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Light on your side arm or not?
« on: August 09, 2019, 01:45:14 PM »
 So I just picked up a G 20 for my woods gun trying to decide if I should add a light to the rail or not? Pros cons? Thoughts? Holster options?
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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 02:06:04 PM »
Get a red dot

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2019, 02:27:30 PM »
 I have never looked through a red dot have to look into them 👍🏻

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2019, 03:01:14 PM »
Damn hard to shoot the boogeyman if you can't see him.   8)

Put a TLR-8 on it and thank me later.  ;)
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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 04:07:53 PM »
Damn hard to shoot the boogeyman if you can't see him.   8)

Put a TLR-8 on it and thank me later.  ;)

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 05:28:50 PM »
My preference is no light. I prefer my knowledge of my house and the lightning in it.
Having said that, lights definitely have their place. If I was actively hunting/looking for someone somewhere other that my home at night, I would want a light.
Just donít see a need on my daily carry.
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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2019, 05:47:15 PM »
So I just picked up a G 20 for my woods gun trying to decide if I should add a light to the rail or not? Pros cons? Thoughts? Holster options?

Because this is in backcountry hunting, be aware of the prohibition of devices that cast a beam on quarry, and your context.  Otherwise, for pure SD, sure, light laser combo.  Red dot might be nice for hunting and possibly SD.

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2019, 05:54:16 PM »
So I just picked up a G 20 for my woods gun trying to decide if I should add a light to the rail or not? Pros cons? Thoughts? Holster options?

Because this is in backcountry hunting, be aware of the prohibition of devices that cast a beam on quarry, and your context.  Otherwise, for pure SD, sure, light laser combo.  Red dot might be nice for hunting and possibly SD.


It is a dedicated self defense gun for the back country, (will not be Hunting with it) thatís what rifles are for  :tung: leaning towards a light or light laser combo but then need to figure out and get new holster(s)   :bash:

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2019, 05:58:34 PM »
I went with trijicon night sights on my G20
Very nice and simple
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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2019, 05:58:57 PM »
Shop for holster first, to see what laser/light combos you can fit, unless you are in for a custom.

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2019, 06:13:05 PM »
If its dark, Im wearing a head lamp anyway, but may still get a light for the XDM 10mm just in case.  I have the Diamond D Alaskan Guides chest holster for it and didnt want to buy a light and pay more for the holster so it would fit the light.  I never found myself wishing I had a light on my 44 revolver, my headlamp being more than adequate.   

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2019, 06:32:29 PM »
I also run Trijicon night sights.
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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2019, 06:41:32 PM »
I am conflicted on using a red dot on my pistols.
I love shooting red dots for rifles and pistols but they are not very practical for Most types of every day carry holster wise.
I will probably mount my Trigicon Delta Point Pro on one of my XDs to use for OWB or pack mounted holsters when hiking and hunting.
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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2019, 08:17:30 PM »
Not sure a red dot is something Iíd like,


How about these?

https://www.hivizsights.com/product/hiviz-target-sight-set-for-glock/P

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2019, 10:03:17 PM »
If you need a light to identify your target in the woods you probably already have a light on anyways. In the woods I always have my light on my head and/or support hand. The best thing about having your light separate is you can transition your light to different areas without having to muzzle people that don't need guns pointed at them. I would get some trijicon night sights and call it good.


 


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