From Instructor Greg Ellifritz who found for us the following article:
"The concept of “bouncing light” and “indirect lighting” are critically important when using a flashlight inside a structure. Today’s brighter lights combined with the white walls and mirrors found in most houses can cause unintentional blindness for a person who doesn’t know how to properly use his flashlight. If you think you can shoot with a flashlight just because you took a pistol class that let you fire a few rounds at a stationary target while using your flashlight in the dark, you are seriously mistaken. Find a class that teaches EFFECTIVE use of the flashlight, not just various shooting positions that involve holding a light and a pistol at the same time."
TDI Editor's note: TDI Handgun 4, 5 and 6 all instruct and train on the proper and efficient use of flashlights. Handgun 1-3 is a prerequisite to attending the 4-6 classes.
Like we always say, our minions don't agree on much. However, universally they believe in training for low light environments. It's one thing to have an opinion based on training and experience, and quite another to have one based on the convergence of ignorance. Mad Duo
Mas Ayoob on stand your ground laws. Ohio is not a stand your ground state but instead requires a reasonable attempt to retreat outside your home or vehicle.
Know the laws in every state in which you will be traveling. However, understand that retreating to the extent possible is always the best option as it may avoid the use of force, and if not, allows the jury to understand you acted reasonably and with no other choice. ...