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Old 05-26-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
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So you CCW to the movies or at night...

Do you also carry a quality flashlight? And practice your shooting skills with it? I hope so, the sheep are counting on you!

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Old 05-26-2014, 06:35 PM   #2
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You're right. I should carry a quality flash light. I need a mag pouch that also carries a light.

Damnit, now I have to spend more money. This forum is breaking the bank.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:06 PM   #3
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No. I used to, but it's never really dark around here. I used to be a Surefire guy, but these are my new favorites- bright as all get out, the strobe function is completely disorienting, and they are made in the USA.

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If my pants are on I have a flashlight, I may not have my wallet or keys but I have a flashlight. I own approximately 20 flashlights from the tiny 350 lumen light I carry in the watch pocket of my jeans to a 4000 lumen beast that will light up a field. Every vehicle I own has a minimum of 2 flashlights in it along with spare batteries, there's one on my night stand that sits next to a .45 and one in the drawer of the night stand with extra batteries. These are not incandescent lights they are led's, all my lights run on Li-ion (Lithium Ion) batteries. If you haven't figured it out yet I'm a flashlight freak.
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I keep one that will blind you in my pickup and leave it in there.
I have been known to leave essentials that go along with a edc at home..
But not for awhile...Hard lesson learned..
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I don't know if that was sarcasm or just my poor reading comprehension, Mike240. But know, I don't carry a flashlight. However, if I have my phone, I have a light. I just won't need it for any form of self defense.
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I don't know if that was sarcasm or just my poor reading comprehension, Mike240. But know, I don't carry a flashlight. However, if I have my phone, I have a light. I just won't need it for any form of self defense.
I don't know where you read sarcasm. None was meant. I guess it was more a reminder that I feel if carry a gun into and area of known darkness you should have a light and at least one flashlight technique you can shoot from. The sheep comment is that it only one prepared person in the crowd to save many. The sheep are obviously the many with their head up their butts. The prepared are the sheepdogs.

And maybe to stimluate some talk on techniques and chosen lights.
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Which to you use or prefer?

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I'm not sure how effective I would be shooting single handed, but I like the FBI technique because it gives the light independence, should I wish to illuminate something and not point a gun at it, and with the light above and behind the gun I should be able to see the sights more clearly than just my night sights. But that is an untried opinion.
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He demonstrated several of those incorrectly. The Fuentes is very unstable after the first shot due to the gun bouncing off the tube.

The Harries is very old and made when everyone was still shooting Weaver. Still very popular and the most stable when done right. But very fatiguing too.

The so called Ayoob (for who I have no respect for) is actually the Chapman as far as I can tell what that guy was doing.

The FBI can be useful for open searches but keep the bezel in line with the bore and in front of your head so you don't illuminate your head.

I generally use what we call the reactionary. Fastest to get into from the draw. Second best for stability and follow up shots. More natural for isosoles shooters and less fatiguing.

Even though at work I have a Surefire x300 ultrA on the gun I still have a light in my support hand. Often I need to light up and see something that I should not be muzzling. The weapon light is for shooting not searching.

I flip from one technique to the other depending on what I Am doing. Pie ing left or right corners, casting light off walls or ceilings in to dark spots and searching
on irregular ground.
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