Preparing for personal defense scenarios on a brightly lit range, and firing against one-dimensional targets that are squared to you, isn’t combat practice. At best it is a beginner’s exercise in controlling the trigger and sight alignment. However, gunfights occur in dim light. This means that the time is overdue to practice and learn to use the proper tools. A combat light is an accessory to some, and a necessary tool to others.
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The biggest weapon lighting trend at this year’s SHOT show was integrated weapon light and laser combos. Streamlight and Crimson Trace both had some of the most well integrated models I saw at the show—each with their own unique features.
The Crimson Trace LiNQ combines a green laser sight and 300 Lumen LED white light with Instinctive Activation for AR-type Modern Sporting Rifles (AR-15, AR-10, M4, M16, HK416). Utilizing a secure, individual wireless connection, LiNQ offers complete wireless control of the laser and light module. The LiNQ was recently released and is just starting to hit retailer shelves. Read the full review here.