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Old 07-17-2011, 05:58 PM
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Can anyone recommend a good flashlight for a glock 23? One thing I cant stand is having my left hand holding a flashlight.

I checked the surefire lights and they sure are alot of money. What other brands are out there that are pretty reputable?
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Can anyone recommend a good flashlight for a glock 23? One thing I cant stand is having my left hand holding a flashlight.

I checked the surefire lights and they sure are alot of money. What other brands are out there that are pretty reputable?
SureFire IS the best... If you just want the light go with the X-300 it is even cheaper now then it was last year

Viridian makes a good I think it is the CL5 with a green laser
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I've been using a Streamlight CLR-1 on my G22 & 23 for just over 3 years without any problems. The Surefire 300X is a good light too, but a bit overpriced IMHO.
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Streamlight is a very good light for short money. I have a TLR3. That is the least expensive light they offer. Mine was just under $70 shipped.
I like it, it works fine and is very light (no pun intended) I keep it attached to my G19 that is a dedicated nightstand gun.
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I was looking at the streamlight. I need two of them, one for my 23 and another for my wife's 19.

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What holster are you going to use?
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TLR3 is good. I don't like that battery it uses for the simple reason it's harder to find and more expensive than a CR 123 but it's a good light anyways. Plenty of light for a handgun. Not too bad for a light carbine, either.
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http://www.tacticaldistributors.com/.../category/119/

Had one on my XD40 and regret selling it everyday. Nice and compact laser/light combo
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I've had an Insight Tech. M3 for many years, it has worked flawlessly about 90% of the time. I am going to be going with a Streamlight soon, probably a TLR-1.
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I've had an Insight Tech. M3 for many years, it has worked flawlessly about 90% of the time. I am going to be going with a Streamlight soon, probably a TLR-1.
I've had a couple of MS lights since 1998 and they've served me well enough, but when Streamlight came out with the TLR-1 with the LED that put out 120 lumens compared to the 80+/- lumens the MS has it was a no brainer for me. Longer battery life too.
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I had one on my G23 but took it off. The problems I had with a mounted light were 1. I would need a new holster to fit it 2. DON'T point at things you do not intend to shoot. Now you are using your pistol as a flashlight and pointing it all over the place.
Might be OK for a bedside night gun, but just not for me. I keep a hand light beside my pistol.
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Streamlight is the best, why not pay half the price for a GREAT light! I picked up a streamlight for $65 that is 180 lumens compared to a surefire that was over $200 for 120 lumens, I mean really is there really a question between the two? For the price difference pick up some tridium night sites.
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As chance would have it, I just ordered a pistol light last night for a G19. After a bit of research, I decided the Streamlight TLR-1 was the way to go. As stated above, the Surefire is the mac-daddy, but it's quite pricey. The lower-end TLR-3 is decent, but I've read numerous reports of the plastic housing cracking. Sure, they'll replace it , but who needs the grief. For $30 more bucks, the TLR-1 is all aluminum, and seems to not have any issues.
Streamlight is an American company, the lights are manufactured here, and they have a pretty bullet-proof life-time warranty, and by nearly all accounts, is fully honored.
The best deal I could find was at MidwayUSA ( an excellent and long established operation). The TLR-1 is discounted 5% till the end of July,now $94.99 with $7.00 or so shipping. These lights come with two lithium cr123 batteries.

And BTW, I respect fire65's concerns, but I think he's missing the point of these tools. If you grab a semi-auto with one of these lights on it, then you're doing so with good reason to believe that your family's lives may be in danger, and you're considering everything in front of you as a possible target, with no time for reaching towards a holster,activating a light, or chambering a round. You're in the "instant-response,kill-or-be-killed" mode. THAT'S the scenario this is designed for. Not as a night-light for walking to the mailbox.
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Our department banned flashlights on the Model 23's. We and a number of other police departments, had issues with them not cycling correctly when attached. Glock sent us all new magazines to correct the issue but we still had problems. Now I know there will be a lot of folks that say, "I've never had an issue' and that may be true. I just felt it necessary to mention my personal experience. (actually, I never had one fail either, but did see others have the problem at the range.)
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You might thing of the Glock light that has the lazer built into the light.........
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How about the GLOCK's official flashlight?
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:22 PM
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Suck it up and get the surefire x300. I just picked one up for 250.. It's worth it.. Light is top notch.. I only use surefire I have 3 now.. They are pricier, but i've had one for 10 years now beat the crap out of it and it just keep working.. Buy once, cry once.
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How about the GLOCK's official flashlight?



I went to a gunshow a few years ago and was able to wheel and deal a guy selling glock mags to give me a few bucks off on a glock tactical light for my 23.

I got home, chuckled a bit, rolled my eyes, then I put it on my pistol. It is not a surefire, or other top shelf tactical illumination device. But for the money, it is sufficient. It has a momentary on/full illumination capability, fits the Glock like a glove, and is half the price of others.



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