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Old 02-08-2014, 10:23 AM   #21
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Can't see to aim can't see to shoot without both while clearing buildings or vehicles in the dark. Real world experience here. Not tacticool crap.


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Duly noted, both is the best answer and I will have both. My original question was one or the other. Which one would you pick? Also most of the lights seem to stick out far past the muzzle of the G19 that I will be fitting it on. Any suggestions?

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It's good that the light protrudes in case you need to do a body contact shot it prevents the slide from going out of battery


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I'm opinionated, but usually tolerant and accepting

However ' ..... shooting at the other flashlight? ? ?
I have to ask? Without your own flashlight available, how can you be sure that you have a way to identify your target.

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I really have no problems shooting a pistol while holding a light. I have practiced shooting while holding a light. I can do the three target Jeff Cooper walking drills while holding a light without any issue. I do have a light mounted on my shotgun. It's about a 80% chance I would end up defending the house with a shotgun. My dog is going to give me enough warning to get the shotgun.

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I have TLR 1s and no night sights. I like the weapon mounted light because it's always there, it I.D.s what is in front of the muzzle and the pool of light makes the sights crisp. If I had a job requiring arms I would have both. Nothing prevents you from having a free light in your off hand, I carry Strions constantly in the side pocket of my carpenter jeans.

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Tac-lights have their place. Great for graveyard security/LE work, a nightstand HD pistol, or maybe an AR. I have one on my nightstand gun. But I won't carry one and that's unlikely to change anytime soon. Even the smaller options are generally too bulky and cumbersome for my tastes. And as mentioned above, there are also negatives (painting yourself as an easy target) in shining a light.

Night-sights are a 100% positive proposition, especially on the front sight post.

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And as mentioned above, there are also negatives (painting yourself as an easy target) in shining a light.
Yeah, I solved that problem by only buying lights with an on-off switch.
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If you want something that doesn't stick out further than the barrel then look into the Viridian line. They put out a good quality product. I have that on this P229 along with the nite sites that come standard. imageuploadedbyfirearms-talk1391892280.372386.jpg

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Yeah, I solved that problem by only buying lights with an on-off switch.
That'll work every time, so long as any potential BG's agree not to look when your light is 'on'.

Seriously though, the original question is always going to boil down to the application. A light absolutely can work for you or against you. And potentially in extreme fashion in either direction. Some of this will be dictated by circumstances, but many of the tripping points can in fact be mitigated by keeping your wits in a difficult situation (often easier said than done).

I have maybe 20 guns, half of them pistols. I own two Tac-lights and only one is mounted. And I'm honestly only about 60/40 in favor if it's actual benefit. But that's my situation. And the next dude's perspective and circumstances can vary greatly.

There is no downside to nightsights IMO.
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