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Do you have a light on your EDC firearm?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ch139, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    Almost always have a light on me and also have a handgun on me as well, but have never had a light on my EDC CC handgun. Have light on nightstand gun.

    Surefire has had their little XC-1 out for a while now and others have small lights too.

    Considering adding a light to EDC CC firearm.

    Your thoughts.
     
  2. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter

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  3. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a light on my EDC. I do have a small but very bright light I can use as necessary. My way of thinking is that if I am sweeping my house in the dark the light on my EDC screams "shoot at me here". With a hand light I can separate myself somewhat from the light source which which would make me a keen target. I practice one handed shooting regularly just to be sure I can do it. Come to think of it, someone enters my house I am turning on every light so I can to see any threat. Lasers? Now we are talking :) Just my opinion.
     
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  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hells no!


    Why would I want to point my gun at everything I need to look at in the dark?.?.?.

    I carry a flashlight with me though;)
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    No lights, just Trijicon night sights, besides I have built-in sonar.... like a bat. :D
     
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  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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  7. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
  8. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    D cell mag lite duct taped to my slide.
     
  9. Barefoot African

    Barefoot African Saint Helens Oregon Active Member

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    Nope - 1911 - ED stays slick and slim and covered.

    Left front pocket -- Prion P1 ...yup
    Beside supp-AUG -- TLR1-HL..... yup.
    Bedside Surefire E2D backup ... yup. (do-over would choose smooth)
    Get home trunk bag = Ti Prion P1 .... yup

    All lights use lithium panasonic CR123A or energizer ultimate AAA.
     
  10. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    No. I do keep a light in every place I may be. From big mag lights to small bright LED ones.
     
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  11. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I don't. I do have a flashlight with me at all times.

    2 flashlights in each car.
    1 flashlight on me.
    several flashlights throughout the house.

    The FBI method of flashlight use is one that i use when sweeping the house. The Harries is good too but i like the idea of the light being away from the body/handgun. I know there are disadvantages of this method as well.
     
  12. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I always have a bright light in the car, but never on the carry gun.
    I want to keep it small, then I would have to buy a new holster.

    I was thinking I would pick up a light for my truck gun.

    But if your in a self defense senario I don't see when a light would be needed. I'm not looking for trouble. It's for self defense and GTFO.

    I also keep a TLR-HL on my night stand gun.
     
  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    No attached flashlights. Lasers on the .380 and 9mm, not on the .45's. Like most of us, apparently, I carry a tiny yet powerful flashlight, a Lensor by Leatherman.
     
  14. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    EDCC
    Retreat
    If unable to retreat, defend.
    A crimson trace
    In their eyes, distracts, blinds.
    An additional tool in my toolbox.
     
  15. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    No, I have trained myself to see in the dark and move in the shadows....

    In all seriousness though I believe you should make your civilian EDC as comfortable as possible and the extra bulk and weight of light is better disspersed to extra mag capacity in my opinion.

    Agree with some others here that one of the many personal lights available on or near your person would be better option, but the attachment pictured below is a must for any truck gun....


    image.jpeg
     
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  16. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Is that the new Gen 2 Noveske chainsaw?
     
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  17. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    It's the updated Gen 3
     
  18. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Ever see the slasher movies where the heroine goes down into the basement?
    My trick is to steer clear of dark spooky places and leave them for the SWAT team, or daylight. Off gun carry is a different topic
     
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  19. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Not me.
     
  20. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My EDC no.

    My house pistol - yes - light/laser combo.


    And yes, I have like 10 times more flashlights than pistols.
    So everywhere a gun is kept, so is a hand held light.