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 standard terms, but it's possible that some folks have learned a different technique with the same name as one of the techniques I'm describing.

Term creep happens in the "tactical" world moreso than just about any other, so don't be surprised if you see some.

Techniques we'll review next: