Surefire X400 or Streamlight TLR-2?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by diablo2184, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. diablo2184

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    Dec 3, 2005
    South Fl
    Hello all, I am in the market for a laser/light combo for my G23. I am obviously between the X400 and TLR-2. Any opinions from owners that have either, or both, or used them? I have a few Surefire handhelds and I love them. The Streamlight is a little cheaper in price, but I also believe you get what you pay for. Is it worth getting the X or just buy a TLR?

    i have searched in the GATE and this forum, and didnt really come up with much info or help.

    #1 diablo2184, Aug 11, 2010
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2010
  2. AZBru88

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    May 21, 2010
    I have the TLR-2 on my G17 and love it. If I where buying today I would go for the TLR-2s (includes the strobe function.)
    I've never tried the X400 so can't compare. But I'm very happy with my TLR's have one on my Rem 870 12 gauge also. Both hold zero.

  3. crazypilot

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    May 21, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    You can find a lightly used X400 for about $260-$300 nowadays. I have an X400 and it is awesome. It has a lot of throw and the laser is visible when pointed at a distance.

    I've taken it varmit hunting and have used it to point where they are for the shooter in low light/night hunts.
    #3 crazypilot, Aug 11, 2010
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2010
  4. vantage

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    Feb 5, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    I own both and generally love Surefire products, however, I'd give the edge to the TLR in this comparison. Unless you can find an X400 cheaper than MSRP (often hard to do with Surefire), the TLR is too good of a bargain in comparison.

    The lights on both are very bright but the Surefire does have a much brighter laser. I've found both to be rock solid (although there's no doubt the Surefire is higher quality). The TLR's activation is a little easier to use than the Surefire (the Surefire is very tight and after more than a year of use has remained very tight to activate) but I like the Surefire's momentary on which is achieved by pushing the rocker forward rather than pressing up or down.

    They're both high quality lights. While the X400 sets the standard I expect from Surefire, the price is high enough that it become difficult to justify over the TLR unless you're expecting serious use out of it.

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