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Flashlights on guns

Monday, September 26th, 2016

A thing I’ve noted a few times is now a thing someone in the press is talking about: How many people have been injured or killed in accidental shootings by police officers using gun-mounted flashlights isnt known. The statistic is not tracked, but deaths or injuries appear to be rare. The Denver Post reported in […]

3D print a mount for your flashlight

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016


XKCD on flashlights

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Heh. I need to get one that sets things on fire.

More flashlight blogging

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

From NJT. I know a lot of people carry one every day. I never have, I use the phone’s flashlight app. But that one looks small enough.

Flashlight blogging

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Tam notes a way to improve a Surefife. Sebastian wants a light he can completely operate with one hand. I’ve got a few old school Surefire G2s that I keep on hand for work use. I like them fine. I also still dig the Lifegear four pack. The large light is good for lighting up […]

They told me flashlights would give away my position

Monday, June 1st, 2015

And they were right: When deputies arrived, the 70-year old homeowner said he woke up to someone shining a light in his bedroom window. He then observed a man standing outside, who then broke the bedroom window and started to climb inside. At that point the homeowner told officers he grabbed a pistol and fired […]

Shooting a flashlight out of a shotgun

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

This is why we don’t just our guns as flashlights

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Weapon-mounted lights and accidental shootings. It’s also why I’m a fan of LaserGrips, with the design no additional action is required to activate it.

Flashlight Blogging: you had me at 3,600 lumens

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Streamlight Introduces High Lumen Portable Scene Light

Assault Flashlights

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

No, they’re police officer flashlights so they are Patrol Flashlights. Snark aside, I would consider the switches and goo-gas to be more problematic than an under the trigger guard. I grip the gun and the light comes on. As opposed to fumbling with something with an activation that, under stress, might result in flicking the […]

Switchback Tactical Flashlight Ring

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

I’m not a tactical guy. And I don’t operate operationally in operations. But I can sort of see this being useful somewhat: Pro being that you can use the flashlight without using the gun, unlike pistol mounted lights. So, you know, you don’t muzzle the cat at 0 dark 30 when you hear that bump […]

Flashlight blogging

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

A good tip.

Police chief comes out against weapon-mounted flashlights

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Interesting: After a supervisor noticed the officers using them on the graveyard shift, he put a stop to it and an investigation was launched to see if they disobeyed a direct order by the chief not to use them. For now, the rookie officers will no longer be allowed to use their weapon-mounted flashlights and […]

Flashlight Blogging

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

500 lumens from AA batteries. Nice.

Kel-Tec CL-43 Flashlight

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

A review

Flashlight Blogging

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

1600-Lumen LED Convex Lens Zoom Flashlight for $40. Seen at Instapundit. I also got my Lifegear four pack of flashlights in. Let me tell you, a 700 lumen strobe in the back yard is impressive. More later.

Flashlight revolver

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Well, OK.

Flashlight Blogging

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

From Kevin

Does a flashlight really belong on your defensive handgun?

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Well, does it?

Flashlight blogging

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

From Tam.

Flashlight Blogging

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The wiz has a comparison of $9 Sipik v. the Fenix PD20 as every day carry lights. While the $9 light in no way compares to my Surefires or Streamlights, it’s definitely worth the $9 as a throwaway light. I have four. I gave two to the kids and put two in some go bags.

Flashlight blogging

Monday, March 12th, 2012

And a deal alert. After a tip from reader Andy, I picked up four of these Focus Zoom Lens Cree Q3 Flashlight Torch Light Lamp, which are now on sale for $9. I got mine at $18, darn it. These are well worth the money. Light, durable and the one handed zoom is slick. Also, […]

Flashlight blogging

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Wizard has a review of the Fenix PD20, a light for every day carry.

Flashlight Blogging

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Bright, shiny and cheap.

More flashlight blogging

Friday, January 27th, 2012

After yesterday’s flashlight blogging, some recommended the 4Sevens Preon 2. Looks to have the same features but about half the price.

Flashlight Blogging

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

WizardPC has a bleg for an every day carry light. Shooting Illustrated has a review of the Brite Strike EPLI (Executive Precision Lighting Instrument). I’m interested in this one for a few reasons: It’s small. They out put of 160 lumens on high is pretty darn good. And, most importantly, it takes AAA batteries and […]

Flashlight Sight

Monday, November 14th, 2011

A predecessor to laser sights from 1932. Cue calls from internet gun board warriors about giving away position!

Flashlight blogging

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Tam upgrades. I’m in the same boat. Most of my tacticool flashlights are the older models that eat batteries.

Backup Flashlights

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Really? That’s it, to be truly tactical, I must carry two of everything!

Flashlights and guns

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

This SI article on flashlight shooting techniques got me to thinking. On the one hand, I can see the need for a flashlight mounted to a handgun for home defense. On the other hand, if your only source of light is on the end of your gun, that sounds like a setup for some major […]

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