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Please recommend a light that will sit flush with the muzzle of the G17

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by INEEDMILK, Jun 11, 2012.

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  1. INEEDMILK

    INEEDMILK

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    I'd like to get a high output light (preferably with a strobe) for the rails on my 17, but I don't like how the TLR 1 and TLR 2 stick past the muzzle of the gun.

    Are there any other quality lights that sit flush or sit recessed in from the muzzle?

    If you could post a picture as well I would appreciate it.
     
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    surefire tlr3, it is not as big as the tlr1 but is still strong enough to give good lumens.
     
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    Yea seems good, except no strobe :crying:

    Do you know how this sits on a 17?


    Yea I think I saw a picture of a TLR3 on a 17 and it still sticks past the muzzle
     
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    sorry streamlight. 4151872106_93afdd0c71.jpg
     
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    it does a bit but not as much as the others. its the shortest one ive seen.
     
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    Yea seems good, except no strobe :crying:

    Well, you can't have it all in a compact light. So no strobe. I pulled out a 17 and measured the difference between the muzzle and the end (tip) of the light.....it's exactly 1/4" short of the muzzle. I have the model with the built in laser but it's the same size as the model w/o the laser.
     
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    yeah if sans strobe is a no go, im not sure who besides surefire and streamlight makes weapon mounted lights.
     
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    Have someone put a new driver in the light to give it strobe. Head over to CandlePowerForums....
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to measure it.

    Does the switch sit flush with the trigger guard?

    One thing that kept me away from the TLR3 was that it could only go back so far and the switch didnt sit flush with the guard.
     
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    I'd go with either a Surefire or the Streamlight. If it's holster issues, there are many holsters to choose from for either. If you don't like the way it looks, I can't help you there.

    As for the strobe option I wouldn't waste my money, but thats just me. I like to keep things simple.
     
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    I see this NCStar on a G17 and it looks damn good.

    According to Amazon the NCStar is $30 also...

    Seems like a winner to me.

    Anything bad to say about this before I place the ordeR?
     
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    what are you doing with this light? keep in mind you get what you pay for. if you are clearing houses i would rely on a more reputable brand. if its just a nightstand queen, go for it. the strobe feature on these weapon lights becomes a little cumbersome at times. clearing a house while trying to activate the strobe could potentially be life threatening since it takes divided attention to do so. when u clear, u hit the switch on to see whats what, and shut it off again. flipping a strobe on and leaving it on the entire sweep would telegraph you and is not good. i like the strobe for bragging reasons but its a difficult thing to master under stress. my .02
     
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    Have you considered the Glock lights? I believe the ring on the front does protrude just past the muzzle. Three variants to choose from.
     
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    why does it matter if the light sticks out a little? Shouldn't you be more worried about function than looks?
     
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    upon further investigation i would say steer clear of the NCstar. i personally would recommend the TLR-2s. it would be your best bet regardless of extension of the muzzle. is there a particular reason you don't want the light to go past the muzzle?
     
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    agreed.
    lol.
     
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    Hey I saw in another post that indicated you had a line on a 19RTF2? Did you get it?

    As far as the light, if money is not an issue I would highly recommend the X-300. I know it would extend past a little and not have strobe.
     
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    the 17 is long enough as it is. I didn't want to add anything to the front.

    I was basically looking for something like my C5L on my 19. It has a very bright light and a strobing feature, and sits cleanly behind the muzzle.

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    I was looking for something exactly like that for my 17, but without the laser.


    I've been talking to another member here named Squatcho about purchasing his, but I am still figuring out the specifics.

    My friend has a TLR1 on his 17 and he said, while it worked great it was a pain in the *** to clean off after a day at the range. That, on top of adding to the overall length, made me start looking for something more compact, even if the light isnt as bright.