Imagine your carbine’s hand guard is the dial of a clock where the top rail is at 12 o’clock. When I first started training with carbines for defense (and fun), most weapon lights that I saw where mounted somewhere around 4 to 5 o’clock, or 7 to 8 o’clock for south paws, so people could activate their lights with their support hand thumb that was being wrapped around a vertical grip. Then, as the way people used vertical grips changed to more of a thumb break method, so did the positions of their lights to 10 to 11 o’clock, or 2 to 3 o’clock for south paws. There are also proponents of mounting their lights are 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock.
Sometimes you can tell a lot about how someone holds a carbine by how they have mounted their light and sometimes I am left scratching my head when I see a light mounted in a strange position for no reason at all. So, now I want to know where you mount your light and why you chose to mount it there. Did you take into account your shooting stance and grip? Does the use of cover play into your decision? Were there other factors? Is there a light mount position that want to try but haven’t yet?
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