A Bright Idea

Posted: January 24, 2018 in Events, Training

A few weekends ago we had the opportunity to work with our friends at TACTICOOL to shed some light on the Olight M1X Striker EDC Defensive Light, a Tactical Flashlight at 1000 Lumens – its features, advantages and the opportunities it can create.

Specs sheet:

So how is it like to work a Tactical Flashlight?

In general, it is almost identical to work with as the classical Filipino weapon called the Dulo-Dulo or Palmstick except for some key differences where it has an distinct advantage.

Flashing the light at someone’s eyes at the speed of… well, “light”, has the effect of being punched in the eyeballs which results in confusion, momentary paralysis and pain which the defender can utilize to either escape or escalate the situation. We used this phenomena on each other during the sessions to experience the physiological and psychological response to a “light-punch” to the face.

 

We also made use of the “tactical” crown which with enough force is enough to cut skin and damage tendons as well as rigid enough fo applying pain-compliance techniques. Made from aircraft aluminum it has a has a very good feel in the hand and grips well. It’s most dazzling feature for me was the sturdy pocket clip which made it very accessible and easy to find and deploy at a moments notice.

 

Combining these features with some knowledge in FMA make it a very effective defensive tool. So for me in the end I find it an excellent escalation from a regular pen or palm stick.

 

Over all, a brilliant collaboration with our friends at TACTICOOL, and from us here at Lightning Scientific Arnis Israel, we’ll be back a few more bright ideas.

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