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win
05-16-2012, 18:35
Looking for a tactical light for under a $100 or so.
Is the streamlight m3 good? Is it better to spend more and go with LED?
thanks

collim1
05-16-2012, 19:33
LED vs incandescant is not really a big issue. How often are you going to use your WML? I flash mine a few times a month for less than a second or two just to verify it works. I prefer incandescant light for tac light usage.

My 870P has a Surefire foreend on it that is incandescant. My P220 has a TLR-1 LED on it.

I have been happy with both. When I bought the Surefire shotgun foreend they were not offering the LED versions.

I would recommend stepping up to the TLR-1. The M3 just seems cheap to me. For $30 bucks I would step up. The TLR-1 is tough as nails. The SWAT team at my dept has issued the TLR-1's for years and they hold up to duty use no problem. It would last 25+ years as a HD weapon light.

M1A Shooter
05-16-2012, 19:42
ive used the m3 and m3x in the past and never had issues with them. they were issued by the military and held up ok.

ijacek
05-16-2012, 19:51
LED would be the way to go. You will have longer battery life and the light element is not as fragile. TLR-1 seams like the light for you. If you can spend a little more, look into the Insight Technologies, I have a Procyon 150 and it is very good light. If you want to get the best, hands down SureFire X300.

WoodenPlank
05-16-2012, 19:56
Looking for a tactical light for under a $100 or so.
Is the streamlight m3 good? Is it better to spend more and go with LED?
thanks

Surefire 6PX. Pro model on Amazon for about $80.

hoghunter82
05-16-2012, 20:19
Need you guys to dumb it down for me. I check online and there are about 20 versions of every light out there. TLR-1 had multiple item numbers. Any links or specific model / brands would be appreciated. Thanks
Edit: I mistakenly thought this was a thread about rail mounted tac lights. Any suggestion on those?

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Lampshade
05-16-2012, 20:21
Need you guys to dumb it down for me. I check online and there are about 20 versions of every light out there. TLR-1 had multiple item numbers. Any links or specific model / brands would be appreciated. Thanks

http://www.manventureoutpost.com/products/Streamlight-69110-TLR%252d1-Weapons-Mounted-Tact-Light.html

There is also an "s" model that has a strobe function if you prefer.

K. Foster
05-16-2012, 20:24
You definitely want a LED. Much more shock resistant and longer run time. If you mean weapon mounted, the TLR1 is a good choice. For hand held, a 6P or G2X.

hoghunter82
05-16-2012, 20:25
Thanks Lamp


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ronin.45
05-16-2012, 20:55
Tlr-1 would be my choice too.

win
05-16-2012, 21:32
I do like the TLR-1. Have any of you tried the TLR-3?
thanks

Glock40man
05-16-2012, 22:07
I do like the TLR-1. Have any of you tried the TLR-3?
thanks

A friend of mine has one, he likes it.

carbuncle
05-16-2012, 22:36
I like my Surefire 6P and 6P LED, but I have my eye on the Streamlight TLR1, TLR4 and Pro Tac 1 too.

M1A Shooter
05-16-2012, 23:03
i just got an insight WL1-AA light. its a bit more at $150 but uses AA batteries and is an LED with a strobe feature.

for handhelds, i prefer the Greg McGee Engineering C3-907. its brighter than my surefire 6P and uses 1 AA battery. and it only cost $25.this is my EDC light, one in my pocket, one in my truck and another in my 72hr kit.

after i quit getting the CR123s from the military and had to pay for them, i wanted AAs again. with todays technology, there really is no reason not to use the cheaper, more readily available batteries and get at least the same performance.

TSAX
05-17-2012, 02:02
TLR-1s, I think this is the best around $100 tac light, good light with strobe and good value









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rich52us
05-17-2012, 13:21
Botac is having a sale on streamlight.

WoodenPlank
05-17-2012, 19:54
Botac is having a sale on streamlight.

Assuming you ever GET your order from them.

CBennett
05-17-2012, 19:58
Looking for a tactical light for under a $100 or so.
Is the streamlight m3 good? Is it better to spend more and go with LED?
thanks

go good led. My streamlight Strion led was in your range and rocks! Love that its rechargable to boot.

mark olindale
05-17-2012, 21:20
I prefer LED, but the M3 is a pretty good buy. I had one for awhile and it was very durable and preformed as expected. As some of the other members have mentioned, the TLR-1 would be the better investment of the two if you can raise your budget a little.

rich52us
05-18-2012, 02:45
Assuming you ever GET your order from them.

I've had no problems ordering from them over the past couple of years.

rmc85
05-18-2012, 03:25
TACTICAL!

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iancg1
05-19-2012, 18:43
Whats a good place to get the TLR-1 online?