This article I originally published on ILIVEDTraining.com explains concepts relating to maximum, max effective, and minimum effective range, as they pertain to assaults in confined areas when we vastly outnumber the assailant.
Tag: edged weapon
A small “tactical” flashlight can be a useful force multiplier for personal defense. It’s quicker to use and brighter than a cell phone light. It also hurts more when used for striking. Some flashlights come with crenelated bezels, essentially making them edged weapons. This article explores different use of force options, examining landmark court cases relating to the use of impact tools, and flashlights as impact tools. It also addresses some aspects of race relations as they pertain to the optics of using force.