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Old 02-15-2012, 21:13   #1
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Home Defense: TLR-1 vs TLR-1 Strobe vs Glock Light

For home defense, which would/do you use?

I have a TLR-1 currently, but I don't mind dropping a few hundred to have the best...

for pure HD, which would you choose
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Old 02-15-2012, 21:39   #2
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Its funny you posted this today I was actually just about to order a TLR-1s. As far as HD lights go I wouldnt even mess with the Glock light its only 60 lumens sure it bright enough to see your way down the hallway and attract attention. The TLR-1 though at 130 and the TLR-1s and 160 lumens and with the strobe is just ridiculous. The streamlights IMHO are by far a better buy for the money than the glock light with a much more efficent and brighter light being the C4 LED. The only light that comes close to the Streamlights is the surefire and its $150 more so why even go that route!?? So my vote is the Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-1s!!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:25   #3
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The Glock light is not even worht buying. Streamlight or SureFire. I have TLR-1s, one a strobe and one not. Personally, the strobe is a good option for LE and entry type folks, but for me, when at home and such, the TLR-1 is my choice.

The strobe offers LE another tool to try and gain control and possibly avoid using lethal force. During training with LE in a carbine course, I saw the strobe used very effectively. But, it has a similar effect on the user, after being woken up, I don't think you would be happy with the results.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:45   #4
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TLR-1 with strobe is what I have, it blew me away for its ability to lighten up a hallway or room and also is does a great job of getting into the corners (if that makes any sense). It doesn't just point, it floods.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:45   #5
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I'm very happy with my $25 NCStar light on my Gen 4 G21.
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Old 02-16-2012, 18:20   #6
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My duty weapon has a TLR-1s and I love it. I'd like to try a sure fire but can't get passed spending twice the price.
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Old 02-16-2012, 19:22   #7
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I'm very happy with my $25 NCStar light on my Gen 4 G21.
Have you taken your G21 to the range and actually shot with your NCStart on it?? Im only asking cause a lot of the lower end lights after running a few hundered rounds downrange they dont hold up to well to it...
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Have you taken your G21 to the range and actually shot with your NCStart on it?? Im only asking cause a lot of the lower end lights after running a few hundered rounds downrange they dont hold up to well to it...
You are too kind.
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Old 02-16-2012, 20:12   #9
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You are too kind.

Hey if it holds up I might just go and save myself $100
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Old 02-16-2012, 20:22   #10
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Let me quote my Glock Armorer Instructor when discussing Glock's lights and accessories, "Guys, Glock makes guns (wink wink)." Forget about their light.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:59   #11
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Before you rely on the strobe check to see how your reaction time is with it on. Without it being attached to the gun in the dark strobe a friend that has his hands by his sides. Then without you knowing when, he quickly raises his hands towards you. Notice how long it takes you for your brain to register that his hands have started moving. Some folks can still quickly pick up on the movement but not others. If you're in the last group maybe a strobe isn't for you.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:54   #12
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I vote for the TLR-1 no strobe C4 version.... I have several hundreds of rounds down range on mine mounted to both my G19 and AR-15.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:41   #13
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Have you taken your G21 to the range and actually shot with your NCStart on it?? Im only asking cause a lot of the lower end lights after running a few hundered rounds downrange they dont hold up to well to it...
I've put about 100 rounds through it so far with no issues. I don't plan on keeping it on the gun very often while shooting at the range though. No sense putting too much unnecessary wear & tear on the thing. FWIW, I would do the same thing with a more expensive light as well.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:47   #14
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Consider an Insight Tech as well. If you need water resistance, it is good to 66 feet.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:25   #15
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For HD, I like the TLR-1.

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:07   #16
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What about the TLR-2? Does anybody like the laser feature?
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:37   #17
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For nightstand HD I have the Insight Tech M6X LED light/laser on my G29SF.

I also have a G30 with CT LG's and a Surefire X300 on it. The more tools the better IMHO.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:49   #18
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:38   #19
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I have the TLR-1s on my g23
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:41   #20
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I don't do weapon attached lights for HD. I like to have the option of illuminating an area without my weapon pointed in that direction, especially in my home.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:46   #21
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I don't do weapon attached lights for HD. I like to have the option of illuminating an area without my weapon pointed in that direction, especially in my home.
That's why you point the gun at the floor (low ready) or even at the ceiling (if you prefer) with the light on. You'll illuminate the entire room without muzzle sweeping anyone.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:48   #22
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Strobes IMHO are a waste. I do do not know of any entry teams that would use a strobe because it can disorient members as well. Flashbangs are used to disorient perps.

TLR-1 is a very good light, I have one on my patrol rifle, my G19, G23, G17 and my G21. I use the Surefire x300 on my duty gun and have put at least a thousand rounds down range with it.


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Old 04-14-2012, 10:23   #23
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Great information in this thread, thanks guys!
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:24   #24
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Have a TLR-1s on my 21. Hands down worth the price. Will have one on ALL of my guns.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:45   #25
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I went with the TLR-1 without the strobe. I considered the strobe and the possible tactical advantage of disorienting the BG, but figured it could be just as disorienting to me as well.
I'm very pleased with the performance of the C4 LED, and could see the hot spot temporarily blinding an opponent.
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