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Jun 14

Where To Start with Lights and More

Purposes and Benefits of a Weapon Light

Weapon light is specifically known by gun enthusiasts as weapon mounted flashlight, but can also be referred as gun light, gun mounted flashlight, or pistol light.

Basic Reasons of A Weapon Light

Policemen, hunters, and gun enthusiasts will prefer to use their guns with a mounted flashlight, most especially when they are in a situation where there is hardly any light or light visibility is low to track down a target, to attain accuracy in pinning down the target without causing anyone else to be shot, which is a safety measure. Precise aiming of the target in mind and not falling into the mistake of shooting someone else are what accuracy with a mounted flashlight tends to achieve.

Practical Advantages of Weapon Lights

It also allows increased flexibility and ease for the gun owner to move about as he/she goes for his/her target. Most law enforcement officers carry a gun with an attachable flashlight since a weapon light has become a crucial part of the gun which they use on a regular basis when they are tasked to clear homes, catching criminals or simply protecting themselves, during a night duty.

Kinds of Gun Lights

Before, mounted flashlights were attached on mostly rifles, but there are now new types of mounted flashlights which have found their way on shotguns, submachine guns, battle rifles, hand guns, and carbines. The advancement on weapon lights is such that there are lightweight models for everyday use or expensive mounted flashlights for high-risk situations.

Selecting the Right Light Bulb

You have to be selective in choosing the right and sturdy light model, as there are so many to choose from now that they are at bargain prices, one that can handle the forces imparted during a rough use. The LED-bulb models are proven to be efficient in terms of longer use so more savings, are durable, but they produce less visible light. Following the LED advanced technology, latest light models have been used for night-vision equipment. Although more expensive than the conventional alkaline batteries, the power-packed CR123, 3-volt lithium batteries are more often used because of its light intensity which is needed most in dangerous, night missions.

Proper Training on Weapon Light Use

Test first the condition of the gun light in a limited or no light situations, so that you can find out the strength and limitations of the gun light. Run firing exercises with a mounted flashlight so you can get the proper and right way of switching the light right on time during firing. Professional training courses are strongly recommended, one that includes gun lights, so you will be guided on the proper use.

There’s no doubt about it, weapon lights have the advantage of the following unrehearsed situations – they guide the gunman to apprehend the target with discrimination, astonishes the target’s eyes temporarily, and, by that alone, can help the gunman take immediate action to take control of a potentially bad situation.