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Old 6 November 2016, 14:25
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I use support thumb to hit temp on with glock and TLR light. It works for me well.
How do you activate the WML if you are firing weak handed, or one handed with your strong hand, if you are injured, carrying/dragging something/someone or using your other hand to hold open a door, etc..

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Old 6 November 2016, 14:41
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How do you activate the WML if you are firing weak handed, or one handed with your strong hand, if you are injured, carrying/dragging something/someone or using your other hand to hold open a door, etc..

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In that scenario stealth is out. I would use trigger finger to switch the light on and keep it on. Most crooks don't expect resistance.

Shotgun is my primary if I'm using a handgun I'm in trouble.
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Old 6 November 2016, 14:48
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In that scenario stealth is out. I would use trigger finger to switch the light on and keep it on. Most crooks don't expect resistance.

Shotgun is my primary if I'm using a handgun I'm in trouble.
I have a little guy to consider, so if I have to carry him quietly out of his room before it gets loud, I would need to use something one handed.

I also have a few P2X Furys, if I need to investigate something without pointing a gun at it.

I have DG switches mounted on all my 300U equipped Glocks.

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Old 6 November 2016, 17:15
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I have a little guy to consider, so if I have to carry him quietly out of his room before it gets loud, I would need to use something one handed.

I also have a few P2X Furys, if I need to investigate something without pointing a gun at it.

I have DG switches mounted on all my 300U equipped Glocks.

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Old 26 July 2017, 06:05
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Streamlight TLR-6

Really liking this little light/laser combo. Looking at getting a couple to put on my Glocks and my 1911. Anyone using them?

Like how they make a version for non-railed 1911s.
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Old 26 July 2017, 08:08
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Figures Streamlight would put this out after I buy my second XC1.
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Old 26 July 2017, 08:23
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I had, still do, a XC1. Use it on my AUG now. I like the TLR-6 better though as seems it is more "streamlined". ; ) Does not stick out pass the barrel. Plus, you have the laser option.
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Old 26 July 2017, 08:27
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My experience with streamlight is that they are not very durable. I had a TLR-3 on my Kimber Pro TLE II RL and it broke at the plastic frame. Never could get customer service to even respond. No Hi, Boo, or kiss my ass from them. I have one without the laser on my varmint .22 that has been fine, although it sits in the safe in wait and sees little duty.

I am not a fan of the surefire philosophy of making new lights they think we want because they can, but they do weapons lights right and even have a customer service sight where you can just order repair parts for free.

Maybe take a class with this light on your pistol and see how it fairs before you invest in more of them.

Be cautious of the dual service device. While it seems like a bargain and a good deal, my experience is that the laser serves one purpose and the light another. The chances of a Light ND are greater as well. It requires a lot of fine finger manipulation at a time when gross motor skills take charge.
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Old 26 July 2017, 08:44
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Surefire does make good products, that is for sure. But, along with that comes a hefty price tag, and they really started to price themselves out. Almost 3x the price of Streamlight. Be good to see though, if price is not a consideration, if surefire comes up with something comparable to this.

Good innovation with coming up with a light that can go on non-rail guns also. Sounds like these were really popular for the Glock 42/43 models, and a boat load of them have been sold. But as TFG states, be interesting to see how the long term durability of the products hold up under hard usage, daily duty type carry, rather than just casual carry/usage.
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Be cautious of the dual service device. While it seems like a bargain and a good deal, my experience is that the laser serves one purpose and the light another. The chances of a Light ND are greater as well. It requires a lot of fine finger manipulation at a time when gross motor skills take charge.

Went with the TLR Contour; this remote switch is activated by your middle finger, and takes no fumbling around to activate... just squeeze with your grip and the light's on. Very minor change to the natural grip feel, but easy to get used to. The manual on and temp on switches on the battery box back panel are still present and operational, too.



I really do like the small size of the TLR-6, though. If it had a grip switch, even better.
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Old 26 July 2017, 11:11
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I was looking at the non-rail TLR-6 and other similar non-rail lights at one point, and one thing that popped up in the reviews was one light coming loose during firing, slipping around the trigger guard, and pointing at the ground. Can't recall if it was the TLR-6 or another entry, and can't find the site again at the moment.
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Old 26 July 2017, 11:32
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^^^ Just by looking at the picture in the OP (and no hands-on experience) I'd say that really can't happen... it MIGHT slip downward a bit, but only fractionally, before the geometry makes it impossible to go further.
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I've had the TRL-6 on my EDC for over a year now and have had not issues. The button for the light & laser is on both sides. Was easy to sight in the laser if needed. G-Code makes a great IWB holster for it also.
I am able to use my left pointer finger to turn it on or off without any issue while holding the weapon extended.
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Wanted to ask, with a strobe light any negative effects on the user? Make engaging the target more difficult etc?
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OK LP, what normally considered crew-serve do you have mounted on your guntruck, to go with the LEDs.

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I just put new LED lights on my Jeep, and lowered the front windshield. I am good to go.

Just need to learn now how to dual mount two AUGs to the dash board.
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Old 31 August 2017, 11:52
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lights

https://youtu.be/f7u3GEGkeZ0

Compare & contrast.

Using an RMR slide ride & green light significantly reduces the time you need to "see what you need to see."

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https://youtu.be/jGK3j47nErY

Or, w/a FN SCAR MK16S, shooting 2 6" steel plates, off-hand, @ 35yds
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Glock thanks for posting the videos.
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I used to do a lot of work in riverbeds, brush, Mountains...sometimes tracking and long pursuits. Personally I preferred not to use a flashlight unless it became absolutely necessary for some reason. Did all the goofy shit like drinking carrot juice and crap to improve my night vision ahahhaha. Anyhow, for me the light immediately revealed my location, required me to recover my night vision, then proceed. When I got NVG, I felt exponentially more confidmeent, move more quickly and with less missteps or noise. As far as engagement, the light on the rifle/shotgun/pistol barrel can be a great help to not only illuminate the target but take their acclimation to the dark from them. All the new guys have the flashlights on everything so what do I know . Also, I've used the strobing light, before it was developed into the flashlight by rapidly turning it on and off, and the flashlights that have the option that are made now. They work well indoors when you are trying to disorient or distract.
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As its nearing winter and its dark here by 1800, I use the mild weather and dark evenings to practice my shooting in limited visibility. A couple of ARR points.

1. Make sure you have a head lamp so you can inventory and retrieve all of your stuff. (I had 4 pistols out last night).

2. When shooting from behind cover, such as a car or building, you will definitely wash out your night vision if you hit the light behind the cover.

3. I had Gen 4 G 21 and Kimber TLE II RL, the Glock has a regular old Surefire 300x and the Kimber had an ultra. The ultra is significantly brighter (See above) and even when pointed down range can wash out your night vision. The regular 300 is adequate however for shooting at 15 meters.

4. I was flashing my light and them using the night sights to aim into the zone where the target was and then popping back behind cover. I actually did better with the regular Surefire. The challenge is seeing peripheral targets or friendlies. Adjust your beam accordingly.

5. I use the V-Tac barriers for training and let me tell you, shooting a 9 hole drill without getting that light beam all the way through the hole is a surprise. Shooting the 9 hole with the ultra was at least initially as surprising as shooting the barrier itself, just not as much need for the tweezers and antiseptic.

Later this week, I will return with hand held flashlights and some smaller carry pistols with Surefire XC1's on them. I also need to work the shotguns and rifles into the mix as well.
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