From the bedroom gun safe. What do the three of these wonderful self defense tools have in common?
Yep. All have lights on them. The AR-15 and the Remington 870 have Surefire lights, and the Gock 21 sports an Insight M3X. All of them will turn night into day inside the lair and the Surefires on the long guns will illuminate swathes of the outdoors clean to the property perimeter if need be.
A lot of people that I know keep firearms near the bed for defense at night, but many of them don't use lights like this. I've never understood that. It's dark almost 50% of the time, right? Why cede that darkness to the bad guys or risk mis-identifying someone that you're fond of when lights like there can be obtained new or used relatively cheaply? Just remember that it's not a flashlight for looking around and train accordingly.
Once you're accustomed to these, you'll wonder how you ever got by without one.