View Poll Results: Do you have any gun attachments?

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  • I have a Laser on one of my handguns

    34 22.97%
  • I have a Flashlight on one of my handguns

    13 8.78%
  • I have something other attached to my handguns

    2 1.35%
  • All my stuff is custom

    1 0.68%
  • None of my handguns have any attachments

    81 54.73%
  • My "House gun" has a light/laster combo

    17 11.49%
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLB View Post
    I like the idea of a handheld flashlight better, as pointing a firearm at someone/something that I might not want to shoot doesn't sound like a good plan to me.
    Exactly what I was taught; I could see mounting a laser tho I haven't done it. I don't need a flashlight in the house anyway. It's just not that dark.

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    For what it's worth:

    I don't have much experience with or without to compare, but when I took my conceal carry class, they were against lasers. (never brought up flashlights)
    Reason being is, if anyone is confronted by a home intruder, if you think you're going to feel calm and cool like dirty harry, think again. Even the most seasoned police when drawing their gun because of the possibility of having to shoot someone, the adrenaline is running like mad, your heart rate raises tremendously, and you will be nervous beyond what you can imagine. Now try finding that dot. It's going to be dancing around all over the place. They emphasized you should not be looking for a dot, you should be training to have muscle memory to draw, point, and shoot. Ever ride in the car in the passenger seat, and have a close call? You instinctively hit the break, even though it's not there. That's how you should get with drawing a pistol.
    My 2 cents.

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    this is question that everyone is going to have a diffrent answer for I personalley have crisnom trace laser grips on my 1911 I like them because it helps in low to no light situstion because wherever the laser goes the bullet goes also it might keep the bad guy from trying to attack you I have read police reports where the bad guy didn't attack the cop becauce they had a laser device on there gun so if use use a laser or light fine if not that ok to it your prefrence on what you want on your firearms & how you use it

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    I've got night sites but that's it. Hoslter a small carry gun , and I don't need much else. As long as you can see a shadow of a perp. , the night site lets you know everything you need to. Just my humble opinion.

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    I feel I can get back on target quicker with the laser w/ PF-9. Accuracy adequate for defense.

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    I do not own any attached light or lazer but do have next to my weapon a 4 D-cell mag lite in my nightstand.It not only provides light but can be used as an impromptu baton.I have flashlights all over the place and on me.That was due to me being in industrial maintenence,just a habit.

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    I have inside and outside dogs motion lights and leave on a couple of lights. I don't think anyone would try to burgularize me. So the only other option is a home invasion thru the front door. My bedroom is 90 degrees to the front door behind the laundry. Basically I open the door and start capping bad guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haas View Post
    Even the most seasoned police when drawing their gun because of the possibility of having to shoot someone, the adrenaline is running like mad, your heart rate raises tremendously, and you will be nervous beyond what you can imagine. Now try finding that dot. It's going to be dancing around all over the place. They emphasized you should not be looking for a dot, you should be training to have muscle memory to draw, point, and shoot.
    This is all probably true, as far as it goes, but it neglects to mention that you can still do exactly the same thing, with or without the laser. You definitely should train in a way that you are not going to be dependent on some battery operated device. However, if you are looking down the sights, the laser is there, anyway. The laser is an extra tool that you can and probably should ignore, but that, in some circumstances might allow you to make a shot that you otherwise could not. It harms nothing by being there, and if it works when you need it, you have more options than you would have had without it.

    For example, if you need glasses to be able to focus on the front sight, but don't have them, you can still make a precise shot. Or if you need to shoot from an odd position where you cannot line up your sights without exposing yourself, you can still make a precise shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    This is all probably true, as far as it goes, but it neglects to mention that you can still do exactly the same thing, with or without the laser. You definitely should train in a way that you are not going to be dependent on some battery operated device. However, if you are looking down the sights, the laser is there, anyway. The laser is an extra tool that you can and probably should ignore, but that, in some circumstances might allow you to make a shot that you otherwise could not. It harms nothing by being there, and if it works when you need it, you have more options than you would have had without it.

    For example, if you need glasses to be able to focus on the front sight, but don't have them, you can still make a precise shot. Or if you need to shoot from an odd position where you cannot line up your sights without exposing yourself, you can still make a precise shot.
    Also, not a bad point. I think what our instructor was trying to point out is if muscle memory is what you should be training and improving on, the laser simply doesn't even come into play. It's something extra to have to fumble with to turn it on, and you may not have that kind of time. The idea is when adrenaline is rushing, and you're not thinking too clearly, use of that weapon should be as un-complicated as possible.
    I dunno, I can kinda see it both ways. It's really individual choice.

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    I agree with the 2 previous post.When I decided to carry again I went to the range to get back into shooting well.I am older now and my eyes require help.At first I thought it was just bad eyes because the rear sight and target were fuzzy but front clear.But by knowing basic anatomy it wasnt a problem.I hit the 10 ring but couldnt see it.It is all about ingrained basic shooting skill developed over many years.

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    That pistol bayonet is all wrong. The blade should be pointed on the end, not flat.

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    I have a laser but it's in The Box, no flashlight

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    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.

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    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.

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    [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.

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    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.

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    [QUOTE=paratrooper;291772]
    Quote Originally Posted by rex View Post
    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 understand your point,but there's pros and cons like other things.We were taught that 30 years ago in the acadamy and made alot of sense to me.I'll take a handheld with a pressure button,I can shoot one handed.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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


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    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

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