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Old July 10, 2005, 02:42 PM   #26
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Sorry if the feed back resulted in hurt feelings. You did advance this as a highly tactical piece of equipment and technique. Any technique or tool that is advocated for those going in harms way must be evaluated for both it's good and bad points. Part of the process in refining a method is critical evaluation. Some methods need tweeking, others an early retirement.
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Old July 11, 2005, 03:09 AM   #27
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No chance of me going to a course, I hear that they are very intensive and I am 60 years old.
You perhaps underrate yourself; and besides there are a great many courses to suit the varying needs and abilities of individual people.
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Old July 11, 2005, 09:33 AM   #28
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The sling would be of good use for me,I am a railroader and work much too often at night, to be able to "let go the light " without setting down and retrieving,and seeing my footing while carrying tools etc. This is a grand idea
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Old July 11, 2005, 09:54 AM   #29
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The real 'tactical' use of a flashlight while firing a gun requires (well, you can do anything you want, of course, but IMHO it 'requires') that the flashlight be held coincident to the point of aim. Can be done with a MagLight (did it with Kel-Lights-how's THAT for being old!), but it's easier to do with a smaller, tailcap operated light.

I'd think the more 'tactical' use for your light would be the old, arm's length 'searching' position, especially if one has a light on the gun already.

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Old July 12, 2005, 06:07 PM   #30
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My light (The MAG 951) put so much light all over the place that you don't have to use the old "search" position, panning the light is not needed, the entire room is illuminated.

Ilike the position with thelight in top of my head, the light fell in the sights and you can see even the 1911 small military ones perfectly.

But since putting the Crimson Trace Laser Grips, I dont have to worry to get the sights, I can shoot from the hip if I want and the flashlight can be in any position as long as is to the front.

AH!! Nostalgic!! You talking about Kel-Lites, My first quality flashlight after the Eveready Captain and the Ray-O-Vac Sportmans!!

Here are two that I bought in 1977 from Bianchi Leather Goods in EL Paso.
Two "C" and Three "C"
But now they are modified the 2 C uses three 123's in a sleeve and a KPR 112.
and the 3 C uses four 123's and a Carley 717 bulb.
Very bright lights.

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