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Recommend me an affordable weapon light

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by .556, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. .556

    .556

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    I'm looking to buy (2) weapon lights to go on the accessory rails of my pistols. I want a basic, white, LED light. I've looked at a few Steamlight and Insight models, but they are pretty expensive.

    The use would be for a night-stand pistol.
     

  2. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    What gun?

    TLR-1s - $99 about
    TLR-3 - $70 about
    Uncle Jimmies Super Volt 3 Watt - 5 fingers
     
  3. cdog533

    cdog533 Zombie Killer

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  4. Amen to that! Ordered two! Can't beat the price.
     
  5. .556

    .556

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    A Glock 17 and a Tarus 24/7. Ill google the TLR-1 and 3 and check them out. Thanks

    -556
     
  6. MeefZah

    MeefZah Cover is Code 3

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    Streamlight TLR-1 is a fantastic light and very durable, especially for the price. Their customer service is top notch, too.
     
  7. Weber

    Weber

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    This. I got mine used for fifty smackers and am EXTREMELY pleased with
    it. Heck, I got it before I had a pistol with a rail.

    Either a TLR-1 or -3 will do what you want, just don't go swimming
    with it.

    Look for a used one for an even better price, like I did. It has a few
    scratches and the lens was dirty, but a few minutes work with a brush
    and some CLP and it looked good as new.
     
  8. glockvit

    glockvit Glock Sportsman

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    This is what I have: It works perfect and is super bright
    [​IMG]

    Best thing is it can be slipped on/off in less than a second, and has a nice on/off slide switch.
    You can get it for less than $40, just make sure you don't get the compact version. The one illustrated fits the Glock 19/ 17 excellent... and cause no scratches or damages to the rail.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2011
  9. XM15carbine

    XM15carbine

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    More info details please. Thanks
     
  10. KK40384

    KK40384

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    Have you fired the gun with the light attached? I had the same one and 30 rds of double tap ammo in 40S&W killed it. You get what you pay for usually with the China crap.

    My advice is get a good light such as a tlr-1 that's proven
     
  11. there's a reason they're cheap.

    Streamlight, Insight, or Surefire,

    anything else=fail

    the cheap lights are flashlights someone puts of a firearm. That doesn't mean it's a weapon light
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2011
  12. Melissa5

    Melissa5

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    I've got a TLR-1s and a TLR-3. Both are great lights. Bought the TLR-1s from OMB and the TLR-3 on eBay. The one from eBay was new and about $15 less than anywhere else I had looked.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2011
  13. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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  14. bobelk99

    bobelk99

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    Consider the Glock GTL series. The 10 can be picked up used for little more than a Chinese item that won't stay aligned or last long.

    They certainly aren't Surefire, but a good low light alternative.