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Old 10-02-2020, 06:59 PM
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See Oline Mini lights, but what would be good economical light/laser for Shield 9mm 1.0? Thanks in advance for recommendations.
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Old 10-03-2020, 09:49 AM
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Well since there appears no one on this forum has any experience or suggestions, I will try to answer my own thread. I found that installing a Recover Tactical SHR9 rail adapter and then an Oline Mini PL 2 should provide what would work - cost about $120 total to get a light on my Shield 1.0 9mm.
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I think the Olight Mini needs a rail to attach, which the Shield doesn't have.
I have an Olight Pro on my full size, great light for the money

One choice for the Shield are the Streamlight TRL-6, made for the 9mm and .40 Shield.
It's possible to modify the TRL-6 to fit the .45 Shield.

Other choice is the Lasermax with grip sense.
It can be had with red laser, or for more money, a green laser. And models to fit all 3 calibers of the Shield.
The grip sense is nice but very sensitive. If your second finger barely touches the bottom of the trigger guard the unit will turn on.
I keep the grip sense deactivated most of the time and just turn on with the button on either side ( same as the TRL-6 ).

Both lights are 100 lumen, the Lasermax having a "mint green" tinge to it.
Green is the easiest spectrum for our eyes to see, so it isn't so harsh when you turn it on in a dark environment.

I've had several TRL-6s and they are good, but I'd recommend spending the extra $70 and get the green laser Lasermax.
That green laser shows up well in the daylight too.
And the Lasermax is a more compact unit too.
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Thanks Very Much for your reply!
My post has a "typo"... It's Olight Valkyrie 2.0 not Oline.
Embarrassed.
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I have a LaserMax light with a green laser on my Shield. I too leave the grip sense off unless I know Im going out somewhere at night.

It has different settings for the light/laser combo. You can use just the light, just the laser or a combo of both.
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sandog & Rob613: REALLY appreciate your comments! Extremely helpful! Now browsing for availability & prices. Best Regards, Ed
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Tlr6 is my recommendation. Crimson Trace makes a good unit, but it forces my hand further down on the grip just enough to have a negative impact on ergos.
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I bought a Olight PL-MINI 2 Valkyrie when Olight was running a sale on them. I ended up mounting it on my S&W AR-15 Sport II.
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