This is a newsletter I write: part of it pertains to the subject:
Bump in the night.
Its 3:57AM and you hear proverbial Thump in the night, What weapon do you grab Shotgun,rifle,pistol? Seems like a simple question bigger is better right? Not so if you live near anyone else or have a family.
These are penetration tests in a home defense situation.
Now that you've chosen your weapon do you go and shoot at the dark moving figure on the porch? What if it was a police officer, family member etc.
Lets talk about flashlights we've all see the movie stars and weapon mounted flashlights cool idea and its great to see everything you point your gun at right? Its a two way street if you use a flash light at night YOU MAY NOT SEE THEM BUT THEY CAN SEE YOU. This is why the FBI developed a technique of holding the flash light extended out at various heights away from center mass and NOT leaving the flashlight on but instead using interment flashes.
I personally do have a rail mounted light but I always carry a flashlight as well "whats rule number 2 of gun safety?" I'll send you some more advanced flashlight techniques later on.
There are two reasons to use a laser in my humble opinion. One is for point shooting training "IE they are close enough that you point center mass and pull the trigger with no sight picture"
The other reason is the same reason our military uses them in low light conditions. They use IR beams to point out areas for air support as well as to avoid friendly fire. Also when wearing Night vision devices you see in a two dimensional picture so it helps with aiming.
If you have a pistol you should have a few things including extra magazines "Not clips, clips are what the m-1 used" and a good holster. Everyone is different so we will talk about the necessary specifications of a holster.
1.Completely covers the trigger guard.
2. Allows for a quick efficient draw.
3. Retains enough tension upon the firearm to prevent it from falling out when participating in a struggle or physical activity.
As far as OWB "Outside Waist Band or IWB "Inside Waist Band" goes it all depends on your clothing. I personally own a few of each. Currently my IWB is a blade tech phantomhttp://www.blade-tech.com/home.php