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carrying a tactical light as an edc light

This is a discussion on carrying a tactical light as an edc light within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hi guys and gals, I have the oportunity to purchase an Insight m3 WML for around $65. I am with the crowd that doesn't want ...

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    carrying a tactical light as an edc light

    Hi guys and gals, I have the oportunity to purchase an Insight m3 WML for around $65. I am with the crowd that doesn't want to leave it on the gun all the time for saftey and holster practicality reasons. I also dont have an edc light. I see you can buy a belt clip for this light that would allow me to wear it as an edc light and quickly mount it on my XD if needed. I was wondering if anyone had any oppinions on this idea. Thanks in advance for the replies.


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    http://www.oregonshooter.com/index.p...for_my_handgun

    Running a WML separate from the gun is not going to give you as many options as say a SureFire 6P that has better MOA for unmounted work and they remove the option of an impact weapon. Even if I ran a WML on the gun in the holster I would have a hand held.

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    Thanks for the input, and it was a good read. I think I may still get the belt clip, because they dont cost much, and also look more into a "real" edc light.

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    Can't remember if I put it in that article, but the main issue with doing the "clip on the gun" route is not having a way to re-holster without taking the light off. You may not have time to do so if you need to use your hands fast.

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    It seems unnecessary for a defensive gun. Would you really have time to mount a light in a self-defense situation? If you think trouble is coming use the time to evade it.
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    The answer is no, but it gives you a better option if you do have time. Shooting with a WML is two handed shooting, shooting with a Non-WML is pretty much one handed shooting as far as control of the weapon is concerned. The only method I have found that works almost as well is the Graham method.

    The down fall of the light mounted to the gun and no holster to secure it makes it a non-starter for me. I want to be able to holster up when the cops show up or I need to go non-lethal on someone.

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    Thanks for the input guys. I am also picking up a holster that will accept the the light mounted, for around the house, and have looked at a few handheld edc lights. I think i have it narrowed down to a quark 123 squared, and a fenix pd30 r5. They seem to be in the price range, lummen range, and size range. There are alot of lights to choose from, probably leaning tward the fenix, and when the XD goes into the vault it can recieve the wml. Thanks again

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    Fenix is a better light.

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    I also don't like to mount my WML to a gun with a chambered round. It's kind of counter-intuitive to have my hand around the muzzle of a loaded gun. Especially under times of extreme stress. I've done it before, but it always gives me the Willies. I want to mount my light with an empty chamber and then load the pipe. Not likely to happen when carrying the light separately when out in public.

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    Fenix it is. Just ordered it. I think i will be happy with it. Havent put that much research into something in a long time

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    I have a Streamlight TLR-1 weapon mounted flashlight on my dedicated nightstand handgun (HK45). I think for the intended purpose, it functions perfectly well. Nonetheless, I think that a WML for concealed carry is a hassle due to the holster problems it conveys and the difficulty of concealment. I believe it is better for CC to carry a separate flashlight and practice shooting while holding your flashlight in your off-hand and below the grip of the handgun. My EDC flashlight is a Surefire E1B Backup or a Streamlight Microstream for when I have to dress in business attire.
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