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Old 07-08-2017, 04:16 AM   #21
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Someone kicks my door in I use the point and shoot . NO SIGHT OR LIGHT NEEDED . If you can't sit in your favorite chair or the edge of your bed and close your eyes and hit a person in your door way you need to sell your gun and hire a nurse .............
Not a bad idea. I imagine there are a few of the newer models of nurses that could make my day brighter and I wouldn't need a light.
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Old 07-08-2017, 04:21 AM   #22
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I keep one on my Glock 30S at night, by the bed. I take it off in the morning. One night the dogs were barking, and I found an armadillo in the yard. I simply shined the light on the 'dillo and pulled the trigger. Expect to hit a little high. Too bright a light may cause some momentary blindness if you are in the house, but are awesome outside.
Kind of how I figured to use it, except the armadillo part. I thought the too bright light might be an issue.
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I really don't need a flashlight for shooting ... My kitchen has a light above the stove I NEVER turn off . The light over my computer desk is NEVER off , plus my TV is NEVER off if I'm home .My hallway to the bedrooms and bathrooms has a bright night light that is NEVER off . The pic below show my lighting at front door .. My back yard is total fenced with lock gate and has flood light like the front on motion sense . Duke has a doggy door for the back yard to go in or out anytime he wants and I NEVER lock that doggy door . GOD help anyone jumps over the fence yard [ posted ] with DUKE .

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I keep one on my Glock 30S at night, by the bed. I take it off in the morning. One night the dogs were barking, and I found an armadillo in the yard. I simply shined the light on the 'dillo and pulled the trigger. Expect to hit a little high. Too bright a light may cause some momentary blindness if you are in the house, but are awesome outside.
The wife and I had one instructor caution us to not have too bright a light because of of reflection and to not waste our money on very expensive high lumin lights.
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Terry, here is a quick summary on three gun lights that I own.
The picture taken in the dark are in this sequence:
Insight Tech. M3X.....Streamlight TLR-1 HL.....Surefire X300 Ultra.

They all have fresh batteries.....Duracell 123. I've learned not to buy any other brand. Energizers and Panasonic are not very good.

The M3X is the weakest and most yellow, but works. It was my first light.
The TLR-1 is the whitest and does a great job
The X300 is almost as white, and has a longer throw (distance).

Be sure to look at size. The TLR-1 HL is the smallest with a simple butterfly switch. One direction will lock on the light, and the other direction is for momentary light. It also has a strobe feature. It really is a good light.

As I recall, none are cheap.

Why do I have three lights? I wasn't happy with the M3X. It just wasn't bright enough for outside work.
After reading reviews on other lights I bought the other two to learn first hand and form my own opinion. So the grandkids get cheated out of a little more inheritance....

I could not get a good picture of the lights across the yard, so I made this one trying to compare color and intensity.

I hope this helps.
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Excellent job and good info thanks Ridge.
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Don't that the gun heavy with all 3 light on it .
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Don't that the gun heavy with all 3 light on it .
It does tx. I couldn't get duct tape to hold them together. I had to use that Gorilla tape.
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Imagine 3 strobes all flashing at the same time. Enough to make anyone seize.
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Imagine 3 strobes all flashing at the same time. Enough to make anyone seize.
You too probably!
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