This is a discussion on A Shot in dark within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The solution is called point shooting. It works....
The solution is called point shooting. It works.
DEMOCRACY IS TWO WOLVES AND A LAMB VOTING ON WHAT TO HAVE FOR LUNCH. LIBERTY IS A WELL ARMED LAMB CONTESTING THE VOTE.
Certified Instructor for Minnesota Carry Permit
NRA Pistol and Personal Protection Insrtuctor
Utah Permit Certified Instructor
In your eyes you have cones and rods. As you start to get used to the darkness the rods are coated with a chemical that allows you to see better. It takes approx. 45 minutes for this to occur. If you get hit with a light source you get to start over again. Red LEDs do not hamper night vision. Also night vision sees only in shades of black, white and gray. Another interesting fact, shine your light on a target and while still looking at the target turn the light off. The target disappears for a short while, use that to your advantage. If you carry a light on your gun be sure to carry one on your belt also. If you are going to spend much time in the dark use a red filtered light.