Tatiana Whitlock: Using a Mounted Light for Home Defense
“You cannot and should not shoot at something you cannot positively identify.” For home defense, Tatiana encourages adding a mounted light to your firearm. Tatiana Whitlock is a Refuse to Be a Victim® and NRA-certified basic pistol instructor, trained range safety officer, Krav Maga student and self-defense expert
Special Note: Home Front Freedom does NOT advocate the practice of sweeping a room or clearing a space with a pistol mounted light. The first thing that an intruder will attempt to do is shoot the light. We teach to use a separate combat light. One of my favorites is Harries technique. The light on the gun is used to illuminate an area that you intend to shoot. Personally, I train with a Viridian Laser/Light along with a separate light. I do not train to sweep a room with the muzzle of my pistol. The pistol should remain in a high compressed ready position and deployed only when aquiring a viable threat. For more on other techniques, please see USA Carry’s Article here.