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Tactical Lights / Low Light Environments:



Estrela 1,000lm LED Multifunction Flashlight Complementary Downloadable PDF with Purchase of Estrela LED

 Flashlight. The 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):

"Communication is a Powerful Weapon to Wield in the Environment

     A 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 system.

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." ...

..."Deception 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 variables:

                 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







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