Using right angle flashlight with handgun

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Using right angle flashlight with handgun

Post by flybynight » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:28 pm

Anybody have a source for how to utilize a right angle flashlight with a handgun ( preferably with pictures ). How does the military teach it?
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Re: Using right angle flashlight with handgun

Post by Stercutus » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:54 am

I do not recall the military ever teaching it. Up until 2002 lights on weapons were practically forbidden. The focus was on the NVGs. By 2004 the military was ass deep in an urban campaigns where NVGS were mostly useless and everyone that could, started strapping weapon lights on to their rifle. The pistol was still seldom used but laser optics that had been widely derided to that point started appearing on pistols (and rifles). At the same time the old D-Cell angle head flashlight started disappearing. It was gone by 2005.
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Re: Using right angle flashlight with handgun

Post by flybynight » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:47 pm

Yea don't mean mounted lights. Here's my thought process. I have several headlamps that are right angle beam. I've played around using one as a light while shooting a pistol in the dark. But never really found a grip of the flashlight/pistol that A.not interfere with the operation or grip of the firearm B Afford a good stabilizing effect on the gun hand while illuminating the target. I figured since the military has used those big clunky right angle flashlights for since forever theywould have incorporated it into their handgun training.
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Re: Using right angle flashlight with handgun

Post by Stercutus » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:03 pm

I know what you meant. I was the one that was unclear.

Weapons and lights did not go together in the military until they started mounting them on the weapon.

I imagine there was a bit of police use and training out there. Nearly all police do not use angle head flashlights however. Mostly because you are supposed to use a straight flashlight when shooting a pistol.
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Re: Using right angle flashlight with handgun

Post by RickOShea » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:57 pm

"Here's a pic of how the GI anglehead can be used to fire the pistol at night...arrow points to side switch the pointer finger is depressing."



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