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Old 09-25-2011, 11:52 PM   #1
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New G19

Picked up a new Glock yesterday. Put 200 rounds downrange this morning, smooth sailing. G19 was actually the first firearm I ever shot and I've wanted one ever since. I'm more of a rifle guy and new to the handgun game. Gotta do some research on lights/lasers etc. Any recommendations are welcome.

Definetly recommend to anyone looking for a midsize 9mm.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:13 AM   #2
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Reedoyou are the man.. answered some of my questions already in posts to other people.

Sounds like a secondary light is actually more functional than an attachment, which I've got plenty of. So I guess all I'll be getting is night sights.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:31 AM   #3
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I like my glock light it matches well, no laser but I would wrather see the intruder I'm about to shoot coming in my house, but the lasers are pretty cool to
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:44 AM   #4
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Nice! Those lights look bulky but I can't imagine them being that heavy. Do you feel a difference when shooting with/without it?
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:08 AM   #5
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Great gun, I have owned a few Glock 19 models. Light looks a bit big, but not that bad. The Glock 19 will run like a tank. Congrats.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:10 AM   #6
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I feel like between the compensation chambers and the light it helps keep it level during kick back but no it's not heave batteries are the only real weight
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:57 AM   #7
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I am probably the only one on this board that likes the Glock light/laser combo.

GTL21 is light and matches the glock style.

Took it to the range the other day and shot 2" group with 25 rounds at 10 yards using the laser with both eyes open and no site picture pulling the trigger at 1 round per second.

To me, that is a real world SHTF situation.

PS - eric waltrip, you might want to consider a non-ported version for home defense. Shooting that in the dark may blind you.

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Old 09-26-2011, 06:03 AM   #8
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lol I know but that light will help with that a little
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:41 AM   #9
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just ordered my streamlight TLR-3 for my Glock 23, , its shorter and lighter..
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:21 PM   #10
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Reedoyou are the man.. answered some of my questions already in posts to other people.

Sounds like a secondary light is actually more functional than an attachment, which I've got plenty of. So I guess all I'll be getting is night sights.

I would highly recommend going with a weapon light mounted on the rail for home defense use. The Streamlight TLR-1S is 160 lumens and works exceptionally well. At around $100, it's much cheaper than the $249 Surefire X300 and does just as well. The issues with weapon lights only applies to .40S&W pistols. 9mm have no documented malfunctions with weapon lights. We run .40S&W G22s at work, and most of the guys run lights now. All run TLR-1 or TLR-1S lights. So far we haven't really had any documented malfunctions related to the light with our agency's guns.
I say this because if you want something for home defense, you are best off having the light on the weapon so that you have a hand free. There's been a big discussion over this in the past both here, and on other forums (extensively argued I might add)

A weapon light keeps the support hand free to:
-control the weapon when firing for much greater accuracy and faster rate of fire
-turn on/off a light
-open a door
-CALL 911 and hold the phone
-reload
-restrain someone if necessary
-hold your dog back
-eat a sandwich
-activate your home alarm panel
-cut loose/untie a hostage or restrained victim
-drive a car
-confiscate an intruder's weapon
etc.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:36 PM   #11
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Here are a couple pictures of my Glock 19 with my TLR-1 on it. I like this light a lot. I'm with Reedo, it's good to have a free hand. These lights are extremely easy to use with one hand. The switch is made to be operated with your trigger finger without changing your grip. It's very easy.

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I have the Surefire x400 on my G19 and love it, but it is pricy.
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Here are a couple pictures of my Glock 19 with my TLR-1 on it. I like this light a lot. I'm with Reedo, it's good to have a free hand. These lights are extremely easy to use with one hand. The switch is made to be operated with your trigger finger without changing your grip. It's very easy.

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i just ordered tlr-3, i like smaller light.
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I just put some +2 extensions on a couple 17 mags I have. They make great back-ups for the 19 and don't really stick out that much. At least, I'm not bothered by it.
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I am probably the only one on this board that likes the Glock light/laser combo.
Nope, right there with ya. I love the thing, even though I don't have one. I have had the chance to mount one, and use it in the store a little bit. Great light and laser combo.
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Keep in mind, if you have a mounted light and you aim it at someone, and for whatever reason you don't pull the trigger, he could get you for aggravated assault. Heard it in my CCW class. To each their own though. Great purchase, I have a G19 gen 3 as well.
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Sometimes, a lower profile light is better. There are others that put out high vis out there. Surefire makes good stuff, but over priced. My Glock 21 has a smaller light than that Glock 19....and it works very good. Matter of fact.....I sleep with the Glock 21 on my bedside with the light on it
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Keep in mind, if you have a mounted light and you aim it at someone, and for whatever reason you don't pull the trigger, he could get you for aggravated assault. Heard it in my CCW class. To each their own though. Great purchase, I have a G19 gen 3 as well.
Why would you be pointing your gun at them in the first place, though? If you have a reason/justification for pointing your gun at someone, then it's not always bad. An essential element to assault is intent. You shouldn't be using a gun as a flashlight in a power outtage. If it comes to that, discretely dismount the light and use it separately. Conversely, if you are searching your home for an intruder and you light up the jerk-wad neighbor boy who's sneaking in to hang out with your daughter, you had justification for flagging him.

However, as Carcus pointed out, a low-profile light is always a good option. If you carry, you would do well to carry around a good quality high-output flashlight. I carry a SureFire E2D Defender with a 200lumen LED conversion.
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Why would you be pointing your gun at them in the first place, though? If you have a reason/justification for pointing your gun at someone, then it's not always bad. An essential element to assault is intent. You shouldn't be using a gun as a flashlight in a power outtage. If it comes to that, discretely dismount the light and use it separately. Conversely, if you are searching your home for an intruder and you light up the jerk-wad neighbor boy who's sneaking in to hang out with your daughter, you had justification for flagging him.

However, as Carcus pointed out, a low-profile light is always a good option. If you carry, you would do well to carry around a good quality high-output flashlight. I carry a SureFire E2D Defender with a 200lumen LED conversion.
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