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Anyone else EDC a mounted weapon light?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by youngdocglock, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. youngdocglock

    youngdocglock

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    So lately i've been carrying my G22 with a Streamlight TLR-2 as my EDC. Having issues finding good holsters.

    However i was wondering, how many of you have a Weapon light on your EDC? and what is your preferred method of carry?
     
  2. fuzzy03cls

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    Tried it for 6 months. IWB G22 with X300. No problem carrying or concealing it. But couldn't see any use for that setup in my personal carry. Handheld works for me.
     


  3. youngdocglock

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    I like the single handed operation of a mounted light. Leaves my weakhand free as a secondary defense for grabbing, shoving etc. Just ordered a Bravo custom kydex OWB for my EDC..sad part is it failed to mention there was a 40 day turn around until AFTER i placed my order........so now comes the waiting game :/
     
  4. K00R

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    Lagtactical.com.
    Fantastic kydex holsters, amazing customer service, 2 week turn around. Cancel yours and order from them instead. You win't regret it.

    I carry with a sure fire x300 attached everyday for 2 years now.


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  5. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I have a holster for my p220 with tlr-1 but it doesn't work for carry very well. I'll stick to my e2e for ccw.
     
  6. jamaicanj

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    I carry a rmr'ed g17 with x300 at times in a dale fricke appendix holster and other times in a raven pahantom holster.
     
  7. youngdocglock

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    Not many of us out there i see. I carry my light after dark. During the day i have a small light in my pocket. but i like having my weak hand free when the sun goes down, I mainly carry the TLR after 8pm. But its always close by just in case ;-)
     
  8. RetailNinjitsu

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    I would love to be able to carry a weapon light. However, I am not willing to give up my 27. Even if I switched to an M&P Compact or something similar, there aren't any lights that are compact enough IMHO for CCW. The Viridian C5L looks like the best bet but its reviews have been 50/50. The TLR3 sticks way out and I don't like how it mounts.
     
  9. youngdocglock

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    Yeah. Compact weapons are tough. Smallest i will do is the 23/32 series. And IMO the TLR3 sucks massively. I bought 3 of them and returned all three, the plastic construction makes them uber weak and easily broken.
     
  10. Makes absolutely no sense for EDC since during daytime it's, well....light out.

    I do have a TRP Operator on my permit, I have an X300 on it and I keep it in a Wilderness Safepacker. Take it with me anytime I feel like it after dark, or other times during the day when I don't feel like or cannot carry IWB; I have a shoulder strap on the Safepacker.

    I really couldn't imagine carrying a gun with an X300 IWB, my hat is off to those who do....

    It's really convenient to have the Safepacker all loaded up & ready to go; no need to fuss with a holster, spare mag, etc...it's all in there already. Just throw over my head & head out.
     
  11. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    I tried it with a Surefire X300 across several platforms. It didn't work for me. I prefer my handheld light.
     
  12. AKRover

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    I ordered paddle holsters for my G20 and Sig 1911 with lights mounted from Blade-tech. They should be here in another 2-3 weeks. I personally couldn't imagine trying to put a gun with a light in an IWB holster so for that I'll stay with my Delta Elite sans light. The G20 and Sig will be carried a lot during the winter when I'm wearing a heavy jacket and they can be easily concealed
     
  13. TattooedGlock

    TattooedGlock NRA LIFE MEMBER

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    Carry a Surefire in my pocket once in a while if out at night, but a mounted light would be overkill and uncomfortable to me.
     
  14. Also consider that a light mounted means that you're pointing your gun at what ever you're illuminating. Could be very dangerous, risky and definetely ill advised.
     
  15. Rex G

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    This is why a weapon-mounted light (WML) is not a substitute for a handheld light. That being said, I am often able to detect a threat with ambient light, that justifies a drawn weapon, and a WML will then be of benefit. I can see him, he can see me; we are able to kill each other with ambient light, but a WML might well allow to me to see something important. I work big-city night shift police patrol, so this is not idle speculation on my part.

    I consider a WML to be a desirable option. My latest holster purchase is a Raven Concealment Phantom, to accomodate a G17 with a Surefire X-series light. My Safariland duty holster allows me to carry a Surefire on my duty pistol, which still a SIG P229R .40. (I hope to soon switch to the G17 as a duty pistol, as cumulative .40 recoil is really starting to get to my bad wrist.)

    I am not obsessed with the idea of a WML. I actually still prefer to tote revolvers most of the time, and do not get anxious about their inability to accept a WML.

    As I said, above, the hand-held light is the more important one, and I really like my Surefire LX2 lights.
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2012
  16. TheChuck

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    I carry a G30SF w/ a Veridian X5L in a Bucks Holsters Pro Tucker. I also have one for my G26 without attachment in horsehide. This thing makes my G30 disappear.
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  17. Blankshooter

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    I guess it would depend on the purpose of carry. For duty carry I think it would have more benefits, but for concealed carry it would be a different story.

    For concealed carry, I just carry a non-mounted compact flashlight for a couple of reasons.

    1. I tend to use the light in situations where I have no need to draw. I.E. every day situations. Like mentioned above, a weapon mounted light could not be used here since I would be pointing the weapon at what is illuminated.

    2. If a situation occurs at night that may be precarious I envision myself using the flashlight as a deterrent well before the need to draw or while determining if there is a need to draw. If I then needed to draw, I don't see a situation where I would immediately need a second light unless I dropped the first one. In which case it doesn't matter any way.

    3. If an immediate threat occurs at night and I feel the need to draw I envision a.) the target would already have been identified/engaged b.) by the time I remember I had a flashlight of any kind, the incident would have ended in one way or the other.

    So, I don't carry with a mounted light, but I could see it being beneficial for Home Defense or certainly duty carry.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012
  18. Noots

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    Does Bucks not sell that holster anymore? I went to the website and there's nothing on there for firearms with attachments?
     
  19. TheChuck

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    They do them as a special order, I called them and had to send them my tac light, the return shipping was free and the total cost of the holster was around $70 with the cowhide I think the horsehide is $10 more. I am super pleased with these rigs, Bucks will do pretty much anything you want, and their turnaround time is unbelievably fast.
     
  20. skew12

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    This looks pretty good.