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woody78
09-26-2011, 8:32 PM
Not sure if this belongs in this section or not but I could not find a light section

Im looking for a light/laser for my AR15 and dont want to spend a lot of money on a streamlight TLR-2s, is there anything out there that is comparable to that?

tomd1584
09-26-2011, 8:55 PM
not really. The TLR-2 is about the least-expensive light/laser I would ever consider. all the other stuff is just crap. From there, you can go with a X400 but thats even more expensive.

Gotta pay to play.

just curious, but why do you need a laser? a good quality light is all thats really needed.

woody78
09-26-2011, 9:01 PM
Don't really need the laser just a cool feature I guess. What's a good weapon light (like to stay under a $100)? Also do they make anything like the TLR 1 with a quick release, I dont really care for the screw?

Whats the difference between the TLR1 and the TLR 3

tomd1584
09-28-2011, 9:26 AM
the only thing similar to the TLR-1 with a quick(er) release would be the Surefire X300, but its about $275.

A proven, simple and inexpensive weapon light & mount is the VTAC/Surefire G2 led combo. $108

http://vikingtactics.com/lightsmounts_surefireg2l.html

OpticsPlanet
09-28-2011, 9:33 AM
If you don't need the laser, the TLR-1s is a good choice. The "s" indicates the strobe feature.

I've always liked buying lights and lasers separately, like stereo components. That way, if one craps out, I don;t have to replace both at once, and I can either combine them on one firearm, or split them up - light on the AR, laser on the handgun.

Mark H.

brando
09-28-2011, 1:23 PM
Buy once, cry once.

ExtremeX
09-28-2011, 2:09 PM
Brands.... Olight, 4Sevens, Jetbeam, Fenix TK series

You want a thrower or a flooder for more of a CQB light?

Some Examples:
http://goinggear.com/flashlights/weaponlights/olight-m20-crimson-cree-xp-e-r2-red-led-flashlight.html

http://goinggear.com/4sevens-maelstrom-g5-v2-350-lumen-tactical-flashlight-1.html

http://goinggear.com/4sevens-maelstrom-g5-remote-pressure-switch-curled-1.html

Visit candle power forums, there are plent of high end weapons grade flashlights besides surefire.

Picking a light depends on application as well.

My big boys
I use an Olight M3X on my long range AR, throws out to 300 yards easy. at 100-200 yards it looks like daylight in my scope.
M30 can fill up a large room with a wall of light

Compact yet very powerful, typical AR size light.
G5 Malstrom - thrower
X7 Malstrom - flooder

ExtremeX
09-28-2011, 2:14 PM
Another tid bit of information.. shopping on lumens alone can be a big mistake...

Lumens vs Lux

If you want a compact thrower search for a light with a Cree R2 LED, they tend to throw better than its brighter R5 brother. R5 generally has more lumen output but less lux on target using a similar reflector.

Cree XM-L light are the craze right now, very popular and bright, but since the emitter led is so much larger, it turns compact lights into bright flood lights. You need a decent size head to get some throw out of an XM-L.

Gonig Gear has a lot of cool vids on reviews, you should check them out.

I think the Malstrom G5 is a great weapon light for an AR, excellent throw, not too big, internal battery contacts are 2 sided solid spring to help with shock and recoil...

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negolien
09-28-2011, 7:55 PM
+1 for TLR-1s if anyones posyed that suggestion so far. It's really the cheapest, easiest decent light you can get for an EBR imo.

223556
09-28-2011, 8:02 PM
I just saved up and bought the Surefire M600 Tan. Never regreted it.

LBDamned
10-01-2011, 8:46 PM
Don't really need the laser just a cool feature I guess. What's a good weapon light (like to stay under a $100)? Also do they make anything like the TLR 1 with a quick release, I dont really care for the screw?

Whats the difference between the TLR1 and the TLR 3

you're not gonna find what you are looking for for under $100.

For laser/light combo look at iTac WLL1 (they make the same light re-branded for Sig Sauer) - can be found for $150-$200.

For quick release, look into Insight WX150, its a great light... I have one on my S&W M&P .45 and will get another for shotgun, it's a little more than the itac at $175-$200 (contemplating the iTac for shotgun but I dont really care about the laser)...

Both lights get great reviews - I have an iTac holster and trust that their lights are quality as well (no doubt they are if Sig uses them)... I can tell you first hand the Insight is a very good light.

h0use
10-15-2011, 9:53 PM
who makes a good mount for a fenix or 4 sevens flashlight for a rai system?

Klarus Lights USA
10-20-2011, 11:24 PM
who makes a good mount for a fenix or 4 sevens flashlight for a rai system?

I personally like the DD off set mount...

tomd1584
10-21-2011, 11:45 AM
who makes a good mount for a fenix or 4 sevens flashlight for a rai system?

Gear Sector:

Here's my TK11 on a GS 1" mount:

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx14/TD236/IMG_0428-1.jpg

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx14/TD236/HPIM0641-1.jpg

Wherryj
10-27-2011, 4:51 PM
Don't really need the laser just a cool feature I guess. What's a good weapon light (like to stay under a $100)? Also do they make anything like the TLR 1 with a quick release, I dont really care for the screw?

Whats the difference between the TLR1 and the TLR 3

I pickied up a Viking rail flashlight mount. If you don't have a rail system, there are front site rails that you can install. These run about $20.


I have an old Surefire G2 Nitrolon (about $30-35) and purchased a Lighthound.com drop in LED that outputs 340 lumens ($17).

For about $75 you can have a 340 lumen light for your AR.