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#1 x2humbucker

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 11:33 AM

I am looking to get a weapon light for my G19. From the research I've done, the TLR-1HL and Inforce APL are the two that stand out to me. The TLR seems to be the industry standard and be able to light up a room with no issue. The APL is nice and slim with a intuitive switch system. 

 

I plan to use this light for an EDC since I work a night job. My primary concern is holster availability for these two. I tend to carry AIWB, but I also want to have a Level 2 OWB that I can run as well. All this is secondary though.

 

Which light should I go with and why? Thanks



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 11:44 AM

TLR all day! Streamlight is an industry standard and highly trusted brand and they stand behind their product. The TLR-1 series is extremely tried and true and has been proven time and time again to be one of the best products out there. And lastly, in my experience it is far easier to find holsters for the TLR-1 series than just about any other WML out there. 


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 11:47 AM

I pack the TLR-1HL on my Glock 19. Been using the TLR-1 series for a few years now and I've found the HL is the monster of them all. 630 lumens with a strobe setting.

The only other light I've seen that has as many holster options as the TLR-1 is the Surefire X300, and the TLR-1 wins the money game by a landslide.

I've been using a Safariland 6378 for the past 5 or 6 months and it's pretty good, but not so good in the grand Oklahoma wind (blows my concealment shirt all over). Placed an order for a Bravo Concealment BCA holster and I'm thinking about ordering the IWB attachment clips for it also. So, that's the holsters I have/will have.

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 11:57 AM

I don't really have a good "WHY" but I would recommend the TLR-1HL as it does indeed seem to be the standard by which all pistol lights should strive to beat.

 

Much like BMW is the standard for executive sports cars, there is a reason they are the standard.  

Every other company wouldn't use the old argument "We can beat the BMW in the 0-60" or can beat the BMW auto window up speed if it wasn't a target to beat to begin with.

 

I use this as a guide for many of my purchases.  If it's the industry standard, there is a good reason for it, otherwise something better would step up to replace it.

 

That's not to say that the Inforce light isn't good, or better at one function over another (same applies to the BMW reference above), they're still using the TLR-1 as it's target.


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 05:16 PM

TLR-1HL is amazing value for money.


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 05:29 PM

I am looking to get a weapon light for my G19. From the research I've done, the TLR-1HL and Inforce APL are the two that stand out to me. The TLR seems to be the industry standard and be able to light up a room with no issue. The APL is nice and slim with a intuitive switch system. 

 

I plan to use this light for an EDC since I work a night job. My primary concern is holster availability for these two. I tend to carry AIWB, but I also want to have a Level 2 OWB that I can run as well. All this is secondary though.

 

Which light should I go with and why? Thanks

 

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 05:52 PM

I chose a Surefire X300 Ultra for my weapon light. I have to say it is an amazing light and I have the utmost faith in it. The biggest downside I have found is that the light is freaking huge, it goes another inch or so past the muzzle. That I imagine would create issues carrying it with the light appendix style. In my searches for holsters that would let me have the light and appendix carry I found the following.

 

http://www.sawyercon...e-wrapped-aiwb/

http://www.armordill...uct_p/x-fer.htm

http://www.kaosconce...aos-fusion-x300

 

The sawyer concealment isn't listed as supporting a WML but I emailed them and they said they could support a custom order. Right now I run a bravo concealment for owb and an incog for iwb. If only g-code would come out with the WML version of the incog already.



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 08:10 PM

I chose a Surefire X300 Ultra for my weapon light. I have to say it is an amazing light and I have the utmost faith in it. The biggest downside I have found is that the light is freaking huge, it goes another inch or so past the muzzle. That I imagine would create issues carrying it with the light appendix style. In my searches for holsters that would let me have the light and appendix carry I found the following.

 

http://www.sawyercon...e-wrapped-aiwb/

http://www.armordill...uct_p/x-fer.htm

http://www.kaosconce...aos-fusion-x300

 

The sawyer concealment isn't listed as supporting a WML but I emailed them and they said they could support a custom order. Right now I run a bravo concealment for owb and an incog for iwb. If only g-code would come out with the WML version of the incog already.

 

The light extended past the muzzle isn't necessarily a bad thing. I prefer it due to it being able to keep the gun in battery and able to function during contact shots.


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#9 x2humbucker

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 08:22 PM

Looks like the TLR 1 it is. Thanks for all the input and holsters. I'll post me rig when I get it all set up.

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 09:04 PM

Does anyone have experience with the Insight APL? I'm looking hard at getting one in the near future. Thanks.


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 10:16 PM

The light extended past the muzzle isn't necessarily a bad thing. I prefer it due to it being able to keep the gun in battery and able to function during contact shots.

Oh with out a doubt its a feature, but when considering appendix carry I feel like the extra length might be more uncomfortable than a smaller light.



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 12:32 AM

X300
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#13 DontDroneMeBro

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 12:49 AM

I've tried all the lights mentioned in this thread. The surefire X-300 is the most robust, but has the same control functions as the TLR-1 which I find awkward. I have the X-300 on my Springfield XD Service that lives in my oh shit bag in my Jeep.

 

The Inforce APL is not only slim, but has a much easier to manipulate control group, as well as a lockout function which is nice to save battery and prevent negligent light discharges. Holsters shouldn't be a problem. Any good  quality kydex company should be able to make what you need. I use otghex.com. I have APL's on my Glock 17 and 19. I remove it for AIWB carry, but for OWB it stays on the gun.



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 06:32 AM

X300
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You can't close the thread like that =)  It's </thread> or <?php endif; ?> if your savvy.

 

The X300 is a sweet light but considering the TLR-1 is a fraction of the cost and you need to feed several pistols, it pays for itself quickly.


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Posted 16 December 2014 - 06:54 AM

You can't close the thread like that =) It's </thread> or <?php endif; ?> if your savvy.

The X300 is a sweet light but considering the TLR-1 is a fraction of the cost and you need to feed several pistols, it pays for itself quickly.

Post of the day here.

Plus we have to be bribed AaronK, and I don't smell no bacon cooking.

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 06:57 AM

http://trex-arms.com...le-sidecar-rig/
 
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Posted 16 December 2014 - 08:35 PM

I use the Inforce APL on my duty gun and my concealed carry gun.  Bravo Concealment makes kydex holsters where you can select what gun/light combo you have and it will fit perfectly and retain off the light.  The only complaint I've ever heard about the APL was someone on here had trouble with the locking lever.  Inforce has since done away with the locking lever and it's a screw now.



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 08:11 PM

I love my APL it is much easier to actuate and conceal than the streamlight. I have one on all my personal handguns. Mine are both Gen 1 with the locking levers. I ran the Haley Strategic Handgun Vehicle Darkness class with 0 issues.



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Posted 24 December 2014 - 04:24 PM

I own a TLR-1s and definitely like it, but I happen to prefer the smaller TLR-3 that's currently on my G17. Had it on for almost a year now and it's been great.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 07:12 PM

I would say the Surefire X300 has taken the gold from my experiences with different WMLs (TL-1s, TL-1HL Insight). The Surefire X300U is a monster and would blind you and your assailant(s) during a potential confrontation in close quarters (where you are most likely to experience such trauma), so I like to put stock in the original model.






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