We’ve all heard this before, and I think it’s completely garbage. Modern lights are plenty bright enough to identify someone from across a room, or down the hall without ever pointing your pistol at them. I busted out the camera, and kicked on some servers over at YouTube to show just this.
I attempted to use a Streamlight TLR-2 weapon mounted light so that you could see the laser as well as the light so you would know exactly where the “muzzle” was pointing. Unfortunately, the laser got a little washed out in the video because the light is so bright. What we see here is that modern LED weapon mounted lights are plenty bright enough to identify someone in your home, without ever muzzling them. Certainly there are other arguments for and against WML’s, but I wanted to bust this particular myth.
As mentioned, huge thanks to my friends over at Carolina Gunrunners in North Raleigh for their help with this.