How a Tactical Flashlight Can Save Your Life

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How a Tactical Flashlight Can Save Your Life

How a Tactical Flashlight Can Save Your Life

Yes – the right tactical flashlight can save your life, and we’re sharing all the reasons you need not to leave yours at home. Check it out here.

Lots of people–even hunters, preppers, and hikers–underestimate the value of carrying a flashlight.

But the right tactical flashlight can save your life. Here are all the reasons not to leave it behind.

What is a Tactical Flashlight?

Flashlights have come a long way since the standard kitchen cabinet models with D-cell batteries.

They are smaller, brighter, longer lasting, and use less energy.

Tactical flashlights are made to be mounted onto weapons, so they are built to withstand high impact stress, and are often made from aerospace grade aluminum. They are compact enough to fit in your pocket, have textured grips, and are somewhat waterproof.

The best options are very bright, have rechargeable batteries, and a good value.

Illumination

We’re not talking about some app on your phone here.

Some tactical flashlights can light up to half a mile in complete darkness, making you more confident to navigate potential hazards in a dark environment, whether on the ground or a potential assailant.

If you’re struggling to safely unlock a car door in a dim and desolate parking lot or trying to catch a glimpse of a predator in the darkness, these will brighten the area like daylight. 

Attackers don’t like to be seen. Being able to identify the person is generally enough of a deterrent.

But if they approach, causing temporary night blindness with an incredibly bright beam of light is disorienting, providing an opportunity to escape or to call for help. Using a strobe light function or pulsing the light will extend the effect.

This technique could also work effectively with a dangerous animal.

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Self-Defense

The tactical flashlight doesn’t have to be mounted onto a weapon to provide self-defense.

You can strike or jab an attacker in the head or face with one if you don’t have another weapon available. A striking bezel, a crown shaped rim on the head of the flashlight to protect the lens, will do more damage.

If you’re using a handgun with the flashlight, you’ll be able to see the target clearly and aim with accuracy.

Preparedness

In the event of a disaster, whether fire, flood, earthquake, or man-made, having a tactical flashlight in your pocket or go bag can help you and your family evacuate in a timely and efficient manner.

You can avoid further injuries by illuminating your path to an exit or safety.

Having a tactical flashlight with extended battery power ensures that you won’t be stuck without a light during a crisis. It’s worth scheduling periodic checks and charging batteries or changing flashlights as needed.

Signal for Help

A tactical flashlight with long-lasting battery power (some brands last as long as 50,000 hours) can be a useful tool if you are injured, lost, stranded, and in need of help or rescue.

You can use a strobe light function or pulse the light to get noticed.

For all of these reasons, a tactical flashlight is not just a practical tool, but it can actually save your life. If you have thoughts or comments, please share in the comments.

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