TLR-1 or TLR-3?

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TLR-1 or TLR-3?

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Post by 9mmGuy » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:26 pm

I am looking to get a tac light for my G19. 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 (edit) 2 batteries and the (3) uses 1. Much thanks for the help.
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Re: TLR-1 or TLR-3?

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Post by Jason73 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:28 pm

I have the TLR-1 for my Springfield XD. I've had it for a little over a year now. It is aluminum, uses 2 CR123 batteries, is incredibly bright, and seemingly indestructable.

I get on average about 2 hrs runtime on fresh batteries before there is any discernable loss of brightness. However, the brightness does have a tendancy to vary as the batteries loose their charge; i.e. with the light on the light will dim then go bright again at random. Other than that minor annoyance I have no complaints about it.

I know people who have the TLR-2 but have no experience with the TLR-3.

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Re: TLR-1 or TLR-3?

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Post by Mike from Texas » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:06 pm

I just bought a TLR-1 with the C4 LED and it is BRIGHT!

I bought it from Botach Tactical for $89.99 and they had a 15% coupon off of that. Got it delivered for less than $85.

The 15% off is no longer available but there is a 10% off code "stimulus".
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Re: TLR-1 or TLR-3?

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Post by 9mmGuy » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:24 pm

mike, have you experienced any dimming effect like jason described?
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Post by Mike from Texas » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:14 pm

9mmGuy wrote:mike, have you experienced any dimming effect like jason described?
Just got it so I can't say yet. Makes sense though since it;s an LED lamp and most likely unregulated. I would much prefer that to some of the LED lights that are regulated and will just flat die when voltage gets below a certain level. That would not be good if you were in a bad situation and your light just went out.
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Post by gigag04 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:33 pm

Im a huge fan of the Glock brand light. Some of our guys got them for $75 from GT supply. I'm sure you can get them elsewhere for similiar pricing.

If you decide for a streamlight, you can't go wrong with it.

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