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Im sure this has been discussed but im sure theres some newer stuff out. 

Whats a reliable pistol light. My sp01 has a picatinny rail. Id love something that maybe has a strobe too? Are those effective? 

Thank you as always. 

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Surefire X300U is the “A” answer.

Avoid the strobe.

Keep the switchology simple - light on, light off. That’s about all the brainpower you will have to spare in a real world deployment anyway.

Additionally, any strobe effect that disorients your threat, will also disorient you, AND, most importantly, strobes hide subtle movement - which means you will miss threat indicators and warning signs, specifically slow movements of the hands.

Get all the light (lumens and candela) you can and be able to turn it on and off.

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20 minutes ago, High Exposure said:

Surefire X300U is the “A” answer.

Avoid the strobe.

Keep the switchology simple - light on, light off. That’s about all the brainpower you will have to spare in a real world deployment anyway.

Additionally, any strobe effect that disorients your threat, will also disorient your AND, most importantly, strobes hide subtle movement - which means you will miss threat indicators and warning signs, specifically slow movements of the hands.

Get all the light (lumens and candela) you can and be able to turn it on and off.

one of the best answers ever on these boards.  tipping my hat sir

what's the best price on these?  I need a light for my cz p-01

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If you shop around or wait for a holiday sale you can find them for around $225-$250.

Cue shitposting “of my light was $50 and is just as good” (not calling out anyone specifically, just been here long enough to know what follows after you recommend quality lifesaving gear that is expensive)

My response -
• Buy once, cry once.
• You get what you pay for.
• Don’t aspire to mediocrity.
• Best VALUE is more important than lowest PRICE. 

I have broken just about every other pistol WML out there. I have not broken these. I now have about 6 of them. They work and they are worth it. 

Make sure you are getting the newest light with the brightest rating (Current is 1000 lumens but there are 500 and 600 lumen versions out there from previous generations).

Buy from a reputable dealer so you don’t get an air soft copy. If the price is “Too good to be true”, it probably is.

Ike at Big Tex Outdoors has them in stock now for ~ $270. Fair price and a good trustworthy company.

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2 minutes ago, High Exposure said:

If you shop around or wait for a holiday sale you can find them for around $225-$250.

Cue shitposting “of my light was $50 and is just as good” (not calling out anyone specifically, just been here long enough to know what follows after you recommend quality lifesaving gear that is expensive)

My response -
• Buy once, cry once.
• You get what you pay for.
• Don’t aspire to mediocrity.
• Best VALUE is more important than lowest PRICE. 

I have broken just about every other pistol WML out there. I have not broken these. I now have about 6 of them. They work and they are worth it. 

Make sure you are getting the newest light with the brightest rating (Current is 1000 lumens but there are 500 and 600 lumen versions out there from previous generations).

Buy from a reputable dealer so you don’t get an air soft copy. If the price is “Too good to be true”, it probably is.

Ike at Big Tex Outdoors has them in stock now for ~ $270. Fair price and a good trustworthy company.

Yeah these are certainly aggressively priced. I might save for it and appreciate your response. 

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5 minutes ago, High Exposure said:

If you shop around or wait for a holiday sale you can find them for around $225-$250.

Cue shitposting “of my light was $50 and is just as good” (not calling out anyone specifically, just been here long enough to know what follows after you recommend quality lifesaving gear that is expensive)

My response -
• Buy once, cry once.
• You get what you pay for.
• Don’t aspire to mediocrity.
• Best VALUE is more important than lowest PRICE. 

I have broken just about every other pistol WML out there. I have not broken these. I now have about 6 of them. They work and they are worth it. 

Make sure you are getting the newest light with the brightest rating (Current is 1000 lumens but there are 500 and 600 lumen versions out there from previous generations).

Buy from a reputable dealer so you don’t get an air soft copy. If the price is “Too good to be true”, it probably is.

Ike at Big Tex Outdoors has them in stock now for ~ $270. Fair price and a good trustworthy company.

much appreciated

this is an area I don't know much about as I don't use pistol lights but was thinking for one for a bit.

agree, buy quality and value/price are not mutually inclusive!  Have had several surefire lights in my life and they are all rock solid, near indestructible as far as I can tell

 

I need to make sure it will fit

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28 minutes ago, Cheflife15 said:

Cue shitposting “of my light was $50 and is just as good” (not calling out anyone specifically, just been here long enough to know what follows after you recommend quality lifesaving gear that is expensive)

My light was $250 and just as good.  
 

 

because it’s the same one you recommend..

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38 minutes ago, RUTGERS95 said:

difference in U-A or U-B model?

found this, will be buying one of these today

 

 

The only difference is in how the mounting system works.

“A” type (rail slide with latch) preferred for polymer guns
”B” type (cross bolt) preferred for metal framed guns

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One other thing - a WML is not a substitute for a handheld flashlight.

You really do need both - Sometimes you want to see something without pointing a gun at it.

Don’t just have them either. Know how to properly use them. Simply owning a WML/flashlight doesn’t make you a night fighter any more than owning a guitar makes you Jimi Hendrix.

Invest in software as well as hardware. It’s worth every penny.

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40 minutes ago, High Exposure said:

TBXFJhS.jpgI think it is $200 after the code is entered.

Like I said, Ike is the man!

ordered!  thanks!  very much appreciated

was looking at the B model and the code didn't work so took the A model.  outstanding savings, thank you very much!

 

Got Tan too

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I like the TLR-1 and the Nightstick TCM550. I have tried the surefire XC1 and did not like it. The mounting screws were problematic for me and broker. I had an olight ( cant remember which one right now). It was bright and I like the quick on and off, but I didnt like the method of activation.  Ihave also tried the original TLR7 and did not like the method of activation on that one either.  

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1 hour ago, RUTGERS95 said:

ordered!  thanks!  very much appreciated

was looking at the B model and the code didn't work so took the A model.  outstanding savings, thank you very much!

 

Got Tan too

The A should work on a metal gun though right? 

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10 minutes ago, Cheflife15 said:

The A should work on a metal gun though right? 

the video I posted said yes, both A and B will work with either.  The A is quick disconnect and may not attach as tight but both will work on either metal or poly

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Just now, RUTGERS95 said:

the video I posted said yes, both A and B will work with either.  The A is quick disconnect and may not attach as tight but both will work on either metal or poly

Agh missed that. Let me watch that video. I ordered one in the middle of service tonight. 

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2 minutes ago, RUTGERS95 said:

after watching the video, can't imagine not buying one...lol

Yeah im pretty amped about this light. I have to chill with buying gun things for a while. I have a wedding to pay for and a mortgage coming up. 

 

Only ammo and range time and that's it for 2021

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9 hours ago, Cheflife15 said:

Yeah im pretty amped about this light. I have to chill with buying gun things for a while. I have a wedding to pay for and a mortgage coming up. 

 

Only ammo and range time and that's it for 2021

Ammo as wedding gifts and the range for a honeymoon. Problem solved. 

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On 1/22/2021 at 11:18 AM, High Exposure said:

Surefire X300U is the “A” answer.

Avoid the strobe.

Keep the switchology simple - light on, light off. That’s about all the brainpower you will have to spare in a real world deployment anyway.

Additionally, any strobe effect that disorients your threat, will also disorient you, AND, most importantly, strobes hide subtle movement - which means you will miss threat indicators and warning signs, specifically slow movements of the hands.

Get all the light (lumens and candela) you can and be able to turn it on and off.

Received this light today and its everything and more. Absolutely awesome on my cz 75 sp01

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On 1/22/2021 at 8:03 PM, High Exposure said:

TBXFJhS.jpgI think it is $200 after the code is entered.

Like I said, Ike is the man!

I ordered one and had it 4 days later. That's amazing in these times. Thanks for the recommendation!

With swag & candy!

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26 minutes ago, High Exposure said:

Ike is the man!!

What did your return address say? He always uses crazy names.

LMAO I didn't notice. Ragnar Lothbrok! That's awesome. :D:icon_lol:

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34 minutes ago, ChrisJM981 said:

LMAO I didn't notice. Ragnar Lothbrok! That's awesome. :D:icon_lol:

The actor Travis Fimmel who plays Ragnar in Vikings is now starring in a new sci fi series Raised By Wolves I just started watching. Couldn't help notice the connection here....

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1 hour ago, RUTGERS95 said:

thoughts on this for another AR?

I have the streamlight on my go to rig but building a shorter 308 (not an other) but right at the line for legal.

 

https://www.bigtexoutdoors.com/product/streamlight-protac-rail-mount-hl-x-88066/

I have the streamlight Protac railmount 2 on my HD AR.  It's a great light even if HE says it sucks!:lol:

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