Taurus 217 Lights

Lights types

Taurus 217 is a firearm without a rail, that means rail-mounted lights aren’t an option. But worry not, you will find out what can be done in order to enhance your performance. There is always an option, in this case it’s hand-held lights. They can seem hard to master at first, but worry not, training helps.

Hand-held lights for Taurus 217 are especially useful in a number of situations. If you don’t want to end up searching for a custom holster for your rail-mounted light, then the choice of hand-held lights is a great one. Do you remember all the cool cop movies, where they aimed their gun at the bad guy while at the same time illuminating him/her with a flashlight? If you do then know, that this was not only a hollywood trick.

A flashlight can easily fit in your pocket and become a part of your EDC and you can use the benefits of it only in the time of need. There is also no need of getting used to a different weight of your handgun, as a rail-mounted flashlight puts additional weight on the barrel and might affect your aim. And if you just need to light your path in a dark alley or forest you don’t have to draw your weapon and be, well, be the guy that uses his gun as a flashlight.

But beware that hand-held lights require practice. If you find yourself in a high stress or tenuous situation, having something that requires grace and skill is not exactly ideal. For people who have a lot of practice, there can be a preference for a hand-held light as you have more flexibility in where you can aim it and still have your weapon pointed at a target.

Top 3 Taurus 217
Hand-Held Lights

Fenix PD35 Tac Tactical Edition Flashlight (From $72)

The Fenix PD35 Tac Tactical Edition Flashlight is one of the best flashlights you can get. Its five and a half inches long and fits in your pocket, the little tool can get up to 1,000 lumens and has different light modes that you can utilize indoors or outdoors.

Streamlight ProTac HL USB (From $84)

The Streamlight ProTac HL USB is a fan favorite EDC flashlight that won't let you down even in tough situations, it’s one of the best and brightest flashlights on the market. The best part about the Streamlight ProTac HL is that it can be recharged on the go via any USB charging device and the included USB charging cord. 3 different output settings deliver between 85 and 850 lumens of light and between an hour and a half and 12 hours of run time.

Smith Wesson MP12 Tactical Flashlight (From $41)

The Smith Wesson MP12 Tactical Flashlight offers great battery-saving vs luminosity ratio. Iow-output mode will give you 43 lumens and just shy of 3 hours of run time, while a click on and off tail cap switch ensures quick and efficient operation with one hand.

Taurus 217
Laser Batteries

Your Taurus 217 laser will only work properly if you have proper batteries for it. Each respective laser requires specific batteries in order to function properly and for a long period of time. So while you shop for your 217 laser be sure to pay attention to the batteries used.

7 Tips To Improve your
Taurus 217 Accuracy


Have you ever wondered how to improve your aim and accuracy with your Taurus 217? You can find it out below, but beware, there are some physics involved. Each firearm has a specific weight. This is the weight in your hand. Now add the weight that is needed to fire your 217 and you have a equation where these are compared. Let’s say that your firearm weighs 2 pounds and the trigger finger force is 12 pounds for the first shot and 5 pounds for subsequent shots. This means the force is more than the weight and we are getting to the conclusion - the gun will move. if the gun moves during the firing sequence, the shot will impact somewhere other than where it was originally aimed. This is a pretty simple concept. But how do you solve the problem? The answer is easy. Press the trigger and don’t pull it. This will end up in not moving your gun and this improving the aim. The best practice to learn it is dry fire practice.

7 [Easy] Taurus 217 Dry Fire Practice Steps

  • Step 1: Remove all ammunition from your gun.
  • Step 2: Move the ammunition away from your practice area.
  • Step 3: Choose a safe target and backstop.
  • Step 4: Focus on your front sight!
  • Step 5: SLOWLY PRESS the trigger.
  • Step 6: Follow through!
  • Step 7: Reset if necessary depending on your gun type.


Taurus 217 Tactical Light
Training Books


One of the key things to remember is regular and repeated practice. Taurus 217 laser training is best practiced while being supervised by a professional, be it on the range or anywhere else. If you can’t afford a specialist you can always find good resources in books. Tactical training books and how to’s are one step in your way of training. Yes, you can find loads of articles online, but a book is tough to beat.

Own the Night: Selection and Use of Tactical Lights and Laser Sights (From $20.39)

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This book covers the basics of handgun light training. It is an almanac for every responsible gun owner that wants to improve their aim with a light. The books covers the instructions very well, but you have to pay attention that it was published in 2009 so some of the technical and model-specific information may be outdated.


Mod your Taurus 217 with these accessories

Choose from various modifications for your Taurus 217, including holsters, parts, sights, magazines, grips, lasers, lights and cleaning utilities.

Taurus 217 lights

Lights for Taurus 217

When you find yourself in a dark environment along with your Taurus 217, it’s good to have an option of lighting the area around you. You can have more options with lights for your handgun. Either a handheld or a gun mounted one. Each of which have their pros and cons and vary in shape, batteries and lights. Check article below about light options for your Taurus 217.