Tactical Rail Light Options for $100?

Tactical Rail Light Options for $100?

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    Tactical Rail Light Options for $100?

    TACTICAL RAIL LIGHTS:

    Who uses these on their guns (home or carry...just a general ownership question here).

    What do you recommend for a quality LED light for around $100 that fits a standard MIL STD M-1913 (Picatinny) rail? I'm looking to buy one to keep my Beretta PX4 company.
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    The Glock light retails for $89.95 locally here.

    I don't have a rail on any of my guns, so I can't speak of experience. There are good points for them. I just feel better with a regular handheld light than a weapon mounted one. I could see if I was pointing my firearm at everyone I meet (LE, SWAT, etc) but for casual CCW, not really.

    I am going to get a Glock light for my AR15.
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    The light for the Springfield XD is about $100 . XML maybe? I forget the name

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    Its not an LED, but I have the Glock light, just under $100 with tax. I really like mine, its very bright, and it does not use up batteries like most flashlights do. Anyway, its something to look into.
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    The Streamlight TLR-1 works well, so says a lady I work with who has it. They'd be under $100 if you could find a dealer to get you one.

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    Streamlight TLR-1 hands down. Does nightstand duty on my 1911. Can be found for ~$100. Lifetime warranty. Secure attachment. Exceedingly and surprisingly bright with very good throw for an LED. Google Optics Planet.com - good folks to deal with. SL will supposedly have some additional switching option a la SF DG switch available this fall, but I'm not holding my breath. Much smaller than the Glock light with many more holster options.

    If you want to drop upwards of $200, get an SF X200; otherwise the TLR-1 is the way to go.
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    LED?

    Well this is what I bought... but I chose the TLR-2

    Here is a good price on both of them.... best I found. Free shipping now and 20 free batteries. Couldn't really beat it anywhere else.

    http://www.botac.com/sttrtali.html

    Not endorsing this company as its the only time I have ever done business with them but passing along a sale is all.

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    I'm also looking into a light for my Glock (the only pistol I own with rails).

    From those of you with lights, I don't want to assume anything, but have you fired the weapon with the light on it?

    The reason I ask is that I met a guy at the range and he had a Sig P226, as did I. The only exception was his had rails. I inquired and he said he had a light for it and that he loved it. I asked why he didn't have it mounted on the gun now, and he said, "Oh, I don't fire the weapon with it mounted; I want it fresh if I ever need it."

    So, if you've fired your weapon with the light mounted and turned on, what was your experience given the # of rounds fired?

    Has anyone had problems, bulb breakage, light comes loose, etc?

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    M3 streamlight seems to work well and stay on my HK USP just fine. Be sure to clean the lens once in a while to keep powder from building up.
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