Originally Posted by barneygoogle
I'm going to shoot the flashlight and you better hope it's not mounted to your weapon or you're history. Strobes are for disco.
What makes you think you would ever get that shot off. If someone with a weapon mounted light has the light on you and your in a hostile situation than what makes you think you have enough of a jump to shoot the light without being already shot ?
There are valid arguments for both methods and both methods can be trained properly. As far as triaging family member’s wounds or whatever, most lights have enough spill to do that without pointing the gun ….that’s if you feel you have to do it while the threat is still there.
To me setting your light on the ground isn’t the best idea because you just lost possession of it. In low or no light you shouldn’t be using a light for anything other than target ID, not triage and not navigation. A weapon mounted light should only be momentary on/off. That’s method I put stock in anyway, not saying any method is right or wrong just a different point of view