We have been inundated with requests for TNVC Night vision course in the great state of Texas. Well, the wait is over! Here is the first of many classes we have planned in the south!
TNVC will be conducting a 2-night Night Vision Defender Course in Victoria, Texas, May 18-19, 2012. The course is hosted by Wild River Ranch and will be attended by representatives of several major industry manufacturers, including Surefire, FLIR, Wilcox Industries, and Laser Devices, Inc. Students will be given the opportunity to first-hand demo equipment from these companies during live-fire training. The class will also be attended by a writer from SWAT Magazine who will be doing an article on the course. Lastly, TNVC is providing a Texas BBQ dinner both nights of the class! What more could you ask for?
The 2-day Night Vision Defender Course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for the safe, effective use of night vision devices employed with firearms for home defense and other applications in a social setting. The course features classroom presentation, square range live fire, drills/exercises, and scenario-based training. The instructor cadre is composed of a world class group of individuals with years of real-world experience in military and law enforcement special operations units. Students will learn to safely operate their night vision devices while manipulating multiple weapon systems in a dynamic environment.
The Night Vision Defender Course will cover:
-The physiology and psychology of night operations
-Introduction to image intensification technology
-Capabilities and limitations
-Operation of common night vision systems
-Use of peripheral equipment
-IR lasers and designators
-Movement and navigation
-Firearms employment (handgun and rifle)
-Basic tactics (while wearing NVG)
-Use of cover
-Moving and shooting
-Understanding lighting conditions and using them to your advantage
-Dealing with flashlights
-The limitations of low quality night vision equipment
Equipment and ammunition requirements:
-Hands Free Night Vision Device. The model is not important as long as it works and will not have you off the line because it constantly craps out. Spare Batteries and a Lens Cloth are suggested.
-Head or Helmet Mount for NVG. You will be wearing your NVG on your head for many hours on end. It is suggested that you have a good, comfortable system to mount your device. We do not recommend the standard issue Skull Crusher.
-A serviceable 5.56◊45, 5.45◊39 or 7.62x39mm carbine or rifle. What you bring is not as important as the fact that it works. Spare parts and maintenance equipment is suggested. The class will not stop because you sheared a bolt lug.
-A good quality red dot/optical sight, weapon-mounted IR laser is suggested, weapon-mounted white light, tactical sling for your primary weapon
-Four (4) serviceable magazines for your primary weapon
-A serviceable pistol with night sights and/or pistol-mounted white light/laser
-Three (3) serviceable magazines
-Chest or belt rig that allows for ready access to pistol and rifle magazines
-Serviceable hand-held flashlight
-400 rounds of quality rifle and 250 rounds of quality handgun ammunition **Note on Ammunition** No green tip, steel core, or armor piercing ammo of any kind can be shot in the indoor range.
-Eyepro (clear) and Earpro
-Weather Appropriate Clothing
-Personal protective gear (studentís discretion)
The Night Vision Operatorís Course is an advanced shooting, but basic night vision course. Students are expected to have had formal training with both rifle and the handgun prior to attending this class. Proof of successful completion of training from a reputable instructor or school is required to be admitted into this course. No exceptions!
NOTE: Students who fail to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency and/or safety will not be allowed to participate in the Night Vision Operatorís Course Ė their course fees will be fully refunded.
This course is open only to US citizens. A valid US passport or a certified copy of your birth certificate and a valid ID (i.e. driver license) must be presented on the first day of class to confirm your citizenship.
A concealed carry permit OR a military or law enforcement ID OR a letter from your local law enforcement agency confirming that you do not have a criminal record are required for this and all TNVC Group courses.