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Hand held surefire or frame mounted Glock light

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by DonB, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. DonB

    DonB

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    How many of you have both? I don't have either and was wondering which to buy first. I'll be using the G19 for carry as well as home defense. Is a hand held light like the Surefire Defender a better way to go or the frame mounted Glock light best? Pros and cons of each please.
     
  2. Blinky

    Blinky Rocket Surgeon

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    I prefer handheld. I can light you up with out painting you with my barrel.
     

  3. kengps

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    I prefer rail mount. I can light you up and point the barrel at the same time. Plus I have a free hand and can hold the gun with a two hand grip. I would not want to be trying to aim my light and my gun at the same time when the SHTF. I don't understand everyones argument about how you can't have a light on a gun because it violates the 4 rules. Hasn't anyone ever considered pointing the light up onto the ceiling to illuminate a room? It actually works better. You don't have to aim your gun at somebady. If someone invades my house I am going to light them up and train my weapon on them at the same time.
     
  4. CTfam

    CTfam DREAM BIG.

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    I have a maxfire cheapy light which is great for 16.99$ and just got the tlr-1. I like that combo. I understand you dont want to aim a gun at everything you want to light up but I also would like to have a free hand in a HD situation where I could be dialing 911 or opening doors or pushing off an attacker. If the Glock light is what you like get it, slap it on the G-19 at night and pick up one of those brinkmann maxfires and keep it on your nightstand also. You cant go wrong with that. Good Luck!
     
  5. c4igrant

    c4igrant G&R Tactical

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    Having attended several night shooting classes, I will tell you that you need BOTH!

    If you JUST have a light on your pistol, you will have to point your weapon at anything you want to look at (bad idea).

    If you JUST have a handheld light, how do you open doors and such while maintaining the light in a position that will allow you to quickly and properly ID a target??

    I would suggest getting an X200A for the Glock and a simple G2, G2Z or E2D for a handheld.

    I am a SureFire dealer and offer Glock Talk member discounts. Shoot me an e-mail if you would like to discuss it further. sales@grtactical.com


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