It is very important to carry a flashlight when you are visiting somewhere in the dark or in a combat situation against an intruder to clear out your room and for self-defense. These flashlights have great advantage while holding a gun. Here’s how to do it –
This technique is named after Ray Chapman, the first world champion in IPSC. He developed a flashlight-handgun technique that works with high-powered flashlights and it is superior to traditional FBI method. In this technique, you can hold flashlight like a sword and rest your holding hand with your weapon. But it doesn’t work well with latest flashlight models which have button on tail cap.
Named after a leader of modern practical combat shoot, Michael Harries, it is a very popular technique which was developed in early 70s that can be used with police flashlights. It doesn’t rely on the flashlight holding hand when contacting the weapon.
Like Chapman Technique, it was designed for headlights that have switch on the sides. But the problem is the same as it doesn’t work with latest models which have tail cap button.
The Rogers/Surefire Hold was refined by Surefire later with coincidence with the CombatLights of the company. This model is known to have molded grip which fits well between the fingers. It is a hands-together technique which resembles a two-handed firing grip. But this technique is limited to only push button, small flashlights.
It keeps flashlight off your weapon hand totally. Instead, the light is positioned near your cheek so light shines exactly where you are seeing. Light can also be used as a defense and used with other flashlights. But the main problem is that shooting may be dangerous, especially if they shoot where the light is coming from, i.e. near your head.