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CCW with a light...

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 24601, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. 24601

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    I'm curious how many of you CCW with a light attached to your glock? carrying around a stand-alone flashlight in your pocket doesn't count....i'm talking x300, tlr-1, etc....

    i carry my 32c with x300 as my ccw...
     
  2. PrecisionRifleman

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    Leave the light at home, and get yourself some decent night sights installed.

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  3. Gombey

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    Night sights don't help you identify the target. I can't seem to understand statements like this. But I agree, a set of night sights are a good investment.

    As to the op, for CCW I like to carry a flashlight. I don't like the extra hassle of trying to cover up the bulk added by the light.
     
  4. PrecisionRifleman

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    If you need a tactical light to identify your target and determine a person to be a threat your in deep crap when it comes time to explain that to the jury. It just doesn't make sense. Seriously leave the dang thing at home....bunch of internet commandos...

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  5. 24601

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    Internet commando? Not quite. I am an ex leo though so I've been down roads that most just speculate about. And we have a saying....I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six...

    And to everyone else, yes I have a good set of night sights...

    ffs....
     
  6. TxGlock9

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    I don't see how a tac-light wouldn't help. In a defensive situation it would only help.
     
  7. Police305

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    Having a Tac-light attached to your CCW is a really good idea. The Tac-light can serve other purposes as well by simply detaching it and using it as a stand alone flashlight!
     
  8. Gombey

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    LOL!!! Ok sparky!


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  9. fuzzy03cls

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    Tried it for 6 months. A normal armed citizen that conceals everyday. No LEO, no combat zones, no going looking for trouble.....I could not find a use in my SD needs to carry around a weapon mounted light. I still carried a handheld, & with some training in how to effectively use a handheld if I ever need too in that fashion is far better.
     
  10. 24601

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    i'm not knocking anyone on whether they choose to carry an attached light or not....about 15-20% of the time, i detach it for carry for various reasons....there's no doubt that it adds more weight, makes for a bulkier CCW, and is a little harder to conceal due to the added length and/or your choice of clothing due to geographic area/time of year....

    but for me personally, those factors above don't bother me and i don't let my geographic area/weather conditions (ie hot as hell) dictate what i carry for my CCW (i live in texas too)

    i like having the attached light for a few reasons:
    the added weight reduces muzzle flip allowing for faster, accurate follow up shots

    it frees up one hand

    and worst case scenario with someone on top of you and you being able to only pull off a belly shot, the light gives enough distance between the two of you that the chances of knocking the slide out of battery is, for the most part, nil...
     
  11. PrecisionRifleman

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    Ding Ding Ding. We have a winner here folks.

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  12. TxGlock9

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    Different strokes for different folks.
     
  13. Travelin' Jack

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    I tried a TLR-1 on my carry gun... way too big.

    I do keep a Surefire Minimus head lamp on my person, right next to my Leatherman. I use them both frequently for my job, if I did something else for a living I wouldn't carry either.
     
  14. cowboy1964

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    Too much hassle to CCW a weapon light. It limits your holster choices. Plus you have no general-purpose light (I do not recommend pulling your weapon simply to detach a light so you can use it).

    Figure out a way to carry a regular light. Mine is attached to the underside of my Safariland 123 mag pouch. Simple and effective.
     
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  15. Tornado_Racing

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    +1

    My daily carry rig (minus spare mags)
    G19
    Viridian X5L Gen2
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  16. TxGlock9

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    very nice..
     
  17. TK-421

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    If I could find an IWB holster that I liked that included space for a light, then I'd put a light on it. So long as it didn't make it too much harder to conceal. But I'd also make sure to carry a regular flashlight, just in case I needed only a light for something.
     
  18. 24601

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    nice setup! i see your viridian doesn't stick out as much as the x300....how do you like it? and where did you get your kydex?

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  19. closetoreality

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    In a real situation a tactical light can be deadly if not used correctly.


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  20. TK-421

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    In a real situation, a gun can be deadly if not used correctly.

    In a real situation, a knife can be deadly if not used correctly.

    In a real situation, a car can be deadly if not used correctly.

    In a real situation, a bow can be deadly if not used correctly.