Tactical

Low Light Essentials #9 – Training – Hand-held Light Techniques

If you’ve read the article to this point you’ll remember that different handheld light techniques have been mentioned but not explained.I want to take some time to describe some of the most used flashlight techniques. The general idea behind the use of a handheld light and a handgun is to index both the hotspot of the light and the sights of the handgun in the same place.The terms I’m using are fairly [...]

Low Light Essentials #10 – Training – Hand-held Light – The FBI Technique

The FBI technique involves holding the flashlight in your weak hand and holding it above your head and to the left or right at the full extension of your arm. Think of the Statue of Liberty and imagine that instead of a torch in her upraised hand that she has a flashlight and that instead of a tablet in her other hand she’s instead pointing a handgun at eye level and you’ve pretty much got it. Strengths The [...]

Low Light Essentials #11 – Training – Hand-held Light – The Neck Index Technique

The neck index involves holding the light in your weak hand along your jaw line.Your arm is pulled back into the body and it remains locked in place as does your neck.The general idea here is that when you turn you turn your entire torso sort of like the turret on a tank.In theory this essentially indexes the light wherever your head is turned, making it easier to index the light and the sights of your weapon in the same [...]

Low Light Essentials #12 – Training – Hand-held Light – The Harries Technique

The Harries technique is one of the more popular techniques out there, probably the single most popular technique among law enforcement.The Harries technique involves holding the flashlight in your weak hand, crossing your weak hand under your gun hand, and then pressing the back of your weak hand against the back of your strong hand. In this position you push your strong hand against your weak hand while pulling the [...]

Low Light Essentials #20 – Training – Lasers

I mentioned earlier that lasers take some dedicated practice to learn to use properly, and now I’ll expand on that.Lasers shoot a beam of light in a straight line. Firearms shoot a bullet in an arc. This means that the laser will not necessarily be where the bullet strikes. Lasers are meant to be an aiming reference similar to how a red dot operates on a carbine.The red dot on a carbine doesn’t cover the [...]
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