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.556
02-11-2011, 22:25
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.

KSU_Glocker
02-11-2011, 22:33
http://www.longhorntactical.com/halasi.html

TSAX
02-11-2011, 22:47
What gun?

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

cdog533
02-11-2011, 23:46
http://www.longhorntactical.com/halasi.html

Is that LaserSpeed light any good? Looks like a Chinese copy of a Streamlight TLR-2....

PhiDeltChicoTCU
02-11-2011, 23:48
The TLR1S is 84 bucks at OMB Police Express...

Chowser
02-11-2011, 23:58
The TLR1S is 84 bucks at OMB Police Express...

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

.556
02-11-2011, 23:58
What gun?

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

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

-556

MeefZah
02-12-2011, 00:45
Streamlight TLR-1 is a fantastic light and very durable, especially for the price. Their customer service is top notch, too.

Weber
02-12-2011, 05:39
Streamlight TLR-1 is a fantastic light and very durable, especially for the price. Their customer service is top notch, too.

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.

glockvit
02-12-2011, 05:55
This is what I have: It works perfect and is super bright
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41uHWfBhviL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

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.

XM15carbine
02-12-2011, 06:55
This is what I have: It works perfect and is super bright
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41uHWfBhviL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

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.

More info details please. Thanks

KK40384
02-12-2011, 09:29
This is what I have: It works perfect and is super bright
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41uHWfBhviL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

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.

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

swinokur
02-12-2011, 09:56
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

Melissa5
02-12-2011, 09:59
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.

Cavalry Doc
02-12-2011, 10:02
Many people knock them, but I've fired over a hundred rounds with this on a G23, held zero, and light still works.

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/public/vmETlCrPVL_XOUOetX8k8Nm3E66lXjxFV7IIXEpZIl_a1pb58Hx1HjAScOyehV-Qm1JAXRUs2PUhzNdiuXM-8v6-NPKh2hcKl7YPwB_6SlZk_m0xAUPxWk19JpoVxQnE0dHYA45EQmj67jJMw53mDE2Yaes5BBedpUGHstH8iZFQ02l-BXiN8VApslYx-eMe2ypi6O93A6SQSsjAZUh8zjAUySvVIBahWgUUhZoBj2BPL4UP6Ji_4wF3TIuJKMuES5V9duT1beCqbuABbD3gIHJ5lVoZkQyDt hbd2mAZqfSPMQ

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=ncstar+laser+light+combo&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=i3x&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=ivns&resnum=1&biw=1704&bih=884&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=15087535816793114998&sa=X&ei=qK5WTd7xCM31gAfz6OTyDA&ved=0CGAQgggwAA#

bobelk99
02-13-2011, 17:03
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.