Benefits of a Weapon Light
Weapon light is specifically known by gun enthusiasts as weapon mounted flashlight, but can also be referred as gun light, gun mounted flashlight, or pistol light.
Purposes of A Weapon Light
Whether you’re a policeman, a hunter, or a gun enthusiast, a weapon mounted flashlight provides accuracy in aiming at a target in situations where there is low light or hardly any light and, with that, the safety considerations of not firing anyone else but just the target is put in place. It is always of prime importance for hunters to be able to maintain a proper aim in hunting, that’s why a mounted flashlight can help in providing precision in aiming at a target without hitting someone else by mistake.
It also allows increased flexibility and ease for the gun owner to move about as he/she goes for his/her target. Most law enforcement officers carry a gun with an attachable flashlight since a weapon light has become a crucial part of the gun which they use on a regular basis when they are tasked to clear homes, catching criminals or simply protecting themselves, during a night duty.
Kinds of Gun Lights
Other than rifles, other gun weapons, such as shotguns, submachine guns, battle rifles, hand guns, and carbines, have now detachable mounted flashlights. Because of the practical advantage of weapon lights, many type models have been introduced in the gun market, from lightweight models for everyday use to most expensive type for high-risk situations.
Selecting the Right Light Bulb
Even bargain-priced lights have flooded the market and you have to be extra careful in choosing as some won’t hold up to shock and recoil. Also consider that LED-bulb types are longer-lasting so you save more, durable and don’t burn out; however, the only problem is that LED lights produce less visible light. However, recent advances in LED technology have given rise to infrared (IR) LED lights which are heavily used now by night-vision equipment. On the other hand, the conventional alkaline batteries are now being replaced by the CR123, 3-volt lithium batteries because of its light intensity, which is crucial in dangerous missions.
Proper Training on Weapon Light Use
Test first the condition of the gun light in a limited or no light situations, so that you can find out the strength and limitations of the gun light. As much as possible, learn how to manage the light switches when under stress or duress during the act of firing, so you can get used to firing effectively with a mounted flashlight. Professional training courses are strongly recommended, one that includes gun lights, so you will be guided on the proper use.
Weapon lights have been proven to be beneficial to a gunner as they aid in focusing mainly on the target, momentarily shake up the target’s eyes as it is caught off-hand, and provide the time advantage of taking control of a potentially bad situation.