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This light hangs on my Px4 and occasionally rides on the hand-guard of my A...
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Streamlight TLR-1 EXCELLENT Value!

by BOB, from United States, TX Written on February 11, 2015
I purchased the Streamlight TLR-1 package that came with 12 of the Streamlight CR123 batteries for $116 shipped (Dec. 2014). It is a very robust little light with 300 lumens. 300 Lumens is more than enough light for indoor use. I can't imagine the HL series that comes with the 600 lumens. I mounted this on a glock 35 with ease. It's very easy to use with the ambidextrous toggle switch. I also mounted this (using the 1913 key) on my AR-15 rail. This light is very compact, light weight, and easy to use. And for the price, I think it's a much better value than their Surefire counter parts. I'm not saying Surefire is not a good product, but for the price. The Streamlight is definitely worth looking at. I highly recommend this light....
Pros:
  • Price, quality, rugged, light weight, versitile, 300 lumen
Cons:
  • None
Best Used for:
  • mount on pistols, rifles, or shotguns
Would recommend: Yes
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Incredibly well designed

by Danny, from United States, OK Written on January 27, 2015
This particular light is on my wife's carry gun. She says It is very comfortable to function even for her small hands. All the major holster manufacturers have a variety of products that accommodate the light on her particular handgun, so there were no issues there. It's extremely bright, and has good battery life....
Pros:
  • light weight and comfortable
  • Durable.
Cons:
  • none... yet
Best Used for:
  • lighting up the dark
Would recommend: Yes
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Good deal for money

by falcon195, from United States, CA Written on January 17, 2015
The light is a good deal for the price as evidenced by the positive reviews. The only complaints I have are the chrome ring on the reflector, and the black matte finish that gives even a new item a weathered and used look. With respect to other reviewers, I found the swing switch intuitive and easy to use -- concerns that one must maintain pressure on the switch for continuous strobe must be weighed against the distraction that a locked on strobe might cause. The reason I returned the product had more to do with my tactical light philosophy of use -- my needs are better served with passive night vision....
Would recommend: Yes
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Great light

by August Correia, from United States, CA Written on January 8, 2015
This is a awesome light. It's super bright and has a strobe feature too. I mounted it on my Glock for home defense. I took it outside in the dark and I think it's as strong as a police car spotlight. For the price you can't get a better light. It mounts very easily from gun to gun. Anyone looking for a great light needs not to look further. I think I'm going to buy another for my Colt LE-6920 AR-15...
Would recommend: Yes
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Great flash light

by Klu, from United States, TN Written on January 3, 2015
Pros:
-affordable
-very light on gun, doesn't over balance
-fits great on full and shorter (4inch) barrel rail systems
-extremely bright, really really powerful strobe
-easy to quickly install and uninstall

Cons:
-can be awkward for left handed shooters to manipulate switch. Not a big deal though.

Bought this as a Chrismas gift for my little brother. I will probably get for myself one now after seeing how well it works....
Would recommend: Yes
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Good weapon light.

by Justin, from United States, AL Written on January 1, 2015
I put this on my nightstand gun (a 9mm carbine). I wanted this over a regular light and mount because the weight is nice. It feels durable and the light output is perfect for the size of my house. I think the light would also be more than adequate for a much larger dwelling judging from my outdoor testing. The controls are also nice and simple. It's still too early to make a call on the battery life, but I've never read any complaints....
Pros:
  • bright light
  • Lightweight
  • well built
  • simple and easy to use
  • simple to mount
Cons:
  • replacing batteries requires unmounting
Best Used for:
  • Home defense, LEO/Military use
Would recommend: Yes
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My second one

by Boyd, from United States, TN Written on November 3, 2014
This my second purchase of the Streamlight TLR-1. Very well constructed, dependable, and long battery life are the reason I bought another one. They are small and the mounting system will snap right on the rail in a hurry, no real need to tighten the "round thing with the slot in it" if you don`t have time. I like the switch, momentary or full on. Good stuff....
Would recommend: Yes
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rail-mounted pistol light

by RegT, from United States, MT Written on October 16, 2014
This weapon-mounted handgun light by Streamlight is superb. Easily mounted, easily operated, and bright. The only reason I didn't give it five starts is because Streamlight now offers a high lumen (TLR-1 HL) model that provides 640 lumens of blinding white LED light. I have one mounted on my Glock G22, and it is my primary defensive house gun. I don't know why Optics Planet doesn't sell it (at least I am unable to locate it through their online catalog), because it is superior to the TLR-1, although slightly more expensive.

For those who are uncomfortable paying high prices for CR123A batteries, be advised there are rechargeable CR123a's (called - obviously - RCR123A's) that can be recharged over 1000 times (manufacturer claims 2000, but I am being conservative) in a chemistry that will _not_ overcharge and catch fire. It is the LiFePO4 lithium battery, and is available through batteryjunction.com and through Amazon. The charger and 6 batteries sell for $23.99 at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Kits-RCR123A-LiFePO4-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B001EYHO9G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413479525&sr=8-2&keywords=LiFePO4+battery+charger) and for $16.99 with only two batteries at http://www.batteryjunction.com/2rc375reliba.html. Battery Junction sells the batteries separately for $3.05 each.

Be aware that these batteries must be used with a charger designed to charge their particular chemistry (iron phosphate, LiFePO4). Tenergy and Nitecore both make chargers that will work....
Pros:
  • Well-constructed, very bright
Cons:
  • None
Best Used for:
  • defensive
Would recommend: Yes
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Recent Weaponlight purchase

by Rob, from United States, GA Written on September 6, 2014
In my career, I have used multiple illumination systems, primarily Insight for tactical lasers and pistol lights, Streamlight for handhelds. Right tool for the right job. I decided to update my twelve year old Insight M3 I wore on my pistols. I first wanted to upgrade the bezel with a more powerful LED, but it was so old that the LED bezel was not available anymore! No problem. My research led me to the Streamlight TRL-1s. This was perfect for my latest AR pistol build and as an upgrade to my carry pistols. As I read many reviews, I noticed the ambivalence towards the earlier 160 lumens and the strobe option. I received the latest 300 lumen model and I was not disappointed. This, like all other Streamlight products I have used, is build like a tank. Mounting is rock-solid and I have complete confidence that it will not accidentally come off due to hard use. The 300 lumen output is well suited for room clearing distances to large warehouse areas. On a pistol it may seem a bit excessive, especially if it will only be used within the confines of a user's home. NOTE: white painted walls may work against you. For tactical use, especially on a carbine, or SMG sized weapon, it is ideal as it will more than probably be used at extended pistol distances (7- plus meters). The strobe feature is not an add on gimmick. This gives you another force level option that will allow you to identify, disorient and close the distance with your target. As with other tools, proper training will en...
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Pros:
  • Tank-like build
  • Lumen output
  • Serialized
Cons:
  • None found to date
Best Used for:
  • Pistol and pistol-plus engagement ranges
  • Home defense, LEO/Military use
Would recommend: Yes
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TLR-1Tactical Light

by Bob, from United States, NH Written on August 21, 2014
I was a little hesitant to purchase this because I was satisfied with my Surefire X200 mounted on my Sig 229. I purchased the TLR-1 because it would fit my PX4 and new holster I wanted to order. So the TLR-1 and holster arrived and I am very happy with the complete combination. I really like the TLR-1 much better than the X200 on my Sig 229. The beam is brighter, wider and the left side switch, when pushed down is momentary on, which I really like. I also prefer the TLR-1 mount because it is very secure. A great Tactical Light....
Pros:
  • Bright, crisp white light
  • secure mount
  • wide beam
  • momentary on switch
Cons:
  • None.
Best Used for:
  • Tactical Low Light
Would recommend: Yes
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