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Help me make a choice TLR-2 or Glock GTL-22

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by tashko23, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. tashko23


    Feb 6, 2008
    What Tactical light Should I Buy TLR-2 or Glock GTL-22 .
  2. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

    Dec 21, 2002

  3. Dingo's G-22

    Dingo's G-22

    Feb 25, 2008
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  4. RyanNREMTP

    RyanNREMTP Inactive/Banned

    Jun 16, 2007
    Waco, Texas
    The only bad thing I'll say about the glock light is it is very hard to find a holster that will fit it while it's on the gun.
  5. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    For all the reasons mentioned.

    . LED-Based Illumination--Rated At Thousands Of Hours Of Use!

    . Quality Of Housing/Casing/Optics!

    . Holstering Issues!

    Ultimately, bulbs can still be the brightest. But they're 7% efficient (making mostly heat) and are rated for tens of hours of use. They are sensitive to heat and shock.

    LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are solid-state semiconductors that convert electrons to light at something like 40% efficiency. They're far less affected by heat and virtually impervious to shock. While not absolutely the brightest, they're plenty bright for tactical operations.

  6. AJSully421

    AJSully421 Armed Citizen

    Apr 19, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    i have the glock light / laser, light, and two tlr-1's. The glock light/laser is great for critters at the ranch, but it has neglected to work properly enough that i don't trust it enough to rely on it.

    The switch at the bottom that selects between light, laser, both, or off often gets messed with, and screws me up when i need it. the TLR might not suffer from this. also, when there is not enough charge to "start up" the bulb, the laser still works, but with no light, have fun. The TLR-2 has a LED which will continue to burn, but just slowly get dim, and the laser will still work. also, once the bulb went out on the glock light right as i was popping off a raccoon, and he got away before i could engage my back up surefire led handheld... i was mad.

    The TLR-2 is not water proof, no matter what anyone says. the TLR-1 is, and both glock lights are... so if you might get the thing wet, you might take this into account.

    The TLR-2 is great for what it does, but it is far from perfect for what we need. I'm looking into the laser grip and surefire x300 for my 21, but that is $$$.
  7. vqv123


    Apr 7, 2008
    will the the aluminum housing get burned, as you continue to shoot alot?
  8. dsmw5142

    dsmw5142 NRA Member

    Oct 2, 2007
    I have a TLR and it is great. The Glock light looks like a big turd hanging from your gun IMO.
  9. benfur


    May 7, 2008
    To me the TLR-2 just looks better then the Gtl-22 its only a light
  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    The GTL-22 is a laser with a light combo.
    It also has a setting that allows adjustability of brightness of the light.
    From very dim to full bright setting. Do that with a TRL-2.
  11. vqv123


    Apr 7, 2008
    will the tlr or gtl get burned/melt, or fogged up after continuous shooting?
  12. RyanNREMTP

    RyanNREMTP Inactive/Banned

    Jun 16, 2007
    Waco, Texas
    The glock light will get carbon buildup on the lens, or at least it does on my G22. It can get hot but I don't know if hot enough to melt.
  13. tjf76

    tjf76 CLM

    Mar 16, 2004
    Western Montana
    I have a Streamlight TLR2 and would not trade it for anything.
  14. rescueswimmer


    May 18, 2008
    I have the Insight Tech m6x, Insight and Streamlight were parnters but now have gone on their own. The Insight is made of plastic and the Streamlight is aluminum. They both are top notch.
  15. john in jax

    john in jax

    Jul 3, 2007
    NE FL
    I noticed the Streamlight TLR-2 (and I think Insight M6) has a screw-down attachment that looks like it would do a better job of holding the laser on zero than the little clip on most lasers. Is this so, or am I mistaken?
  16. Gripto


    May 21, 2008
    I think the weight should be an additional point for the right solution. The TLR-2 weights 134g (4.72oz) and the GTL22 92g(3.25oz). So the TLR-2 is almost 50% heavier than the GTL22.
  17. rescueswimmer


    May 18, 2008

    my 6x has the quick lock. Just a bar that is spring loaded. The 6xGBR has screws and so does the TLR's I think the ease of on and off is pretty nice with the quick disconnect but depends on what scenario, you are going to use your light