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Weapon lights

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:30 pm
by Ghostwolf308
Ok guys what are we using for pistols and ars? I have a streamlight tlr-1 hl on my bedside gun but have contemplated switching to the Olight Valkyrie 2. Then looking at ar lights there is a nice 1000 lumen streamlight or a 2000 lumen Olight. Not sure what to do here, lets hear your opinions.

Re: Weapon lights

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:38 pm
by runeight
Ghostwolf308 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Ok guys what are we using for pistols and ars? I have a streamlight tlr-1 hl on my bedside gun but have contemplated switching to the Olight Valkyrie 2. Then looking at ar lights there is a nice 1000 lumen streamlight or a 2000 lumen Olight. Not sure what to do here, lets hear your opinions.
Not in the market for one but 2000 lumen? Wow.

Interested to see what others recommend.

Re: Weapon lights

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:06 pm
by Janik
I'm sticking with my Olight PL Mini 2's. Decent illumination, and they are smaller and compact. Plus, the new design allows for them to be placed on almost every handgun I own, since it slides on rails into place. I currently have two of them, one black and one tan.
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Re: Weapon lights

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:28 pm
by Ghostwolf308
Thinking either

https://www.streamlight.com/en/products ... mount-hl-x

Or

https://olightworld.com/led-flashlights ... -warrior-x

For my ar15s. I like the lifetime warranty on the streamlight though

Re: Weapon lights

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:07 pm
by qballbandit
Just ordered my "Olight Valkyrie 2" this morning. Will let you know how I like it when it arrives. 400 lumens if I recall correctly.

Neil 8-)

Re: Weapon lights

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:28 pm
by TL1000RSquid
I have several lights, I have a TLR1HL on one of my AR's, the 1000lumen Valkerie on my Scorpion, and another on G21, I have a couple PL2 Mini's as well along with TLR6 on my G42 and a TLR8. I also have a few cheapo lights in the 200-500lm range. The full size Valkerie is one of my favorites, though I'm thinking of getting something brighter maybe a Warrior. If its going to go on a carry gun make sure you can find a holster to accommodate it first.

Re: Weapon lights

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:47 am
by LT USN (Ret.)
I have the bright and not as bright O-Lights, both work great and the price is just right with their frequent sales.

PL-2 Valkyrie

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:49 pm
by GaDawg0513
I run Olights on everything.

Anyone had an issue mounting the PL-2 Valkyrie on the sfx rail? Both the glock & 1913 are too big. The 1200 Lumens are crazy and the strobe messes me up just being behind it :-b My XD has no problem. After looking at the 2 rails of the XD & sfx they are different.

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Re: Weapon lights

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:14 pm
by Ghostwolf308
TL1000RSquid wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:28 pm
I have several lights, I have a TLR1HL on one of my AR's, the 1000lumen Valkerie on my Scorpion, and another on G21, I have a couple PL2 Mini's as well along with TLR6 on my G42 and a TLR8. I also have a few cheapo lights in the 200-500lm range. The full size Valkerie is one of my favorites, though I'm thinking of getting something brighter maybe a Warrior. If its going to go on a carry gun make sure you can find a holster to accommodate it first.
How does the tlr1-hl work on the ar platform?

Re: Weapon lights

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:40 pm
by TL1000RSquid
Ghostwolf308 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:14 pm
TL1000RSquid wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:28 pm
I have several lights, I have a TLR1HL on one of my AR's, the 1000lumen Valkerie on my Scorpion, and another on G21, I have a couple PL2 Mini's as well along with TLR6 on my G42 and a TLR8. I also have a few cheapo lights in the 200-500lm range. The full size Valkerie is one of my favorites, though I'm thinking of getting something brighter maybe a Warrior. If its going to go on a carry gun make sure you can find a holster to accommodate it first.
How does the tlr1-hl work on the ar platform?
It works well, I have it setup on a mlok 10.5 upper using the pressure switch kit.

Re: Weapon lights

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:10 pm
by Ghostwolf308
Hmmm could take the fde tlr off my bedside gun and put it on the ar with a pressure switch and get another black one for the bedside.

Re: Weapon lights

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:35 pm
by qballbandit
I mentioned I'd shout back after receiving my Olight. I entered this in another post here, sorry for the duplicate:

"I received my Olight in the mail today, but after swapping the Picatinny adapter in, I can't get it to mount on the DA? It slides right on the Elite, and on my wife's VP9, but that first slot on the DA seems off.
Did yours mount right up to your DA without hassle? I wound up taking off the adapter, and it mounts pretty snug, but am I taking a risk doing so?
This said, the Mini with 400 lumens seem pretty potent for what I wanted this for - my nightstand gun."

It's comfortable and easy with either my trigger finger or support hand thumb to reach and press the ambi-switches. This is my first light, but I like what I see thus far.

Neil 8-)

Re: Weapon lights

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:43 pm
by TL1000RSquid
Don't have a DA just SA and Elite, but no issues mounting my PL2's I have both gen1 and gen2 minis and the full size.

Re: Weapon lights

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:49 pm
by qballbandit
Trying to explain more specifically, the adapter doesn't sit flush into that first row behind the muzzle under the rail on the DA, so I can't get the right side of the lights mount to grab the rail. Snug as a bug on the other two guns. Odd.
What is the purpose of the adapter - simply for a flush, tight fit?

Neil 8-)

Re: Weapon lights

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:54 pm
by TL1000RSquid
If its snug I think you should be ok with out the adapter.