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Old March 4, 2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Weapon Lights

I've got a S&W M&P9 Fullsize, S&W M&P9 Compact, and I got a Sig 1911 TacOps coming home in about a week. I decided on a Sreamlight TLR-1 over the Surefire X300 because it's half the price. I was gonna use this on my nightstand gun, S&W M&P9 Fullsize or Sig 1911 TacOps. But then, I started to look at the Streamlight TLR-3 and like the fact the flashlight doesn't protrude pass the muzzle, reducing the amount of fouling during range sessions. As a bonus, I can also run it on my S&W M&P9 Compact.

If I got the TLR-1, it would just be for house clearing but if I got the TLR-3, I might also take it out with me when I carry my S&W M&P9 Compact. I know the TLR-1 has an aluminum housing versus the TLR-3 which is made from polymer and is much brighter (160 lumens vs. 90 lumens).

Should I get the more robust TLR-1 and just carry a flashlight when I go out with the S&W M&P9 Compact or get the TLR-3 and have the option to mount it on all my guns? What are your thoughts and opinions?
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Old March 4, 2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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I have a tlr-2s and love it. It has a laser and strobe. It does stick out a bit on my fnx-9. I keep it by on my nite stand, other than that i dont carry it around.
Its nice to have a seperate flashlight when going out, this way you dont have to point your gun when needing a flashlight.....
I dont understand why people get addicted to drugs, when they can get addicted to guns instead!!
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Old March 5, 2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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streamlight TLR-1 on my glock 32 at night
GLOCK 32 .357 SIG With Hogue Grip,Trijicon Ghost Ring Night Sight, 3.5 Ghost trigger, Weatherby Vanguard .308 1:12 twist with Blackhawk Bipod and a Barska 6x24x60 IR SWAT SCOPE. - 168 Hornady AMAX loaded at 46 gr
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Old March 7, 2012, 09:11 PM   #4
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CT trigger-guard white light, Viridian green laser/white light...

I'd check out the slick CT weapon-light that fits snugly on the trigger guard of the M&Ps. It can work with the red dot lasergrips(extra).
I also like the Viridian green laser/weapon light(LED). It's not cheap but it offers the cool green light laser aimer & a LED white light(with strobe feature).

The M&Ps can take these laser/white light systems. They may not fit other semi auto duty pistols with 1913 rails.
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