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Old October 14, 2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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CC Flashlight/laser/night sights?

I was recently doing some night time drills with my "practice gun" (just a cheap airsoft pistol that is same size and close to same weight as my carry weapon) in my apartment. I discovered the BIGGEST issue I had was visibility. I think that is obvious.

I DO keep a pretty powerful flashlight next to my bed at night. I even keep and identical one in my truck. But neither of these adress one of the bigger issues that I am not thinking about. What if I am in an area where I may not have my light? I understand that I should carry a flashlight with me as part of my CC kit, but in a situation where miliseconds count drawing the flashlight is impractical and might end up being wasted movement.

So does anyone have any suggestions? I carry a Springfield XD SC9mm, so rail lasers/lights are possible. I would have an issue with holster though I think. I am wondering if I might consider replacing my sights on my weapon with glowing sights? ANY suggestions are more than appreciated. I mean I avoid poorly lit areas like the plague, but again as we ALL know: you never know.
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Old October 14, 2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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I want to add that I carry IWB and that is my primary mode of carry. Covering garments are rarely an option for me other than a long t-shirt because of the lovely Florida weather.
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Old October 16, 2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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i just started carrying a flashlight recently myself. I wanted something that would blind/disorient someone and i stumbled across the novatac brand of lights and so far i like it. I has a recessed button so you dont have to worry about cutting it on by accident, and it has a bright mode(120l) med mode (like 60l) and a battery saving mode (like10 lumen), and it also has a bright strobe mode that will definitely disorient you in the dark. Good luck
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Old October 16, 2011, 01:12 PM   #4
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Simply learn to point shoot.
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Old October 16, 2011, 06:43 PM   #5
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Well I do use the point and shoot method in close already. I started as a shotgun shooter, so this method is very easy for me. I am more concerned about a situation where I need the light and I need it quick.
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