Most people will find it pretty shocking that the FBI statistics from their Uniform Crime Report reveals that most shootings – about 80% – occur in low-light environments (such as a dark parking lot or in your home at night).
I guess it makes sense, right? I mean, yes – criminals ARE scumbags… but they’re at least smart enough to target you under the cover of darkness when it’s easier to ambush without the fear of being seen (or shot).
So let me ask you – if you have an 80% chance of being forced to defend yourself and your family in the dark…
… what percentage of YOUR firearms training time are you devoting to “low-light shooting”?
I’m guessing it’s probably NOT 80%, right? Well, you’re not alone, so…
Here’s A Neat Trick For Using These FBI Statistics To Train For A Real Gunfight In Your Home…
One of the obstacles most people face is that most live-fire gun ranges don’t want to turn down the lights because most shooters aren’t looking to practice low-light shooting.
Instead, most people who go to the range are doing “target practice”, under optimal conditions of high visibility… a non-moving target… not being shot at… and all the time in the world to get that 1″ shot group so they can brag to their buddies.
Frankly, no matter how many rounds you send down the shooting lane, these ranges are failing miserably at preparing you for a real life-or-death gunfight by not allowing shooters to be in a dimly lit environment.
Here’s A Simple Gunfight Training Tip That Will Help…
One way you can overcome your gun-range’s limitation is to bring a pair of really dark sunglasses with you to the range.
In fact, I bought a pair of “flip-up” attachable sunglasses lenses to put over another cheap pair of wrap-around sunglasses so I could easily flip them down for a really, really dark environment at the range.
With your sunglasses on (especially with my “double-lens trick”), you can create a simulated low-light tactical scenario for more realistic live-fire training at ANY range.
The Next Level: Your “FBI Shoot House”
Ok, this sunglasses trick will help a lot with using the FBI stats for making your training more realistic, but the bottom line truth is that the key to surviving a deadly gunfight is to train as close to “the real thing” as you possibly can, right?
That’s why the FBI and other agencies train in “shoot houses” where they can set up scenario-based training.
Unfortunately, even with sunglasses, you’re not going to get that kind of training down at your local gun range because they’re not going to allow you to practice things like…
- Moving around your home
- Navigating obstacles (like furniture)
- “Shoot-don’t shoot” decision-making
- Low-light room clearing
- Moving and shooting with a flashlight
And even the more “realistic” tactical firearms courses can run you about $150 to $1,000 (or more).
But the truth is, you don’t need to pay these kinds of prices to train realistically and you can actually get even BETTER training using any of the 67 “in-your-home” gun drills we developed.
Dry-fire drills like these will save you a bunch of money and time by not having to buy any ammo or wait in line for your lane down at the range.
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