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Old June 25, 2007, 07:26 PM   #1
enikkor
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M&P 40 with laser & or light.

How about it as a home defense combo.>I'm thinking of something of this
type to be my home defense gun. Not so expensive, seems reliable enough,
and with 40, enough power.
Although those laser and light I know can add up in cost too.

Opinions. pls.?

How about the Glock 17 with above combo as an alternative?

Thanks.
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Old June 25, 2007, 09:12 PM   #2
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With the modern defense loads available, you won't find much difference between the 9mm and 40 S&W. Both will put holes in bad guys and mess up their medical records really bad.

Handle both and make your decision on how well one or the other fits your hand.

I'm a little biased on lights, lasers and wigets on pistols. I find lights to be useful. We outfitted out shotguns with Streamlight TLR-1 LED lights and recently one of our guys used it while chasing a bear. On handguns you either have to attach and detach or buy a holster that accomodates the light. Still, I find the lights useful.

Lasers in my opinion are a gimmick. I don't see or have much use for them outside of being a training tool to illustrate poor marksmanship fundamentals.

I think you are much better off with the light and a set of night sights
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Old June 25, 2007, 10:03 PM   #3
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I like the light myself. Try as I might I'm having the hardest time shooting well while holding a flashlight. In the case of a life threatening event I don't want to have to think about the light. Point and it's on.

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