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    Default which flashlight do you use with your gun?

    just want to see which is the most popular flashlight that people, in particular LEO, use with his gun...I have seen in most series like CSI/NCIS/Criminal Minds/... that the most used is the SF M4...

    is that true or is just hollywood?

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    Default Re: which flashlight do you use with your gun?

    In Texas, we say "which gun"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGIRON View Post
    In Texas, we say "which gun"?
    In the UK, we say, "What gun?"

    If I had the luxury of choice, I would probably attach a Surefire G3 with 200 lumen lamp assembly. From my experience with air-guns, I would not want too much weight up front. It would throw the balance (and thus my ability to aim straight).

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    Good one, Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSalt View Post
    In the UK, we say, "What gun?"

    If I had the luxury of choice, I would probably attach a Surefire G3 with 200 lumen lamp assembly. From my experience with air-guns, I would not want too much weight up front. It would throw the balance (and thus my ability to aim straight).
    That's what I use with my carbine, a dependable G3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGIRON View Post
    In Texas, we say "which gun"?

    ahaha, I love texas!

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    For concealed carry in public:



    For at home on the night stand, the 9P:



    I don't use anything with a reverse clicky.

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    2D Mag ROP

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGIRON View Post
    In Texas, we say "which gun"?
    I have to move there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tachikoma View Post
    I have to move there
    I'd love to move there!

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    Default Re: which flashlight do you use with your gun?

    I have a Glock GTL10 mounted on the front tactical rail of my Glock 19 for home/personal defense. Its output seems on par wth a Surefire G2 incan. In a dark house, I really wouldn't want too much brighter out of a weapon light. With night adapted vision, my GTL10 is almost too bright around the house when it hits white walls when using it in short 2-3 second bursts.

    Just an observation I've made

    Luckily I've never had to use it yet.

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    Depends upon the gun and flashlight I have with me if and when I need to use them together. If it is around the home, most likely it will be my Inova T1 which sits beside my bedside .45. Out and about it could be anything from an Inova X0, or X5 to my Streamlight Stylus or worst case a Fenix L0PSE with the Makarov, Kel-Tec PT3AT, or Ruger SP101.
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    On duty, a G2Z with a R2 cree, in a V70 holster on my weakside. On my AR-15, a TLR-1.

    Off duty I EDC a Fenix L2D CE, but keep a G2L in my car and a WF-500/HO-R5 in my bag.

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    The M4 is pretty Hollywood. I sometimes wonder what the CSI people were thinking when they chose a light with a turbohead to be used for up close examination work.
    "Et lux in tenebris lucet"

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    Why, an X300 of course:

    Will work for lights.

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    In Tennessee, we also lean toward "Which gun?"

    The 870 shotgun has a Surefire foregrip/ light combo assembly on it. For anything outside the house (the dogs getting into something down in one of the fields, etc...) that has me grabbing one of the rifles I get the M6. For EDC, I have my E2D. I don't really carry it "with" my handgun, but it's the one most quickly available should I need the Glock and a light at the same time, as my 36 doesn't have a rail on it.

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    This is my "night light". Round bodied C2 with a P61.

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    In the bookcase headboard of my bed, next to the quattro cinco is an E2L Outdoorsman "error light" from the long departed Tactical Warehouse. They were supposed to have been a SF "screwup," and consisted of an L2 "dumb" head on the E2L 2-cell body. Not too impressive on primaries, (except for runtime) but an L4 whupper on RCRs!

    It replaced an M6/MN21 on my theory that more photons sooner before pupil contraction = greater "leopard syndrome."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brigadier View Post
    For concealed carry in public:



    I don't use anything with a reverse clicky.
    G2L ? Does surefire make clips for them now? And is that a GITD ring on it too?

    My nightstand light is a Brinkman Maxfire LX. It's the only forward clickie that I have. The backup light is a RiverRock 3Watt 2xAA light.

    Was thinking about a Olight T20 or a Fenix TK10 as an upgrade.

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    What's a quattro cinco?
    Edit:nevermind, I guess it's a cal.45

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pistolero View Post
    G2L ? Does surefire make clips for them now? And is that a GITD ring on it too?
    G2 w/ Uniq Q5 drop in. The clip is a NovaTac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brigadier View Post
    G2 w/ Uniq Q5 drop in. The clip is a NovaTac.
    How do you like the Uniq dropin? I've been thinking about getting one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGIRON View Post
    In Texas, we say "which gun"?
    Same here in Arizona This is the wild west after all.

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    Default Re: which flashlight do you use with your gun?

    On my night stand is my Hokus Focus modded with an SSC P4 and focused to the tightest spot. That's my "bump in the night" light and what I'd use with my Ruger P89 that is also in my night stand drawer if the need arises.

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    I keep a Mag with a Terralux dropin next to me at bedside with my venerable old Model 10 .38. When I carry the Glock, I pick from a slew of Surefires. Depends on the day, mood, what Im wearing . . .
    SF G2-P60 (x 2), G2-M60LF, 6PL, 6P-M60LF, 6PD, G3L-Kx4, Inova X5, Inova X1 v.4, MiniMag Multimode, Fenix E01 (x 2), a battered old 3d maglite, and a brand new 4D whomp stick ....

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    HK USP .45
    + Surefire Z2 combat light w/ a dealextreme Q5 drop in
    = good night sleep

    The Z2 was my first serious light (and for quite awhile my brightest) and I still love it's ergonomics when a weapon is involved. I was considering retiring it for something with more output until I found those drop in's. If I was looking for a new tactical light, I think I'd still get the Z2 and put a Q5 in it rather than something like the Fenix T0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FILIPPO View Post
    I'd love to move there!
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    ahaha, I love texas!
    okay....
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    6P w/Malkoff with my issued S&W 5906 (yes, very crappy pistol which our dept will not get rid of) and 6P with my primary home G19 and back-up G26. The 6P has NEVER failed me in the field and as I said many times before, I truly do believe it is the most reliable light out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USM0083 View Post
    How do you like the Uniq dropin? I've been thinking about getting one.
    I like it alot. I had originally ordered the Lighthound branded Q5 drop in, but they wouldn't fit my first gen 6P and G2, so they sent me the Uniq ones to try. Kudos to John @ LH for how he handled the whole transaction.

    They work great - a nice tight hotspot with plenty of throw, but still alot of room filling spill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brigadier View Post
    I like it alot. I had originally ordered the Lighthound branded Q5 drop in, but they wouldn't fit my first gen 6P and G2, so they sent me the Uniq ones to try. Kudos to John @ LH for how he handled the whole transaction.

    They work great - a nice tight hotspot with plenty of throw, but still alot of room filling spill.
    Thanks, looks like I'll be picking one up!

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