Rural Defensive Patrolling Course (Night Vision, Force-on-Force)

  • $545.00
    Unit price per 

Rural Defensive Patrolling Course (Night Vision) tackles the inherent difficulty in controlling and managing team movements in hours of limited visibility.  Positive Identification (PID) is paramount both to prevent fratricide and to articulate a justifiable lethal force defense.  Specific techniques and considerations are taught to overcome these hurdles.  Instruction will take place both in classroom and natural settings.  Competency is built through a series of instructor-led Practical Exercises (PEs), culminating in student led force on force iterations utilizing blank rounds.  Upon completion of the course, students will have not only a healthy respect for the risks of night operations but the skills required to ensure safe and effective operations should the need arise.  Topics of training include:

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Night Vision
  • General Use Best Practices
  • Infra-Red Laser Best Practices
  • Recognition Signals During Limited Visibility
  • Individual Movement Considerations 
  • Formations And Order Of Movement During Limited Visibility
  • Security Halt Procedures
  • React To Contact
  • Break Contact
  • Link Up (Internal/External)

Prerequisite Courses:  Rural Defensive Patrolling Course (Basic)

Physical Requirements:  This course will be physically demanding at times.  Come able to transition between standing, kneeling, and prone positions.  Additionally, be prepared to run short distances over uneven terrain (several hundred meters).

Equipment Requirements: 

  • Night Vision, Mount, and Mounting Platform (helmet, skull crusher, nightcap) 
  • Rifle w/IR laser mounted 
  • Sling
  • Rifle Magazines (empty; minimum of 3)
  • Chest Rig or Bandoleer or Belt Rig

**Equipment must facilitate you carrying your magazines on your body**

  • Water Source
  • Notebook
  • Pens/pencils
  • Eye protection (ballistic)
  • Ear protection
  • Shooting gloves
  • Cold weather clothing
  • Wet weather clothing
  • Lunch (both days)

Optional Equipment:

  • Individual First Aid Kit (carried on your body)

    Note:  Include tourniquets x2, QuikClot Combat Gauze x1, Emergency Bandage (pressure dressing) x1, Chest Seal x1, Medical Tape x1 roll, Non-latex Gloves x1 pair, Sharpie Marker x1, EMS Shears x1
  • Pistol (carried on your body)
  • Small Assault Pack (subdued colors preferred)
  • Extra Rifle magazines (empty, carried in pack)
  • Extra Pistol magazines (empty, carried in pack)
  • Additional Medical supplies (carried in pack)
  • Additional water source (Camelbak, Nalgene, canteen)
  • Rifle cleaning kit (carried in pack)
  • High Energy Food Source (Clif Bar, Peanut Butter Packets, PowerGel


This is a non-ballistic class

No live ammo will be permitted to be carried during the class.  All magazines with live ammunition must be left in your personal vehicle.  It is your responsibility to check all magazines and equipment to ensure compliance.  Buddy and instructor checks will occur prior to the start of each training day and each training iteration.