Why do tactical lights use cap (tail) switches?
Does anyone know - why do tactical lights (and many other high-end flashlights) use cap switches instead of side switches?
I have had many flashlights over the years. Perhaps I am just used to a side switch. I greatly prefer a side switch. But most tactical lights will only have a cap (tail) switch. What is the purpose behind that switch location? The only reason I can see is that it forces you to keep your hand up by your head, which is a natural defensive position, but this makes a 'tactical' light very uncomfortable for general use.