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Best Affordable Weapons Light for Glock

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by DaBurna, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. DaBurna


    Jun 8, 2008
    Bama Boy
    I only plan on buying one if I do indeed get one.... What's the best BANG for my buck (no pun intended)?

    -One that will work on all my railed models (G19, G23*, G30)
    *have been hearing .40cals don't like light attachments

    -Don't want "el-cheapo" but not spending the price of a decent firearm on one either

    -A quality product with a reputable name

    Suggestions fellas?:wavey:
  2. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    TLR-1. Can find it on sale for < $100 sometimes.

    The .40 issue was primarily (only?) with older G22s. Never hard of it happening with G23s but someone who knows more can chime in.

    Last edited: Oct 5, 2011

  3. GEN3


    Oct 7, 2010
  4. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008
    Agreed. Bang or the buck, TLR-1.
  5. snichols28


    Dec 4, 2009
    Absolutely the Streamlight TLR-1 models! I had others asking what kind of light I had when mine was putting their Surefires to shame at my last night qualification.

    Good deal on them here... Chief Supply - Streamlight TLR-1s

    20% off code for today by using "TAKEOFF20" and free shipping = $101.59 shipped to your door!
  6. Doc8404

    Doc8404 Master Chief

    Jan 2, 2011
    central NY
    Streamlight TLR-1s (the one with strobe...)
    Can generally find a great sale on them (But i won't buy from regardless of their prices).
  7. kamonjj


    Sep 7, 2010
    Norfolk, VA
    I'm going to get a tlr-1. The exchange by my house stocks them for 104. No tax, no wait. Plus I can always return it promptly if I don't like it.
  8. .38 super

    .38 super Observer

    Aug 23, 2010
    I purchased several light/laser combos, my favorite is TLR2 because of the solid body, hold and bright light and I absolutely agree with the previous posters about the performance and everything... However, just to be on the safe site, I would not put it on any polymer full size frame gun… Compact and large size frames are OK to accept metal frame lights as far as I know but I can be wrong of course … I find it to be more of reliability issue than changing the cover plate with one with sign on it …
    My spin on it is: yes, it is a great light, lots of people are using it and there is nothing wrong about it if they shot with it and know that their guns are not experiencing any problems, but also they are serious problems reported when this light was mounted on a Glock pistol, so it’s a no for me if I have to use it with reliability in mind.

    If you’re looking for light only, Streamlight makes two models – one that uses normal size AA Lithium batteries ( ) and one that uses 123 size Lithium batteries with the same specs ( )
    Both models are with polymer bodies, they being proven not to cause any problems when mounted on frames that flexes hard during firing, such as Glock, plus I like the quick release on the first model, I’ll probably get one of those combos for myself, I don’t like to deal with looking for quality 123 size batteries, and they are more expensive too.
  9. toddmog


    May 28, 2007
    I just got a TLR-1s for $114 out the door at a local shop. LOVE IT! I'm thinking about getting a second one for my AR.
  10. Apprentice


    May 17, 2000
    North GA,USA
    I like the TLR-3 I got for $65 at retail. It's the smallest. I'm not a hard use light guy or expert. I like the fast put on and remove of the X300 more but for a dedicated light staying put on a house gun, my TLR-3 seems pretty good.
  11. nick65


    Mar 26, 2011
    I have an NcStar on my G23 nightstand /house gun. Got is at a gunshow for $25. It's a good sturdy light. I also see Crimson Trace is coming out with a Light Guard. I would like to see that in real life, not just on their website.
  12. I had bought a lightly used M3X a couple of years back for $60 but it was the old fashioned kind. I wanted a new LED weapon light but did not want to shell out a lot of money. I just got the LED upgrade for about $50 from cheaper than dirt, very bright! The only thing I dislike is the finish on the bezel. I'd say it's a matte gray. I'm going to call CCR & see if they'll refinish it.
  13. ju993rnaut


    Feb 6, 2010
    I picked up a wx150 for my 17 last year iirc I payed $139 shipped. I wanted a light the I didn't have to fumble around with easy on, easy off no screew to mess with. And it dosent stick out as far as the tlr. Glad I got it when I did because the price has risen since.