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any of you guys actually use your night sights or tactical flashlights for nighttime shooting?

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Yep, they actually come in handy for shooting skunks. Personally, I wouldn't have a defensive firearm in the home withough either night sights or a light. My shotgun has a tridium front sight and a light on it as well.

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Never really used either. But I do have the light, and it will be there if I need it.

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The closest I've come to doing that was walking from my truck to deer stand early one morning and I heard a bobcat start screaming about 20 yds from me. In addition to my .30-06, I was carrying my Glock 23 with M3X light on it and had it out in a hurry and the light on, scanning the ground near me. I never saw the cat but it scared the hell out of me. :(

It'd be really cool if an indoor range could be persuaded to kill the lights and let you practice using your light and night sights to engage a target. :)

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Got my Glock Tactical Light in the mail the other day. I turned it on last night just messing around outside. That thing is amazingly bright. To be so small!

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It looks pretty good on mine, but not sure if I like the holster that has to be used to carry them both together. I dont really care for the strap around the back of the gun.

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If the light is weapon mounted you have two hands to shoot. This goes double for long guns.

OK. Thanks.

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It looks pretty good on mine, but not sure if I like the holster that has to be used to carry them both together. I dont really care for the strap around the back of the gun.

My M3X light stays at home, in the night stand. When my XD45 goes into the nightstand at bed time, the light goes onto it. When it comes out in the morning to go with me, the light comes off.

I don't and wouldn't imagine I'd want to carry the gun with the light on it all the time. We all already try to find the most ergonomic means of carrying our sidearms concealed. Adding a light to the mix just reduces your options of comfortable carry even more, unless you're carrying openly.

I have a Surefire G2 that I drop into a coat pocket if I'm going to be out and about at night.

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I don't and wouldn't imagine I'd want to carry the gun with the light on it all the time. We all already try to find the most ergonomic means of carrying our sidearms concealed. Adding a light to the mix just reduces your options of comfortable carry even more, unless you're carrying openly.

Guns aren't supposed to be "comfortable" they are supposed to be "comforting". There is a stark difference.

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Uncomfortable guns tend to get left at home by most folks.

+1 on that.

I've carried a USP40 in an IWB holster before. THAT was the epitome of uncomfortable. :lol:

:D I'd say that is true. I'm not sure about the epitome part. I can think of a few others that might have more projections, but I wouldn't want to carry my USP40 IWB.

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I have had one low light training class using handguns. The handheld light is the most versatile tool in my opinion.

I own a handgun mounted light, and would use it. I feel that first learning how to use a hand held is extremely valuable.

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Well, I'll let everyone decide for themselves. I used to have a gun mounted light. These days, I use a handheld.

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I understand and agree with your statement, but the average joe without a warrior mindset is going to leave it if he doesn't like the way it feels on his side.

He is just a sheep and it matters not what he carries or does not carry.

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One good thing about the Glock Tact light, is that its 1-2 sec on and off. So carrying with the light would almost be pointless to me!

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1-2 seconds in a gunfight is a lifetime...literally.

This is true. Maybe thats why they make a holster for the light itself. So you can carry with you in case you are caught out after dark.

So are you saying its better with the light or without? Im getting confused on your opinion.

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i feel like if i can point my finger at what i want to shoot,such as hearing a sound in the dark and being able to point my finger at the sound eliminates the need for night sights,but a flashlight might keep you from shooting the wrong person. when combined with a flashlight however i have found the night sights to be somwhat effective,but then again i a real world situation i think i would rely more on instinct rather than sights and lights, or a laser.never been much on a laser other than just the novelty of it.

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I'm also not much on lasers. I have had them and they do have some applications, but I think I've found better ways to handle those situations without a pointer right back to me where the bad guy should shoot. You need to be able to easily turn them on, fire, and turn them back off.

The people who really scare me are the ones who want to use a laser to intimidate. While you are intimidating them, they are shooting you if they know what they are doing.

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