Affordable Tac Light for my XD 40 S. 4"

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    Affordable Tac Light for my XD 40 S. 4"

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    Never heard of it. Looks like a TLR-1 Clone. Could get the real thing for $30 more.

    But the real one is only 160 Lumens.
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    I'll take a Streamlight TLR-1s for $20 more, over this unknown brand anyday. The TLR-1s has the strobing feature which is far more valuable than extra lumens. While 220 lumens sounds great for a weapon light, indoors at night the bright light will no doubt reflect off walls, mirrors, etc... and blind or disorient the user too... Plus Clones typically don't have the circuitry of the originals and eat batteries. You can find the Streamlight TLR-1s for $99 at LA PoliceGear. Even the TLR-3 @$71.99 brings 90 lumens which is trully bright (to blinding) indoors and more than sufficient.
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    Many Chinese knockoff greatly exagerate lumen output while the US manufacturers don't. Not saying they do.They normally don't do much R & D to actually design a light designed for use on a weapon. Apparently the switch doesn't work correctly out of the box. Not a good start for a light you may depend on to save your life. The other issue is for use inside a dwelling brighter may not be better. Yes you can blind an intruder but yourself as well in the process. Outside work is a different set of circumstances.

    I'd spend 20 bucks more and get a proven product like the TLR-1sas others have said if you need strobe capabilities.

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