Level 1 – Night vision Operations




This 2-Day/24hr course of instruction has. been designed to instruct trainees in the initial set up and tactical application of image intensified night vision goggles, infrared aiming lasers and illuminators specific to combat shooting. 

During this course of instruction, trainees will receive a combination of classroom lecture and practical hands on training that will include the correct function, set up and tactical application of their night fighting equipment. Classroom lectures will encompass laser safety and zeroing procedures while practical equipment lessons will include the correct operation and fitting of night vision goggles, infrared aiming lasers and illuminators, helmet adjustments and mounting for tactical shooting as well as proper weapons set up. 

Initial practical live fire training will include a block of instruction on modern methods of zeroing combat optics and laser aiming modules. Once lasers and optics are zeroed students will receive training in the Redback One: Combat Shooting System (CSS) which will provide students with a comprehensive and systematic approach to weapons handling techniques and procedures by day and night while using night vision equipment. 

On training day/night one students will be instructed in techniques to successfully engage targets at intermediate distances of 25-200yards. Training will include positive threat identification training, active and passive targeting, static positional shooting, dynamic movement, combat reloads, stoppage identification and clearances and barricaded shooting. Day/Night one will conclude with students participating in the RB1-NVO-L1-CSA terminal learning objective which is a dynamic shooting assessment designed to assess students in competencies learnt throughout the day/night. 

Training day/night two will commence with the Redback One: Close Quarters Shooting System which applies previous learning combined with new learning for engaging threats at close quarters. Students will be instructed in ready positions, scanning and assessing, rifle to pistol transitions, recovery drills, combat and tactical reloading, turning procedures, recoil management, sight management, trigger management, multiple targets and target transitions. Students will be assessed throughout the day and night on their ability to engage the target quickly and accurately while utilizing the correct weapons handling procedures. Day/Night two will conclude with students participating in the RB1-NVO-L1-CQSA terminal learning objective which is a close-range shooting assessment that is designed to assess students in competencies learnt throughout the day/night in close quarters shooting. 

2 Days

Military & Law Enforcement only, Please contact us for current pricing.


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Full time law enforcement or active duty military.




  • Familiarize students with night vision equipment, capabilities and set up
  • Demonstrate safe weapons handling procedures while using night vision equipment
  • Zero the duty carbine combat optic, infrared aiming laser & Illuminator
  • Engage targets at intermediate ranges using passive and active targeting methods
  • Understand the limitations of night vision goggles and equipment as it relates to positive target identification.
  • Enage targets using positional shooting techniques
  • Engage targets using barricaded techniques
  • Conduct combat and tactical reloading drills
  • Conduct dynamic movement techniques
  • Engage targets at close quarters using active targeting methods
  • Identify and clear weapons stoppages using visual and diagnostic methods
  • Conduct rifle to pistol transitions
  • Conduct rifle recovery drills
  • Engage targets from various angles
  • Participate in combat shooting assessments IAW RB1-NVO-L1 testing
  • Demonstrate individual proficiency operating in a darkened environment   




  • Intro to Equipment & serviceability check
  • Night vision equipment set up
  • Laser Safety Brief
  • Zero Lasers/Illuminators - day optics & lasers (Classroom Lecture)
  • Live Fire Intermediate Range Combat Shooting
  • Zero Practical and Confirmation - day optics &Lasers
  • Positional Shooting with Dynamic Weapon Set Ups (Day & Night)
  • Combat Shooting Assessment 200-50m L-1 Terminal Learning Assessment
  • Stoppage Identification & Clearances (Day & Night Application)
  • Barricaded Shooting Techniques  
  • Positive Threat Identification Training (Target Discrimination)
  • Laser Discipline (Near Peer Adversaries)
  • Passive and Active Targeting Methods (Near Peer Adversaries)
  • Combat Shooting Assessment 200-50m L-1 Terminal Learning Assessment
  • High & Low Ready Presentations 


  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication
  • Scanning and Assessing procedures 
  • Rifle to Pistol Transitions
  • Pistol to Rifle Recovery
  • Individual Protection Drill
  • CQS Immediate Actions & Stoppage Clearances
  • Combat & Tactical Reloads
  • Sight Management
  • Trigger Management
  • Recoil Management
  • Shooting on the move
  • Static Turning Procedures
  • Bilateral Shooting skills
  • Barricaded Shooting
  • Close Quarters Shooting: L-1 Terminal Learning Assessment (ORT-D) 




The following equipment list is considered to be the minimum standard for students to arrive with. Students may augment this list with other personal equipment as required.


  • Ballistic helmet
  • Body armor
  • Ballistic eyewear
  • NVG’s (Dual Tube Preferred)
  • IR Laser / Illuminator
  • Hearing Protection
  • Shooting Gloves
  • Combat uniform
  • Gun belt
  • Pistol Holster
  • Magazine carrier, rifle (enough for 4 magazines)
  • Magazine carrier, pistol (enough for 2 magazines)
  • Magazines, rifle x 5


  • Magazines, pistol x 3
  • Service Carbine
  • Combat optic
  • Combat sling
  • Weapon mounted white light
  • Issued Pistol with weapons mounted light
  • Weapons cleaning kit
  • Water Bottle or equivalent 
  • Boots/suitable footwear
  • Note taking materials
  • Inclement weather gear (seasonally appropriate)
  • Batteries for all equipment



  • Carbine - 1000 rounds 
  • Pistol - 500 rounds

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