I've never thought of a rail being that big of a deal. Not like it is making a gun more bulky or harder to conceal. I like to have the option of mounting a light if I want. I light on a defense gun is not a terrible idea...a lot of bad things happen when its dark.
"They're on our right, they're on our left, they're in front of us, they're behind us; they can't get away from us this time."
Chesty Puller, USMC, Chosin Reservoir, Korean War
"You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth - and the amusing thing about it is that they are."
- Father Kevin Keaney, 1st MarDiv Chaplain, Korean War