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Light & Laser Recommendation Needed

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by jdl2, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. jdl2

    jdl2

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    Please help! I have two Gen 3s, a G19 and G 23, both have XS Large Dot night sights. If not carrying a 1911 I'm carrying the G23 everyday. The G23 spends evenings on my night, too.

    I'd like to put a quality light/laser on ONE and keep it in the bedroom and use the other Glock for EDC. Please help me make two decisions:

    1) which should I use for EDC and
    2) what light/laser should I put on the other.

    Thank you very much for your time and interest in helping me.

    Jim L.
     
  2. 4Rules

    4Rules

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    The marketplace is large and the options are many.

    I suggest that you focus on the products from both Crimson Trace and Surefire.
     


  3. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy

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    1. Tough call but if I had to pick I'd put the light/laser on the G19 since a small number of 22s/23s had issues with lights attached. But as long as you test it out I would (and do) feel comfortable with the light on the 23.

    2. Streamlight TLR2 is the best bang for the buck laser/light combo out there IMO.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwcW3E-8sxg"]Streamlight TLR-2 Weapon Light & Laser Combo Review (HD) - YouTube[/ame]
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  4. Look at Insight Tech as well. I have an M6X LED on my G29SF.

    The TLR 2 as mentioned is a great value. Surefire if you have the dough.
     
  5. jdl2

    jdl2

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    Do we like Glock's proprietary light?

    How do you feel about strobe light and which do you feel is the best setup? Light only? Light & Laser?

    Please make yor recommendation based on your experience and preference.

    Thank you.

    Jim
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  6. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy

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    Glock's lights just don't live up to the performance of other lights on the market.

    I personally feel new shooters should just have a light as they (broad generalization here...) tend to start using the laser as a crutch as opposed to an additional option. For more experiencd shooters who have built the muscle memory to aquire that front sight quickly it's just personal preference IMO :dunno:
     
  7. jdl2

    jdl2

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    I realize your initial recommendation was based on my request for light/laser but if you like light only would you switch to TLR-1 or TLR-1s?
    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  8. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy

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    TLR-1s for sure. It's only a couple bucks more but has an additional 25 lumens and the strobe option is very disorienting. My wife wasn't too fond of me testing it on her :whistling:
     
  9. RyanNREMTP

    RyanNREMTP Inactive/Banned

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    Don't know much about the other lights but Glock's is horrible. I couldn't sell mine in the academy for $20.

    Sent from my Federation issued communicator.
     
  10. amishpsycho

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    I just got a TLR-4. It's lightweight, namebrand, bright as hell, and works great. Wasn't going to get the laser, but was only $105. Looks good on the G34. Currently it's on my Steyr M9 on the nightstand.
    Gonna have to get another one for the G34. Only uses 1 battery with a 1.5hr burn time. Pretty good.
    ebay. Fuddlebucks ? i think...I'd have to double check if you like.
     
  11. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    TLR-1's are excellent. Not too big on lasers except for training or for a rank novice for home defense, but they're definitely cool from a bling standpoint.