Fighters: Pistol Lights & Mounts

Western Rifle Shooters Association

“Coin shortage”, my ass.

Western Rifle Shooters Association

What do you use?

What did you learn NOT to use?

How did you mount it?

How much battery life?

Where can I get that stuff?

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10 thoughts on “Fighters: Pistol Lights & Mounts”

  1. Watchmansays:I’ve had a streamlight TLR-1 on my Glock 34 for 9 years now. We don’t get to do a lot of night shooting, but I test it every morning as part of my routine. Still on the original battery (about to order a couple spares, given likely proximity to interesting times). It’s plenty bright, doesn’t wash too much out when clearing houses (again, always during the day for me). It’s a rock solid piece of equipment, IMO.Reply
    1. Berglandersays:I’ve had a TLR-1 since 2006. It’s been on two deployments and still going strong. Haven’t killed it yet!
      I replace all my batteries as needed, and on 1 JAN.Reply
  2. Woodysays:Using the Olight PL-2 Mini Valkyrie. Mounted on a pistol rail, doesn’t protrude past the barrel. Ordered direct from They are having a flash sale starting on 7/20.Reply
  3. Jake98says:Streamlight TLR-VIR IIWhile I have a decided preference for Surefire the Streamlight pistol lights haven’t failed me yet and as far as I can tell it’s the cheapest option for dual use, white light/IR. The only thing I’m really not happy with is the lack of positive click adjustments for the laser. I’m not a fan of the friction adjustments but I suspect it’ll be fine. Can’t really comment on the battery life. I never paid much attention. I buy the batteries at least 100 at a time.Reply
  4. Larrysays:Streamlight TLR-6 series are a really clean design.Reply
  5. Dirksays:Glock 34, surefire light, leupold Pro red dot. Building a glock 19 with the same. Guys in my circle are modding their 19s, to mimick the 1911 grip, which seems to make presentation as a stock pistol 100% of the time.Initially was concerned about changing my “Winning” 50 year style I.E. Pick up the front sight, quickly learned that on this 34, picking up the front sight, IS picking up the red dot.Buppert gets the credit for my finally going to lights and a red dot. Think most are shooting the RMR red dots.The surefire light need no reviews, we all know what the units do.DirtReply
    1. Concerned Americansays:Which model surefire?Red dots are the next in the series.Reply
      1. Bonessays:Years ago (97-98-ish?) we T&E’d the Surefire pistol light on our Glocks, they needed an adaptor to keep from pinching the frame, so we didn’t go with them. I’m confident thy have fixed this by now.I run the Streamlight TLR-1s. The “s” is for strobe. When you have the light on, moving through a structure, the target can see/tell where you are from the constant-on light, it was far away, now it’s close, etc… Running a strobe light makes it difficult for the target to tell where you are, and you can still get a good illuminated view to engage.I’ve also used the Streamlight M-3 and M-3x. No strobe, but good solid lights. Plastic body vs. the aluminium body. It’s also worked fine on long guns with a pressure switch on the forearm.Reply
  6. Bill Buppertsays:Surefire X300U-B on my Roland Glock and Streamlight TLR-1 on the other Glocks.Reply
  7. HazeGraysays:Streamlight TLR-1 HL and TLR-2IRW on Glocks. Both solid and strong with 123 batteries lasting quite a while. I can I.D. a coyote vs. a dog past 100 yards out here on the farm. The IR of course with NODs is a game changer. Pricey but buy once, cry once. The next I would consider is the Veridian series. VERY pricey, but having the desired laser/light/strobe option immediately out of the holster seems to be the best all around for speed. You can see how well they work in quite a few police body-cam videos.

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