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#6942828 - 11/01/17 08:13 PM Pistol Light
Gann434 Offline
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I recently bought a Block 19 Gen 4 and am wanting to put a light on it, possibly a light/laser combo. Do you guys have any recommendations on what would be good to look in to? Thanks in advance!

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#6942829 - 11/01/17 08:15 PM Re: Pistol Light [Re: Gann434]
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Streamlight TLR1 HL. 800 lumens and very rugged.
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#6942838 - 11/01/17 08:21 PM Re: Pistol Light [Re: DeerSlayer31]
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Originally Posted By: DeerSlayer31
Streamlight TLR1 HL. 800 lumens and very rugged.


+1, makes a handy pocket sized flashlight too.

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#6942839 - 11/01/17 08:22 PM Re: Pistol Light [Re: Gann434]
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Pistol Light = Target. If the guy on the wrong end of the light has a clue, he'll be moving and shooting, while you're engaged on where he was. You be dead.

Buy a badarse compact flashlight, and learn to use it as a compliment to your handgun (with your off hand).

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#6942849 - 11/01/17 08:26 PM Re: Pistol Light [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Pistol Light = Target. If the guy on the other end of the light has a clue, he'll be moving and shooting, while you're engaged on where he was. You be dead.

I disagree with above

Buy a badarse compact flashlight, and learn to use it as a compliment to your handgun (with your off hand).


I agree

And I agree with the recommendation above.

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#6942864 - 11/01/17 08:35 PM Re: Pistol Light [Re: Gann434]
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Partly agree fouzman, depends on whether the person can reliably control the pistol with one hand, which many cannot. In oneís own home a light may not be needed at all and the occupant should have the advantage in darkness.

The other concern is interlimb reflex, also referred to as sympathetic grip, causing an unintended discharge, which is a concern even with high levels of training.

For use in the home, if a light is needed, a headlamp is another handy option, but keep the TLR1 handy as a compact light if that is a better option in the situation. With the headlamp, both hands are free and it is pointing where the person is looking, which allows the option to use a shotgun. But, darkness is the first choice.



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#6942924 - 11/01/17 09:00 PM Re: Pistol Light [Re: Gann434]
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jb, proficiency was a given in my reply. Completely agree with no light in known spaces, too. Advantage shooter, at all times, when possible.

Said this before and will say it once more. Should you choose to use a handgun for self-defense, PLEASE! Enlist the services of an accomplished teacher. Emphasis on firearms. Three one-on-ones (1-1.5 hrs each) should get you comfy w/your gun.

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#6942988 - 11/01/17 09:31 PM Re: Pistol Light [Re: Gann434]
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+1 Excellent advice fouzman, completely agree. up

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#6943008 - 11/01/17 09:43 PM Re: Pistol Light [Re: Gann434]
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With the Streamlight TLR1 HL you may not not have to fire the gun. I just had to point the thing at a mirror to see.......cyclo

We can imagine all sorts of situations. I think the best "lighting" is both night sights and that pupil frying Streamlight. That way you can choose to be hidden with usable night sights, or light up the world with Streamlight.

If you really have the upper hand in the situation you could hit strobe and tell the bad guy dance---disco. grin

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#6943404 - 11/02/17 08:37 AM Re: Pistol Light [Re: DannyB]
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Originally Posted By: DannyB
With the Streamlight TLR1 HL you may not not have to fire the gun. I just had to point the thing at a mirror to see.......cyclo

We can imagine all sorts of situations. I think the best "lighting" is both night sights and that pupil frying Streamlight. That way you can choose to be hidden with usable night sights, or light up the world with Streamlight.

It is very bright, blinding of you just hit the momentary or strobe.

If you really have the upper hand in the situation you could hit strobe and tell the bad guy dance---disco. grin
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#6943424 - 11/02/17 08:52 AM Re: Pistol Light [Re: Gann434]
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I have a Surefire X250 and X300 light. The light allows for push button on and off with both hands on the pistol. I want 2 hands for the pistol, and I want on and off for the light and I get this with a weapon mounted light. IMO, I think this is the best way for overall use of a light.

Also, when the light gets brighter, there's 2 problems.
1- It gets harder for you to see also going from dark to bright light. I have played with the newer and brighter lights, and I don't like them as much as the 300 lumen lights. 250-300 is plenty.
2- If/when you fire your weapon in the dark, the gun smoke causes a white out, like driving in a fog with your brights on. The brighter the light, the more white out you get. We have shot in shooting houses and the softer lights are much easier to see after you shoot. The lights that were the high power one's, you were blinded from the white smoke, and ruining your vision also. You simply can't see past the smoke.
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#6943579 - 11/02/17 10:15 AM Re: Pistol Light [Re: Gann434]
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Itís best to have a handheld flashlight and a weapon light on your gun. You donít have to use them, but it gives you more options.


Edited by Kevin1 (11/02/17 10:17 AM)

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#6943652 - 11/02/17 11:11 AM Re: Pistol Light [Re: Gann434]
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I am a fan of the weapon mounted light. Most two hand methods have you holding the light just a few inches from your weapon - So what's the point? It does not make you any less of a target. Unless you are VERY proficient at one hand shooting in the dark, I think it just adds complexity to a stressful situation.

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#6943858 - 11/02/17 01:23 PM Re: Pistol Light [Re: Gann434]
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I somehow can't understand how a bright @$$ light mounted on the front of your pistol makes you any more of a target. Have you ever had a spotlight shined in your eyes? It makes it mighty hard to concentrate, much less see where exactly the light is coming from.

We aren't talking about kerosene lanterns here.
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#6943861 - 11/02/17 01:25 PM Re: Pistol Light [Re: Gann434]
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I've been to several training classes, talked to LEO, spoken to security contractors, and guess what, they keep a light mounted on their pistol. The 1980's version of a flash light in one hand and pistol in the other is very old school.
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