Why have a light on your Shotgun?
First off, I plead complete ignorance here - which is why I'm asking my questions.
One of the things that has surprised me as I've descended into the world of HD shotguns is the idea of having a flashlight at the end of a shotgun. For the life of me I can't figure out the reasoning. As I see it, a flashlight is like radar/sonar. It tells others a whole lot more than it will ever tell you - unless you purposefully want to broadcast your position.
Wouldn't it be a whole lot better for the first flash of light in a HD situation to be the blast delivering .00 buckshot at 12-1400 FPS? If I'm going to tell a BG where I'm standing, I'd rather do it that way. No?
What am I missing here? Obviously there are people on this forum with tons more experience than me that use flashlights on HD shotguns. So could you tell me what I'm missing?
BTW - the only people that have keys to my house is my wife and myself. We have no children nor the kind of friends that would sneak in to play a prank, so anyone that surprises us inside our house-especially at night, is a BG. Maybe that changes the scenario for using a light? Or is this just one of those tacti-cool things? The third option is that I'm just that dense that I don't see the reasons. Personally, I'm going with option three for now :wink: