Ayoob—Named for firearms instructor and author Massad Ayoob, the Ayoob Technique uses a sword grip and the shooter hold the flashlight parallel to the handgun with an overhand grip. The thumb of the hand holding the light and the thumb of the hand holding the gun both point toward the target though the flashlight beam points up. Pros: Works with a sword grip. Can be held close in. Cons: Works only with side-switch lights. Holding the light and gun in this matter is fatiguing. Weapon can bang the light. Light at center mass. Beam points up.