Purposes and Benefits of a Weapon Light
A weapon mounted flashlight is also referred to as gun light, gun mounted flashlight, or pistol light.
Whether you’re a policeman, a hunter, or a gun enthusiast, a weapon mounted flashlight provides accuracy in aiming at a target in situations where there is low light or hardly any light and, with that, the safety considerations of not firing anyone else but just the target is put in place. It allows for a more precise aiming on the target, without shooting anyone by mistake, as well as getting a better view of the target.
Flexibility and the ease of moving about as you track down a running target can be achieved with a weapon mounted flashlight. At these times when the rate of criminality keeps on increasing, law enforcement officers are required to carry an attachable flashlights, aside from their guns, when they clear homes, catch fast a criminal, or, most importantly, as a protection for themselves, when they are on a night duty.
Kinds of Gun Lights
It used to be just rifles which have an attachment for flashlights, but now, new weapon models with mounted flashlights have come out, such as shotguns, submachine guns, battle rifles, hand guns, and carbines. Because of the practical advantage of weapon lights, many type models have been introduced in the gun market, from lightweight models for everyday use to most expensive type for high-risk situations.
Light Bulb Choice
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. Also consider that LED-bulb types are longer-lasting so you save more, durable and don’t burn out; however, the only problem is that LED lights produce less visible light. Following the LED advanced technology, latest light models have been used for night-vision equipment. On the other hand, the conventional alkaline batteries are now being replaced by the CR123, 3-volt lithium batteries because of its light intensity, which is crucial in dangerous missions.
Proper Training on Weapon Light Use
In using gun lights, it’s always standard procedure to test the system in a limited or no light condition in order to get a feel of the gun light’s strengths and limitations. 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. Note that, a professional training is still the best recourse to do as it will afford you the right way to use a mounted light gun.
The benefits you get from a weapon light are – it aids in target discrimination, temporarily messes up a target’s eyesight, and, most especially, provides momentary advantage for you to take control of a potentially bad situation.