Tactical Lights / Low Light
Low-Light Manual is the culmination of 30 years of practical operational
and training experience – densely packed into a 130-page step-by-step,
precept upon precept approach to operating in Low-Light Environments.
Here are a few excerpts from the Low-Light Manual (with
permission of author):
is a Powerful Weapon to Wield in the Environment
few things must occur to have good tactical communication:
· The sender must formulate a clear, concise, and accurate message
· The message must be sent in an intelligible manner
· The recipient of the message must be actually capable of receiving it
· The recipient must understand the message as originally compiled
· The recipient must provide a feedback message confirming receipt
· The original sender receives the feedback
There are plenty of
reasons why an officer should not scream
(a fear-based response to stimulus).
Screaming violates a basic principle of endeavoring to
remain relatively calm while involved in a deadly force situation.
First, and foremost, you lose breath control, breath
being the regulator and governor of the entire human operating
The Importance of
maintaining Breath Control Cannot be Overstated.
Screaming makes it extremely difficult and slow to move through the
communication cycle and enter the OODA
Cycle. Screaming is a manifestation of fear; fear is the enemy.
Stealth is an important concept, but lack of clear, open communication
could have negative
consequences in quite a few situations. It is a balancing act that you
must be ever mindful of." ...
in Your Positioning and Movements
Once there is sufficient reason to project light, the
obvious downside is that hostile threats will be alerted to this
emission and if armed and committed, they will fire
directly into the source of light. Therefore it is your
responsibility to distort your opponent's perception of
what is actually happening. We call it “visual distortion”.
This is accomplished by manipulating the following
Displacements - Vertical, Horizontal, and Distance
Angle of the Beam
Rhythm and Duration ..."
..."“Closing the Gap”
- Utilizing High Intensity Lights ..."
Instructions are followed by
illustrations, for example:
Phase 1 - Setup - Talk / Light in Eyes
Phase 2 - Talk / Light / Entry / Finish