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Night guns laser or light

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by frankiestoys, May 20, 2010.

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  1. frankiestoys

    frankiestoys Member

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    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:
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  2. The Lone Haranguer

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    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.
     
  3. M2 Carbine

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    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.
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    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.

    OK, you asked for it.:D
    A few of mine.

    Beretta PX4 9mm with Streamlight TLR-2.
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    CZ P40 with Streamlight TLR-2 laser/light.
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    Model 60 S&W with Crimson Trace.
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    S&W K22 with Crimson Trace.
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    Beretta 21A with Crimson Trace.
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    FN 5.7 with Streamlight TLR-2
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    Two Kel Tec PLR .223 pistols with the Streamlight TLR-2.
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    Kimber Ultra Covert with factory installed Crimson Trace laser grips.
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    Bushmaster AR with Streamlight TLR-2.
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    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
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    Shooting at night.
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    Remington 870 with Streamlight TLR-2.
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  4. frankiestoys

    frankiestoys Member

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    Now thats what im talking about
    love the CZ and the Beretta is nice too.
     
  5. gunnie

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    if you like the laze option, go with BOTH. as mentioned above, one really needs to know what/who the perceived threat is.

    gunnie
     
  6. stu454

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    Umm, a light as the laser won't allow you identify the target.
     
  7. M2 Carbine

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    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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    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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