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Old 11-19-2020, 07:10 PM   #1
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Need a Light for my Micro 9 But Which One

I keep my Micro 9 in the nightstand, next to me bed. However, after doing a few dry runs, I quickly realize that I need a light for the pistol. Have any of you added a light to your Micro 9? If so, what did you go with and how do you like it?

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Old 11-19-2020, 09:35 PM   #2
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Hmmm. I don't remember ever seeing a light mounted to a Micro 9. You want it "on" the Micro and not just held in your weak hand? I don't know whats available if it doesn't have a rail. We'll see what members come up with.
Streamlight TLR-1 or something like that?
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I just looked at all the Micro 9s on the Kimber website and none had a rail. I’m not sure if there are older models with a rail. I’m a bit surprised they don’t have a rail on any current models.

If your looking for a handheld, I just picked up on of these Surefire lights and it works great.

https://www.amazon.com/SureFire-Flas...009F7J960?th=1
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Several have used the Streamlight TLR-6 on their Micro 9. Apparently some sanding down of the inside of the Streamlight trigger guard is required. Reviews are similar to this.
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About the only thing I could think of would be a trigger guard mount.
Personally I think you'd be better off with a flashlight held in your weak hand. I keep a small 1000 lumens light on my night stand for those bump in the night moments.
The problem with a gun mounted light is that when you get up to investigate that strange noise in the house your pointing a loaded gun at the grandchild that got up to use the bathroom.
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Originally Posted by rbswelder View Post
I keep my Micro 9 in the nightstand, next to me bed. However, after doing a few dry runs, I quickly realize that I need a light for the pistol. Have any of you added a light to your Micro 9? If so, what did you go with and how do you like it?

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For nightstand purposes, illumination should be a WML and be deployable with a single hand on the weapon. A separate light requires that you first gain control of two things, the gun and the light, and requires both hands to operate. Hardly the ideal setup for fumbling around from a position of being awoken in bed.

Micro 9 is a fine subcompact carry gun, but there's better options for a nightstand gun. Recommend a larger gun designed to accommodate a WML.
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Originally Posted by ChattanoogaPhil View Post
For nightstand purposes, illumination should be a WML and be deployable with a single hand on the weapon. A separate light requires that you first gain control of two things, the gun and the light, and requires both hands to operate. Hardly the ideal setup for fumbling around from a position of being awoken in bed.
Like anything else with practice it's easier to do. I can have my light in hand and turned on about the same time I'm bringing my gun up with my thumb on the safety.
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Old 11-20-2020, 09:27 AM   #9
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Occupying both hands with a gun and light isn't the best choice regardless of practice. Aside from what has already been mentioned, inside the home includes opening doors, negotiating stairways/hand rails, assisting family, clearing a jam... an endless number of things that require a free hand.

As far as practice, I don't recall ever seeing anyone at the range practicing with a separate light. I regularly see folks practice shooting with a WML on their handgun.
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:00 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by ChattanoogaPhil View Post
Occupying both hands with a gun and light isn't the best choice regardless of practice. Aside from what has already been mentioned, inside the home includes opening doors, negotiating stairways/hand rails, assisting family, clearing a jam... an endless number of things that require a free hand.
+1 on having a hand free. If the ballon goes up and I have to shove the woman off the bed to a safe place on the floor, or quietly open a door to check what just went bump in the night, I'd rather do it with a completely free hand.
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