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Weapon mounted light on CCW??

jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Posts: 10,934 Senior Member
Beside Eli, anyone use them? There is a whole new generation of them coming out for sub compact pistols. I am thinking of getting a Streamlight TRL-6 for my PM9 when more holsters are available...........

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  • BigslugBigslug Posts: 9,859 Senior Member
    Nothing that small, but yes, and I absolutely think it's a good idea if you can get a workable holster.

    If you're smart in how you use it, it takes a lot less practice to be effective with than trying to run a handheld light and a pistol at the same time.

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Posts: 18,359 Senior Member
    :agree: yep... this...
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Posts: 10,934 Senior Member
    Found a couple kydex holsters, but I want leather like my Clipper.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,389 Senior Member
    I carry a handgun with a WML quite often. Maybe 75% of the time.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Posts: 6,583 Senior Member
    My EDC Glock 19 and holsters are equipped for either configuration. You never know when you may find yourself in complete darkness--even in broad daylight.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • Diver43Diver43 Posts: 12,753 Senior Member
    I used to be a Nay sayer on this subject, but comments on here and a little experimentation have caused me to change my mind.
    My argument was that when checking out a bump in the night, i did not want to find myself pointing a loaded gun at our teen that snuck out, or later that she ket herself in to surprise us.
    Of course i never stopped to think how a flashlight lights up a room or area without pointing it straight at a person or object.
    For now my older P229 remains my house gun, but my next will have a rail and light.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • BigDanSBigDanS Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    My home gun has a light but I don't have a holster for it. I would consider one for daily carry but I have really gone to the minimal pocket carry school of thought because of my lifestyle.

    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
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  • bisleybisley Posts: 10,815 Senior Member
    I've always resisted the idea, because I don't see myself getting into a face-to-face shootout, in the dark. The last thing I want is a 'fair fight,' and I have always thought that a gun mounted light will 'telegraph' to the perp that I know he is there, and shows him where I am at.

    But, I realize, now, that having a gun mounted light is only another option, which is the same argument I have made (from the other side) for laser sights. Obviously, if LEO's and soldiers think they are a good thing, they must be...if used properly.

    I will probably get one and mount it on one pistol, to give me the option to carry it if I think the situation merits it.
  • Gene LGene L Posts: 12,816 Senior Member
    Not for me. I can see (or imagine) a situation where a person might use one, but it's so rare as to not compel me to spend my money and interfere with the gun's balance. Its utility must be considered with the fact that it's one more component that's subject to failure. Which I admit is rare in these days of improved batteries, but still the chances of the battery bad out are far more real than the chances of actually needing a flashlight mounted weapon.

    I'm a minimalist when it comes to handguns.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
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