You’ve probably heard the argument that some flashlights are too bright to use indoors at night. That some lights are so bright that if you wake up from a dead sleep and turn them on they’ll blind you and cause you to not be able to see anything for a period of time. I’ve made the argument in the past that some flashlights can be too bright for certain situations, especially after shooting the Day-Night-Day …Read More »
Carry a Dang Flashlight!
On Christmas Eve (one of the busiest shopping days of the year) I found myself in a large retailer in the middle of the afternoon when the power went out. For about 60 seconds it was completely black in the building before the emergency lighting kicked on. When the lights went black I pulled out my Streamlight ProTac HL, double tapped the button to the 600 lumen mode and I lit up the entire main …Read More »
Streamlight ProTac HL Tailcap/Switch Mod
Last fall I picked up a Streamlight ProTac HL flashlight to use for the Day-Night-Day match, since at the time I didn’t have a suitable flashlight. I had more than a little trouble with the light during the match, and afterwards I considered making some modifications to it, but just couldn’t bring myself to start hacking on (what at the time was) a $100 flashlight. Fast forward a year or so, and I’ve actually been …Read More »
Gearing Up For The Day-Night-Day Match: Luke’s Gear
I’ve been shooting competitively in this area for 4ish years, and finally the stars have aligned, and I’m going to be able to shoot the Day-Night-Day match at The Range in Oxford, NC. This match consists of 3 IDPA matches: the first match shot Saturday afternoon, the second after dark Saturday night, and the third Sunday morning. Info at The-Range.com Flashlight: The night portion of the match is the reason that I’m so excited about …Read More »