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    Shooting in low light

    In a previous post, I talked about the use of the Harries technique and its suitability for use with the big Maglite 2 or 3 D and others similar flashlights.
    See this link:
    http://forums.officer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35165

    I am going to explain how to employ the other useful techniques of using a flashlight with a pistol, especially useful for those flashlights that have a tactical switch.

    As many of the members already have a Surefire of two or three batteries with a tactical switch or a similar one of another brand, going from 60 to 200 lumens, I am going to explain the two most popular techniques. One is the Harries which I have already explained in the previous post in using with my MAG 951 lumens light.

    Michael Harries invented this position and it is considered one of the first positions ever that coordinates the use of the flashlight using the two hands.
    For using with tactical switch lights (with a switch in the tail), the flashlight is grasped with the left hand around the body and the thumb will activate the switch.
    The back of the hands are pressed together and maintain an isometric tension to help control the recoil of the gun. Your wrists will be crossed and the light will be parallel or close to the muzzle of the gun.

    THE HARRIES TECHNIQUE



    The Roger-Surefire
    Holster maker, ex FBI agent, and competition shooter Bill Rogers teamed up with Surefire to adapt a rubber grommet or washer to the Surefire 6 Z (now available in most combat models of Surefire and copied by others light makers).
    The position is also called the cigar position, as you grasp the body of the flashlight like a cigar, with the index and middle finger. The tail cap is resting on the fleshy part below your thumb and a little pressure back on the rubber ring will activate the light (the tail cap button resting in that part below your thumb will switch the light on).
    That position will let you grasp the hand shooting the pistol with three fingers of the left hand, and it is the only position that let you use a two-handed grip.

    THE ROGERS-SUREFIRE GRIP





    The Chapman technique
    Ray Chapman was the first IPSC world champion. He invented his position for use with the Kel-Lites of the 1970
    builder of the BOREALIS flashlight
    www.BlackBearFlashlights.com
    E- mail [email protected]

  • #2
    951 lumens?

    Dam...forget the firearm...that IS the weapon.

    I want one!

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    • #3
      Mitchell in CT,

      This thread have more information on the 951 lumens light.

      http://www.thehighroad.org/showthrea...=125447&page=3

      Thanks for your interest.
      best regards
      black bear
      builder of the BOREALIS flashlight
      www.BlackBearFlashlights.com
      E- mail [email protected]

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      • #4
        The technique I used, which is now taught at Blackwater and several other schools, was for guns w/o night sights. Place the light on your shoulder, along your neck. If your head turns, the light turns with you. Worked for me.
        "A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself."
        John Stuart Mill

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        • #5
          Sleuth,
          Interesting, it is very close to the over the shoulder position that was so popular 35 years ago when we had only Kel_Lites.

          black bear
          builder of the BOREALIS flashlight
          www.BlackBearFlashlights.com
          E- mail [email protected]

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          • #6
            37 posts and every one of them is blatant spam. awesome.

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            • #7
              I have checked a number of yours 194 posts and NONE is imformative, and most are commentaries like the one above or talking to yourself on what you wish to have.

              black bear
              builder of the BOREALIS flashlight
              www.BlackBearFlashlights.com
              E- mail [email protected]

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              • #8
                brilliant.

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                • #9
                  Here I am back again to show a new position, is to be used with my new light the POLAR BEAR 426 lumens. The Polar Bear 426 lumens compete with the Surefire M-4 (350 lumens 20 minutes run on four 123's batteries)
                  My Polar Bear is rechargeable so the runtime of 70 minutes is FREE, before the Surefire M-4 can run 70 minutes will have spend $23.25 in batteries

                  Here are the two light:



                  And the position is like the Rogers-Surefire in what you hold the flashlight like a cigar, between index and middle finger, the index also activate the switch momentarily or click, as you wish and this position allows TRHEE FINGERS ON THE GUN.







                  Best regards
                  black bear
                  builder of the BOREALIS flashlight
                  www.BlackBearFlashlights.com
                  E- mail [email protected]

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                  • #10
                    you should try the Home Shopping Network.

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