At the 2006 (could have been 2005) S&W IDPA Match, my friend Julie Golob showed me a flashlight/pistol technique that she’d come up with… possibly years earlier, I honestly just don’t recall. For some reason I didn’t really give it the attention I should have but talking with her husband recently I was reminded of it.
It is, without doubt, the easiest way I’ve seen to manipulate a flashlight and maintain what is darn close to my exact normal two-handed pistol grip technique. My support hand index finger curls the trigger guard a bit but otherwise it feels like I’m just gripping the gun normally.
Here is possibly the worst YouTube video ever made showing what is possibly the best tactical flashlight pistol grip method ever devised … all from a competitive shooter trying to figure out how to shoot low-light stages at a match as fast as she could.
I give you: The Julie Method!
(looking through YouTube, I note there’s another instructor who came upon the same idea eventually… see one of his student’s videos talking about it here … if you’ve seen it elsewhere, comment below, I think it’s very interesting when you see diverse folks making parallel developments in technique)
Train hard & stay safe! ToddG