Tactical Glock 17 shooting questions

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by darkwolf210, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    If your light shows where you are, you got a crappy light. A bright light is temporarily blinding. It gives away about a 45 degree angle that the bad guy knows you are somewhere inside. It's not a target; it's an area.
    It only lasts a couple seconds, yes, but if you can't neutralize a recognized threat that you're already pointing a weapon on in less than a couple seconds, you may need to choose a different weapon.

    Too many people use Maglights, etc. as though they were tactical lights. Even the lower end Surefire lights aren't bright enough (in my opinion). I always opt for 100 lumens or more.

    But I don't use weapon-mounted lights. I like handheld lights.
  2. Boris

    Boris Former Guest

    Oct 1, 2010
    Me too. Right now I use a 6P with a 120 lumen lamp in it or a LED with 85 lumens. I had a bump in the night a couple months ago and the 120 lumen light made me squint when I did use it. 85 lumens seems to be pretty darn bright but I do want to get a brighter LED handheld. Now that I know what the 120 is like. I want a 110is lumen LED. Maybe for xmas........

  3. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    One thing worth noting:

    If your house is painted in dark colors, your light will be bright to the person/people it is being shined on without being bright to the person holding it. I have one hallway that is a bright white, and if I use anything brighter than a Maglite in there, I can't see much. Too much light shining back.

    Rest of the house, though, is mostly blue, green, yellow (changing every day; the wife is still painting stuff).
  4. Boris

    Boris Former Guest

    Oct 1, 2010
    Duly noted my man!!

    edit: I went through it a few nights later and found shining the cieling did not seem as bright to me, but have no clue what it does on the other end. Maybe I can have the wife shine it at the cieling while I stand and see how much it blinds doing that.......
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2010
  5. Regular Joe

    Regular Joe New Member

    Sep 28, 2010
    Good response, Boris, for what one can expect. I was Navy, so never dealt with any rifle but the M-14. That's what we should be "testing" in Afghanistan.
    I don't know why you have to say some of the things you do, but that's on you.
    Something that makes it hard for everyone here to be on the same page is that we all consider only our own circumstances and experience. For those of us who are able to escape to wide open spaces, I think it's a good idea to practice point shooting. A good drill is to have a friend stand behind you, and toss a rock at a random place, about 10 yards from you. How fast can you determine where it hit, and land a shot very near that place?
    What's the deal with strobing gun lights? Does it cause the bad guy to take longer to adjust/regain his vision?
  6. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I have no idea who came up with them, but I don't want one. Even when I'm standing on the back side of a strobe light, they disorient me a bit. I want to disorient the bad guy, not myself. :eek::D
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