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Posted: 1/20/2015 4:13:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 4:37:10 PM EST by Punisher0822]
I'm going to use my recently purchased CZ 75B as my new night stand gun. However, it doesn't have a rail to mount a light. So, what are you guys using for a night stand home defense flash light when you dont have one mounted to your weapon?
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:19:33 PM EST
X300 attached to a CZ

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:20:18 PM EST
In on another costing me money flashlight thread.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:22:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:23:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 4:25:22 PM EST by xerxes2695]
Fenix tk09

ETA for less lame post: 450 lumens, cree, all metal, waterproof, tactical finger thingey (removable) and low/med/high modes by tapping the tail button.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:23:11 PM EST
Some surefire doohickie attached to my rifle.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:23:55 PM EST
Fenix TK-35

Also, TLR-2 hanging off a Glock 20
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:24:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 4:25:18 PM EST by JustJim]
Surefire G2X Pro is my nightstand flashlight.

http://www.surefire.com/g2x-pro.html

I use 15 lumen to tuck kids in and go pee. I use 320 to light the whole house or backyard up.

For your purpose, get the G2X Tactical, straight 320 lumens.

ETA: Surefire G2 LED on carbine and Streamlight TLR2 wiff da beamz on my 9 M&P.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:25:24 PM EST
Surefire Outdoorsman E1L

fantastic little light
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:29:39 PM EST
Surefire attached to my G23.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:29:50 PM EST
One of my good ol mag lights I've had for years.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:29:55 PM EST
I use a streamlight pro tac HL, 600 lumen. I love that light, just wish I could afford another one.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:30:28 PM EST
TLR1 HL attached to a CZ
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:34:07 PM EST
Streamlight TLR-3 mounted on a Glock 19. For non-defensive, kiss-the-kids-goodnight-and-tuck them-back-in "work," just some little Olight LED 1xAA model I got a few of a few years ago. Nothing fancy, works just fine in getting stuff done around the house.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:35:29 PM EST
IN before a fleshlight comment?
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:36:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:36:44 PM EST
Surefire P2X Fury Defender (500 Lumens) attached to my AR15 300 blackout (10.5) w/ Eotech 512
The light runs about $150 but is worth EVERY penny!
I swear it's actually brighter than 500 Lumens but either way you don't wanna be a bad guy and get lit up by this thing cause your night vision will be ruined for about 30 minutes or more
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:37:19 PM EST
Maglite combination flashlight and club. Guns laying about all are compatible with Maglite.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:38:16 PM EST
Guys, I specifically said in the OP that I was looking for one that DIDNT attach to a gun since my CZ 75 DOESNT have a rail. What do you guys do? Post lights that are attached to your guns. Evidently your only reading the title and not the opening post. Geehz. Lol
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:38:34 PM EST
Streamlight Polytac. Cheap enough that I have a variety around the house and cars. One on the nightstand makes sense. Normally used for finding stuff that fell under the bed, since I have a TLR1 on my HD gun.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:39:41 PM EST
Surefire 6P LED, and a Crimson Trace LightGuard on the G19.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:39:41 PM EST

TLR1, LOL didn't read.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:40:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Punisher0822:
Guys, I specifically said in the OP that I was looking for one that DIDNT attach to a gun since my CZ 75 DOESNT have a rail. What do you guys do? Post lights that are attached to your guns. Evidently your only reading the title and not the opening post. Geehz. Lol
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Guilty.

So - amended answer. I hold my TLR-3 in my off hand.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:41:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 4:42:07 PM EST by P400]
I had the same problem OP. I solved it by buying a Sig with a rail.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:42:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 4:43:30 PM EST by 57Strat]
Surefire G2X Pro on the night stand

$61

I have Surefire weapon mounted lights on a pistol and carbine also.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:45:45 PM EST
Droid light on cellphone
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:46:30 PM EST
After buying cheap flashlights and having them fail, I would go with a reputable company for your home defense light. I just bought an Olight that I really like but have not used it enough to know if it would be for home defense. I would not have any problem recommending Surefire or Streamlight, though.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:46:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Punisher0822:
Guys, I specifically said in the OP that I was looking for one that DIDNT attach to a gun since my CZ 75 DOESNT have a rail. What do you guys do? Post lights that are attached to your guns. Evidently your only reading the title and not the opening post. Geehz. Lol
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Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:49:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:08:20 PM EST
malkoff wildcat with md3 body
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:13:43 PM EST
A streamlite stinger, rechargeable and bright !
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:14:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Neomonk21:
After buying cheap flashlights and having them fail, I would go with a reputable company for your home defense light. I just bought an Olight that I really like but have not used it enough to know if it would be for home defense. I would not have any problem recommending Surefire or Streamlight, though.
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I have a m20s 320 lumen version.
the only thing funky with the olight is the mode selection. Twist and tighten etc. You have no way to verify that it's on "fuck you" mode out the gate unless you set it on that and never ever touch it again.

They are nice, solid built flashlights with decent beams that take 18650's. The m20 rides in my truck now, it's a light that's staying around for a while, but won't ever be nightstand because I can't be sure it's set on high.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:14:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By testify4:
Streamlight Polytac. Cheap enough that I have a variety around the house and cars. One on the nightstand makes sense. Normally used for finding stuff that fell under the bed, since I have a TLR1 on my HD gun.
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This. Nice bright hot-spot with plenty enough splash to light up a room, but not so bright you get a ton of bounce back. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as too much light when you wake up in the middle of the night to investigate a noise.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:17:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 5:21:59 PM EST by atacdale66]
X300U on a G41 or Wilson CQB Tactical LE 1911. If no light mount a Surefire Peacekeeper 600 lumen handheld.

EDIT: What I love about the peacekeeper is that it is a rechargeable light. I still am using the one battery 4 weeks later while the other is in the charger. This time of year it's dark up here in Alaska land almost all the time. The light gets used constantly. Good batteries!
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:19:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By Punisher0822:
I'm going to use my recently purchased CZ 75B as my new night stand gun. However, it doesn't have a rail to mount a light. So, what are you guys using for a night stand home defense flash light when you dont have one mounted to your weapon?
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It doesn't matter what we use since you are the one who chooses to use an inferior weapon for a nightstand gun, a weapon that you plan to use at night, but doesn't have any ways to attach a light too.

Sounds like you chose a stupid weapon to use for a nightstand gun.


Oh yeah, I use a Glock 19 with an X300.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:20:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 5:20:43 PM EST by Blackhawk5]


Have a TLR-3 on my pistol, but Fenix Pd35 as well on the nightstand

960 lumens + strobe in a small package seems about right
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:20:29 PM EST
I think the suggestion for the Surefire G2X was a solid answer.

If you stick with the B by the bedside, than go with this.

Having said that, it's hard to substitute for a mounted light.
The 75 B is a damn fine pistol and I'm a CZ fanboi until the end, but the SP-01 is what you seek.

Light + 2 additional rounds in the mag.

The 75 was designed as a military/police sidearm, not a home defense gun where you'll be using it mainly at night.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:20:57 PM EST
Surefire Fury on the carbine, and X300 on the pistol.

Buy a damn gun you can mount a light to
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:21:43 PM EST
G34 with a Surefire P series Nitrolon - with LED mod - on the rail
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:22:03 PM EST
Fury.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:22:36 PM EST
I've got an old Surefire M2 with a Malkoff device sitting next to my bed. No longer the "latest & greatest," but more than adequate for my needs. Gotta be at least 10yrs old now...
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:22:44 PM EST
Surefire G2 right now. Sometimes I'll have my Streamlight Stinger with Terralux LED conversion.

That's when I don't have the one mounted on the rifle, or the handgun.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:24:10 PM EST
Solar Force L2P (Chinese SF knock-off but good quality) with Cree XML2 drop-in. 500 lumens using one 18650 battery. About $42 from lighthound.com minus battery.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:24:25 PM EST
Streamlight PolyTac LED. Nearly indestructible and 3 mode tailcap. High, strobe, low.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:25:10 PM EST
Three cell Maglite with LED head. If blinding them doesn't work, then beating them to death will.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:26:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dillehayd:
Some surefire doohickie attached to my rifle.
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Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:27:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 5:27:56 PM EST by Sedona]
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Originally Posted By muzzled:
Streamlight PolyTac LED. Nearly indestructible and 3 mode tailcap. High, strobe, low.
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Someone has just kicked in your door and you are madly thumb punching the Streamlight logo thinking it will turn the damn light on.

Unless you have mad operator skillz and will calmly press the requisite number of times on the tailcap to get the proper mode of tactical operation for your hand held light system.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:28:51 PM EST
Get both.

Inforce APL on Glock 20

Fenix PD35 on night stand if I can't open the safe fast enough. 900 some lumens. Bright MFer.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:30:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Punisher0822:
Guys, I specifically said in the OP that I was looking for one that DIDNT attach to a gun since my CZ 75 DOESNT have a rail. What do you guys do? Post lights that are attached to your guns. Evidently your only reading the title and not the opening post. Geehz. Lol
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I read it op 4-6 cell maglights = flashlight/club I've had for many years and they've taken the abuse. Not really as bright as i would like for a flashlight works indoors though.

Also have a stream light that is really bright but not a defensive weapon haha.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:31:21 PM EST
G2 Nitro with TNVC Cree upgrade. Best bang for the buck.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 5:34:49 PM EST
Because I'm a lone, unsupported shooter I prefer to keep my tac light and my pistol separate from one another. Here's one of the best and most reasonably priced tac lights I've found, so far. http://www.fenixtactical.com/fenix-pd35.html
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