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How Do You Carry Your EDC Light?

shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Posts: 6,112 Senior Member
If you carry one at all, where do you keep it?

My LE friend recently introduced me to the Surefire EDCL2-T, and whoops I ordered one. I'll probably chuck it in my back left pocket, as I typically don't put anything on my belt except my IWB G19. 

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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Posts: 12,426 Senior Member
    clipped to my off side pocket for the tactical eyeball melter (1500 lumen Olight M2R Warrior), and just tossed in the left pocket for the daily task light (Olight H1R Nova)
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,389 Senior Member
    In my “sack”. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigDanSBigDanS Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    Left rear pocket at the edge, on my side as it were.
    "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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  • BigslugBigslug Posts: 9,859 Senior Member
    Streamlight Pro Tac AA, similar to CPJ's light, clipped in outside edge of left rear pocket.

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • NNNN Posts: 25,235 Senior Member
    Don't my EDC is heavy
  • Troy800Troy800 Posts: 25 New Member
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    If I'm wearing cloths, I have a Streamlight Stylus Pro like CPJ's in my right back pocket.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
  • horselipshorselips Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    EDC light? Kidding me? I already have to carry a wallet, keys, readers, cellphone, pocket .380, and sometimes a pen. Plus, I wear a watch. Enuff already! I'm not a donkey. 

    Besides, everywhere I go, even at night, is well lit. 
  • zorbazorba Posts: 25,280 Senior Member
    edited May 2018 #10
    horselips said:
    EDC light? Kidding me? I already have to carry a wallet, keys, readers, cellphone, pocket .380, and sometimes a pen. Plus, I wear a watch. Enuff already! I'm not a donkey. 

    Besides, everywhere I go, even at night, is well lit. 
    I hate carrying stuff. Wallet and keys, and my LC9s when I feel the need. That's it, and I'll leave as much of that behind as I can when I can. The LC9s has a lite on it.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • snake284snake284 Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    I don't carry a light. I just have a 9mm S&W in my pocket of holster that's under my untucked shirt when I'm dressed casual. When dressed for meetings or church I put it in a pocket. I don't worry about a holster so much or a light or any auxillary equipment except an extra mag. I figure if Scumbag has the drop on me I'm not going to try to spot light him or in daylight try to fast draw on him. I'll just try and see if I can catch him off guard to pull it on him and take him down, unless he's an active shooter in which case all you can do is try to pull it out and start shooting.
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  • bisleybisley Posts: 10,815 Senior Member
    It takes training to use a light and a handgun together, and I don't have that training. I carry a light in my bag that I use for carrying in a vehicle, but I rarely carry one in my pocket. I have a very powerful small flashlight that I can add to the rail on an AR-15, at home, but I don't leave it on all of the time.
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Posts: 1,644 Senior Member
    edited May 2018 #13
    My light is always in my briefcase.  Normally, my pocket contains my wallet and a pocket knife.  

    I rarely “carry” on my body because I am often in Gun Free buildings.  Texas doesn’t ban guns in many places, but schools.  My truck has my LCP in it which I pocket carry when I go to legal places.
  • timctimc Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    On my belt in a holster opposite my gun. I do need another holster for it. The light got turned on by accident and melted a hole in the holster flap.
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Posts: 10,934 Senior Member
    Surefire E1B Backup, right front pocket.............

    "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
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    If you've never shot in total darkness with only a flashlight, do yourself a favor and try it.  Very different from daytime shooting.  You loose all or most depth perception.  Initially, a lot of people aim with the light and point the gun.  We shoot a night match in the warmer weather and people who normally shoot well end up missing all 10 targets sometimes.  Don't shoot lead bullets at night.  After 2 or 3 shoots, you can't see through the smoke.

    We also have a carbine/pistol night match a couple times a year.  Running and gunning at night is tough.  Shooting distances beyond 20 or so yds you are only as good as your light.  A focused beam really helps.  At 50 and beyond with a rifle is fun in the dark if you have a decent optic or red dot.  But a good weapon mounted light is crucial.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • JeeperJeeper Posts: 2,954 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #17
    BigDanS said:
    Left rear pocket at the edge, on my side as it were.
    Ditto.  1000 lumen Fenix.  Crazy bright and rechargeable.  Was ~$65 three yrs ago.
    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
  • Diver43Diver43 Posts: 12,753 Senior Member
    I dont anymore, lost it between Tennessee and home
    will order another this weekend
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
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