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Posted: 4/22/2016 10:07:47 PM EDT
Do you remove them before going to the range???? I do.Just seems to mall ninja like to have a gun with a flashlight at the range in broad daylight....but maybe I'm not tier 1 enough...
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:08:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By evilar:
Do you remove them before going to the range???? I do.Just seems to mall ninja like to have a gun with a flashlight at the range in broad daylight....but maybe I'm not tier 1 enough...
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Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:09:36 PM EDT
Lol FPNI.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:11:43 PM EDT
Yep, I just take the flashlight.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:13:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/22/2016 10:15:19 PM EDT by Mall-Ninja]
Just got back from the range. Glock 19 with an SureFire x300

Shoot with and without it, since I carry it without a light, but at home it wears it.

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Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:14:20 PM EDT
The only time they come off is to replace the batteries. If some Fudd thinks I'm a mall ninja I don't give a fuck. He should get with the times.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:15:33 PM EDT
Train like you would fight
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:16:41 PM EDT
Only my HD AR has a light. It don't see the public range much. Classes and private ranges it goes to mostly, only because I don't want to listen to the fudds.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:18:03 PM EDT
The guns with lights only get lights taken off to change batteries. Otherwise they get shot with the lights on, it helps me to know they will still be reliable with the lights attached. I've never seen it myself, but there are old wives" tales about guns that work 100% and then you attach a light and reliability suffers.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:19:51 PM EDT
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So when you go to the range your running around seeking shelter while retuning fire?
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:22:05 PM EDT
Everything stays on.
I only have lights on my ar-15 SBR, g-19, 870 shotgun.
Everything else is bare bones.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:23:08 PM EDT
Maybe I should leave the guns I would actually carry and use at home and just shoot single shot 22s so the FUDDs don't think I'm goofy.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:24:09 PM EDT
Actually, I do often remove it to keep the lens from getting CAKED with fouling/powerburn. It's a real PITA to clean.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:25:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By evilar:

So when you go to the range your running around seeking shelter while retuning fire?
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Originally Posted By tacocat:
Train like you would fight

So when you go to the range your running around seeking shelter while retuning fire?

You don't?
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:25:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By evilar:
Do you remove them before going to the range???? I do.Just seems to mall ninja like to have a gun with a flashlight at the range in broad daylight....but maybe I'm not tier 1 enough...
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If you care about image that much when training, you are a mall ninja....
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:26:08 PM EDT
I don't take mine off.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:26:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By evilar:
Do you remove them before going to the range???? I do.Just seems to mall ninja like to have a gun with a flashlight at the range in broad daylight....but maybe I'm not tier 1 enough...
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Of course you leave them on.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:26:19 PM EDT
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You don't?
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Originally Posted By evilar:
Originally Posted By tacocat:
Train like you would fight

So when you go to the range your running around seeking shelter while retuning fire?

You don't?

As long as you scan for threats you'll be ok.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:26:39 PM EDT
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Actually, I do often remove it to keep the lens from getting CAKED with fouling/powerburn. It's a real PITA to clean.
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Vaseline.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:27:58 PM EDT
I'm glad I leave it on. It moved and got loose one day so I was able to fix the issue. Would have sucked if I needed it for the alien invasion.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:28:51 PM EDT
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As long as you scan for threats you'll be ok.
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Originally Posted By evilar:
Originally Posted By tacocat:
Train like you would fight

So when you go to the range your running around seeking shelter while retuning fire?

You don't?

As long as you scan for threats you'll be ok.

I bet you don't do 100 4 count side straddle hops before stepping up to the line, either.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:31:58 PM EDT
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Actually, I do often remove it to keep the lens from getting CAKED with fouling/powerburn. It's a real PITA to clean.
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And keep the lens of a $300-400 light from getting extra wear and tear when not needed...at least someone get it...
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:32:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By evilar:

So when you go to the range your running around seeking shelter while retuning fire?
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Originally Posted By evilar:
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Train like you would fight

So when you go to the range your running around seeking shelter while retuning fire?


No but I do crouch behind the bench in my banana hammock and fuzzy slippers.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:34:22 PM EDT
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And keep the lens of a $300-400 light from getting extra wear and tear when not needed...at least someone get it...
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Originally Posted By evilar:
Originally Posted By CKxx:
Actually, I do often remove it to keep the lens from getting CAKED with fouling/powerburn. It's a real PITA to clean.

And keep the lens of a $300-400 light from getting extra wear and tear when not needed...at least someone get it...


For fucks sake. Put a thin coat of vaseline on the lens when you go to the range for day light shooting. Wipe it and most of the fouling off afterwards.
Have you actually used your weapon light to practice low light/no light shooting?
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:34:54 PM EDT
I leave the flashlight on so it doesn't affect my sights.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:35:10 PM EDT
Have a light on my HD AR and MC Operator. They stay on the firearm unless batteries need changing.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:35:16 PM EDT
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Vaseline.
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Originally Posted By CKxx:
Actually, I do often remove it to keep the lens from getting CAKED with fouling/powerburn. It's a real PITA to clean.


Vaseline.

So smear the light with Vaseline rather then loosen 2 flat heads and just take it off...yeah that makes sense
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:35:51 PM EDT
My holsters require the lights stay mounted. Rifle lights stay on too.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:36:19 PM EDT
No. If I'm going to use a flashlight for HD I leave the weight on my gun to go shoot
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:36:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By evilar:
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Train like you would fight

So when you go to the range your running around seeking shelter while retuning fire?



Yeah but it doesn't last very long before I get kicked out because most ranges don't let you shoot in only your underwear.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:36:44 PM EDT
No. I shot both an AR and a pistol today that have weapon mounted lights and I left them on.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:36:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By evilar:
Do you remove them before going to the range???? I do.Just seems to mall ninja like to have a gun with a flashlight at the range in broad daylight....but maybe I'm not tier 1 enough...
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I can shoot in my yard, but, for longer than 100 yards, I generally go to the farm ( one field we can shoot is about 800 yards, the other goes to 1500, but I don't shoot that far ) or go to a friend's place that we can get 400 yards. All of those are private places.

On the off chance that I go to a public range, I take my guns they way they are set up. I don't care what others think of me, not my guns, my clothes, my fat ass, or me, period. Life is easier if you don't give a shit. Live your life and do as you want.

OP, just do what you want to do if it works for you, and the hell with what a stranger that you'll never see again thinks.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:38:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By evilar:

So smear the light with Vaseline rather then loosen 2 flat heads and just take it off...yeah that makes sense
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Originally Posted By evilar:
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Originally Posted By CKxx:
Actually, I do often remove it to keep the lens from getting CAKED with fouling/powerburn. It's a real PITA to clean.


Vaseline.

So smear the light with Vaseline rather then loosen 2 flat heads and just take it off...yeah that makes sense


A thin coat on the lens protects it, it will still project light even, if diffused. Without the light attached my handgun fits like shit in my holster, I prefer to use my handgun as I carry it daily.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:39:19 PM EDT
Never thought about taking mine off cause of what someone at the range may think about me. If I ever have to use it it will have the light attached so that's how I practice.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:40:52 PM EDT
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I don't intend to fight paper targets from a bench.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:40:57 PM EDT
My x300 looks like hell from practice with my edc. It's pretty melted on the top side.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:42:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By evilar:
Do you remove them before going to the range???? I do.Just seems to mall ninja like to have a gun with a flashlight at the range in broad daylight....but maybe I'm not tier 1 enough...
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lol, Delaware. (Sorry, couldn't resist)

The lights stay on. No reason to screw with them


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Originally Posted By evilar:
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^ This. You're only going to get so much benefit from just standing around shooting.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:42:53 PM EDT
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Vaseline.
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Originally Posted By CKxx:
Actually, I do often remove it to keep the lens from getting CAKED with fouling/powerburn. It's a real PITA to clean.


Vaseline.

Chapstick.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:43:06 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:43:10 PM EDT
Yes and no. I don't store some of my weapons with the lights on because I use my Surefires for regular flashlight duties. I leave the mount on, though.

I've fired them with flashlights mounted and detached and I haven't noticed a significant difference in terms of accuracy.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:43:25 PM EDT
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I can shoot in my yard, but, for longer than 100 yards, I generally go to the farm ( one field we can shoot is about 800 yards, the other goes to 1500, but I don't shoot that far ) or go to a friend's place that we can get 400 yards. All of those are private places.

On the off chance that I go to a public range, I take my guns they way they are set up. I don't care what others think of me, not my guns, my clothes, my fat ass, or me, period. Life is easier if you don't give a shit. Live your life and do as you want.

OP, just do what you want to do if it works for you, and the hell with what a stranger that you'll never see again thinks.
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Originally Posted By evilar:
Do you remove them before going to the range???? I do.Just seems to mall ninja like to have a gun with a flashlight at the range in broad daylight....but maybe I'm not tier 1 enough...



I can shoot in my yard, but, for longer than 100 yards, I generally go to the farm ( one field we can shoot is about 800 yards, the other goes to 1500, but I don't shoot that far ) or go to a friend's place that we can get 400 yards. All of those are private places.

On the off chance that I go to a public range, I take my guns they way they are set up. I don't care what others think of me, not my guns, my clothes, my fat ass, or me, period. Life is easier if you don't give a shit. Live your life and do as you want.

OP, just do what you want to do if it works for you, and the hell with what a stranger that you'll never see again thinks.

It's not an image thing. Or how I look...just if I know it won't be needed.why have it on.....I build and fix BMW race cars for a living so I guess it's just my mind set.....if it's not needed at the time it goes....
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:43:46 PM EDT
by leaving the flashlight on my handgun, i got to find out if it was a piece of shit or not. cheap weapon lights suck

Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:44:27 PM EDT
No.

Fouling is easily removed with a cotton swab and a little solvent. How are you supposed to know whether or not your gun functions with a weapon light attached without shooting it with the light attached??? Not to mention having a consistent weight, recoil impulse, etc.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:44:32 PM EDT
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This 110%. Who gives a fuck what anyone else thinks. Let them have a gun that malfunctions or shoots different with a light on or off.

J-
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:45:25 PM EDT
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And keep the lens of a $300-400 light from getting extra wear and tear when not needed...at least someone get it...
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Originally Posted By evilar:
Originally Posted By CKxx:
Actually, I do often remove it to keep the lens from getting CAKED with fouling/powerburn. It's a real PITA to clean.

And keep the lens of a $300-400 light from getting extra wear and tear when not needed...at least someone get it...

Chapstick on the lense before shooting.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:45:29 PM EDT
My lights stay attached to the firearms they are mounted on 24/7 until it's time to swap batteries.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:45:39 PM EDT
Seems pretty weak and pajama-boyish to worry about what other people think of what you've got on your guns.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:47:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By evilar:

So smear the light with Vaseline rather then loosen 2 flat heads and just take it off...yeah that makes sense
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Originally Posted By evilar:
Originally Posted By Tim_McBride:
Originally Posted By CKxx:
Actually, I do often remove it to keep the lens from getting CAKED with fouling/powerburn. It's a real PITA to clean.


Vaseline.

So smear the light with Vaseline rather then loosen 2 flat heads and just take it off...yeah that makes sense

You sir are a retard.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:47:45 PM EDT
Always leave them on. If the light is going to die chances are it will be because of recoil. I want to know the lights I use can take it.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:48:16 PM EDT
rifle lights have always stayed on. never had a pistol with rails until--literally--today (picked up my new CZ this afternoon). it honestly hadn't occurred to me not to practice with the gun in its normal configuration, but i guess the fouling argument makes sense.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:50:06 PM EDT
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Tim. The OP is a troll and or idiot. Don't mind him.
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Originally Posted By Tim_McBride:
Originally Posted By CKxx:
Actually, I do often remove it to keep the lens from getting CAKED with fouling/powerburn. It's a real PITA to clean.


Vaseline.

So smear the light with Vaseline rather then loosen 2 flat heads and just take it off...yeah that makes sense


A thin coat on the lens protects it, it will still project light even, if diffused. Without the light attached my handgun fits like shit in my holster, I prefer to use my handgun as I carry it daily.


Tim. The OP is a troll and or idiot. Don't mind him.

Sooooo I'm an idiot because I don't see a need for a flashlight on a sunny afternoon at the range???
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