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Optics and lights on your carry gun

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

  1. Willy

    Willy Well-Known

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    I have night sights on my Kimber and for deep concealment I have a CT laser on my LCP. LCP doesn't have squat for sights. If I want a light, I'll carry it separate.

    Does anybody put a light on a knife? Just a thought.
     


  2. navysooner

    navysooner Active Member

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    So many fudd comments it’s awesome!
     
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  4. txgrant

    txgrant New Member

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    +1 carry with a red dot.
     
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  5. peakshooter

    peakshooter New Member Forum Sponsor

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    As with most questions about guns, my opinion is that nothing matters more than what you're comfortable and proficient with. That said, anything you add to a carry gun adds a snag hazard. If you put a light or optic on it that's not necessarily wrong, but I highly recommend you spend a lot of time drawing, acquiring, and shooting with and without it in order to see the difference. I don't have the exact data but I would bet an amount of money that matters that most engagements involving a carry weapon happen at very close ranges where the advantage gained by an optic and/or light is not outweighed by the disadvantage of reduced draw time and snags. Again though, I think as long as you practice with whatever you carry then you'll be fine.
     
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  6. bfm0072

    bfm0072 Active Member

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    I have never used an optic or light on my carry gun. I have played around with them on non carry. It was something I was contemplating but, I agree with you on the ranges and feel comfortable with out the need of one.
     
  7. Gilbertc13

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  8. Lakerat24

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    My HD G19 has a Olight mini Valkyrie on it.
     
  9. Mohawk600

    Mohawk600 Well-Known

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    I have an Olight on my G19
     
  10. sixtysixFox

    sixtysixFox New Member

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    P30sk here. Threaded barrel with a TLR-7 & night sights plus extended magazine....


    But the 30sk I carry is slick. Nothing extra, just good sights and an extra mag. I do carry a flashlight just in case as well.
     


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