Tried out a weapon light (& a light/laser combo) for the first time today...


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Green Lantern
October 6, 2006, 07:51 PM
Up till this point my opinion could be summed up as "whatever." But after actually handling some (on dummy guns leashed to a dealer's counter)...I could begin to see the appeal.

Sorry, don't know the exact model number or even make (not a SureFire, about the only tactical light company I'm familiar with). :o The dummy Beretta 92 had just the tactical light, while the dummy full-size Glock had a light PLUS a laser that pointed just under the center of the light beam. VERY nice! :D

I'm not saying I'm gonna run out and buy one right now. But if I had a gun dedicated JUST for home defense (as opposed to laying my CCW gun and holster on the nightstand when I go to bed), I'd be looking into the laser/light combo. :cool:

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thexrayboy
October 7, 2006, 12:00 AM
Streamlight makes very nice weapon mounted light systems. The M6 model
also has an incorporated laser. One of the nice things about these is the choice of constant on or momentary on for both the light and the laser. I have one mounted on my 16 DPMS carbine along with a trijicon reflex sight.
Makes for a convenient package. I also have a light mounted on my 40 cal Sigma for bedside convenience. They are nice options to have.

CountGlockula
October 7, 2006, 12:07 AM
I'm more of a Surefire guy. I currently have a Military W111D "D" is for Disarming the "ON" button, rather than a Constant "ON" switch. Here's my sad scan of it:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/W111D.jpg

Personally, lasers turned me off on how sensitive it is to the "Shakes". It'll catch every little hand movement you make. Besides, I use the tac light to see where I'm going. :)

clt46910
October 8, 2006, 09:01 PM
My headboard gun is a Glock 19 with a Lazermax and a Bright LED light mounted under it from NcStar. I can hit the light switch with my trigger finger with I pick up the gun. It sits just in front of the trigger guard. While the LED is not as bright as some I like the wider spread and softer light. I can see out to 50 to 60 feet just fine and feel it is enough for in the house. If I go outside I also carry a Surefire or Pentagon Xenon, which ever is closer.

I do like the Crimson Trace I have on the S&W 1911 better, but it does not have a light rail.

Arkady
October 9, 2006, 03:10 AM
My bedside gun is a 92FS with a streamlight M3X. The light output is the same as my Streamlight Scorpion, and the combo is really convenient.

I was using a 1911 + the Scorpion, but I like being able to grab 16 rounds and 8000 candlepower with one hand.

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