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Thread: CTC LightGuard: new light option for M&P9 CCW?

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    CTC LightGuard: new light option for M&P9 CCW?

    Now that CCW is FINALLY going to be a reality in Wisconsin, I'm considering a potential carry setup using my M&P9. I do have a Utah permit, but have never actually carried on a daily basis before.

    One thing I've always thought about is whether to mount a white light or not for daily carry. I've always been put off by the bulk of standard pistol lights like the X300. Now, CTC has announced their new LightGuard product, which looks like it integrates a very streamlined 100 lumen LED with a DEVGRU-type switch:




    The LightGuard series are supposed to be available in April (so maybe August in reality) and I'm sure I can either get a custom IWB holster made or get one from CTC's lineup. I'm really attracted to the minimal weight and profile of this light, and I know CTC makes the best pistol lasers out there. My only hesitation is with the switch: grabbing the gun activates the light, vs using your support side fingers to activate a switch. Probably a training thing, but wanted to see if any of you experienced CCW permit holders had any enlightenment for me.
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    Looks like it might have some promise...

    As for the activation switch, I agree with you it'll be a training issue for most people but there is some popularity with the DG switch on Surefire lights and this looks similar. So I can see this being a cheaper (albeit unproven reliable at this point) solution for those as you said who don't want the bulk of a WPL like a X300 or TLR.
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    Neat idea, but there are no holsters for this set up. Perhaps it can serve a role as a bedside gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by aflin View Post
    Neat idea, but there are no holsters for this set up. Perhaps it can serve a role as a bedside gun
    If this product works as advertised, I'm sure I can solve the holster puzzle one way or another...
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    Looked at these at Shot and I don't know if the battery was run down or not, but the output was VERY low.


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    Very slim line design!!! I want to try one out. Any release date info out?

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    I think that for a civilian CCW that a separate handheld light is the ticket. You'll use the light more than the gun I can assure you and it avoids the holster dilemma entirely.

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