Werz wrote:Accepted flashlight holds are varied, and a shooter should use the one which is most comfortable and natural.
And that's how my department is. You want rail mounted, we will give you rail mounted lights. You want to use your non-dominant and hold the light then we allow that. Just when it comes to qualification and we do our night shooting exercises, you better be able to pass however you carry. And yes, my department range qualifications are much stricter than state. We had a newbie argue that they passed the state qualification one year but failed the extra department qualification, and we told them they had to do mandatory practice and reshoot in 30 days. They didn't understand how we could do that when they claim they passed the state without issue.
The "most comfortable" is another reason my department allows choice of 9, 40, or 45 and long slide vs standard slide. Whatever you feel most comfortable shooting you get to carry. We shouldn't force the shooter to adopt to the gun but should give them whatever they are best at handling that is available.