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M3x vs. Glock Light

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Kiddo, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Kiddo

    Kiddo

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    Which is has better performance (light output, duration, ruggedness, etc.)? The M3, M3x or Glock Light? Is there really a difference with the M3 and M3x?
     
  2. LSP972

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    <<..Is there really a difference between the M3 and M3X?..>>

    Yes. I have both. The M3X has a brighter beam, and is a bit larger and heavier. Either one will do fine. And I prefer either to the Glock offering because of the switch set-up on the Glock light. That has been explained on a couple of other threads on this topic, which can be found in Gun Parts & Accessories and Sights, etc. forums here on GT.

    I imagine this one will moved there shortly by a moderator.;)
     

  3. jlw_84

    jlw_84 General Glocker

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    SF x200 > All Others
     
  4. abbeyroadd

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    Agreed!

    $250 is a lot of money for a light but I have heard nothing but good thins about the x200.
     
  5. pangris

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    I have an X200 and it is many good things - but it has a very tight beam. The M3/M3X will actually light a room better than the X200. The X200 allows for searching better than the M3/M3X.

    I think the quality of construction goes to the Surefire, but the kinks have supposedly been worked out of the M3/M3X.
     
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    <<...SF X200> all others...>>

    That opinion is not universally shared. As pangris noted, the beam has very little side-spill and does not light up an entire room like the M3 does.

    Also, the X200 switch has the same limitations that the Glock light does. That apparently does not matter to some; many of whom I suspect have never used one of these gun lights "for real".

    YMMV...
     
  7. Kiddo

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    what are the limitations of the x200 and the glocklight? can the x200 be easily mounted and removed just like the m3 series?
     
  8. jlw_84

    jlw_84 General Glocker

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    SF x200 Slide on and off like the others.

    I work the graveyard shift in a mainly industrial part of the city, so "alarm drop" and "building search" are common tasks during my night.

    I used one "for real" frequently.
     
  9. Kiddo

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    do you need an adapter to fit the x200 on the glock or does it go directly to the glock rail?
     
  10. jlw_84

    jlw_84 General Glocker

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    No, it fits directly onto the existing frame rails on 3rd generation Glocks.
     
  11. Smokecloud

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    what holsters fit the x200? does it fit the same ones as the m3, I have heard that the 3x wont fit in a standard m3 holster because of the expanded size. Im considering the X200 for my G22 because I seem to be stuck on graveyard.
     
  12. pangris

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    x200 should fit the same as an M3