What is your expert opinion on how to properly use a flashlight and shotgun to identify a target without pointing a loaded gun at someone?
I'm no expert, and I don't use my shotgun for house clearing ..... neither of mine is handy enough for the tighter corners ..... I'd use my pistol .... mostly because I need to have one hand free for the phone or flashlight.
If I'm sure someone is in the house that should not be, the second tool I'm grabbing is the phone, to call the Cavalry from the Sherriff's Office. I can dial that in the dark ...... flashlight is next down the list.
All this Tacticool Operator House Clearing fantasy stuff ...... you go right ahead.
The most likely bump in the night 'round here is my daughter fighting her pillow in her sleep .....