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Old 10-11-2019, 10:38 AM
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The light should go on her forehead, not on the pistol. A headlamp is always pointing where you're looking. If the light is on the pistol you have to use it as a flashlight which is annoying and if you want to see who is coming down the path behind you, you have to point the gun at them.

The headlamp also lights the sights on the gun. There is a chicken-killing raccoon that could tell you how well this works except for his unfortunate demise. If the light is on the gun, how do you aim it?

A headlamp also makes a good flashlight. Using a pistol to light the back of a closet tends to freak some people out.
Have you actually tried that? All you're gonna light up is whatever is in your hands, you'll be blind to everything beyond it. I've been using weapon-mounted lights for after dark pest control for years. Infinitely better than a head light.

If you don't want to shoot what our light is illuminating, don't flick off the safety and press the trigger.
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:53 AM
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Have you actually tried that? All you're gonna light up is whatever is in your hands, you'll be blind to everything beyond it....
Yes I've tried it. The raccoon I mentioned was shot out of a tree at about 1 am with an iron-sights pistol. I remember taking the time to get a good sight picture - and being able to do that.

I have also tried a flashlight taped to a rifle or pistol (can't see the sights) and a scope with lighted crosshairs (can't see the target).

There's nothing special about my headlamps. One type has a fairly narrow beam and is brighter. The other type has a much wider beam and is better for just walking around, but is not as bright. All are several years old, use CR2032 batteries and were cheap.

It sounds like you haven't tried it.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:47 AM
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Oh I have tried it, every way imaginable. If your target is lit up, you don't need a light shined on your sights but that light shined on your sights, as I said, will blind you to what is beyond it.

I went so far as to build a 10/22 for the purpose. If I had $5 for every critter I've shot at night with my setups, I could retire.



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