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Old 05-02-2010, 10:00   #1
Ken43
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Handheld vs Rail Mounted Light

Mas:

Is a rail mounted light better or worse than a handheld light for home defense.
My handheld light finally wore out, I keep a Glock 21sf on the night stand next to the bed at night. Don't know if I should just get another handheld or go to a rail mounted light. What do you like???
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:16   #2
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Ken, if budget allows only one, I'd go with the hand-held light: much more versatility. But if budget allows both, having both is the best choice in my opinion.

The gun-mounted light points a loaded gun at anything you directly illuminate. Many "bumps in the night" involve family members or houseguests, which can be hugely psychologically traumatic for the person "lit up," even if you are the perfect, mistake-free human who can always "keep the booger hooker off the bang switch." Hence, the backup hand-held unit for search purposes.

However, in the rare circumstances where you will need to fire your weapon in the dark, nothing beats gun-mounted white light. A combined light/laser sight module may give you slightly more speed/accuracy under poor lighting conditions.

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