AR-!5 tactical lights

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  1. jce07a

    jce07a New Member

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    I am looking for a good tactical light to mount on my AR-15. I have been looking at the Streamlight TLR-1s but am open to other suggestions. I prefer it be bright and it'd be nice if it offered a strobe function.

    Suggestions?
  2. Bobitis

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    Cree 123.

    Why do you want a strobe ability?
  3. norahc

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    I use a Leapers UTG Tactical Flashlight 200 Lumens on mine. No strobe, but I don't need one.
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  4. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    I have the TLR-1s, and I like it. Disabling the strobe is easy, and it's brighter than the TLR-1.

    I've only had it for a month or so, and I haven't really used it much. Far too cold out for my preferences. Hopefully in the next month or so I'll get a chance to really put it through it's paces.

    For my eyes, it's about as bright of a light as I would want indoors. I think 160 lumens is what they advertise. Two hundred or more is blinding to me.
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    I put this one on mine and it'll turn 100yds into DAYLIGHT!
    I use it to Coyote hunt as well.
    SigSauer Stoplight Tactical Light (STL-300J) *around $225*
    Handle to with Red lazer dot. Light, 700 Lumen

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  6. Bobitis

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    :eek:

    700 lumins! :eek:

    I thought my 200 was bright!
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    When I was shopping for my AR, went over to my local GS and talked to the guy. Had the Stag out and swaping/upgrading a few things on the counter and I asked about tossi'n in a front handle to add to the deal.

    He laid the Sig out and I asked about the lummins and I had to ask him twice to be sure I heard it right. :eek:
    700L and at 300yds, Ive 'lit up coyotes.
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    ...plus the laser, and it stays sited on target.
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    ...plus the stobe feature that'll get a person all confused, and headachs! lol
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    Strobes can cause an epileptic to go into seizures.
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    At 700 lumen, I'd be worried about the strobe affecting the shooter's vision too.
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    That's what Ive heard as well, and if it an assailant, perhaps better then being shot.

    Ive shot @ 50 and 100yds at night and no problems at all "with the scope."
    I mounted the scope before I had a chance to test it with open sights.

    EDIT: Also with the stobe mode on.

    It has the thumb button to hold on and release and the stay on button, and strobe button.
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  13. jce07a

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    the strobe function is for disorientation...if someone comes in my home or is on my property that doesnt need to be, then i am not worried about causing them to have seizures. not to mention its a good confuser for hogs...they cant figure out what to rush and gives more time to get some rounds off if i end up too close. i prefer something not mounted to a foregrip just because i already have a grip that i really like and i dont mind spending a few extra bucks to get a remote kit
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    TLR-1 is not a real good light. The Surefire X300 is far superior in quality and has a more focused beam. I use a Surefire Executive with a Gear Sector mount. Great light with perfect beam. Can light up a football field in a lightweight and low profile package. Also has a dim light position for searching indoors. Tough as nails!!! I have fired hundreds of rounds with the Surefire and not one failure. I had a TLR-1 on my Sig 220 and it broke within the first 100 rounds.
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