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Weapon light on carry gun?

Discussion in 'Self Defense and Handgun Carry' started by rawhide, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. rawhide

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    Who has or has had a weapon mounted light on their everyday carry gun?
    Interested in hearing the pros and cons.
     
  2. MacFromOK

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    Uh... no. Not on mine. :shocked:

    IMO, the purpose of EDC is to be easily concealed.
     
  3. D. Hargrove

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    Have a TRL-1 on my bedside gun, my EDC does not have a light.
     
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    Nope. Carry a small light but not on the gun. (+I don't like rails!)
     
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    I carried a light on my g19. Streamlight Tlr2s on my g19 when I carried 3/4 o’clock in a compact ctac holster. Surefire xc1 on my g19 aiwb in a Keepers holster. Having a light on your gun does not make it harder to conceal. I have changed my carry gun and do not carry a gun mounted light anymore. I always have a small flashlight on me, even when I had a light on my edc. It’s nice to have an extra light on you. NO you shouldn’t use it to look for the keys you dropped in the movie theater, but if you had to draw the gun and realized a light would be helpful in that situation it’s nice to have it right there and not have to break your grip to use it.
     
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    Never; nor used a laser sight either. I can see their utility, however.
     
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    I have not yet. But I have shot one quite a bit with a TLR-1 on it and as soon as I can recover from Christmas, my carry gun will have one on it.
     
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    I dont know if I'd want one for an IWB Carry gun (my preferred carry method) but I have been looking into one for a bedside pistol. I'd be more inclined if there was a compact option but all the ones I've seen are still quite bulky.
     
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    Hadn't really thought about it before so thought I'd ask. I do carry a Fenix flashlight everywhere, every day. Have for the last 9 years.
     
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    I carry strictly OWB now but it may be too much for a IWB.
     

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