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Old 07-05-2010, 03:32 PM
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Hello all, I am looking for suggestions as to a tactical light for my M&P 40. I have never had a light on a handgun so I am completely new to whole idea. I just think since I keep the M&P as my primary HD weapon it would be beneficial to have a light on it. Any and all suggestions would be appriciated. Thanks, Malachi
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:38 PM
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My M&P40 has a Streamlight TLR-1 on it. Great light for the money IMO.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:35 PM
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I use a Streamlight TLR-3. it's lighter than all the rest and it's cheaper
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:43 PM
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My M&P40 has a Streamlight TLR-1 on it. Great light for the money IMO.
+1 on the TLR-1 as a nice light. Have one for my M&P.
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:59 PM
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+2 on the TLR-1 (make sure you get the C4 LED model)
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:43 AM
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This one.

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Old 07-06-2010, 12:11 PM
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Another nod for the Streamlight TLR-1.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:28 PM
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Yet another vote for TLR-1
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:30 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I think I will try the TLR
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:06 PM
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For a few bucks more, you can get the TLR-1s which has 30 more lumens than the regular TLR-1 and has a strobe function.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:40 AM
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TLR-1 on mine as well. Works great.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:45 PM
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For a few bucks more, you can get the TLR-1s which has 30 more lumens than the regular TLR-1 and has a strobe function.
This is the model I'm using. I'd say it's worth the asking price and more.
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:32 PM
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I really like my Streamlight TLR-2, however if I were to do it all over again I believe a Surefire may be a better option.

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Old 07-18-2010, 01:43 PM
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I like my Surefire.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:13 PM
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I have a Streamlight TLR-1, like the fact that it's machined aluminum, not plastic and man is it bright!
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:13 PM
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Forget the big clunky unintuative lights and go with a Crimson Trace Lightguard, it's sleek, holsters easily available to accommodate it in case you decide to carry it and adds virtually no weight to the gun. No manipulating a light with your trigger finger (never understood how anyone would think that is acceptable).

Yes I have a strong opinion on the light and no I do not work for Crimson Trace. Lol
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:18 PM
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That lightguard from CT looks slick. Too bad they don't have one for the compact.

Not many options for the compact frame

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Old 08-07-2012, 04:18 AM
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I came across a TLR-1 and TLR-3 at a gun show yesterday. I was about to Buy the TLR-3 but the seller was asking $175. Another vendor that had the TLR-1 was asking $120. I'm kicking myself in the *** for not buying the TLR-1.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:34 AM
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Mt TLR-4 was delivered yesterday...too bad I'm out of town right now so I cannot comment...yet. Got it for $107 plus free shipping from Amizon. Not too bad for laser/light combo.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:32 AM
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Mt TLR-4 was delivered yesterday...too bad I'm out of town right now so I cannot comment...yet. Got it for $107 plus free shipping from Amizon. Not too bad for laser/light combo.
Very good deal. I really like that combo. I know is not aluminum as the TLR2 but is way less expensive and wonderful.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:05 PM
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I up sold myself from the TRL-3 at my local gunshop. you can't go wrong with a well made quality product. Easy on, easy off.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:13 PM
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I came across a TLR-1 and TLR-3 at a gun show yesterday. I was about to Buy the TLR-3 but the seller was asking $175. Another vendor that had the TLR-1 was asking $120. I'm kicking myself in the *** for not buying the TLR-1.
OpticsPlanet has the TLR-3 for about $75...
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:24 AM
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I tried not to laugh at the asking price. I was really interested in it until that moment.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:35 AM
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I up sold myself from the TRL-3 at my local gunshop. you can't go wrong with a well made quality product. Easy on, easy off.
That is what I needed to see. None of the local fellows have TLR 3s or 4s in stock and I've been paranoid they won't fit my compact. Gonna have to order one of those and see if I can find anyone to do some kydex to fit it.

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Old 08-09-2012, 10:22 PM
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Forget the big clunky unintuative lights and go with a Crimson Trace Lightguard, it's sleek, holsters easily available to accommodate it in case you decide to carry it and adds virtually no weight to the gun. No manipulating a light with your trigger finger (never understood how anyone would think that is acceptable).

Yes I have a strong opinion on the light and no I do not work for Crimson Trace. Lol
I got the Streamlight TLR-1 to switch between a S&W M&P 9 and a M&P 15 with a free-floating rail.
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