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Offline Dan-o

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2019, 10:32:03 PM »
Interesting perspectives.

I've opted to go without lights/lasers.

I've had them on a few firearms, but I just kind fo figure in my time of need I don't want to mess with it.

Not saying I'm right.

 What do you do in the dark? Iím talking in the wilderness where there is no light other than the moon? What about in the dark with no moon light? I ve been in the back woods on a cloudy night where there is zero light.

Well, I'm a big chicken, so I  ALWAYS have a flashlight handy.

Personally, I think I'd be better off operating a flashlight and just using my pistol the good old way.

I imagine if a guy was really practiced up with his gear that a laser/light combo would be best of all worlds......   But I don't practice that way and I'm either not dedicated enough or scared enough to change.

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2019, 07:00:24 AM »
Yeah the 10 is a handful any way

Yeah jdb a custom may be the way to go Iím just scared of the price tag  :chuckle:
i think my holster ran like $85
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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2019, 11:47:00 AM »
Yeah the 10 is a handful any way

Yeah jdb a custom may be the way to go Iím just scared of the price tag  :chuckle:
i think my holster ran like $85

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2019, 12:40:50 PM »
Have a G20 with a Delta Point Pro mounted on it (after sending the slide to Lone Wolf for milling).  Love the gun.  Rapid acquisition of the dot and definitely has improved my shooting, especially with my eyesight getting worse with age.  There is a reason that lots of police departments and officers are going to red-dot sights.  I highly recommend it.  As for my pack holster, it's a Blackhawk Serpa and it fits perfectly. 
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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2019, 08:58:20 AM »
I have thought about the same question. My thought are if you have a light and it strobes, would that disrupt the animal and cause vision problems?  would it even scare the animal away?  Or would it do the other and attract the animal to you?

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2019, 03:44:37 PM »
My TRL-1 HL battery cap broke, might be good idea to get a spare

No idea why, perhaps just fatigued plastic? hasn't been dropped or banged that I know of. Seems to be common thing by Amazon reviews.. 18 bux on prime

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2019, 03:46:43 PM »
Try not to loose that metal pin, new caps come without it or the clamp either.

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2019, 02:43:31 PM »
Good to know, was planning to buy the tlr1 here soon. Iím still looking at holster options, I hate to buy one online without seeing and feeling it but not seeing much locally. (Tri cities) I travel east/central wa for work so planning on looking around.

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2019, 04:22:36 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.

I'm on this boat.  I understand being sure of your target but a light gives your position away.  I think every situation is different and having the ability to use the light and maybe not using it at all times may be the best option but I don't personally like the extra bulk.

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Re: Light on your side arm or not?
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2019, 06:55:12 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.

I'm on this boat.  I understand being sure of your target but a light gives your position away.  I think every situation is different and having the ability to use the light and maybe not using it at all times may be the best option but I don't personally like the extra bulk.

I donít use one for my home gun but his will he my dedicated ďwoods gunĒ

 


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