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    Looking For A Light...

    ...to mount on my SR-9.
    I have seen a few, but man! are they expensive. Are there any affordable options out there? I have searched, but it seems everything is through the roof. All I want is a bit of illumination. If I want to blind an intruder I will use my big maglite.

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    How much is too much? I know things are tight these days but get a good light. Get something practical and easy to use. Get a handheld and a gun mounted light.


    Take a look at this light. Cost me about $115.00. Well worth the cost though. Easy to use both when shooting or not shooting the gun. Practicing light management is a must. Because batteries die at the worst time, one light backs up the other. Also, some people don't like pointing guns with lights at people that might not need to be shot.


    http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/rls/

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    You can find new trl-1 for less than 100.00 shipped. They are great lights for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onaway417 View Post
    ...to mount on my SR-9.
    I have seen a few, but man! are they expensive. Are there any affordable options out there? I have searched, but it seems everything is through the roof. All I want is a bit of illumination. If I want to blind an intruder I will use my big maglite.
    Bright light + mount on handgun(tactical) = $$$$$$

    Hey if you have an SR 9 and a Mag light why buy a tactical mount light?

    I could see maybe buying a smaller brighter handheld light then practice as I do holding the flashlight in the left hand and the handgun in the right hand but that's up to you.

    Tactical lights worth a darn that I've seen start at $100.00 and go up from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyDog View Post
    Bright light + mount on handgun(tactical) = $$$$$$

    Hey if you have an SR 9 and a Mag light why buy a tactical mount light?

    I could see maybe buying a smaller brighter handheld light then practice as I do holding the flashlight in the left hand and the handgun in the right hand but that's up to you.

    Tactical lights worth a darn that I've seen start at $100.00 and go up from there.
    Salty nailed it here. I was interested in a nice mounted light, but nuts to that. I don't really need a light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falchunt View Post
    Salty nailed it here. I was interested in a nice mounted light, but nuts to that. I don't really need a light.
    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyDog View Post
    Bright light + mount on handgun(tactical) = $$$$$$

    Hey if you have an SR 9 and a Mag light why buy a tactical mount light?

    I could see maybe buying a smaller brighter handheld light then practice as I do holding the flashlight in the left hand and the handgun in the right hand but that's up to you.

    Tactical lights worth a darn that I've seen start at $100.00 and go up from there.

    I'll put my trl-1 up against anything short of surefires x300.

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    fragger-ks the trl-1 is probably a great light. Not knocking it - my point was for $39 my Surefire G2 Nitrolon lights up the inside of my house just fine at a 3rd of the cost.

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    I have four G2 LED and one 6P LED. Great lights. But I still have a gun mounted light.

    The TRL-1 and others like it are very well made. I've had a few. But then I found the RLS. It is easier to use and just as well made. When using a light like the TRL-1 you must use your index finger to turn it on or rotate your off hand forward to activate it. I don't know about you guys but my index finger has one function. PULL THE TRIGGER. And rotating my off hand forward is awkward and unrealistic.

    Light management is important enough that it should be practiced. Lighting yourself up and making it easier for your potential attacker to find you is not good.

    A gun mounted light should be well made, reliable, and easy to use while maintaining a good shooting grip.

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