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I DON'T NEED LIGHTS FOR MY FIREARMS: CHANGE MY MIND

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8 minutes ago, gleninjersey said:

I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't own a weapons light.  

A la "Louder With Chrowder"....change my mind.  

Do you keep a handheld flashlight near your HD gun to use at all or do you believe you don’t need a light at all?

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After shooting with a handheld light, I prefer having a light ON the pistol itself.  I am much steadier holding the pistol with both hands.  I've shot Low Light/No Light IDPA matches, and I find myself fumbling with my flashlights in hand and not getting as good a grip or shot.  

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I tested it out. Light didn't go out. It's one of those with the rubber casing. I'm not shooting at night on a regular basis. For the couple rounds I would need to get off it works. It's mounted on my ridiculous looking AR-15 along with a laser, red dot, magnifier, and angled forward hand stop. That rifle mostly collects dust. I take the real rifles to the range.


Handgun if light is needed small mag light held in hand.


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I have a light on my pistol and rifle that is ready for use at home. I have kids, a dog and doors. Illuminating a target and shooting with one hand while I manage other things around me is something I anticipate having to do in an emergency.

I also carry a flashlight routinely for when I need to see without pointing a gun.

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8 minutes ago, Mr.Stu said:

I have a light on my pistol and rifle that is ready for use at home. I have kids, a dog and doors. Illuminating a target and shooting with one hand while I manage other things around me is something I anticipate having to do in an emergency.

I also carry a flashlight routinely for when I need to see without pointing a gun.

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This is the right answer.

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49 minutes ago, Sniper22 said:

Doesn't this work better for acquisition?

 

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No. That is not acquisition. That is engaging.

White light is 10000 times more important than a vis laser.

Before you can engage a justified deadly force threat you have to:

1) Acquire a target - Is there someone standing in my kitchen or is that a something my wife left on the counter?

2) Identify if the target is Friend or Foe - Is that my son who snuck downstairs for a snack? Or is that an intruder?

3) Discriminate the target for the appropriateness of deadly force - OK. That’s not my son, and I don’t recognize him. Is he holding a can of soda, or a gun? 

To accomplish each of those tasks, you need to see. That means white light - and lots of it. The better you can see, the faster you can determine shoot/no shoot.

Vis lasers on handguns suck. They are a feel good gimmick. They give a false sense of security and ability. You’d be better served with a MRDS.

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Yes, $100 is a lot of money. But it’s generally a good starting price for what quality lights cost. 

For most people, the Streamlight TLR series is adequate. It is an excellent value for a WML.

Personally, I have tried a lot of different brands of weapon lights. They have all failed on me except Surefire, so that’s what I use.

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