Night guns laser or light


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frankiestoys
May 20, 2010, 06:38 PM
Hi guys im looking for a little input, i bought a P95 awhile back and have really have takin a liking to it, I thought it would make a good HD gun. So what do my friends on the Highroad sugest. Laser or Light ? What will look good and serve function as well ?
So lets see your night guns :cool:
http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad261/frankiestoys68/HPIM5020.jpg

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The Lone Haranguer
May 20, 2010, 08:25 PM
A light (it need not be permanently affixed) seems like a better choice, IMO. Unlike a laser, it will not illuminate your target so you can identify it. A bright enough light can also momentarily blind and disorient, and the "backwash" from it will give your sights some illumination.

M2 Carbine
May 20, 2010, 10:39 PM
Laser or Light ? What will look good and serve function as well ?
All my defense guns, handguns and rifles have lasers or laser/lights if available.
I won't go into a big thing about the pros and cons of lasers and laser/lights, there is a lot of that on the internet. I will just say I have been using lasers and laser/lights for a number of years and practice with them several evenings a week (home range). I'll be practicing within the hour with a Streamlight TLR-2 laser/light equipped Ruger 22/45.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/TLR2andironsights-1.jpg

My answer to, "Laser or Light".....is both, if available.
At least a laser, like Crimson Trace if a laser/light won't work for the gun or job.

So lets see your night guns
OK, you asked for it.:D
A few of mine.

Beretta PX4 9mm with Streamlight TLR-2.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/PX4withStreamlight.jpg

CZ P40 with Streamlight TLR-2 laser/light.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/CZ40PTLR2.jpg

Model 60 S&W with Crimson Trace.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/Model60inJitSlide.jpg

S&W K22 with Crimson Trace.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/K22andCrimsonTracelaser.jpg

Beretta 21A with Crimson Trace.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/Beretta21ACT.jpg

FN 5.7 with Streamlight TLR-2
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/FN57andTLR2-1.jpg

Two Kel Tec PLR .223 pistols with the Streamlight TLR-2.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/3223pistols.jpg

Kimber Ultra Covert with factory installed Crimson Trace laser grips.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/KimberCovertlaser.jpg

Bushmaster AR with Streamlight TLR-2.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/M4withStreamlight.jpg

S&W M&P 15-22 with Streamlight TLR-2. This is my low noise stand in for the Bushmaster AR .223 when shooting at night
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/SWMPwBSA.jpg
Shooting at night.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/Backyardrangeatnight.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/SWMP22lightandlaserinthedark.jpg

Remington 870 with Streamlight TLR-2.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/870stockTLR2.jpg

frankiestoys
May 20, 2010, 11:04 PM
M2 Carbine
Now thats what im talking about
love the CZ and the Beretta is nice too.

gunnie
May 21, 2010, 10:43 AM
if you like the laze option, go with BOTH. as mentioned above, one really needs to know what/who the perceived threat is.

gunnie

stu454
May 21, 2010, 10:55 AM
Umm, a light as the laser won't allow you identify the target.

M2 Carbine
May 21, 2010, 12:12 PM
Umm, a light as the laser won't allow you identify the target.
Why not? They do it in the movies.:D

Yes, if you can't identify the threat first, the laser isn't going to do you much good.
Like the above pictures. Last night I was shooting until it was too dark to identify the target. By just changing a switch position on the Streamlight the target is brightly lighted with a laser dot in the center.
I normally leave the switch in laser/light position all the time.

Personally I never have been very good with a flashlight in one hand and sighting the gun in the other. The gun mounted laser/light is like cheating.:D




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M2 Carbine
May 21, 2010, 12:19 PM
M2 Carbine
Now thats what im talking about
love the CZ and the Beretta is nice too.

I recently bought the Beretta and PX4 sub compact. I really like those guns.

Because the front of the light will get cruddy from a lot of shooting I remove the light when shooting during the day. The laser maintains zero fine.

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