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#636610 - 06/01/12 05:27 PM Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2???
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Thread name says it all what do you think???
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#636611 - 06/01/12 06:54 PM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: gun dog]
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Hi, I have used the TLR 1 for about four years and have had no issues. I have used a few of the earlier surefire models before the pistol mounted light system became popular. i.e. when there where no rails on handguns.

For the price you can not beat the tlr1. Now with that being said I recently got a crimson trace for a handgun, my first laser and really like what it can add tacticaly. A laser is not the end all be all but it can come in handy when sited in properly and used correctly.

Here are the specs on the older TLR1 which are still around on the web.

These powerful, intensely bright, long-running, aluminum-bodied gun mount lights set a whole new standard for durability. Shockproof, dustproof and virtually indestructible, these tools powered by the C4 Power LED won't break or burn out.

Powered by 2 3-volt CR123A batteries, the C4 Power LED provides up to 135 lumens
Up to 2.5 hour run time (TLR-2: laser-only mode runs 45+ hours)
Rail grip clamp system securely attaches/detaches quickly and safely
Ambidextrous momentary/steady on-off switch
MIL-SPEC 810F performance tested

Powered by two 3-volt CR123 lithium batteries with 10-year storage life
C4 LED technology, impervious to shock with a 50,000 hour lifetime
LED Rating: Up to 8,000 candela peak beam intensity and up to 160 lumens measured system output. Deep-dish parabolic reflector produces a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination
Run Time: 2.5 hours regulated run time. Solid-state current regulation for consistent illumination level.
Rail grip clamp system securely attaches/detaches quickly and safely with no tools and without putting your hands in front of muzzle
Mounts directly to handguns with Glock-style rails and to all MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rails.
Includes keys for Glock-style, Picatinny, Beretta 90two, S&W 99 and S&W TSW
Machined aluminum sealed construction with black anodized finsih
Ambidextrous momentary/steady on/off switch
Highly accurate sight repeatability when remounting
Fits existing light bearing holsters
4.18 oz.
Lithium Battery Notice under TECH DOCS
IPX7 rated design; waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

If you can get the TLR2 for a good price I would get that one. The light output is good and the laser is bright. A couple of my buddies have the TLR2 and love it.

Here are the specs for the TLR2

The same great features of the TLR-1 with an integrated laser sight for accurate aiming. Now with C4 LED Technology.

Powered by two 3-volt CR123 lithium batteries with 10-year storage life
C4 LED Technology, impervious to shock with a 50,000 hour lifetime.
Up to 8,000 candela peak beam intensity and up to 160 lumens measured system output.
Up to 2.5 hrs runtime
Rail grip clamp system securely attaches/detaches quickly and safely with no tools and without putting your hands in front of muzzle
Fast, Adjustable, Secure Side mounting to 1913 and Glock style Rails
Machined aluminum sealed construction with black anodized finish
Dustproof
Ambidextrous momentary/steady on/off switch
Highly accurate sight repeatability when remounting
Fits existing light bearing holsters
4.72 oz.

I am a big fan of the pressure switch on weapon lights. I have them on my surefires and find it alot more convienent. Some will say it can lead to a negligent discharge, but then again so can carrying a firearm in the first place. Practice, common sense, and training are the mantra of the day.

Here is a link to what the pressure switch is. I have one on order for my tlr1 from a local gun store.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/LargeImage.aspx?sku=75513

Hope it helps.

If you are a LEO just make sure your department allows laser devices to be used. While many allow white light devices many do not allow laser devices to be mounted on duty related weapons.

Good luck.


Edited by Sar5 (06/01/12 07:00 PM)
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#636612 - 06/01/12 07:19 PM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: Sar5]
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I am not LEO and I am trying to figure out if it is worth the money for the laser
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#636613 - 06/01/12 07:34 PM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: gun dog]
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This is to go on a pistol for home Defence and for zombies. I want my family to have a light for low light shooting.
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#636614 - 06/02/12 12:44 AM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: gun dog]
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#636615 - 06/02/12 08:22 PM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: gun dog]
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A pretty good book on lasers and lights is by Scott Wagner. It is called "Own THe NIght"

It has alot of color photos of various lights and lasers and offers some good tips and clues on all aspects of tactical lights as well as weapon mounted platforms.

I also sent you a pm.

take care
sar
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#636616 - 06/03/12 11:15 PM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: Sar5]
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Thanks man!
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#636617 - 06/04/12 07:23 PM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: gun dog]
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#636618 - 06/05/12 07:27 PM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: gun dog]
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I'm not big on lasers unless you need it to designate a specific target for others to shoot at as well. If you can get a much better deal in the TLR1 use the money saved for ammo.
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#636619 - 06/05/12 08:04 PM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: MonkeyBomb]
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I am really leaning towards the TLR-1s
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#636620 - 06/06/12 12:20 AM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: gun dog]
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Love my TLR-1 on my Glock 19.

I prefer the light to the laser. I agree with MB as well. The light in a HD situation is more disorienting to the perpetrator, which is part of the value I see in it.
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#636621 - 06/06/12 12:21 AM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: Ishikawa]
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Thanks for the input. I see the tlr-1s are priced about $120
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#636622 - 06/06/12 02:17 AM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: gun dog]
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I can use the money I will save for a dog father.
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#1051088 - 09/14/17 03:17 AM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: gun dog]
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Resurrecting an old thread here, but one that is still if not more valid.

I have had a TLR1-HP for quite some time now and really like it. It really "Lights up the Night" in our little 1200sqft house. AND it works just as well lighting up the grounds on our whole lot (100ft wide by 150ft deep), plus it will also light up across our neighbors lot (75 ft wide), so I personally feel that for MOST folks it will work quite well. I have even shined it on another neighbors house 300 ft away and it will let you know if there is something the size of a large dog or bigger lurking around.

That being said I just got a TLR-3. Not as powerful as the TLR-1 but again, for our house PLENTY of light. I DO wish it had a strobe function but it isn't really necessary. All in all with just Messing around with in in the house I like it. AND I feel it may work just as well across the width of the lot as well. I will have to test it out one of these nights and see how it does outside in a city/sorta kinda urban environment.
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#1051089 - 09/14/17 03:29 AM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: gun dog]
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I was checking out specs on weapons lights tonight and just for grins and giggles checked out the Streamlight Game Getter GREEN light.

I can't help but wonder how this would fare as a weapon HD light. No, it won't really blind the bad guy like a white light would, but it SHOULD blind them somewhat. PLUS it won't mess up YOUR sight near as much as a regular white light.

MB, you might be able to answer this. What say you dogs, Would it work or be a bust?
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#1051110 - 09/16/17 12:21 PM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: gun dog]
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Regarding the OP ... I've been using the TLR-1 light since it first hit the market. In fact, my early units had the first generation LEDs. Streamlight upgraded those for free.

Randy, I only want white light for my weapon lights.

I do use the red on my Sidewinder for personal navigation.
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#1051114 - 09/17/17 01:35 AM Re: Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2??? [Re: gun dog]
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I wouldn't want to use the green as a weapon mounted light either Gary, just wondering how it would work. And Yeah I use my sidewinder light quite a bit as well. Makes for a GREAT getting around the house in the night light! Never fails thought, when I NEED it (in the vehicle) I have forgotten to take it with me from the house. I probably just need to get another one and be done with it.
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