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How to Use a Tactical Flashlight for Self Defense

Posted by   Steve Thibeault
08/07/2017
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Tactical Flashlight for Self Defense

A flashlight is one of the most practical items you can own. You never know when you will be in an emergency situation or even a power outage. 

You don't want to be left in the dark!

Flashlights are certainly useful in everyday situations, but did you know they can be used for self-defense? 

They can. A tactical flashlight is different from your run-of-the-mill flashlight and has a unique design and purpose. 

Let's look at some reasons to carry one and how to use it.  

Why You Should Carry a Tactical Flashlight 

  • Self-Defense

A flashlight can be an important tool for self-defense. Today's tactical flashlights are extremely bright. This is helpful in case you are being threatened.

The flashlight can temporarily blind someone and allow you to get away or defend yourself. 

In addition, many tactical flashlights have bezel edges. These are meant for breaking windows, but you can use them to hit an attacker if needed. 

You can get their attention for sure, and, at the very least, cause some real pain and break the skin of an attacker.

  • Identify a Potential Threat

If you should find yourself in a dark area, this is the perfect tool to have handy. You can light up a dark area and even check your car before getting in.

The extreme brightness of a tactical flashlight allows you to light up an area from far away. This is a great way to identify and even deter a potential threat.

Your flashlight provides emergency light in any situation. In any emergency, the power could go out leaving you vulnerable. You want to be prepared.

Think about the mass shootings we see on the news - sadly these are all too frequent.

One that comes to mind is the terrible situation that occurred in the Aurora theater. If someone had used a tactical flashlight to stun the attacker, lives could have possibly been saved.

How to Use a Tactical Flashlight for Self-Defense

Even if you choose to not carry a gun, you can still benefit from carrying a small tactical flashlight.

The light will temporarily blind a would-be attacker. This gives you precious time to get away or engage the bad guy.

If you haven't had defense training, your best bet is to flee. But, if you have no choice but to engage, you can hit him in the face. The toothed bezel will incapacitate an attacker allowing you time to escape.

Holding a Tactical Flashlight When Using a Gun

Safety is key. If you own a gun for personal defense, you need to know how to fire the gun while manipulating the flashlight.

The likelihood of having to use your weapon at night or in a low-light situation is greater at night than during daylight hours.

Weapon mounted lights definitely serve a particular purpose but require you to point your gun at a potential threat. A small one may be a better choice.

When used correctly, this shines a light on a potentially dangerous situation without having to point your gun. This is a safer and cheaper bet.

If you are interested in a tactical flashlight, the experts at TBO Tech have the answers. 

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