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Firepower - - NEW AGE -

Aside from be­ing able to con­trol your hand­gun with a nor­mal grip, the ob­vi­ous ben­e­fit of a weapon-mounted light is that it takes no more co­or­di­nated ef­fort or skill to use it with a firearm. Where you point your gun is where your light shines. You can as­sess any threat with­out the con­stant need to work at keep­ing the gun and light fo­cused on the same point.

They are small enough now that many peo­ple keep a light mounted to the gun all the time, so it’s there when you need it. Hol­ster mak­ers are re­spond­ing by of­fer­ing new rigs de­signed to fit hand­guns with lights and lasers at­tached. Desantis Gunhide, for in­stance, has its leather Tac-lite (with thumb break) and Speed-lite (with­out thumb break) hol­sters for use with Tlr-8-equipped guns.

If you don’t want the light at­tached full time, they’re easy to re­move. You can carry the gun all day, then add the light when you reach your des­ti­na­tion, whether that’s a re­mote wooded area, a ho­tel in a strange town, or home.

They make great hand­held lights away from the gun, too. Also use­ful, be­cause of­ten you don’t want to be point­ing a gun where you need to di­rect your light.

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