The Best Night Shooting Techniques | Training | Tactical Rifleman

so let's talk about night shooting right you can get as good as you want during the day the reality is that you know chances are bad things happen at night that you need to practice shooting at night also step one of that is you have to be able to see the sights on your weapon you're going to spend all that fat cash getting a good firearm you need to spend a little extra money and get good night sights get ones very very visible dots get ones with tritium inserts you have to be able to see your your sights at night that's the easy part practice with them low-light you still be able to see it you have to have enough light on your target to still identify is it a threat is it not a threat is it a threat that warrants deadly force so besides just sights you still have to have some light source in order to identify the target is friend or foe now there's all kinds of different thought processes one way or the other you know should it should the visible light be mounted on the gun should it be handheld handheld lights yes there they're easy to have anybody can carry with them you can fight them in a fight with them in a situation that doesn't warrant deadly force however when it comes down to the moment of truth when you're actually going to shoot that firearm if you made the decision to draw that firearm you are in a situation with potentially you need to shoot that firearm you go the range you practice all the different techniques for holding a handheld flashlight some will have it whether you're doing it with the palm mounted like that holding gripping the gun others will appear so you're you can also use protect your skull I've even heard of techniques where they hold it out here to the side well that's great the concept is great because guns are drawn directly to the light make sense I've seen it however me going through my house for a long period of time that arm gets really really heavy if you don't practice that way a lot you go to the range and you shoot the same drills on a computerized range and you're actually running that Pro timer for hits practicing each technique which you will see is the one that close most closely matches how you shoot during the day when you're doing 90 percent if you're practicing that's going to be your most accurate method for shooting at night that's why your assault units run pistols with the lights actually mounted on the guns they practice with it all the time one hundred percent of their practice during the day applies to it at night now to what I'm talking about is a pistol mounted light I'm a fan of the surefire line with using 200 to 300 does not matter they clip on any modern pistol that has a light rail on it I've heard the other side say all right well now Karl you're flagging anybody that you point that light at why yes I am okay I'm already in a situation where I warrant deadly force if I'm that threatened then I don't have a problem now I'm not saying point your gun directly at it but I have searched rooms with the pistol light on my firearm light on and I can check furniture I can keep it low I can keep it in at the low ready until that threat arises right when it comes to shooting you will be so much more accurate having a pistol mounted light Alright Karl now you're not going to carry a gun with your light on with your light axe and mounted on the gun concealed-carry you're not going to do it so why practice like that you have to practice with how you're actually going to be carrying I agree with you 100% I do not carry my concealed carry pistol with a light mounted on it it makes it easier to confirm much harder to conceal I agree with you however the standard handheld light and my surefire pistol mounted light take roughly the same amount of space roughly the same amount as easy as I can keep this in my pocket and use it pull it out for whatever you use flashlights all the time I can just as easy just as easily pull this thing out and use it just as easily it's a very very easy light to use once you get used to it you make this your everyday carry light you'll find it's easy to use easy to keep the little knick-knack that well Karl the way these spades set up on the back it's going to go off in your pocket all the time you're going to run out your batteries they make little plastic or Kydex little short rails that clip on there and they'll protect that if you have it in your pocket another another technique the one I use when I'm carrying stuff on my bat belt is this is a little clip made by blackhawk my lights clipped right on it and it's got the blade on the back to protect it takes no space at all on my belt and it prints about the same as your spare magazines would be so I need to use my light I reach back pull my light out and I'm now going to light in my hand I use it you're going to use your light a hundred times for every time you actually use your light mounted on a pistol so get a light that makes good handheld but at the moment of truth when you need to actually place where you find yourself in a situation where you need to use a weapon mounted light having it mounted actually on the firearm is going to be a lot more accurate my opinion is a hundred of them out there so I challenge you to go back run all those drills that with each type of handheld light whether it be palm whether it be held high whether you're held out the bill rogers technique there's lots of different lights out there try that and then try it with it mounted on the gun and I guarantee you if you want a timer you'll have to agree with me that it is much more accurate and much faster to engage those targets and to differentiate is it a threat is it not a threat is it a threat that warrants deadly force and at the moment of truth that's what really matters

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