Scotopic Problem Solver
Course Duration: 2 Days
Cost: $600 CDN (plus taxes)
Course Requirements: Active LE, Peace Officer, or Military
The Scotopic Problem Solver course is an accelerated shooting course focused on diminished light environments in relation to law enforcement applications. Students will push the boundaries of traditional low light and no light engagements in a true three-dimensional environment.
An in-depth look into the human anatomy, weapons and equipment manipulations, principles of light employment and proper use of movement will occur both in the classroom and on the range. The culmination of this training will be proving the concepts through force-on-force scenarios with NLTA, in which the reality of proper information assimilation and application will be tested under opposition.
Individual Equipment List:
- Handgun with at least 3 reliable magazines (5 if single stack).
- Reliable carbine with at least 3 magazines and durable sling. Carbine needs to be zeroed prior to class.
- Approved duty holster, duty belt and magazine pouches. Holsters must provide an active or passive retention device and be able to keep the holster in place while running or moving in and out of awkward positions.
[No SERPA holsters are allowed]
- 400 rounds of handgun training ammunition.
- 400 rounds of carbine training ammunition.
- ‘Simunition’ or Non-Lethal Training Ammunition (NLTA) weapon system conversion kit for the pistol.
- 50 rounds of NLTA corresponding pistol ammunition.
- Valid soft body armor (SBA) and/or ballistic plates if used operationally.
- TQ (CAT of SOFTT) on person is mandatory; IFAK is recommended.
- Eye protection and electronic ear protection.
- Handheld flashlight, extra batteries, and clear eye protection are necessary for low light work.
- 4 chem lights (any color).
- PPE for force-on-force training (NLTA approved helmet, neck and groin protection, gloves, coveralls etc).
- Appropriate clothing: long sleeve shirt, pants, gloves, and knee pads are mandatory. Elbow pads and face wrap are optional.
- Weapons maintenance equipment, notepad, pen, and permanent marker.
- Food, water, and weather appropriate clothing as required.
- Current Canadian law enforcement, peace officer, corrections, or active military status.
- Legal firearms: department issued and/or personally owned with valid paperwork.
- Able to demonstrate and employ safe weapons handling during training.
- Previous intermediate to advanced firearms training to include movement, barricades, communication with others and adverse shooting positions is recommended.