vision units (night vision / lasers / helmets) available to loan for the class.  Please let us know if you need to reserve one when you register for the class.  There is no additional fee to use our equipment.  First come, first serve.

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