What is the best brand of light available to be mounted on a pistol? I have had Insight's M3, Glock's pistol light, and the Streamlight TLR-1. Of those, the TLR-1 is the best, followed by the M3, then the Glock light. The TLR-1 and M3 use a rocker switch which allows me as a right handed firer to have the light constant on by pressing down on the switch with my trigger finger during the draw, or momentary on by pressing down on the left side switch with my support hand thumb. The Glock light goes to constant on by pressing down on either side, and for momentary on, you just don't press as hard. This is not a good idea, as under stress, you will press down all the way. The TLR-1 uses an LED which doesn't get as hot as the M3 bulb, and the TLR-1 has a runtime of about 2.5 hours with two 123 lithiums, as compared to about one hour with the M3 and Glock light. I haven't tried the Surefire X-200 or 300 series yet, as they are about 100 bucks more expensive than the TLR-1. Any other thoughts?
"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
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