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Hackathorn/Vickers Low Light Intensive 3-day Carbine & Pistol Course

Class #1: May 11-13, 2007

Class #2: November 9-11, 2007

Instructors: Ken Hackathorn & Larry Vickers

Cost: $700

Class Size: 24 Students Maximum

Location: Marietta, Ohio

Class description:

Larry Vickers: “This class is in response to the low-light/white light/laser training that Ken and I do in our normal classes. This training, which normally consists of about 2 hours of low-light work, has been met with overwhelming positive comments from students. Many leave the class saying that was the single best part of the training. Ken and I have a unique approach in our low-light training so the idea was born to do a special class. The ranges that will be used will be in the area of Marietta, Ohio near Ken's stomping grounds.”

Day 1 (05/11/07)

— Range fire carbine & pistol - warm up skill drills

— Intro to low light shooting, Carbine and pistol point shooting/night sights/white-light/laser.

Day 2 (05/12/07)

— Range fire carbine & pistol - warm up skill drills/ basic house clearing

— Low-light drills carbine & pistol/house clearing with white light & laser shooting on the move/flashbulb technique/malfunction clearance drills.

* The evening meal for Sat. will be catered at the range - course fee will cover this.

Day 3 (05/13/07)

— Review of range drills and course teaching points review

— Competitions and various shoot off’s, course Q&A wrap-up: wheels up from range approx. 3:30 PM heading home

Weapon/Gear Class Requirements:


- Serviceable duty grade carbine of minimum 5.45 / 5.56 caliber

- Serviceable sling- suitable for a variety of shooting positions - tactical type preferred

- Minimum of 5 serviceable carbine magazines

- Carbine mounted white light

- Optics – (Optional, but highly suggested)

- Minimum 1 carbine magazine pouch - or method to carry spares magazine(s)


- Serviceable duty grade handgun of at least 9mm Para caliber

- Minimum of 5 serviceable pistol magazines

- Serviceable holster

- Minimum 1 carbine magazine pouch - or methods to carry spare magazine(s)

- Handgun mounted white light (Optional)

- Visible lasers (Optional)

- Hand held white light

- Eye and ear protection (electronic hearing protection is preferred)

- Suitable range wear depending on the season (Ohio in May could be hot or cold/wet or dry - be prepared)

- Good attitude

Zeroed Weapons: 50-yard carbine preferred, but others are acceptable if you have a good reason why and understand it. Know your handguns zero at various ranges.

Ammo Requirements:

- 800 rounds of handgun

- 800 rounds of carbine

- Service type (No reloads)

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FYI - Due to a few guys moving to the later (Sept) class I've got three open seats for class #1 (May 11-13, 2007).

These seats will probably fill last so if you want to attend please contact me quickly.
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