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Decent Tac Light

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Post by Tex1961 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:17 am

I'm acquiring a Sig P2022 and going to use it as my nightstand gun.. Besides some range time it's pretty much going to sit in a drawer most of the time.... Looking for a decent tac light to mount on it, but don't want to spend more than say $50.00 on it... I'll check it weekly for functionality, but just can't see justifying a high end and high cost light for it... I'm a lefty, so would like something with Ambi controls.

I'm temped to just run over to Amazon and pick something up with good reviews.....
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Re: Decent Tac Light

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Post by Beiruty » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:45 am

Second hand, TLR-3 from streamlight.
NEW, It is just 78 coins on Amazon

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Re: Decent Tac Light

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Post by Tex1961 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:51 am

Beiruty wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:45 am
Second hand, TLR-3 from streamlight.
NEW, It is just 78 coins on Amazon

That works.... Appreciate it...
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Re: Decent Tac Light

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Post by Nickgibson72 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:00 am

You can also go on Amazon and grab an Nc Star light for under $50. Not the best light by any means, but will get the job done for a night stand gun. Have one on my P250 and it hasn't failed me yet.


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Re: Decent Tac Light

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Post by jb2012 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:03 am

A light you’re putting your life on, but won’t spend more than $50? You don’t need a $300 surefire with IR but you could spend $100 on a tlr1 and have a light that you won’t have to worry about. You bought a nice gun, put a good light on it.


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Re: Decent Tac Light

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Post by Nickgibson72 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:32 am

jb2012 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:03 am
A light you’re putting your life on, but won’t spend more than $50? You don’t need a $300 surefire with IR but you could spend $100 on a tlr1 and have a light that you won’t have to worry about. You bought a nice gun, put a good light on it.
If you are putting your life on a light in the first place, you are under prepared and under trained. A light should only be used to help brighten up the room, not be a life saving tool.

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Re: Decent Tac Light

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Post by RoyGBiv » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:42 pm

LE Trade in TLR-1 for $55. Ambi controls.
https://www.kingsfirearmsonline.com/pro ... s?id=53202

You might need to find the correct attachment point if you're mounting on something other than A Glock. See description.
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Re: Decent Tac Light

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Post by SQLGeek » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:56 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:42 pm
LE Trade in TLR-1 for $55. Ambi controls.
https://www.kingsfirearmsonline.com/pro ... s?id=53202

You might need to find the correct attachment point if you're mounting on something other than A Glock. See description.
Do this.

If you want new, get a TLR-3 if you're trying to keep costs down. I don't think you can go wrong either way.

Roy, I have a TLR-1 mounted to an M&P full size and it came with several different keys to fit different rail systems. Glock, Standard 1913 rail and a couple of others I believe. My pistol needed the 1913 mount but it did work with the Glock mount also.
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Re: Decent Tac Light

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Post by Tex1961 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:16 pm

I appreciate all of the suggestions, I'll take a look at them for sure...
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Re: Decent Tac Light

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Post by jb2012 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:49 pm

Nickgibson72 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:32 am
jb2012 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:03 am
A light you’re putting your life on, but won’t spend more than $50? You don’t need a $300 surefire with IR but you could spend $100 on a tlr1 and have a light that you won’t have to worry about. You bought a nice gun, put a good light on it.
If you are putting your life on a light in the first place, you are under prepared and under trained. A light should only be used to help brighten up the room, not be a life saving tool.
A power outage during a hurricane, looters are breaking into your house. A light could easily save your life. Don’t be so naive, there are plenty of instances when a light could save your life, if not others. In a dark room how will you be able to positively identify targets?


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Re: Decent Tac Light

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Post by Tex1961 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:28 am

Update... I decided on the PL-MINI 2 Valkrie. Seems to be a good compromise between the price point I was trying to stay at and a good tactical light... I like the fact that I can keep it charged with the magnetic charging cable... yet simply pulls away if needed quickly.... Also the 600 luminous output doesn't hurt either...

https://www.olightstore.com/pl-mini-2.html
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Re: Decent Tac Light

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Post by jb2012 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:36 am

Tex1961 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:28 am
Update... I decided on the PL-MINI 2 Valkrie. Seems to be a good compromise between the price point I was trying to stay at and a good tactical light... I like the fact that I can keep it charged with the magnetic charging cable... yet simply pulls away if needed quickly.... Also the 600 luminous output doesn't hurt either...

https://www.olightstore.com/pl-mini-2.html
I’ve heard good things so far about olight

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Re: Decent Tac Light

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Post by RoyGBiv » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:25 pm

SQLGeek wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:56 pm
RoyGBiv wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:42 pm
LE Trade in TLR-1 for $55. Ambi controls.
https://www.kingsfirearmsonline.com/pro ... s?id=53202

You might need to find the correct attachment point if you're mounting on something other than A Glock. See description.
Do this.

If you want new, get a TLR-3 if you're trying to keep costs down. I don't think you can go wrong either way.

Roy, I have a TLR-1 mounted to an M&P full size and it came with several different keys to fit different rail systems. Glock, Standard 1913 rail and a couple of others I believe. My pistol needed the 1913 mount but it did work with the Glock mount also.
I have the TLR-3 on my P2000SK in the nightstand. Like it a lot.
I've been tempted to pick up the TLR-1 trade in and swap it onto the HK, and start carrying the smaller TLR-3, but, then I'd need a new holster... and.. I'm not really out at night very often... although winter days are coming...

Where's the indecision icon? :roll: :lol:

Both are good choices. For CC, I'd spend the extra $$ and get a new -3. For keeping at home, the -1 is a good choice too.
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Re: Decent Tac Light

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Post by RoyGBiv » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:29 pm

jb2012 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:36 am
Tex1961 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:28 am
Update... I decided on the PL-MINI 2 Valkrie. Seems to be a good compromise between the price point I was trying to stay at and a good tactical light... I like the fact that I can keep it charged with the magnetic charging cable... yet simply pulls away if needed quickly.... Also the 600 luminous output doesn't hurt either...

https://www.olightstore.com/pl-mini-2.html
I’ve heard good things so far about olight
I have one of their 2 x AA handhelds that I like very much. My only light without a tail clicky. Sometimes I fumble trying to find the switch in the dark :lol: Still a very high quality feel and fit to it.
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Re: Decent Tac Light

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Post by havoc » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:49 pm

I have a couple of the Safariland Rogers Rail Lite ($40) and really like them. Easy on and off a handgun with a rail, or any gun with a rail, and not so bright in the middle of the night that it blinds you. Best of luck!

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