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#1 Davis

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:48 AM

The date has been confirmed! The first low light/no light class that GFT will be offering is going to be on 31 May starting at 1600 at the Cow Town Range Complex in the Northwest Valley. 

Here is the LINK to the event page on the GFT Facebook page. 

 

I think this class is going to be a lot of fun, I've been talking quite a bit with John (DirtyTrigger) about some of the different elements he is going to incorporate so I know this is going to be awesome. I for one am very excited and hope that some other ITS folks will be able to attend. 

 

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:15 PM

This class is already costing me money! I picked up a new WML for my rifle... though I am thinking it might be a bit overkill?

 

http://www.streamlig...ct.html?pid=252

 

I am a huge fan of the Streamlight TLR-1s so I figured the TLR-1s HP would be good, and it is. I like having the remote pressure pad as well, but the light is very bright and kind of large. 


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:23 PM

I wouldn't say that's overkill. Streamlight TLR-1s are excellent WMLs.
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:38 PM

I think I might see about replacing the lens/reflector with the normal size one instead of that large cone. 


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:44 PM

Yeah, I think the HL version is better in the sense of not having that massive cone.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:37 PM

I think I might see about replacing the lens/reflector with the normal size one instead of that large cone. 

I would say take it to the class and see how it runs.  


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:47 PM

I would say take it to the class and see how it runs.  

 

I most certainly will. And I also just figured out that they thread face of the TLR-1s HP differently than the TLR-1s HL so there is no swapping it out anyway. 


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:53 PM

TOTAL overkill! I got this awesome mini maglight that puts out plenty of light....

 

 

 

 

rofl

 

 

Sorry, I had a horrible flashback from teaching the weapon retention classes and having guys showing up with their new "duty" light that they got for free from harbor freight. :beat:

 

If anything, I doubt I will be running my dedicated weapon lights for the entire class. I'll probably work on using my belt light for a lot of the class. 

 

Also, I'm gonna be placing an order in the next few days for the snap lights from LApolice gear. The little LED ones that strobe or are steady. I figure this will be a good idea on how they will work for marking. If anyone attending wants in, let me know and we can save on shipping!


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:57 AM

Psycho, which snap lights are you thinking about? Can you post a link here so can look and see?


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 10:34 AM

This class is already costing me money! I picked up a new WML for my rifle... though I am thinking it might be a bit overkill?

 

http://www.streamlig...ct.html?pid=252

 

I am a huge fan of the Streamlight TLR-1s so I figured the TLR-1s HP would be good, and it is. I like having the remote pressure pad as well, but the light is very bright and kind of large. 

 

I'm going to hold out for the TLR-1 SuperHP...

 

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think it'll be a standard Picatinny mount? 


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:04 AM

MILLER,

  You can mount that with the standard trailer  hitch attachment.  FDE color is due out by July.

 

In as well for the Snap Lights PFish


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 05:09 PM

FDE is so last week, I'm holding out for the new Wolf Gray one, you know so I can maintain my low profile.


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:36 PM

New TLR-1s HL installed. Also picked up and installed the Magpul RSA so I can fully utilize my single point sling and convert it to a two point. 

 

 

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:05 PM

The 1-2 point sling is awesome.    And DAMN   is that a Tanning Light on the front of your rifle?

 

 

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Just kidding.  A good light gives you many, many edges.


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:31 PM

My theory is that if I run out of ammo I will be able to use this light to burn the retinas out of the bad guys! And then once they are blind I will just go ahead and use my disturbingly heavy rifle to beat them with it.

 

But yeah, all kidding aside, I did not think it was going to be quite as physically large as it is. The light it puts out really is awesome and it has a very far reach, but we will see if the size of it is a hindrance or not. 


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:46 PM

Man, bright lights are second only to throwing AK mags.

Good looking rifle you have there Davis.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:56 PM

Man, bright lights are second only to throwing AK mags.

Good looking rifle you have there Davis.

 

I was actually thinking of getting a couple AK mags just to use as blunt force fighting objects! 

 

And thanks, she is a nice rifle, my own creation; my only complaint is that she is a heavy beast. The only barrel I could get when building her up was a full heavy barrel so that adds a good chunk of front end weight when combined with the 15" rail. But regardless of the weight I love that gun. 


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:12 AM

And thanks, she is a nice rifle, my own creation; my only complaint is that she is a heavy beast. The only barrel I could get when building her up was a full heavy barrel so that adds a good chunk of front end weight when combined with the 15" rail. But regardless of the weight I love that gun.

Well at least you know the rifle will take a beating!
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Posted 11 May 2014 - 06:03 PM

If you need to balance out the weight a bit, there is the option of the magpul ubr stock. That thing is a beast.

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:05 AM

Psycho, which snap lights are you thinking about? Can you post a link here so can look and see?


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And throwing AK mags is just silly. ANYONE who is ANYTHING know that all the high speed low drag guys throw DVD cases. ;0)
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