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Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by Trigger Finger, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Hello, Mr. Ayoob. I have a great deal of respect for you.
    As a retired LEO, I have searched plenty of houses for many types of suspects, including my own house. I know it is best to stay in your safe room with loved ones and await the police but say it becomes necessary to search your own home. Every one stresses a good flashlight and some type of laser on your handgun. I use a good flashlight but one of the first things I do in my house when searching it is turn on the overhead and or lamp light to the room and size up anything when the room is completely lighted.
    I feel this will not give your position away any more than using a flashlight and I turn on the light to get a total perspective of the entire room.

    I have not heard this advocated or advised much in the many books and TV shows I have watched on this subject. In fact I wonder why it is talked about so little, If nothing else to say don't do this and why. I feel this is an overlooked advantage.
    How do you feel about this?
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    By and large, I agree with you.

    Congratulations on getting through to retirement!