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Glock Tactical Light....

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by Doughnutman_923, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Doughnutman_923

    Doughnutman_923 Blessed Are The Peacemakers

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    Looking to buy a GTL-1o for my Glock 23, are these lights pretty durable, long lasting etc . . . ?

    Thanks
     
  2. j-glock22

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    I have heard mixed reviews of said lights, my opinion would steer you more towards a TLR-3 as it will be a better fit for the mid frame 23/19, and it holds up well (mine has for over 1000 rds) when firing...
     

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    TLR-1 or X300
     
  4. ju993rnaut

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    Im very fond of my insight wx150. It stays on my glock 17. The light itself dosent stick out as far as the gtl or trl, and I think it looks better than the gtl and the tlr. Its rated at 150 lumens, shock-proof and water resistant to 10 meters/30 ft, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. I got mine back when they could be had for $130-135. Now their like $160-169ish.
     
  5. texanredraider

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    I had a GTL-10 and had no issues with quality/reliability at all. I eventually sold it to get money for another project. They are definitely not the brightest light out there, but they're good lights.
     
  6. brisk21

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    Even Glock employees (in an armorers class) admitted that the Glock lights are "junk" and one should go with a streamlight or surefire. That being said, I like my Glock light/laser and it is just as reliable as the Glock itself! They basically said that the technology that they use in those lights are about 10 years behind the other companies mentioned.
     
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    I'm not going to call that a lie or even gross exageration, but it sure is bull****. The Glock tactical lites are perfectly fine. I have a 10 and a 21; they do exactly what they're supposed to--illuminate what they're pointed at, and in the case of the 21, provide a bright-red laser dot to aim with...and the laser stays sighted in.

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  8. brisk21

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    I actually agree with you. I felt that guy was wrong when he said it. I have a GTL 21 and it works great, and does exactly what it's supposed to. Plus, I like having a light/laser for my Glock that is made by Glock.
     
  9. Bodyarmorguy

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    As others have said, you will find mixed reviews. We issue them at my agency. I have only ever had to send one back to Glock and that was one that was issued to an Officer who's primary duties are on the police boat, 12 hours a day, 7 days out of every 2 weeks.

    There are agencies that have experienced reliability problems with the guns when other models of lights were attached. Thus far, I have not seen a malfunction related to the GTL.
     
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    I almost bought one earlier this year but I went with the TLR-1 instead.
     
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    I dont care how good of quality they are, because they are ugly as ****...
     
  12. brisk21

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    So your all about the looks of a weapon accessory rather than how well it operates?
     
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    They are considerably dimmer then other lights on the market, additionaly there really aren't many holsters available for them. Both are why I wouldn't buy one, some will say its a nightstand gun and holster isn't needed to which I frankly say bull as only having the option to hold it or set it down somewhere is just not very well thought out. In the end they aren't cheap enough to justify in my mind. Oh and as a side note the armorers course I took also had the in..............structor saying they kinda sucked..............................
     
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    Did I say that in my post?
     
  15. brisk21

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    Yes you did.
     
  16. SGT HATRED

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    No where did I say I would choose aesthetics over function... I said I wouldn't use that particular light because it's ugly. Maybe I should have included also because there are way better products out for less money.
     
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    I've had a love affair with my Insight M3X for about 9 months now. 125 lumens of bright white incandescent-xenon color temperature. I love the way it shines and the color rendering of this particular light. I was lucky enough to grab one of the last ones in stock before they discontinued them.
     
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    Exact quote: "I dont care how good of quality they are, because they are ugly as ****... "

    Maybe. Didn't.
     
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    Well I won't argue that there are better products out there, but your statement basically means that no matter how good the GTL is, you wouldn't buy it cause its ugly.
     
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    I saw a GTL-10 in a pawn shop for $50 I might get. It's for a nightstand gun. And by nightstand gun I mean I won't have time to put on a holster if I'm going to be needing to use the gun/light anyway so I don't care if they don't really make a holster that fits it.