Yes the video was of me shooting a remote controlled maniquin with an impact sensor to control the collapse.
As you have probably guessed this drill was only a very small part of the training. We covered both weapon mounted light and the 4 positions of a separate light. (Harries, Rogers, modified fbi and neck index.) During this video I used a weapon mounted light.
You are correct there is a short amount of time between the command and shooting, but the maniquin can’t move its arms so you have to pretend that all forward movement is a escalation of the threat.
The instructors taught that once you fire or turn your light on you have revealed yourself and should continue to move and only use the light when needed and turn it off when reloading or after firing. Then illuminate the target once the threat has been eliminated to see if the threat is still active or de-escalated.
Yes I did turn the light off to reload they only allowed 6 rounds per magazine to force a reload under a stressful situation