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View Poll Results: Do you use a gun with a tac light for home defense?
Yes, my home defense gun has a tac light. 37 43.02%
No, my home defense gun does not have a tac light. 33 38.37%
I have a tac light on one of my guns but don't use it. 2 2.33%
I do not like tactical lights, period. 14 16.28%
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Old February 11, 2011, 02:18 PM   #26
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My Stoeger Cougar 8045 .45ACP with a Viridian C5L laser/light.
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Old February 11, 2011, 02:19 PM   #27
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I have thought about it and for home defense, no way. I know every inch of my home. I live in a very well lit neighborhood and enough light comes in that I have no requirement for a light to see where I am going. Besides I figure two things.

First if they are breaking in at night they probably have a light which makes them an easy target.

Second if I have a light I can be seen and am now an easier target than a shadowy figure in the dark.
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Old February 11, 2011, 02:26 PM   #28
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There's no place to attach a light on my Blackhawk!

I'm just not cool.
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Old February 12, 2011, 01:58 AM   #29
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Not gonna lie, never seen that before. Sounds amazing..I'd like to see a pic though..please? I was thinking about an ebay cheapo, but then really thought it through. TLR-1 also
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Old February 12, 2011, 03:31 AM   #30
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You don't have to be a tac light sort of guy to use a flashlight. Flashlights at night are a must... when you hear a bump in the dark if you turn your light on your eyes automatically start to adjust... If you leave your room after turning the light on you have compleatly destroyed your vision for up to five min... With a flashlight the beam is projected infront of you not directly at your eyes so there isn't as big of a trasitional phase... The biggest differance between a regular flashlight and what some call a "tac" or tactical light is that the beam is usually more of a focused beam instead of just a bright light... THe one I have, hellfighter, used to be mounted on my AR... Sold the ar and kept the light to use at work. Love it
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Old February 12, 2011, 04:47 AM   #31
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I'm with phenrichs on this. I know my home well and there's enough ambient light for me to see at night. I have a handheld flashlight, but would only use it if I needed to. I figure flashlights work both ways. It gives the bad guy early warning that I'm coming. Plus, with kids in the house, I don't want to shine a light on them that's attached to a gun.
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Old February 12, 2011, 06:52 AM   #32
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Old February 12, 2011, 10:53 AM   #33
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jborushko, wow...A 45ACP revolver with a tac light? That's a first..It's amazing. I want it...Can I have it? Can we be friends? I want it....Please?
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Old February 12, 2011, 09:04 PM   #34
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jborushko, wow...A 45ACP revolver with a tac light? That's a first..It's amazing. I want it...Can I have it? Can we be friends? I want it....Please?
sorry, but no.

though you can find your own! and ill help you

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...layErrorView_Y

though, i got my on gunbroker for $800
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Old February 12, 2011, 09:29 PM   #35
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That is so sick! Though all this time I was under false pretense...That we were friends. I shall sulk now. lol just kidding. Nice gun man seriously. Going to look into videos of it being shot. Thanks for sharing.
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Old February 13, 2011, 12:51 PM   #36
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My 2 HD options:

I don't love the TLR-3's fit on my FNP-9 (a tad too far from the trigger gaurd forcing me to use my off-hand thumb to activate), but this is the best it gets with the available keys. Other option is to grab my 92fs and a light. If my wife is home and in the bedroom (we don't have kids yet), I would probably fore-go any light at all.

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Old February 13, 2011, 04:54 PM   #37
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DrDragon, that's a nice setup. Love that Beretta, one of the options of a 9mm to get my pops.
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Old February 13, 2011, 05:02 PM   #38
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I use one on my SG, not on my pistol.
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Old February 14, 2011, 12:53 AM   #39
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White or tactical light set-ups...

I voted "no" but I'd opt for the choice of; "no but I'd have a light close by".

I like a few of the tactical white lights but for general use I'd use a laser aiming unit or night sights.

White lights serve a practical use but require practice and proper tactics.
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ps; If you buy a white light, get a good brand with the strobe or flashing format. That could assist in control or containing a bad guy or subject in low light conditions.
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Old February 14, 2011, 01:14 AM   #40
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I voted no for two reasons

1. If we hear a bump in the night while we're sleeping we're going to bunker down and calling 911 and be armed in the room.

2. If I'm outside of the house and its dark, and something goes "bump", I'm color blind and I have a little bit better night vision than most, so I use it as an advantage, a light would take that advantage away from me.

Edit: my wife reminded me that if i get sweeped by someone with a light then I'm $%^%, OK just gives me an area to put #4 buck then
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Old February 25, 2011, 01:26 AM   #41
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Alright, finally got my tac light on like I said I would. Got the TLR-1 and a separate flashlight that's not mounted. Fenix LD20 best thing about that one is it uses AA's That light is 180 lumens...Extremely bright and also has the strobe effect...Now...the tac light that's mounted on my XD45 is EXTREMELY bright...It's like the sun. Seriously insane. I love it. Really happy I got it.

Of course, one question though....


Where can I get this thing a holster? OWB or IWB whichever. I think it makes more sense OWB. Anyone have a holster for their gun that has a mounted tac light?
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Old February 25, 2011, 09:27 AM   #42
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Where can I get this thing a holster? OWB or IWB whichever. I think it makes more sense OWB. Anyone have a holster for their gun that has a mounted tac light?
My Bladetech is arriving today if fedex can navigate a blizzard. I'll post pics.
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Old February 25, 2011, 11:05 AM   #43
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That would be much appreciated.

Also, how much and what website? Please?

It's for the exact same setup as I have? Gun and all?

so many questions!
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Old February 25, 2011, 09:24 PM   #44
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http://www.blade-tech.com/Holsters-w...ght-c-280.html
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Old February 26, 2011, 12:12 AM   #45
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Old February 26, 2011, 01:42 AM   #46
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i dont own a weapon with a rail, so no weapon light for me, but i do have a 200 lumen 4sevens tac light on my nightstand.
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Old February 27, 2011, 01:20 AM   #47
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I have one on my SR40, I do t remember what kind it is but it's blinding.


It also fits on my sig mosquito incase a gang of beer cans kicks my door in.
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Old February 28, 2011, 01:24 PM   #48
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Holster arrived, pretty nice. Nice snug fit, well made. Most of the tension seems to be on the light itself. I should have went with a different belt attachment but I can always put on a sting ray loop. The screws go into metal inserts.






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Old February 28, 2011, 01:30 PM   #49
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JBRU,

I have similar set-up, but with a TLR-2, and it's the 8-shot .357 mag instead of the .45
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Old February 28, 2011, 03:44 PM   #50
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As of now, I don't have a tac-light on any of my guns. None of my handguns have a rail on which to mount one. I've been meaning to pick one up for a long-gun, but I typically don't keep a long-gun handy for SD; I just use my carry pistol which stays near me. I feel better knowing my other guns are locked and secured.

I would like a tac-light, but don't think I'd want it on a carry gun, so would probably never use it anyway, since I don't like keeping extra guns about. A good flashlight in my other hand serves me well enough (in theory).
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