3 Tactics for Using a Handheld Flashlight
What is the most important piece of equipment in your tactical arsenal? Everyone is going to have a different favorite and answer, but the truth is that it depends on the situation. In some cases, there is nothing more valuable than your flashlight. If nothing else, it enables you to see and identify a threat. Really, a flashlight’s value extends much further.
The truth is, in the dark, a flashlight will probably save more lives than your firearm. If for no other reason, it’s because it allows you to identify non-threats. Imagine this scenario: you’re walking to your car in the dark and you see a figure hunched near the tire. At least 99 times out of a hundred, that shadowy figure is just looking for something they dropped. Do you think it’s better to point a flashlight or a gun at them? Seems like a good argument for having a light that isn’t mounted to your weapon.
That said, there’s still a huge difference between knowing why a flashlight is important and how to use it. We call them tactical for a reason, and this video is all about tactical application. When you watch, you’ll learn several ways to hold and use the flashlight, and you can see how each has different advantages to help you in unique situations.