Originally Posted by John S
Even with nightsights, you need to be able to identify what or who you are shooting at. Shooting at a figure in the dark can lead to tragic circmstances. One thing to take into account. A flashlight mounted on your shotgun when it is turned on, gives an intruder a target to shoot at. Better a light that can be held away from your body. There is information available to show you how to use a light in the dark in a shooting situation.
Thats why I was asking this. I've known this for sometime now and it's always a good talking point. I see from the responses I got thus far that I'm not the only one thinking about this. I never took the laser plunge before on handguns for this reason and prefer the night sights. I'm not real big on worrying so much on the target. I know how horrific, but please let me explain and think it out before you attack me for saying that. It's only my wife and I who live here and nobody else has any keys and we don't let our doors unlocked. Therfore, nobody should ever be in our house. If something goes bump in the night in my house and for some reason my K9 trained rottie wouldn't handle them then I have a problem I guess. I'm not real worried about identifying them because if I know where my wife is their shouldn't be anybody else in my house. Thats why I'm still just considering night sights only. If it's a full moon out I can see my sights and pick out targets with our white drywall as backing. My wife and I already practiced this a few times with her being the sneaking bad guy. The problem arise on super dark nights.
My biggest problem is if I'm targeted by a professional thief or something of that nature and they kill our power on a dark night. It all depends where I'm at in the house at that time I guess.
See we recently were discussing this when we lost our power one night last week and it dawned on me then about not being able to see very well in our house. My Glock was in the bedroom at the time because I was just getting out of the shower and was contemplating then about whether or not to get a pistol mounted light.
I'd prefer to wait and hide it out in a room until law enforcement came, but it takes them so long to get where we live that if somebody did break in at some point I'd probably have to confront them. Does anybody no any good classes coming up in the near future on Home defense. I'm especially interested in a class that might have knowledge on how to utilize our guard and watch dogs along with myself with a shooting iron or two along with my wife. My wife has recently taken a bigger interest in shooting, protecting herself and home defense, in which I'm tickled pink. Thanks for the input fellas and keep it coming.
Maybe Im wrong in my above philosphy and some of you can give me some scenarios in how I am. I'm open minded and seeking advice and knowledge.