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Looking for weapon mounted light that just does on/off

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Corpral_Agarn, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

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    Okay so I am looking for a weapon light for my pistol. Sig P226 with the under rail.

    I see a lot of lights that are all fancy with strobes, sos, on bright, on low, and off.
    I am gadget challenged. Smart phones frequently outsmart me.

    I want one that only has the ON and OFF options.

    I was thinking something between 300-400 lumens.

    Does such a thing exist?
     
  2. bannockburn

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    Maybe a Streamlight TLR-1 would fill the bill.
     
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  3. Corpral_Agarn

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    I thought all the streamlights had multiple functions but it looks like I was wrong.

    Thanks for the post.
     
  4. bannockburn

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    Glad to be of service. It appears they have some models that are just lights, some with strobe lights, and still others with lights and lasers. Kind of confusing just reading through all of the different specifications.
     
  5. Corpral_Agarn

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    Yeah, I see that too.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. Varminterror

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    A lot of the lower end lights add bells and whistles to appear to be better featured, but as you've noted, having 10 clicks between on and off is a major pain. I have a predator hunting light with that syndrome, really great light, other than it takes 5 clicks to go from off back to off. The more serious lights will typically be no nonsense products - on and off, no fuss, no muss.
     
  7. Corpral_Agarn

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    Agree.

    Do you have one that you use that you like?
     
  8. Varminterror

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    XC-1, X300, and TRL-1 are three I'm happy with. TRL better than X300, especially for the money, and the XC1 is a different class light (lower). I have Viridian Reactor light which I'm playing with, not sure how comfortable I am with the auto on feature yet - leaning towards reselling it so far.
     
  9. Creature

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    Streamlight TLR1 has the option to program out the strobe mode.
     
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  10. herrwalther

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    Download a few user manuals for different brands. While many do have multiple settings of high/low, strobe etc they usually take an extra step to change the setting. On Viridian lights you have to push both on buttons at the same time to change the setting. On some of the newer Surefire lights there is a separate switch of the on/off toggle to change the setting.

    In all fairness, the easiest to use weapon light I have ever used is a Novatac SPL-120. Push on/off. There is an optional tail switch to make things more technical but it didn't last long for me.
     
  11. Sav .250

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    I just did A SEARCH ref your question. Stuff available.
     
  12. tarosean

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    Ive found its quite a pain the keister to get em to actually strobe. Its not like you will do it on accident.
     
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  13. Cooldill

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    The Streamlight TLR-1 can be easily programmed to disable the strobe mode. Highly recommended light. Avoid the HL model as it has an incredibly bright 800 lumen beam. The standard TLR-1 is about half that and is better for home defense ad you won't be blinded by your own light. Trust me, I have the HL model and it's a great light but it's way intense and can mess up your vision if not careful in the dark.
     
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  14. Creature

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    I do not concur with this assessment. Lumens are life. Learn how to use your light.
     
  15. Cooldill

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    Yeah, you must be right. MORE LUMENS. WE NEED MORE LUMENS!!!
     
  16. Creature

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    ...have you trained with a high-lumen (500 or more) WML? I suspect that you haven't.

    I will leave this video link here because I dont have the time (or inclination) to explain why your assertion that less lumens is better than more lumens is uninformed. I recommend you watch it and reconsider your position on high-lumen WMLs.
     

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