gee, who'd a thunk it?
This is a discussion on Flashlight in the Hand within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 08/28/2011 Flashlight in the Hand Avoiding the Profile Individual/Deterring the Profile Individual/Dominating the Profile Individual by Roger Phillips, Suarez International Specialist and Tier One Instructor ...
Flashlight in the Hand
Avoiding the Profile Individual/Deterring the Profile Individual/Dominating the Profile Individual by Roger Phillips, Suarez International Specialist and Tier One Instructor
This is basically the same lecture that I have been giving since 2005 inside of my low light courses. This lecture is a combination of Col. Cooper's lecture that I heard through a third party back in 1999, teachings from Gabe Suarez from 2002, and some very recent formatting tips from Randy Harris. This information has been around for a very long time, but I have never seen it combined with the "flashlight in the hand" philosophy.
"The flashlight in the hand" philosophy is the tactic of carrying a small, powerful, tactical flashlight in your non-dominant hand whenever you are in a risky area after the sun has gone down. Whether you are walking the dog, exercising, or making a run down to the grocery store/Wal-Mart, if you are going to be in a public place after sundown, it is the tactic of always carrying your flashlight in your hand.
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Usually I have my flashlight holstered in my non-dominant hand since I use it with a gun. But if I use the flashlight w/o a gun, it is always holstered in my strong side and carried on my dominant hand.
Some are stuck with disarm-at-work laws or policies: how would one expand this teaching to the fellow carrying a flashlight and OC spray only?
And I've heard that when possible one should attempt a non-lethal defense. Could one incorporate OC spray into this teaching along with lethal force? I'm thinking one has just run out of hands, but I'm hoping for advice here from more experienced folks.
Obviously I'm torn between 'blast 'em at the least provocation' and 'wait too long and die'. I doubt many here are at either of these extremes (and I tend towards inaction), but deciding where along that line I should be is really not an easy choice. Good to have these discussions so I can think it through early.
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Since I am in the Navy and work on a ship stationed at a Naval Base, the only weapons I can carry is a knife with a blade length no longer than the palm of the hand (Kershaw Zinger tactical folder) and flashlight (Surefire 6P Defender tactical light). Otherwise, other weapons, including personal firearms and OC, are prohibited.
"A quick lighting of the ground for blood droplets may be acceptable. If you find a wet spot in the groin area, you are going to have to ID the color of the fluid."
^^hahahahahahah. Great read. I like the fact that he says "reading this article is not enough." Practice, practice, practice.
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