A tactical flashlight has a different purpose of use than your normal kitchen cabinet model. Tactical flashlights are designed with different materials, usually aerospace grade aluminium. They are designed for high impact stress because they are usually mounted to a weapon like a shotgun or M4/AR15 platform and most are waterproof to varying degrees. Tactical flashlights have textured grips and anti-roll profiles and are usually small enough to easily fit in a pocket. If you are looking for a light for your home defense weapon of choice you will most likely be using a tactical light.
Why should you carry a tactical flashlight?
Self Defense – Flashlights can easily assist you in a self-defense situation. For starters, most modern tactical flashlights are very bright. By bright I mean it hurts your brain to look at them – bright. If someone is threatening you, just flash the light in their eyes and blind them temporarily while you make your get away or maneuver into position. Also, a lot of tactical flashlights have bezel edges. These are supposed to assist you in breaking a window, but I wouldn’t try that with my flashlight. What they would be good at though is hitting someone and defending yourself.
Identify threats – It’s a light. If you are ever walking in the dark and need to shine a light on a dark or murky area, your trusty flashlight is perfect for that. Lights can easily light up dark corners even in the back seat before you approach your car so you know what is around. With the brightness of modern tactical flashlights you can do this from a pretty good distance too.
Help in emergency situations – In an emergency, the power can go out. Having your flashlight on you will mean that you instantly have light. Have you ever been sitting in the house before and the power went out. All you have to do is just reach down to your side and grab your flashlight and Voila!
When you lose the remote – Seriously, you will be amazed at the number of times you will reach for your flashlight that you never thought of. That and looking down throats to make sure someone does not have a raging case of strep throat. Flashlight tag… millions of potential uses.
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