The pros at SureFire have put together an outstanding video series comprised of short clips with gunfighters explaining how to better use illumination to gain tactical superiority. The short version? Bad*sses using guns and lights together to make low light shooting look simple. The ‘Field Notes’ series is up to episode eight, and none of them disappoint – free up 20 minutes to watch all the episodes. I promise you it won’t be wasted.
Somehow in a two to three minute period, each guest instructor gives usable information for the defensive shooter. In the latest episode, U.S. Army Green Beret Aaron Barruga explains some very basic weapon light management concepts in a a very usable format. Without explaining the whole video, Barruga demonstrates how some shooters may activate their lights too early or even at a time when any illumination could be detrimental to the good guys.
Most of the time it seems like we focus on shiny new guns and gear and forget to talk about training, fundamentals and the proper use of the gear we already carry everyday. And that goes double for me. Let’s face it, you were already going to watch YouTube anyway, you might as well learn something from a group of experts who know their stuff.
Field Notes: Episide 8 – Aaron Barruga
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