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Old 09-29-2009, 14:23   #1
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TLR-1 or TLR-3?

I am looking to get a tac light for my 19. I really like the Streamlight models as they are easy on the wallet. What are the big differences in these two lights. I know that on is aluminum and one is plastic. In addition, I think they both use the same bulb. Is there a huge difference in light output as the (1) uses 3 batteries and the (3) uses 1. Much thanks for the help.
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Old 09-29-2009, 14:26   #2
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I don't have any experience with a TLR-3 but I carry a TLR-1 for duty every day. Its bright, durable, and it was less than $100.

I'm also pretty sure my TLR-1 uses 2 batteries.
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Old 09-29-2009, 14:32   #3
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No experience with the TLR-1, but I have a TLR-3 on my 21SF. I really like that it doesn't stick out past the end of the barrel. The TLR-1 seems huge to me.

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Old 09-29-2009, 14:35   #4
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I don't have any experience with a TLR-3 but I carry a TLR-1 for duty every day. Its bright, durable, and it was less than $100.

I'm also pretty sure my TLR-1 uses 2 batteries.
thats correct, my bad
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Old 09-29-2009, 14:45   #5
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I have had both, I just don't like that they screw on, and don't have quick release levers.

The TLR-1 is nice, but heavier than the TLR-3, and they are both super bright.
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Old 09-29-2009, 15:05   #6
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The TLR-3 does not fit the G19 very well. Do a search and find the thread(s) on the subject.

I've got one on my G19 and I had to take the dremmel to it to make it fit (almost) right...
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The TLR-3 does not fit the G19 very well. Do a search and find the thread(s) on the subject.

I've got one on my G19 and I had to take the dremmel to it to make it fit (almost) right...
Mine fit perfectly on my 19
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Old 09-29-2009, 15:24   #8
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Mine fit perfectly on my 19
How large is the gap between your trigger guard and the paddle switch for the light?
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How large is the gap between your trigger guard and the paddle switch for the light?
Sorry, I never paid attention, Only had it for a day or two then sold it because I didn't like the screw on. I'd rather have the quick release.
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Old 09-29-2009, 15:32   #10
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Sorry, I never paid attention, Only had it for a day or two then sold it because I didn't like the screw on. I'd rather have the quick release.
What I discovered, and what one can find in other poster's reports, is that the the TLR-3 won't slide back far enough to position the paddle switch properly over the trigger guard.

I modified one of the "keys" that comes with the light and then removed a bit of the mounting "hooks" that go over the rail on the gun. This allowed the TLR-3 to go back far enough to be functional, but still not be properly positioned.

I'm going to have another go with the dremmel and fabricate a new "key" to finish the installation some time soon. When I do, I will post before and after pictures...
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I took my TLR-3 out of the box and easily installed it on a G17 and it fits and works properly.
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Old 09-30-2009, 19:28   #12
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Why not the TLR-2?
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I don't have any experience with a TLR-3 but I carry a TLR-1 for duty every day. Its bright, durable, and it was less than $100.

I'm also pretty sure my TLR-1 uses 2 batteries.
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Why not the TLR-2?
He probably does not want a laser along with the light.
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That is a super gay wave.
its very fitting for you.

y u no MW no mo?
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its very fitting for you.

y u no MW no mo?
Too many mo's of the ho's. I no longer feel the need to argue on the internet
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:47   #18
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I took my TLR-3 out of the box and easily installed it on a G17 and it fits and works properly.

Pics?? I want to see one on a 17 or 22.
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Tlr-1 or 2 NO 3
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:55   #20
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I just ordered a TLR-3... I have read many good reviews and figured I'd give it a try on my 22... I will post pics and a review when it arrives.
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