When most people think of tactical lights, the first image that comes to mind are special forces or police officers clearing rooms. So it’s easy to think that you won’t need it but Tactical lights are incredibly useful for defending your home at night. For one, it saves you a hand from holding a flashlight as one is already integrated to your firearm. Secondly, it’s important to see who or what is entering your property. Other features can include the strobe light function that can blind intruders, dazing them while giving you precious time to act to subdue them.
Every firearm is different and everyone has their own shooting preferences which is why there are a variety of options when it comes to tactical lights. So to help you choose what is right for you, here are some of the options you can choose from and how they would benefit you.
Whether you’re hunting at night or patroling your property, having a powerful light at the ready is important. The Streamlight TLR-1 fits the bill perfectly as its wide beam illuminates a good swath of what is ahead of you. The kit includes a remote switch with both momentary and steady options making it both fast and ergonomic to use the light while on the move.
This compact option is perfect for close distance home defence as it combines both illumination from the flashlight with the quick precision of a laser. It’s small enough that the front of the light won’t stick out from the profile of the gun. It also has the highly functional strobe feature which comes in handy for disorienting intruders.
Shotguns are some of the most popular and reliable firearms used in home defense and none are more popular than the Mossberg’s 12Ga variants. With the Moss Show Flashlight Mount Gun Stock you can add the benefits of a tactical flashlight to your shotgun. The installation of the mount is both quick, simple and ambidextrous for left or right handed shooters.
Designed for long guns, the TLR-RM2 features an insanely powerful 1000 lumen light which has a 200m light beam. A continuous run time of 1.5 hours means you won’t be caught left in the dark.
The Nightstick TWM-850XLS is a rugged little lighting system that can handle whatever condition you throw at it. Chemical and impact resistant due to its high grade aluminum body which is sealed tight to provide a IP-X7 level of waterproofing. The TWM-850XLS uses a high efficiency deep parabolic reflector to produce a light beam rated at 245 meters.