Purposes and Benefits of a Weapon Light
A weapon mounted flashlight is also referred to as gun light, gun mounted flashlight, or pistol light.
Basic Reasons of A Weapon Light
A weapon mounted flashlight is an important accessory in guns because of the accuracy it can provide in tracking down a target only and no one else, which is a safety concern, and that’s why police authorities, hunters, gun enthusiast/collectors, would always consider it, most especially when they’re hunting in a low light visibility. 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.
The Practical Benefits of Gun Lights
Flexibility and the ease of moving about as you track down a running target can be achieved with a weapon mounted flashlight. With an attachable flashlight, law enforcement officers are able to move faster in clearing homes, catch after a criminal, when they’re on a night duty.
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. Due to the benefits it has provided on gun users, the progress of mounted flashlights have expanded in such a way that new models have come out in the gun market for use on a variety of conditions, like lightweight models for everyday use to expensive types 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. 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. With the latest advancement in LED technology, the infrared (IR) LED lights are now being mounted on night-vision equipment. Further, the traditional alkaline batteries have been replaced by CR123, 3-volt lithium battery, which provides better intense light supply, especially in dangerous encounters.
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.