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I just got Trijicon night sights put on my XD-9 SC. I was planning on getting a light/laser attachment for MP40. I really like these sights on the XD. The MP is going to be the "Home Gun". What do ya'll think.....? What would be more practical?





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Neither is a substitute for the other. If you were on extremely limited funds, I'd go with a handheld light like the Surefire G2. If money isnt an issue get the tritium sights and a pistol mounted light (or handheld).
 

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I agree, I have a cheap light (handheld) and night sights on my HD weapon.
 

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I would go with the night sights over a laser. I have a lasermax on my Sig 229 and other then maybe scary the crap out of a BG with it the only other thing it's good for is entertaining the cat. I can't really shoot well with it. It take's me too long to pinpoint my target and when I do I shoot all over the place.
 

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Well, let me ask this then of you two based on your experience and knowledge; what function does a laser on firearm perform?


A laser serves several functions. On one hand it can help show which direction you are pulling shots and help diagnos other marksmanship errors. Second, it is benefical when shooting in lowlight conditions when you might not be able to get a good sight picture for whatever reason. Three, they are awesome when shooting from unconventional positions (around cover, knocked to the ground, etc). Those are a few reasons just off the top of my head.



Most of the people that have problems with lasers have little expereince with them. The list of people advocating the use of lasers is quite large (Larry Vickers, Ken Hackathorn, Jim Cirillo, Pat Rogers, Rob Haught, etc) and those people know a thing or two about gunfighting.
 

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[quote name='"NCPatrolAR"][quote=larz] Second' date=' it is benefical when shooting in lowlight conditions when you might not be able to get a good sight picture for whatever reason. [/quote']

Wouldn't Home Defense likely to be lowlight conditions? I'm confused, your first recommendation was no laser, then you seem to endorse it.....I was thinking about the Light/Laser for HD for lowlight conditions. Money is no object since I am a billionaire :wink: !
 

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Of the three items listed, the laser would be last on my list. I actually like lasers, but they are a "force multiplier". They are nowhere near as essential as the night sights or white light.
 

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In the house at night by the bed ,my M&P40 wears an m6 lazer/light. A great item when something goes bump in the night, It will turn night into day and the lazer is good quality too
 

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the way I see it, a good white light is absolutely critical



I have an X200B on my M&P and it lights up the world



I've never liked night sights but thats probably because i dislike dots on my sights in general. I'm much better off with a plain black rear sight and a dot or some sort of mark on the front sight



I'll be getting the ctc laser grips when they come out.
 

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Like TIGS, I also have a M&P40 with a M6X on it. Having your white light source and laser all in one is a great thing. Having a separate light is ok, but then you have two things to grab, in the dark, when and if the crap hits the fan. Night sights are ok too, but realistically if your defending your home in the middle of the night your going to be instinctively shooting and most people won't even see their sights. The concern with gun mounted light is that you are pointing your weapon at everything your lighting up. But, if your room clearing with a separate light in your off hand, your still pointing your weapon at everything you light up anyway. You just need to have disciplined trigger control and keep your finger off the trigger when searching. IMO the light laser is the way to go. It's an all in one weapon system that is easy to use, which is very important when your half asleep and the BG shows up.
 
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