There’s one more method I tried, and that’s not using a handheld flashlight at all. I didn’t include it with the others because without lots of training, it’s dangerous. Modern weapon-mounted lights are bright—really bright. If you point one at the floor, it’s going to light up a room. Some advocate using this method to navigate and search, pointing out the benefit that no transition of your hands to a firing grip is necessary—you just have to raise your gun and aim. In theory, you won’t be pointing your gun at anything but the floor. In reality, your natural tendency when seeing someone, whether good guy or bad, will most likely be to raise the light, and therefore the gun. See what I mean? I don’t recommend this method, but you’ll hear about it, so it made sense to address it here.