Tactical flashlights are an important accessory to have with a handgun or rifle for targeting in low-light situations. Different tactical flashlight models come well equipped with different features such as a zoom focus, a disorienting strobe effect, pressure on/off switch, S.O.S. strobe pattern, and rechargeable batteries.
Multiple mounting options are available for mounting the flashlight to different Weaver/Picatinny style forend rails. These include fitted scope ring mounts, barrel ring mounts, or integrated quick-attach bases. The output brightness of a tactical flashlight is measured in lumens, with one lumen equaling the light produced by a single candle.