This Little Light of Mine (Podcast – Season 6, Ballistic Radio Episode 252, April 29th, 2018)

“I do think that a lot of folks are guilty of jumping lanes as far as, “Hey, this is how I use the light with my experience and background, and it’s the way you should use the light,” and maybe we just don’t understand each other’s context.” — Chase Jenkins


It can be tempting to think that adding something like a flashlight or a weapon-mounted-light to your EDC can be easy. If you start to look into the opinions surrounding light use in conjunction with firearms, however, you might quickly discover how complicated the matter can be. Which do you want? A weapon-mounted light or a handheld? Do I leave the light on or turn it off? When do I turn it on? How much light is enough? Is there such a thing as too much light? Do I really need this light during daylight hours?

We understand your confusion and brought Chase Jenkins of Talon Defense onto the show to help! Chase lays down a great foundation for the kinds of lights civilians might want to carry with them, how bright they should be and the ways in which they can most effectively be used. He addresses a lot of the common questions and myths surrounding light discipline, as well as the ways that people get themselves into trouble with improper use of a light.

If a light is something you’re thinking about adding to your carry set-up, don’t leave yourself out in the dark! Listen in and be illuminated.


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