Which flashlight technique is the most commonly used?
By far, the most popular technique is the “Harries” method. It was developed in the 1970’s by Mike Harries, a former Marine. Simply put, if you’re a right-handed shooter you grab the flashlight with your left hand in the “ice pick” grip.
Should you lean forward while shooting?
Proper stance for shooting requires that you lean slightly forward, to brace against the coming recoil.
What is a Harries hold?
To employ the Harries Technique, the flashlight is held in an ice pick grip with the reflector, or lens, on the side opposite the thumb. The thumb or finger operates the on/off switch, whether it is a tactical tailcap like on a SureFire CombatLight or a body-mounted button.
Should I put a light on pistol?
A light on a home defensive handgun is absolutely a wise idea, and if you don’t carry a light on your CCW gun, you should still carry a spare EDC flashlight in your pocket anyway.
What is the name of the technique one should use with their flashlight if the lights are off?
That technique is called indexing. There are two ways to do this. One is to index your elbow into your side. This works best for those of you that have an old style flashlight with the on/off switch on the side – still my preferred type of light.
What is the Harries technique?
The Harries technique involves holding the flashlight in your weak hand, crossing your weak hand under your gun hand, and then pressing the back of your weak hand against the back of your strong hand.
Should a home defense gun have a light?
So, if someone is kicking down your door, you’re the target. Home defense is where a bright white light is an absolute must-have. Why? Because it’s vital to positively identify a potential threat, a WML will determine friend from foe – bad guy from a teenager sneaking back home after curfew.