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Old 12-12-2012, 06:02 PM   #27766
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So what do you guys recommend for a pistol light? I see Surefire and Streamlight are fairly common but I don't have any experience with either.

Is one more robust than the other? Is the strobe feature necessary? Any info or experience would be appreciated. Oh and I will be rotating it between different guns but I can't imagine that being an issue. Thanks.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:33 PM   #27767
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So what do you guys recommend for a pistol light? I see Surefire and Streamlight are fairly common but I don't have any experience with either.

Is one more robust than the other? Is the strobe feature necessary? Any info or experience would be appreciated. Oh and I will be rotating it between different guns but I can't imagine that being an issue. Thanks.
Surefire is pretty much the standard. Although the Streamlight is comparable, not as rugged but a lot cheaper.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:46 PM   #27768
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At least up here in New England, Craigslist provides a fairly constant flow of old safes- many listed for free, just please take it away. There lies the rub. many are several floors up. I went with a liberty unit, as it advertised the greatest fire protection, ~3 hrs or so. Thank gods I had only a 4" step from the garage to the family room to navigate. With enough slider pucks, you can move anything!
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:47 PM   #27769
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Surefire is pretty much the standard. Although the Streamlight is comparable, not as rugged but a lot cheaper.
Thanks. A stupid question... but do you leave them on while target shooting or take them off to lessen the punishment?
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:52 PM   #27770
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So what do you guys recommend for a pistol light? I see Surefire and Streamlight are fairly common but I don't have any experience with either.

Is one more robust than the other? Is the strobe feature necessary? Any info or experience would be appreciated. Oh and I will be rotating it between different guns but I can't imagine that being an issue. Thanks.
I have a couple of Surefires, one is a forend on my 870, the other is a C3 with a Cree LED conversion. My other weapons have only CT Lasergrips, I prefer to use the C3 in my free hand.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:04 PM   #27771
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Thanks. A stupid question... but do you leave them on while target shooting or take them off to lessen the punishment?
Well, if you're practicing then you want to have the same setup as that you'd use in a defensive situation. If you're plinking then you can take it off.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #27772
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Well, if you're practicing then you want to have the same setup as that you'd use in a defensive situation. If you're plinking then you can take it off.
Hey, If they'll take the abuse then great. Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:50 AM   #27773
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crap crap crap. I had myself talked in to thinning out the guns that are sitting in the safe that rarely see daylight. I took out my STI's and took pictures and wrote an ad for them, but am having a hell of a time convincing myself to push the list this item button.


Why would anyone sell guns you ask? Because I lost an argument with the wife. We were at the store and I was wanting to pick up a mossberg 500 combo shotgun. She said I already had one, I swore I didn't. Guess what was buried in the back of the safe behind all the silly black rifles? None of these have gotten any range time since I bought my first springfield XDM, and of course I had to buy another one of those, so now I have about 8 9mm's in the safe and only those two XDM's have come out this year.
I used to have a similar problem - only the wife was more obnoxious about it. I divorced her. Problem solved. True story.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:01 AM   #27774
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I used to have a similar problem - only the wife was more obnoxious about it. I divorced her. Problem solved. True story.
When you have enough guns you can buy one, slip it into the safe, and the wife will be none-the-wiser. Even a woman who is not completely clueless and might ask "is that a new gun?" when she sees it will simply shake her head in bemusement when you say "oh no, I've had this one for years!"
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:33 AM   #27775
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Wow, all this talk about fooling the wife..... I just brought home a couple homeless waifs this week that called to me for adoption. All the wife said was that they were "cute". Both were small guns.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:53 AM   #27776
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When i bring a new one home the wife says 'well, i get your old one then right'?
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:35 AM   #27777
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When you have enough guns you can buy one, slip it into the safe, and the wife will be none-the-wiser. Even a woman who is not completely clueless and might ask "is that a new gun?" when she sees it will simply shake her head in bemusement when you say "oh no, I've had this one for years!"
And that, my fellow firearms enthusiasts, is how it's done.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:54 AM   #27778
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And that, my fellow firearms enthusiasts, is how it's done.
No.

How it's done is "I'm buying two rifles this weekend", and she says "Cool!".
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:08 AM   #27779
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So what do you guys recommend for a pistol light? I see Surefire and Streamlight are fairly common but I don't have any experience with either.

Is one more robust than the other? Is the strobe feature necessary? Any info or experience would be appreciated. Oh and I will be rotating it between different guns but I can't imagine that being an issue. Thanks.

I have a Sig light of some sort on my M&P 45 that has a light, strobe light, and laser on it. Has been on the gun for close to 10,000 rounds and have never had a problem with it but the battery life is not that good. On the other hand it is the brightest light I have ever owned. Shines the farthest, too.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:11 AM   #27780
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No.

How it's done is "I'm buying two rifles this weekend", and she says "Cool!".
Or she says if you get two I get two
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