Introduction to Thermal Optics is a curriculum I developed for Ukrainian snipers and marksmen, focused on night time precision shooting, stealth and snipercraft using night vision, thermal rifle scopes and thermal clip-on scopes. 


Comparison between Night Vision and Thermal
Thermal riflescope comparison to Thermal Clip-on
Day optic check zero
Zeroing thermal optics
Learning how to navigate thermal optic menus
Mounting thermal optics
Selecting host weapon for thermal optics
How to set up proper targets for thermal rifle practice 
Night tactical movement
Camouflage to defeat thermal cameras 
Stealth and detection exercise
Live fire practice on steel targets in the dark


You should be fully familiar with how to handle a rifle safely, to include zeroing theory. 


1 hour east from San Jose, 1 hour south from Livermore. Details will be emailed to those who register. 


1 gallon of water
Notepad and pencil
Rifle cleaning kit
Warm clothing in the winter
Tools for mounting and adjusting rifle optics and accessories
The school will supply rifles, although you may bring your own
The school will supply night optics, although you may bring your own
100 rounds of ammunition, or school can supply




Brian Wang is the event organizer. He can be reached at 408-892-5460 or

What is the refund policy?

We do not issue refunds under most circumstances. Instead, as of 2020, we offer an open reschedule policy. Notify us by email to within 1 hour before class starts, and we will happily apply your full tuition credit towards a future event or class. You must use your tuition credit within 1 calendar year.


Additional information


Saturday October 7th, 2023 at 6pm