Typically, ordinary flashlights are used for lighting the way or room. Tactical flashlights on the other hand have a number of other uses inclusive of self-defense-the light can be used to temporarily blind the enemy when you find yourself in a tight spot. Although typically tactical flashlights were meant for military or police use, the everyday person also stands to benefit from them-from the hunters to the hikers and survivalists. Quite a number of flashlights are designed to be mounted to a weapon to facilitate low-light-shooting. Typically, they are made is small sizes though they tend to emit more light than traditional flashlights.
There are a number of reasons why you should consider carrying a tactical flashlight on a daily basis besides using it for lighting your path. You can also use it for thwarting would-be attackers, to notify people of where you are in case for example you find yourself stranded out in the jungle or island somewhere. One of the most important reasons to purchase a tactical flash light is that thanks to the high-light it emits, you are able to temporarily blind the enemy when the need arises. In addition, it can also be used for low-light shooting in case you use a handgun as a personal defense weapon.
LED flashlight for tactical uses explained:
To help identify threats: More often than not, people are attacked under the guise of darkness. With a tactical flashlight at hand however, you are able to identify your attacker when you switch it on.
To help temporarily disable your attacker: This is because tactical flashlights carry bright light that when directed in the general direction of your attacker’s eyes can lead to temporary blindness. The temporarily blindness should then give you plenty of time to either flee or attack the enemy.
You can use it as an improvised weapon: Besides the light that comes out of the flashlight, owing to the material used on most tactical flashlights you are able to use them as a blunt weapon to say break a car window when the need arises. This is made possible by the serrated or toothed bezel that comes with a number of flashlights. The bezel feature on the flashlight can also be used as a weapon against the enemy. You can use it to strike the enemy in the face as hard as possible.
What other special features come with flashlights?
Besides the strike bezel that can be used to strike someone when under attack, there are a number of other special features that come with tactical flashlights some of which include:
- Light filters for getting different colors from the flashlight
- A pocket or belt clip that can be used to keep the flashlight onto your belt or pocket
- A holster to carry the flashlight
- Mounting bracket for placing the flashlight on a gun or weapon
- The knurling feature for when you need the surface of the flashlight to be knurled for added grip or for those moments when you wish it to be smooth