Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points
Claim to Fame Intensely bright, virtually indestructible tactical light, attaches/detaches to almost any gun in seconds.
Target Market Home Defense/Self Defense minded gun owners.
FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product) LED rating of 300 lumens Strobe setting (toggle or hold) 2.5 hour run time Compatible with various mount types using included rail keys.
Does it come in black? Black Only
What others are saying? Glock Pro
Price point (MSRP versus actual retail) MSRP = $202.98 (no MSRP given on streamlight's website, but listed on LApolicegear Retail = $99.99
I need it now! Availability Local Gun Shops, Sporting Goods, LE Suppliers, Cabelas
Our Rating + Controls are easily in reach when mounted on a handgun (paddles on either side of the trigger guard) + Robust construction and bottom is flush with Glock trigger guards. + Extremely bright, temporarily blinding with direct eye contact. + Mounts fast and easy with thumb screw and spring loaded mounting jaws, easily swap between sidearm, shotgun, and long guns with picatinny rails present. + Activation modes - light momentarily activates with pressure on the paddle in one direction, and toggles on when pressed in the opposite direction. - Light protrudes over half an inch past the muzzle of a Glock 19 (Choice of firearms/light issue: Streamlight makes shorter models) - Control paddle activates with slightest pressure, often flashes on when drawing from holster or setting down on uneven surface. - May require a custom holster, light body is 1.375" wide where as most handguns are narrower, as well as holsters.
Score: 8.5 Great
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The TLR-1s is a great light for those looking to forgo pressure switches and specifically mount to a handgun platform, although it works on shotguns and rifles decently as well. The strobe's activation is a bit challenging to use in stressful scenarios, as it requires a rapid "double tap" of the paddle switch (easier to do with supporting hand's thumb as opposed to trigger finger on a handgun). The light does protrude over half an inch from the muzzle of my Glock 19, however it isn't too intrusive and the controls are exactly where they need to be. I've used the beam as a spotlight numerous times, its deceptively bright for its size. Great addition to the 'truck gun.'