I carry a small flashlight everyday.
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I carry a small flashlight everyday.
Got a small LED on my keychain, dose a god job for my needs
Timid people sleep peacefully at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Where are you guys going that you you need a weapon mounted light?
I could see it on a home defense weapon but not as a carry weapon. Seriously, are you going into places you can't see? or is it just a like the looks/tacticool thing?
I work nights in the city and have 30 miles of back roads to travel.
I bought a TLR-3 a while back for my G23. It's an awesome light, but a little overkill for me right now. I returned it b/c i couldn't CC with it in my Supertuck and it was a lot of money to just sit on the gun at night. I carry a small 100 lumen LED light with me every day, and an LED upgraded 4 D cell Maglite under the bedside table at night.
For my CC gun, no WML. On my duty gun, absolutely a WML.
For CC I also carry a SF G2LED.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
While just a newb to CC, I choose to carry a WML (Insight x2 w/LED conversion on a M&P9c) and a handheld light (Fenix w/strobe) if there is any possibility of low/no-light conditions.
My attitude is that while the WML adds a (very) little extra wgt., some bulk and slight additional costs (batt., holsters, etc.), those cons are certainly worth (IMO) the added benefit of a WML. There are numerous other +/-'s, that each individual should consider as well.
I "train" with and somewhat treat the WML as a BUL.
Even, if I change my mind about CC w/a WML, I feel it is non-negotiable for HD.
I havenít tried a mounted light yet. Here are some of the concerns that has kept me from spending money on one.
It would add bulk to my CCW.
I donít really want to point my weapon at everything I want to light up. I would still need a handheld light.
I try to carry a light even when I canít carry my handgun.
Don't do things you don't want to explain to the Paramedics!
Stupidity should be painful.
"If everyone was allowed to carry guns, them hijackers wouldn't have no superiority. All you gotta do is arm all the passengers, then no hijacker would risk pullin' a rod."
- Archie Bunker
In my house, I have light colored floor tile. Turning on the light while at a low ready lights things in front up pretty good without directly pointing the gun at the area. Same with light colored walls.
Bounce lighting can be your friend.
Battle Plan (n) - a list of things that aren't going to happen if you are attacked.
Blame it on Sixto - now that is a viable plan.
Thanks for all the opinions! I do believe I'm going to be ordering a Fenix PD20 for a nice compact light to carry around.
Surefire C2 great little light 80 Lumens and I think it is 10hr run time.
So If Guns Kill People Do Pencils Miss Spell Words???
I carry a small flash light as a part of my EDC.
NOT LIVING IN FEAR, JUST READY!!!
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness,
nor the arrow for its swiftness,
nor the warrior for his glory.
I love only that which they defend.
I keep two PD20's on me; one on the weak-, other on the strong-side. I keep two because both are single cell lights and given the size a second light is almost as easy to carry as a spare battery. Also, I use them daily at work and often am in tight spots where reaching one with either hand would be difficult. An Olight M30 resides in the outer coat pocket during the winter for fast access. During the summer, one PD20 is swapped out for a two cell EagleTac since I do not have the benefit of a tertiary light nearby in a coat pocket.
One of the PD20's has the older Cree Q5 which I have a slight preference for with a smooth, even center hot spot. The other is a Cree R2 which has a smaller center hot spot. I cannot tell a difference in output even though the R2 should put out a few more lumens.