Which to install on Sig 229 for home defense--Sig nite sights or light???

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    This is a "house gun". If you have a seperate flashlight in your hand to ID target and have to oh say open a door, move a child behind you guess ya just lost your light, or flagged yourself real ugly. Sorry, when it comes to clearing / protecting a house, I will stick with a light mounted to a weapon that allows my off hand to actuallly be used and when/if I have to shoot my weapon, I'll have both hands fully on my pistol. Lots of things folks dont think about when they decide that X or Y will be easier, but the fact is, in a house, the light belongs on the weapon.
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    Laying next to my HD gun, I have a mini maglite and an LED headband. The LED headband has spotlight, floodlight, spot+flood, and red "night vision". But the best thing is, it keeps my weak hand free.

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    Night sights and a hand held light is the way I'd go and if you can afford a laser, add that too.

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    Honestly, I also think the light should be first.
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    I just reread this thread. I found it interesting that the guys who do this stuff for a living all prefer the weapon mounted light and those who dont want a hand held light/laser or night sights for whatever reason.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Rack the 12 gauge pump once..then let the dog loose.
    A dog barking..even an ankle biter..will make most bad guys steer clear of your house..the sound of a pump shotgun and they go..
    OH POOP!!
    And while they are occupied with the dog, which they will be watching, you can then get the drop on them. Plus the dog saves you the trouble of finding them in your house should they be dumb enuff to proceed after hearing a dog.

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    Maybe you can mount morin's LED headband on that dog, and skip the night sights/weapon light thing all together.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Maybe you can mount morin's LED headband on that dog, and skip the night sights/weapon light thing all together.

    LMAO!

    I just took the LED headband out to see what it is. It's just an Energizer Professional. It's made for construction type stuff, not tactical. But it works and keeps the hands free and it's less than $20.

    http://data.energizer.com/prolights/...aine_desc.html

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    Weapon mounted lights are very limited in usefulness. If you're on a tac team or the like, they make sense. For a home owner, they can cause as many problems as they solve. If the person in your home intends to fight back, they will shoot at the light. Sinc it is on your gun, there is a good chance that the light is between your face and the BG. With a hand held light you have the option of using one of the techniques where the light is near the gun or the choice of having it off to the side.

    Sixto raised a valid concern of having to fight your light and your gun in the middle of the night. My bedside gun is in a custom made holster that attaches to the bed. The light is next to it in a pouch that is attached to the holster. It keeps everything in one spot, no need to look for anything.
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    Keep in mind the weapon mounted light is not to keep on while your wondering around your dark home. Its meant to flick on and off to ID a target. Thats it.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Keep in mind the weapon mounted light is not to keep on while your wondering around your dark home. Its meant to flick on and off to ID a target. Thats it.
    +1 and then another +1
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