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Light rails a need or a mall ninja's dream?

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:52 PM   #11
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I dont understand why you bought a pistol with a rail if you dont like them. Everything doesnt have a rail, i see far more pistols without them.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:03 PM   #12
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I can't speak for the OP, but I like Bersas & all their new 9mm, 40S&W & .45ACP have rails. So when I add the HC 40S&W to my family, it'll be with a rail.
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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.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #14
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For the most part I find rails kinda lame. My Kel Tec PF9 has a rail...too funny. Most of my pistols don't have rails, only one wears any hardware. That'd be my nightstand P226 with a Sig laser/light.

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I wouldn't ever carry with an attachment or make a habit of strapping them onto a bevy of guns, but it's a nice option for a nightstand piece. You point that 130 lumen light (strobe, if you choose) at an intruder in the dark, and they're gonna have a hard time maintaining their bearings. They're also not gonna know for sure what you're pointing at them.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #15
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Yeah, my "sleepin' gun" has a mounted light. I have one for my AR's but it was just a "gotta have it" type thing.

I've never fired a shot with a light actually mounted on the pistol I was firing.
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While we're on this topic, any suggestions on a good light/laser for a XD-40?

Hey sweeper22,
Why not just make 10 louder?
Wait, was this thing on?

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