Purposes and Benefits of a Weapon Light
Weapon light is specifically known by gun enthusiasts as weapon mounted flashlight, but can also be referred as gun light, gun mounted flashlight, or pistol 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.
Imagine the constraint of running after your target in a dim light place and one hand is cocking the gun and the other hand is holding a flashlight – this difficulty can be now eliminated with the use of a mounted flashlight on your gun, so that you have the ease and flexibility to move and run faster and apprehend your target. 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.
Variety of Gun Lights
Other than rifles, other gun weapons, such as shotguns, submachine guns, battle rifles, hand guns, and carbines, have now detachable mounted flashlights. The advancement on weapon lights is such that there are lightweight models for everyday use or expensive mounted flashlights for high-risk situations.
Choosing the Proper 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. The LED-bulb models are proven to be efficient in terms of longer use so more savings, are durable, but they produce less visible light. However, recent advances in LED technology have given rise to infrared (IR) LED lights which are heavily used now by night-vision equipment. Although more expensive than the conventional alkaline batteries, the power-packed CR123, 3-volt lithium batteries are more often used because of its light intensity which is needed most in dangerous, night missions.
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. How to manage the light switches quickly during firing is crucial when you’re in actual encounter, so it’s best to consider making as many test exercises as possible. 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.