If the tactical light appeared regularly through this blog, it is that this system is without a doubt, a nature and a role that can answer has a multitude of situations.
The development of our flashlights was dazzling the last 10 years. The system LED to battery lithium through confusing light powers, our illumination systems are more simple sticks which incidentally can serve as lamps, they became versatile and adapted tools to our personal protection.
1 – See.
The first function of a flashlight is to expand and optimize our sense of sight in so-called “low light” conditions.
In the world of lighting, the light intensity is expressed in Lumen.
If we take a look at the universe of modern flashlights, we realize very quickly that this market is mainly a race has these famous lumens.
100, 150, 200, 500… the technologies today allow us to reach blinding powers, and this light effect is the central nerve system, and the birth of a new role.
Because if see was the only reason for our incandescent light bulbs, see, but also dazzle, will be propelled this tool in much larger roles, and will transform our simple lamps, tactical lamps.
The “tactical” designation implies that the tool, of its nature, its form and its function, gives its user an advantage in opposition of the forces.
Be able to illuminate, and therefore recognize, judge and identify a potential threat, is sometimes crucial… but if in addition this illumination is a power that can temporarily damage the view of an opponent, either influence one of the most important senses in terms of predation, so this tool fits both a recognition that a physical confrontation.
2 – Act.
Mainly, the tactical torch more or less directly affects three spheres;
The Predator is in 99% of cases looking for a tactical advantage over its prey. Physical superiority, space superiority, psychological superiority, environmental superiority…
Bands, desolate places, low light, element of surprise, using various objects are all tactical advantage that we must negotiate and anticipate if we do not become victims.
The simple projection of an impressive brightness, allows us to eliminate a good part of the benefits that the panoply of predation. Being seen and recognized, is an immediate loss of power for the predator. Not only this recognition implies a loss of power, but it also involves a related mainly psychological deterioration a culture of crime.
This is the “light/shadow”, “police/criminal” relationship, “bien/mal”…qui is involved and used here. Simply, a predator is never in his element when 200 lumens suddenly spread on his intentions.
About 1 hour in the morning, while I alors que je residais was living in Los Angeles and I was in the back of a pickup to help my uncle has unload his affairs, a police helicopter, we have probably found suspicious, a turn on his spot on us.
In a split second, we found ourselves a swim in a sea of light. Can’t see, can’t move, I can’t determine our environment.
This adventure struck me, because to this day I never really realized the chilling potential of light, and its psychological effects.
We’ve all seen the movies or an interrogator uses light to influence the interviewee, or even the use of massive lighting in our stores to manipulate our expenses (we spend more in a saturated environment of light)… and we all at least once were foolish enough to look at the Sun.
Our biology, is she even savvy on cycle day/night, and if this cycle is not respected, it can have catastrophic effects on our health.
The momentary loss of vision is an unsettling experience. An attacker relies on the view more that no matter what other meaning, if he loses this ability, not if only momentarily, he loses an asset more decisive.
Personal defence, the systematic deterioration of eyesight, this body cannot be “hardened”, is an optimal target, and this regardless of the discipline or the tool used.
Impact tool is an object that can cause pain on an opponent, and this by limiting our.
Many seem to ignore certain laws of nature when it comes to physical confrontation.
Our cultures are primarily the cause… and it is difficult here to escape a mind of the collective on the best way to neutralize an opponent.
The general vote is stupid, and it is mainly based on the scope of shots with our hands, and this on the hardest part of the body, that is to say the head!
This understanding of “Gorilla” of confrontation is no doubt valid in some cases and for certain individuals, but since it is a question here of anticipation, it seems appropriate to adopt systems that can optimize our personal defense.
Hitting an opponent the head with our fists is simply a bad idea. The associated risks was this tactic are many, but the main is based on the fact that if we get hurt during a physical confrontation, our chances of coming out unscathed reduced strongly.
Break a finger or a hand is the last thing we need here, and we should do everything to reduce the likelihood of injuries.
The Kubotan is a tool that applies a pain techniques. Usually a similar blunt object has a pen, it allows to put pressure on the body with a lot of strength and precision.
Some tactical flashlights, share their shapes and their designs are by default the Kubotans. The most interesting are the crenelated… because they offer a dentition that can maximize the pain.
Targets are always the same; joins, nose, spine, temples, sides, neck, throat, eyes, Chin, ears…
Power organize and deliver a Kubotan (tactical light) blow to the eye of an opponent, for example, is simply more effective and responsive organization “Pugilism” so prized by our traditions.
3 – Access.
If we can bring together a myriad of objects and tools that can effectively and expeditiously to serve a personal defense within our homes (extinguishers, stove a griddle, kitchen knife, shotgun, Chair, electric guitar…), it is often complex or binding to evolve in our daily and wear a tool capable of giving us an advantage or a range of responses in relation to safety.
A lot, and for various reasons such as the pervasiveness of the legislations, the cultural conditioning or the lack of training for example, deprive themselves means being able to meet a potential confrontation.
Just like for example the umbrella of Abbé, the universe of personal safety should not stop tools specially designed for the defense, and that can contradict the laws in force or limit our potential for action for fear of breaking some designs built on sheep relationship hotel.
On the other hand, it seems to me that it is essential to take into account this vital need for security, and this on a daily basis.
The tactical light is a “neutral”… object is to say that it is not attached (not yet) a of objects that can trigger a psychotic tidal wave at the collective or our professionals. After all, what a flashlight!
This “neutral” nature and so on everywhere, makes it easy to access, as it can be worn on our person, and this even in a plane… what today is a miracle in itself.
This port is relevant because we have here access to a system of personal defense able to compete with the tool specially designed for security, and that we are a trip abroad or in the Paris metro.
4 – Choice.
Choose a tactical light is mainly based on 5 considerations;
(a) the Lumens.
Since the lighting power is the nerve center of this system, it seems logical that this consideration is the most important.
Our lighting systems should now exceed 100 Lumens.
If we consider this tool to integrate our EDC, but also as an impact tool, its size should be small enough to be worn daily and so discreetly, but quite substantial in order to be used in the same way as a Kubotan.
The lamp should be able to overcome the Palm when it is taken in hand.
Its construction should on be solid and reliable, but also offer us a few additional advantages such as the presence of an activation button by pushes protected a Crown, a crenellated head, and the possibility of having different brightness such as a strobe function options.
(d) the price.
The best-known tactical lamp mark is probably Surefire. These lamps are amazing, but the price is also amazing!
This consideration is personal… but a tactical lamp should not generate tears if it is lost or broken.
Many companies today are competing with Surefire; Fenix, who has been my choice, but also Streamlight, Blackhawk, Maglite, Inova and 4Seven are the main.
50th area, we should find a system perfectly able to fill all of the roles presented in this article.
Food is important.
Most of the companies have looked at the evolution of systems with CR123 batteries.
As survivalist, I have always refused to adhere to this diet, as these batteries are difficult to find, and are obviously more expensive!
Our systems should always be of vital components spread to the world, and quite cheap. AA or AAA battery is so perfect here.
In the end, and applied with some discipline, the tactical flashlight is a tool versatile and capable of being decisive at all levels of its use.
Enlightenment of our environment, a momentary glare of an opponent that could give us a tactical advantage, through a sizeable percussion ability, tactical light today is a pillar of the EDC of the survivalist equipment.
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