I have a laser but it's in The Box, no flashlight
I have a Laser on one of my handguns
I have a Flashlight on one of my handguns
I have something other attached to my handguns
All my stuff is custom
None of my handguns have any attachments
My "House gun" has a light/laster combo
That pistol bayonet is all wrong. The blade should be pointed on the end, not flat.
I have a laser but it's in The Box, no flashlight
You just don't put a light on your firearm and hope for the best. There are times when it should be used, and times when it shouldn't. Each and every scenario will pretty much dictate which. Over the years, I've had updated trng. numerous times.
I'm not a fan of lasers and never have been. They are a gimmick. Worked 29 yrs. as a cop, in all types and sorts of situations, w/o one just fine.
But.....let's talk lights, either mounted on a firearm or hand-held. They are just as important as a gun. Doesn't matter where I'm at, or what I'm doing, if I'm armed, I've got a light as well.
When traveling on the road, and we stay at a motel for the night, IMHO, it's essential that you have a firearms grade light with you. There's been more than one time, that a fire alarm went off at 0 dark thirty. Or, if it's late at night and you find you need to return to your vehicle for something, it's very nice to have a very small, very powerful light with you.
I could list other needs for a good light, but I think I made my point. Seriously, if you feel the need to have a gun handy, a good light should be just as close.
I don't have a lazer,haven't had the eyes go bad enough to need one yet.
Lights,I won't put one on a handgun,makes a perfect target for the other guy.
[QUOTE=rex;291768]I don't have a lazer,haven't had the eyes go bad enough to need one yet.
Lights,I won't put one on a handgun,makes a perfect target for the other guy.[/QUOTE]
That's a common misconception. Just like the ole saying, "Rack a shotgun slide and it'll scare um away".
A firearm mounted light has it's usefulness. No real difference than having one in your free hand. But there again, training is necessary and knowing when and where to use it is essential.
I keep a hand held light by my night stand gun. But the gun has a TSR 3 on it. Light weight and easy to find since it's attached. Neither light is for search. They are for a quick flash target identification. If appropriate, bang to follow.
30 yrs. ago, we didn't have semi-autos with tactical rails, or the ability to attach a light to a handgun.
And yes, as long as I have a light if I need one, I can shoot one-handed w/o a problem.
I have one gun with C.T. lasergrips sp101 3 in 327, my house gun. because my vision is not good enough to see the sights at night. daytime is no problem .I would not have a light on my gun but thats in my left hand and has two purposes, 1 blind the intruder 2 make sure it is an intruder.
I have 2 with a lazer CZ75 and a hipoint C9 the C9 was just for fun its a fun gun to modify because its so cheap im not worried about messing it up. The CZ i put one on but i almost prefer the way it looks with just the raw rail on it. The teeth on the rail make it look kinda mean compaired to the lazer.
and no lazer
I have a couple tactical .22 rifles and i havnt put anything on them because IMO it starts to look cheezy I like the way the AR guns look with out all the junk hanging all over them. I like the look of a scope on a rifle but not on a hand gun.
M&P 15-22, Mossberg 715T, GSG522, M&P 15-22P
I use a laser pointer and a flashlight attachment, because it gives me options.
I can turn either one off.
Laser gives me quick target acquisition
and light is helpful in dark areas (obviously)
similar to the one in the picture.
I have a flashlight on my gun bc I enjoy a good read before bed.
Close range, attack style no laser needed, but in a crossfire or semi distance yea the laser, do not want to chance hitting a innocent bystander, with a laser you wont, I know we all practice but in the real world a lot of that practice becomes mute..
I have a tactical light on my HD gun. The switch is right in from to the trigger guard, and before the bg can react to a intense light in his eyes, he will also have to deal with my muzzle flash. It is also my responsibility to identify the target, and to determine if they are a threat. NC has a castle doctrine, but they must pose a threat. Shooting a bg in the back cause he turned to run or surrendered may not be ruled a justified shooting by the DA.
Where I live there are no lights around, so it is pitch black inside my house, and I would be shooting blind at a noise without a light. The light is also great for aim, at 5 - 7 yards, with bright spot on center mass, my rounds will hit center mass. I also have night sights, but unless I can also see the target in total darkness, they are pretty much useless.
Never liked hanging stuff off the front of my pistols. I do have a Surefire forend on my Mossberg though. Its my "bump in the night" gun.