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    People who have a weapon light on their handgun need to learn how to use them properly. In confined interior spaces with light-colored walls and ceilings you can easily momentarily blind yourself when you activate a high-lumen weapon mounted light. The rule of thumb is, light down, eyes up, if you are going to turn it on to scan and assess, once you have the target, then lights up and go time.

    Of course, if you are going to use a light, you better be ready to broadcast, "Shoot here!" if is mounted on a weapon.

    It's a damned if you, damned if you don't situation, no easy answers.

    That's why flash bangs are awesome, and even better, grenade!

    But it might tick off your wife when you shred the family room with shrapnel.

    :)
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    What would be really good...
    A flashlight with a remote control on/off switch.
    Place it. Move away. Turn it on.
    Bad guy shoots at the light while you....
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieHunt View Post
    What would be really good...
    A flashlight with a remote control on/off switch.
    Place it. Move away. Turn it on.
    Bad guy shoots at the light while you....
    We call that...light switch on a wall. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooky View Post
    Do you see any utility in it for home defense?
    Might be helpful to find your car keys after you hear "Your keys or your life".
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    NOT NECESSARY I rather have carry a full size 17 round .45 acp over a 7 round .380 all day long due to "ANTI-GUNNERS" some fugged up laws, cry babies and I am gonna tells I am reduced to hiding like it is a shameful family secret. But hey these "TINY CARRIES" beat none at all that is my only reason for having one.
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    I think light / laser is great for defense, but bad for CCW. I hate carrying a really heavy gun. If you were worried about giving away your location, you could just pop the light on and off to disorient the threat. I think the giving away your location argument is silly.

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    Many of the lights and lasers are purchased out of a desire to be cool like observed in movies and TV shows. They do not practice usage enough to be effective with them and never consider that adding devices adds complexity to the firearm and affects the handling of the firearm. To me, that is silly!

    Complexity is not what is needed in an emergency. Learning to move through your own home in the dark and to effectively use obscure lights from the electronics in your home to your advantage is more effective than mounting devices on the gun, IMO.

    Make sure family members, if they have a key, know to make sure they call, ring doorbell, turn on lights etc so they are easily identified. Our son who lives nearby has a key; he knows to never use that key to let himself in after hours. He calls and makes noise to insure I am wide awake if he has to come by late at night.
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    I won't carry a gun unless it has a laser light combo, a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time.
    Anyone that does is risking their life MO.........be safe out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Do not carry with a light.
    Clip it on my rail at night when I go to bed.
    I like having my other hand free.
    One less thing to search for in the dark when the dog starts barking.
    agree

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