Low-Power Variable Optic Course Law Enforcement Only (2-Day)

Event Phone: 205-248-4860

  • November 14, 2022 - November 15, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

***IMPORTANT INFO: You must use a departmental email address to register for this class. All non-departmental email addresses will cause your registration to be cancelled.***

Course schedule: November 14-15 (Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm)

Cost: $300

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama


As current events unfold and weapon systems evolve, it is more important than ever to train with your equipment to achieve and maintain a level of proficiency and confidence to get you through whatever you may be faced with. Low Power Variable Optics (LPVO) have become a popular option to bridge the gap between a Red Dot Sight (RDS) and a conventional riflescope. As a result, modern LPVO equipped AR-15 style carbines have proven to be some of the most versatile and capable weapon systems in use today. Precision accuracy with a magnified optic and the ability to strike hits at distance requires data, knowledge, and experience in building a stable shooting position. Quick engagements at close ranges with an LPVO also requires repetitions, an understanding of the weapon system, and confidence in situations requiring split second decisions.

BlackBag Consulting’s 2-Day LPVO course will address the capabilities of your weapon system with a LPVO. Using zero procedures, actual velocities of your chosen ammunition from your weapon, basic ballistic understanding, building and utilization of ballistic charts, and application of marksmanship fundamentals, this 2-day will help build a solid foundation and knowledge base to establish that confidence with your LPVO.

Physical Limitations:

This course will be the length of the training day (8 hours each day), combined with environmental exposure, and covering varied terrain throughout the day. 100% of the course is conducted outside. Participants should have the ability to stand, walk, shoot, train, and soak-up knowledge for the duration of the course.

Required gear:

Quality Rifle weapon system equipped with a Low Power Variable Optic

200-300 Rounds of ammunition

Eye and ear protection

Rifle sling

Note taking supplies

Water (and/ or other desired means of hydration)

Snacks and food for Lunch (you will not have time to leave the property once the course begins)

Any personally required medical supplies

Dress appropriate range wear and weather conditions ( again, 100% of the course is conducted outside)

Comfortable closed toe footwear.

Optional gear:

Shooting aids (bipod, tripod, shooting bags, etc.)

Ballistic calculator (or cellphone capable of downloading ballistic applications)

Handheld weather meter

Binoculars and/or spotting scope

Folding chair


2201 New Watermelon Road, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35406, United States