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Poll: Do you ever carry with a weapon-mounted light on your pistol/revolver?
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YES
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Carrying with Weapon Light
#1
I'm just curious, do any of you guys carry with a light mounted on your firearm? I'm not talking about "night stand guns" or battle rifles. I'm referring to the pistol/revolver that you carry on person. Also what is your opinion on carrying a pistol/revolver with a light on it?
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#2
My EDC is a Ruger SR9c with a TLR-2 mounted on it. To be honest, I hate having the light on it. It forces me to use a Fobus holster that isn't made for the compact version of my gun, and I really dislike the draw with it. The only reason I have the light mounted right now is because I don't have nightsights on it. Once I get them I'm removing the light permanently.
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#3
No. Being a smaller dude, I have a hard enough time concealing my firearm. I wouldn't want to see my EDC gun with a light on it. Now my nightstand gun is a different story.

GB
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#4
GreenBlood10;43588 Wrote:No. Being a smaller dude, I have a hard enough time concealing my firearm. I wouldn't want to see my EDC gun with a light on it. Now my nightstand gun is a different story.

GB

I open carry, so its not an issue. But, if I want to conceal I have to remove the light.
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#5
I do not. But I keep a light on my weak hand side and have trained to use it with my gun.

Justin
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#6
I have a tlr-1 mounted on my night stand gun, but I am thinking about picking up a tlr-3. Since it's getting dark earlier in the day, I am just concerned about who might be lurking near cars in dark parking lots or neighborhoods. But then the problem becomes finding a good holster that can conceal both my make and model firearm and light.
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Shadowline;43585 Wrote:My EDC is a Ruger SR9c with a TLR-2 mounted on it. To be honest, I hate having the light on it. It forces me to use a Fobus holster that isn't made for the compact version of my gun, and I really dislike the draw with it. The only reason I have the light mounted right now is because I don't have nightsights on it. Once I get them I'm removing the light permanently.

I never understood this about night sights, or even why they seem to be "must have".

Don't you still have to see your target? Night sights don't help with that, and unless you are hard of seeing, I really don't see the point. I am probably missing something, but as I type this, it is dark in here save for the laptop and TV and 3 little glows from my Sig's night sights.

If I turn off the TV and laptop, it will be completely dark except the 3 little glows from the sights. What good do they do me in the dark, really? I can't see anything to put them on.

Not to hijack the thread, I am just trying to understand how night sights eliminate the need for a light. I have em, but I still carry a light.

Justin
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#8
Not mounted to firearm; but I do carry a sure fire light
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#9
JustinHEMI;43644 Wrote:
Shadowline;43585 Wrote:My EDC is a Ruger SR9c with a TLR-2 mounted on it. To be honest, I hate having the light on it. It forces me to use a Fobus holster that isn't made for the compact version of my gun, and I really dislike the draw with it. The only reason I have the light mounted right now is because I don't have nightsights on it. Once I get them I'm removing the light permanently.

I never understood this about night sights, or even why they seem to be "must have".

Don't you still have to see your target? Night sights don't help with that, and unless you are hard of seeing, I really don't see the point. I am probably missing something, but as I type this, it is dark in here save for the laptop and TV and 3 little glows from my Sig's night sights.

If I turn off the TV and laptop, it will be completely dark except the 3 little glows from the sights. What good do they do me in the dark, really? I can't see anything to put them on.

Not to hijack the thread, I am just trying to understand how night sights eliminate the need for a light. I have em, but I still carry a light.

Justin

Nights sights are good for a low-light situation. Plus if you have a Glock the standard sites are plastic and can fall off easily. Night sights are steel and stay put better.
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#10
Depending on where/when I'm going, yes. M&P9c with TLR-3 in a Raven holster. Its gotta be OWB for this set-up.

I almost always carry a little Surefire with me, including when I have my TLR-3.
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