Invented by Matthew Graham of Graham Combat and sold by Surefire. It changes how one would utilize a flashlight in combination with a handgun.
You can watch a great video by MilSpecMonkey about the Graham Method of using flashlights.
this is very useful and practical. I’ll try to use this method at our next night match.
Got the privilege to be invited to a night shoot yesterday at the Renton Fish & Game club in Renton, WA and tried to record some videos. Shooting in the dark has to be one of the most challenging things to attempt, especially when you have to practice safe / proper use of a flashlight. As someone told me last night, "A light attracts two things, bugs and bullets". You use your light sparingly, light the target, move and shoot, don’t let them have the opportunity to shoot back at you cause you effectively give your position away when you turn on the light.
There were 3 "simple" stages (if you were to shoot them in bright daylight) but challenging in total darkness. Here’s the video I put together. It’s mostly black but you can see quite a bit when the muzzle flash & flashlight lights up the scene.
The best was the last stage of the day when I just left my light on and ran through the stage with the paper targets. fun!
Wanted an EDC flashlight and thought about getting one from Surefire or Fenix, but the ones that are really popular were really expensive. Products like the Surefire Titan or 6P were at least 80-200 bux.
Saw a review over on YouTube and decided to get one. It’s the awesome Maratac AAA Electro Polished Stainless, here’s the video review by chanderson1.
it comes in a cute red tube case :
and this is what’s inside :
It’s small as hell! just slightly larger than a AAA battery. the light is also very bright on the highest setting.
The only quirky thing is to turn it on, you twist the cap, to select between the three brightness modes, you twist off and on quickly. It also doesn’t hold the previous setting, so it keeps rotating to the next setting, meaning if you turned it off when it’s brightest, the next time you turn it on, it’ll be on lowest, so you’ll have to twist the cap twice to get it back to the brightest setting.
here are the brightness settings :
Medium Mode, 18lm Output for 4 Hours
Low Mode, 1.5lm Output for 50 Hours
High Mode, 62lm Output for 48 Minutes
Now I have a bright light in my pocket and I don’t even feel it. 🙂