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Doughnutman_923
09-11-2011, 14:30
Looking to buy a GTL-1o for my Glock 23, are these lights pretty durable, long lasting etc . . . ?

Thanks

j-glock22
09-11-2011, 15:07
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...

DLL9mm
09-11-2011, 15:10
TLR-1 or X300

ju993rnaut
09-11-2011, 15:23
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.

texanredraider
09-11-2011, 15:27
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.

brisk21
09-11-2011, 21:23
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.

jeffreybehr
09-12-2011, 00:56
Even Glock employees (in an armorers class) admitted that the Glock lights are "junk"...

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.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/jeffreybehr/Shooting%20stuff/Two357swithtacliteson_1280w.jpg

brisk21
09-14-2011, 14:18
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.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/jeffreybehr/Shooting%20stuff/Two357swithtacliteson_1280w.jpg


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.

Bodyarmorguy
09-14-2011, 14:26
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.

carloglock19
09-14-2011, 14:29
I almost bought one earlier this year but I went with the TLR-1 instead.

SGT HATRED
09-14-2011, 14:41
I dont care how good of quality they are, because they are ugly as ****...

brisk21
09-15-2011, 10:28
I dont care how good of quality they are, because they are ugly as ****...


So your all about the looks of a weapon accessory rather than how well it operates?

sigchaser723
09-15-2011, 10:43
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..............................

SGT HATRED
09-15-2011, 10:52
So your all about the looks of a weapon accessory rather than how well it operates?

Did I say that in my post?

brisk21
09-15-2011, 10:55
I dont care how good of quality they are, because they are ugly as ****...

Did I say that in my post?


Yes you did.

SGT HATRED
09-15-2011, 11:34
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.

Glockbuster
09-15-2011, 11:54
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.

emore
09-15-2011, 11:59
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.


Exact quote: "I dont care how good of quality they are, because they are ugly as ****... "

Maybe. Didn't.

brisk21
09-15-2011, 14:51
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.


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.

LibertyPatriot
11-17-2011, 13:10
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.

Jokerpro
11-18-2011, 06:44
I bought the TLR-3 myself

Travclem
11-18-2011, 06:54
My favorite tac lights are the Insight Procyon XTi, Blackhawk Xiphos, and TLR-1 in that order (all led). The Procyon is the brightest, and the Blackhawk is the lightest. You hardly notice a weight difference with the Blackhawk.

RayB
11-23-2011, 07:08
LED-based illuminators are the way to go. They have a much longer service life and consume far less energy than even the best incandescent light bulbs do, and they're nearly impervious to shock. With that, I've got two SureFires--an X200A and X200B--and an Insight XTI Procyon.

The X200A throws a tight spot beam, and would easily double as a targeting designator on a shotgun.

The X200B throws a flood beam, and easily lights an entire room.

The WX150 throws a flood beam that easily rivals the SureFire.

For best quality, I'd have to say the SureFire X300.

For best bang-for-the-buck, I'd have to say the WX150.

The SureFire X200 A&B were replaced by the current X300...

The Insight XTI Procyon was replaced by the current WX150...

The latter version of the TLR-1 C4 is also a good weapon light at a great price, but it's not as "hardened" as the X300 or WX150 is. Still, any of the above-mentioned weapon lights would serve perfectly well on a bedside gun.

Here are a few pics of guns with lights and lasers... All of these configurations were live-fire range-tested, and all work flawlessly...

--Ray

RyanNREMTP
11-24-2011, 15:39
Hate my Glock light. After about 10 shots the lens falls off. I put some teflon tape on it but haven't shot it yet. Another thing is you can barely find any holsters for it. Plus it just isn't very bright.

RayB
11-25-2011, 06:40
Hate my Glock light. After about 10 shots the lens falls off. I put some teflon tape on it but haven't shot it yet. Another thing is you can barely find any holsters for it. Plus it just isn't very bright.


:whistling: :upeyes: :dunno:

--Ray

RyanNREMTP
11-25-2011, 14:40
:whistling: :upeyes: :dunno:

--Ray

Hey, just what I've witnessed and all. If others like them, that's fine by me. I tried selling mine during the police academy for $40 and couldn't get any takers.

pag23
11-25-2011, 16:06
I have had one for over 2yrs... no issues with light failure or "falling off". Worked on my Gen 3 & my current Gen4

RayB
11-26-2011, 07:04
Hey, just what I've witnessed and all. If others like them, that's fine by me. I tried selling mine during the police academy for $40 and couldn't get any takers.


I'm not challenging you at all... :wavey:

I'm not impressed with the GTL either... It's a low-end accessory, and old technology, IMO... But if people have them and they're satisfied with them, what the hell, it's all good with me... :dunno:

Again, and this is just me, I'd rate today's weapon lights as follows...

Best: SureFire X300 (Outstanding Overall Quality!)

Better: Insight WX150 (At $100.00 Less, It Gives The X300 A Run For Its Money!)

Good: Streamlight TL:R-1 C4 or Later (Excellent Bang-For-The-Buck!)

All of the above are LED-based illuminators. All are great products! :thumbsup:

--Ray

RayB
11-26-2011, 07:17
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.


Well, sir, you're right-on about the color rendition with the LED vs. incandescent bulbs! The room in those pictures I posted earlier is a deep, rich orange... :shocked:

Then again, for this application, I might readily trade ruggedness, durability, and efficiency, for any aesthetic considerations... :sigh:

When I encountered the intruder, I couldn't help but notice how his fine olive jacket, ecru button-down shirt, and taupe slacks, paired nicely with the chestnut loafers he was wearing... :supergrin:

--Ray