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Optics and lights on your carry gun

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by bfm0072, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. bfm0072

    bfm0072 Active Member

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    Who uses an optical sight and or a light on their carry weapon. What are your thoughts on ease of concealment. Jury is still out for me.
     


  2. Pistol Pete

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    Not on my carry guns. Gimmicks as far as I'm concerned.
     
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  3. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce TGT Addict

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    I’m not a fan of a light on the firearm because it generally requires the firearm to be pointed at a target to illuminate it. I admit that an Illuminator on a rifle Is a slightly different beast when the Illuminator operation is controlled by the non-firing hand, but that takes a lot of discipline for folks who don’t practice with those tactics.

    I have yet to shoot a mini-red dot on a pistol, but that’s on my list of stuff to do.
     
  4. Dead Roman

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    Nothing gimmicky about red dots and lights.
     
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  5. studenygreg

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    I only have lights on my HD pistols but no RD or lasers. My HD rifles have lights and RD/irons. My carry pistols just have iron sights.

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  6. Dead Roman

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    My main pistol has a red dot and light and my shield is going to get the same treatment. I dont have a light on my AR, but its coming.
     
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  7. zackmars

    zackmars Well-Known

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    A weapon light is not a flashlight, and is not to be used as such

    Quality WML's have enough light to where you dont have to point it at a something to light it up.
     
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  8. zackmars

    zackmars Well-Known

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    As far as red dots on pistols, they aren't going anywhere, though i doubt they will become as universal as red dots on rifles.

    The cost of a good dot, and getting a slide directly milled to accept it can almost triple the cost of a carry gun, which most people aren't going to be willing to spend

    Maybe someday we'll get a universal standard mounting pattern.
     
  9. EZ-E

    EZ-E Freedom vs Tyranny 2020 TGT Supporter

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    Im trying out a light on my carry pistol for the first time. Im torn... its small & compact... Olight Mini Valkyrie, but makes your holster larger. The issue im having is i like to carry appendix i/w & the light makes the holster rub the crease of the thigh & hip area at 11 or 1.
    I think im try to convert this holster to an OTW & get a new holster without the light.

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  10. MTA89

    MTA89 CEO of Systemic Racism INC. TGT Supporter

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    G19 at home has a streamlight on it but I couldnt imagine carrying everyday with a light
     


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