Redpill me on flashlights on HD firearms

Are they really necessary or is it just a waste of money and adds bulk and gives away your position to the enemy?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seeing stuff in the dark is cool and our eyes don't do that so well.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We were camping one night and I pulled out my glock with the streamlight tlr and turned it on around midnight, my companions became believers. If you ever need to deal with something in the night with a firearm, I would recommend having one.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Any time I got camping/hiking/larping innawoods I always have my glock 17 with an x300 ultra. The thing is so goddamn bright. But it's also retardedly expensive

      Is it hard to find holsters for pistols with lights?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It can be a bit of a bitch to be honest. I trust Safariland because the plastic is rugged as fuck and I've never had a bad time. Also, like my light, it's stupid expensive. But you get what you pay for, or at least that's what i tell myself

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Look for holsters that index from the light. They are specific to a light but will fit pretty much any handgun.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        its easier the more popular gun and light are, almost no options for P80s though

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How useful is a laser on an HD pistol? I got two of the same light for Christmas, one with a laser and one without.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not very, at those engagement ranges you're point shooting anyways. The light is great for illumination and to dazzle. People dont rate that factor highly enough.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Very useful, point dot at target and shoot.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's good for point shooting at very close range. You literally can't see the laser if you are looking down the sights.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How useful is a laser on an HD pistol? I got two of the same light for Christmas, one with a laser and one without.

        Not very, at those engagement ranges you're point shooting anyways. The light is great for illumination and to dazzle. People dont rate that factor highly enough.

        It might not help much in a live scenario but it helps at the range. It's good for improving at the range IMO. It'll help you isolate whether your problems are just not shooting straight or if you're not aiming right. If you use a laser at the range and still have bad grouping then it means you aren't shooting right. But if you have bad grouping with irons and good grouping with the laser then it means something is off with your aim (ie you're not using the irons right). Or at least that's how I read it but I'm not an expert

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Buy a WML, but don't buy an Olight.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a fucking flashlight, you NPC moron cattle retard. It illuminates things. Do you even understand what a useless fucking bugman you are by asking these boring and useless questions?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I deliberately entered this thread that I know I hate and now I'm mad
      >How could this be happening to me!?
      #RentFree

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You no gunz having bitch. OP Asked a question and we're answering them. It takes absolutely zero effort to see a thread you're disinterested in and keep scrolling.

        >tis i! a sub zero iq drooling retard that doesn't understand simple and useless information! if only i'd shone more lights into my face instead of drinking chemstick liquid and eating leaded paint flakes!!

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You no gunz having bitch. OP Asked a question and we're answering them. It takes absolutely zero effort to see a thread you're disinterested in and keep scrolling.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s all so tiring

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any time I got camping/hiking/larping innawoods I always have my glock 17 with an x300 ultra. The thing is so goddamn bright. But it's also retardedly expensive

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >gives away position
    I've heard it's better to hold a flashlight off to the side to confuse the enemy for this reason. Do they make flashlights that are easily detachable? My buddy has a magnetic laser site so something like that but a flashlight would be best IMO because it attaches to the gun so it's always with you. And then you could just pull it off when you actually need it

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At close range it just as much blinds whoever you point it at as it allows you to see. It's not "giving away your position." Add in other nice things like laser/light combos and pistols and it making tritium sights unnecessary. You really should have one for HD and ideally for carry if you can conceal it well, but I think putting a light on a proper rifle is much more open to debate.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      true but using a modlite as a spotlight with the intention to "pid" someone in the woods at night 300 yards away is what will get you shot.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think it's pretty reasonable to have a light on your HD gun. I have one on mine, but I don't know, maybe you sleep with the lights on.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      a hd gun is the most pointless place to put a flashlight. if something goes bump in the night your instinct is to turn the lights on so you can see, not to clear your house in the dark. a weapon light is only going to be good for shooting morons fleeing across your lawn before they get away with your tv.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        absolutely wrong

        Lights are indispensable on HD firearms.
        >You leave your house lights off because YOU know your own home. The intruder doesn't. He's the one who needs the lights to navigate.
        >You leave your gun light off until you absolutely need it. Its main purpose is positive target identification - unless you're single and alone, you MUST BE POSITIVE that the blob in the dark isn't a family member or a confused property maintenance guy before you shoot.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >or a confused property maintenance guy before you shoot
          Shoot anyway

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the intruder is more likely to be a possum or a tree branch than a human, and the humans you have to worry about will all have nods so it doesn't even matter if the lights are out. if you don't just turn the lights on you're larping.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For home defense? Sure, attach it, if you don't need a light turn it off.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >redpill
    >noguns question
    ugly 4chanchud

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >How dare someone ask a question

      Fuck your mudda

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Extremely outdated. It's unintuitive, needs extra training, makes you less accurate, is tiring, and requires you to be carrying that flashlight everywhere in the days of cell phone lights..

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Separate light has more utility as a daily item, don't have to point your firearm at everything you wish to illuminate, two hands are more stable than one hand, lead arm ready to defend against physical attacks, easy to get on target with a modicum of practice
        >Is tiring
        >Cell phone lights
        Try putting down your phone once in a while and go to the gym

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's just pointless man. An acceptable pistol flashlight is $100-150 these days, and you have extremely small and flush lights like the tlr-6 for many popular pistols. Many pistol lights have lasers to let any retard get on target fast. Fantasies of using your "lead arm" to defend against attacks are on the same level of performing 100yd mudcrawl stress tests for a firearm that's never going to leave the city limits. The light on a cellphone is more than enough for anything you would need while casually out on some random day, and anyone who always carries a flashlight in their pocket is a sperg.
          I can bench 235 for 3x5.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They are really necessary, holy shit notraining. Yeah lwt me just spend 30 minutes typing up a list of the uses of LIGHT when your dumb ass should be paying for training or whoring yourself out for it like every other man has to.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You do have a flashlight on your HD shotgun, right PrepHole?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tactical semiauto sbs
      very nice

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The shmuck on the other end of the flashlight gets temporarily blinded if you turn it on right in his face. Lets you get in a clean shot while they're stunned. Don't use them for clearing. It gives away your position.

    Ambush and blind.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    100% necessary on a home defense weapon. Everything else it's likely just extra weight.

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