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Rail Mounted Tactical Lights

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Iceberg, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    I'm thinking about buying a rail mounted tactical light for my home defense 3rd gen G21. What are you guys using? I looked at a factory Glock tactical light the other day & it was priced right ($75), but I'm open to other options.
     
  2. nubus

    nubus Guest

    The factory Glock lights are just OK IMHO.
    A Streamlight LED will be much brighter and have longer battery life.
    But I think you will need a TLR-1 or TLR-1s to fit Glock's goofy picatinny.
    A TLR-3 will fit with the picatinny wedge removed, that is much smaller unit.
    Oh wait a minute... "That's what she said."
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    TLR-1 or TLR-1s. Amazingly bight. High quality. Price around $100.

    I own lots of Surefire stuff but Streamlight is no less in quality, brighter and cheeper then the current equivalent in Surefire.
     
  4. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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  5. zane

    zane Vancouver, WA Member

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    My Insight M3 works very well on my xd45.
     
  6. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    X300 if you can afford it, no doubt about it its the best handgun light out there.

    TLR if the surefire isn't in the budget - they're quality lights and stand up to some pretty good abuse, I have a few of them myself.

    I would stay far, far away from the Glock lights. I'm a huge glock guy but their lights are junk.
     
  7. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    I bought the Steamlight TL-1 for my Glock 21. I wanted a Surefire X300, but I figured that I could use the $150 that I saved on more mags & ammo.
     
  8. Dell_dude

    Dell_dude Vancouver, WA Member

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    +1 for the TLR-1S.

    I have two and will be getting more.
     
  9. asiparks

    asiparks PDX Active Member

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    have a Surefire X200 and an X300, much prefer my Insight Procyon.
    just as well made, brighter with a bigger hotspot and clearer. brighter spill than either of my Surefires and vastly cheaper, mine was $110
     
  10. farmdog

    farmdog Northern Oregon Member

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    The TLR 1 is a good choice. I also have a Streamlight M3X on my SIg 229.
     
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    farmdog Northern Oregon Member

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    Got to watch some OSP Troopers do some transition training the other day. They are transitioning from the Glock 22 to S&W M&P 40's w/ Surefire mounted lights and Safariland holsters. Proper training and the understanding of proper tactics are essential.
     
  12. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    Here is my new TLR-1 on my Glock 21.
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