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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:

The Night Fighter I Course at APT Firearms Academy is meant to instruct students of all levels on the essential abilities of shooting and navigating in darkness using Night Optic Devices (NODs). It's important to understand that advanced techniques build upon a solid foundation of basic skills. In this course, we will explore the history of night vision, terminology, equipment setups, IR lasers, active and passive aiming, optics, white light usage, nighttime movement (both on foot and in vehicles), troubleshooting firearm malfunctions in the dark, and a host of other topics.

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 are 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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