Night Operator 2

2 Days (16 Hours)

1000 Rounds Rifle
(*No Green Tip Ammo*)
300 Rounds Pistol 



“Amateurs train until they get it right, Professionals train until they can’t get it wrong.” With this mantra at its core, we have developed a follow on to our Night Operator course. The Ridgeline Night Operator 2 course provides students with the time and opportunity to hone their craft under augmented vision. Making full use of our facilities infrastructure, the students will be placed into progressively more difficult exercises and events that will allow them to gain true understanding of their (and their equipment’s) capabilities, and limitations.

Students will engage in activities of employing white light, utilizing IR light, lasers and NVD’s in darkness as well as day time/low light courses of fire. Students will engage targets while on the move and from stationary positions, including alternate positions. Strings of fire include paper targets, steel arrays and moving targets. This course utilizes key Ridgeline infrastructure such as elevated window firing positions and our real-world prop line spanned across different ranges to challenge shooters skills and abilities.

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Prerequisite: This course is only open to students that have successfully completed the Ridgeline Night Operator course, or known industry equivalent (Presscheck Consulting, TapRack Tactical, Kinetic Consulting, Greenline Tactical, etc.) This is a Skills Employment course. Ridgeline skills employment courses move well beyond the basics and focus primarily on execution of task and challenging scenarios. These courses provide less step by step instruction on fundamentals, but focus on coaching the shooter to develop skills in challenging real world scenarios that help them understand how fast and accurate they can be in the toughest of situations. This is an expert level course. Expertise with the carbine, pistol and night vision equipment is expected. Understanding day/night fire and white light/no light employment should already be held by the student. General safe firearms handling is expected of all students.

Next Course: If you are not confident in meeting the prerequisites for this course check out our Night Operator course to build the skills necessary to join this class. Following graduation of this course students should consider one of three options. Ridgeline offers courses in multiple platforms, private training, and 5 day courses in our Special Events section.

Subjects Covered:

  • Night vision theory
    • Optic manipulation
    • Laser manipulation and laser zeroing
    • Manipulating the environment
  • Equipment set up for night operations
    • Individual equipment set up
    • Rifle set up
    • Night safety considerations
  • Night carbine operation
    • Low/No-light fundamentals
    • Loading/Reloading
    • Short range engagements
    • Mid range engagements
    • White light integration
    • Malfunction clearance
  • Night pistol operation
    • Low/No-light fundamentals
    • Loading/Reloading
    • Iron sights vs RDS
    • Rifle to pistol transitions
    • White light techniques

Equipment List:


  • Eye Protection
  • Ear Protection


  • Carbine with Optic
  • 2 Point Sling
  • Weapon Mounted White Light
  • Weapon Mounted IR Laser/Illuminator
  • (4) Magazines
  • Handgun (RDS Recommended)
  • Weapon Mounted White Light (IR/White Light recommended but not required)
  • (4) Magazines


  • Belt with Positive Retention Holster
  • Magazine Carriers/Plate Carrier/Chest Rig (Must have the ability to carry 3 rifle mags and 2 pistol mags on body)
  • Helmet/Skullcrusher with NVG Mount
  • NVD/NVG’s (Recommend binocular i.e. PVS-31 but single tube i.e. PVS-14 is acceptable)
  • Headlamp (White Lens/Red Lens)
  • Handheld Flashlight (White Lens/Red Lens)
  • Assault Pack for carrying all equipment
  • Athletic/Outdoor Footwear
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing/Gloves
  • Knee pads
  • Note Taking Material

The Following Items are ALLOWED and/or RECOMMENDED


  • Gun Cleaning Kit
  • Gun/Sight Tools
  • Batteries for RDS
  • Batteries for NVG’s
  • Batteries for Ear Pro
  • Anti-Fog for Eye Pro


  • Sun Block
  • Chapstick
  • Insect Repellent
  • Handwarmers
  • Cooler with drinks
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Camp Chair/Stool

Our Reviews

Nightfighter 2: 1-2 Nov 2024 (6 in Stock)



Personal ownership of night vision devices has exploded in the last few years, leaving many shooters with a new capability but only the internet and YouTube to learn the ins and outs of working in total darkness.

All course purchases are final and subject to Ridgeline's Terms and Conditions that include a no cancellation/no transfer policy.


The Ridgeline Training Center is a premier, purpose-built tactical training school. Located in Dalton, NH the school offers next generation courses and world class experiences for civilians, the corporate world, government agencies, law enforcement and military special operations groups. The Ridgeline team maintains a simple but important focus that THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT AND THEIR GOALS ARE ALWAYS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY.

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227 Miller Road
Dalton, NH 03598

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