You probably think it’s some sort of beat software or recording microphone, right? The answer might surprise you. We think every music producer in 2016 should have a tactical flashlight and we’re going to tell you exactly why. This may seem rather farfetched to you right now, but flashlights actually can work as self-defense if you know how to use them right. What’s more, tactical flashlights are specifically designed in such a way that they are at times even better than guns when it comes to keeping yourself safe in various situations. Not sure what tactical flashlights are or how you can use them to ensure that nothing dangerous attacks you or puts your life in danger? This article will explain all the things that you need to know about the workings of tactical flashlight in self-defense.
What are Tactical Flashlights?
Tactical flashlights are specially designed flashlights that are made from top grade aluminum, and which contain LED lights for high and strong beams. It is mostly said that tactical flashlights contain 50 lumens LED or higher, as this is what helps in making a person temporarily blind when the light is directly shown in their eyes. This is one of the reasons why it is ideal for self-defense. The flashlight also has a serrated edge or toothed bezel, as well as anti-roll feature, which means that even if you drop it, there is no risk of the flashlight rolling away.
Tactical flashlights, because of its many features, is becoming rapidly common among security personal like the security and life guards, police officers, navy and army personnel, and everyone else. Bikers, riders, climbers, trekkers, adventure seekers and hikers are also using tactical flashlights for their various needs. So why not you for self-defense? It is safer than a gun and at times even more useful. The best part is that by just reading up on a few techniques you can figure out how best to use tactical flashlights for your self-defense needs. You will not need to take extra classes to learn or own a license to carry a tactical flashlight. This article breaks down the top tactical flashlights on the market.
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Self Defense Technique with Tactical Flashlight
The very first thing that you need to learn is where you should keep your tactical flashlight so that it is easy to reach and can be taken out no matter how surprise an attack you get into. For women, the safest place to keep the flashlights is in the purse. Just make sure it is easily accessible as soon as you put your hand in the purse. For men, it is best that they get a leather pouch the size of the flashlight and hang it close to the hip. If not, they can always keep the flashlight in their pockets. The idea is to make sure that the flashlight can be get to quickly without giving the attacker a chance to notice that it’s in your hand.
Attack or Mugging
Once you have the flashlight in your hand, you will need to access the situation. For example, if you have been followed by an ominous stranger who you feel has an inclination to mug or hurt you in any other way, the best thing to do is to immediately raise your hand and shine the light in their eyes. You can use the strobe feature of the flashlight here, which is immediately going to disorient the attacker giving you enough time to plan your next move.
The attacker will obviously get blinded and this gives you the perfect chance to either hit them with something or make your escape. If they are close enough or if you can get close to them, hitting them with full force on the head with the toothed bezel is the best thing to do at this point. This will decapitate them for a short while. Now you should run in the general direction of wherever you know people will be. If you have a car nearby, get into it quickly and drive away.
But this is only one kind of a situation. If you are being attacked by a wild animal, you can use the same process of self-defense with your tactical flashlight. Just make sure that you shine the brightest beam in the eyes of the animal that your flashlight can manage. Animals are scared of bright lights in their eyes and will most likely run away. If the animal does not run away, you can hit them with the serrated edge of the flashlight and run away.
Another situation that you can face is when you are either lost in a jungle or at sea. In this situation there is a likely possibility that no one will be able to hear your cries for help. This is the time when the SOS feature of your flashlight can save your life. You can use this feature to attract someone to your destination and be rescued.
Which Flashlight to Get?
When buying yourself a tactical flashlight, there are certain things that you will need to keep in mind. They are:
- Get a flashlight that has high lumens. Those above 100 will ensure that when shined in someone’s eyes, they cause temporary blindness.
- The flashlight should not be preferably larger than the size of your palm. This way you can take it out conspicuously and use it to your advantage. You will also be able to carry it without problem.
- Life should be such that they are reliable containing both rechargeable and separate battery options. This way, even if you forgot to charge the flashlight, it can use the backup system of batteries.
So this was all about how you can come out of the most dangerous situation with the help of a tactical flashlight. Just make sure you buy one that is of the highest quality and then keep it on you at all times. Since the flashlights are small enough to fit in a pocket and purse, you can have them with you no matter where you go. The great thing is, unlike firearms nobody is going to question you on why you are armed with a flashlight.