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About the Course

This four hour course will cover utilizing a handgun with a handheld flashlight as well as a weapon mounted light in a diminished or no light environment. We will take an in-depth look into the principles of low light engagements and how human vision is affected when in a stressful self-defense incident. Students will learn weapon and light presentations and manipulations, proper equipment selection, movements, and cover vs. concealment. Students will also learn how to leverage their equipment against a threat and become aware of how white light affects vision. At the conclusion of the course, students will then utilize their skills in a Positive Identification (P.I.D) and decision making scenarios.


  • Pistol with weapon mounted pistol light and three magazines

  • Handheld flashlight

  • Clear eye protection

  • Electronic hearing protection

  • 250 rounds of ammunition

  • Extra batteries for each light

  • Note-taking material

  • Water & Snacks

Your Instructor

Scott Criswell

Scott Criswell

Scott is currently an active-duty police sergeant and oversees firearms training for his department. Scott began his law enforcement career in 2000 and has held assignments in Patrol, Street Gang Suppression, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, Community Oriented Policing, Street Level Drug & Gang Detective (including plain clothes operations), 11-year SWAT Team member (Entry and Sniper/Observer with two agencies), Firearms instructor (Both Academy and Department), and Field Training Officer.

Scott holds instructor certifications in both private sector and CA POST courses in handgun, carbine, shotgun, long rifle, red dot handgun (RDS), and low light firearms employment. He has also certified in many other operator level firearm and tactical courses presented by private sector companies as well as law enforcement presenters including but not limited to: Vehicle Close Quarters Battle (VCQB), Low Light Operator, Tactical Carbine, and Tactical Handgun.

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