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Posted: 5/24/2017 11:32:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2017 11:33:21 PM EDT by Mrgunsngear]


This is the latest, at least that I know of, from Streamlight's Rail Mount series and I've had mine in for a couple months now... my thoughts:

Pros:
-Cost.  Comes in at around ~$115 shipped street price
-0 flickering issues or anything like that
-Can be programmed to 3 different mode functions (I suppose this could be a con as well)
-fits on any Surefire Scout mount that I know of
-has helicoils in the mount which are going to increase durability over just standard threading
-1,000 lumen / 27,600 candela output
-comes with a tape switch / tape switch mount
-beam pattern has a lot of throw (could also be a con for some) as shown in the video

Cons:
-made in China
-somewhat heavy vs. some competitive options at 6.4oz

Full review with beam comparisons and other ramblings I add in:

Streamlight Rail Mount HL-X 1,000 Lumen Weapon Light Review (HD)
Link Posted: 5/24/2017 11:52:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/25/2017 12:02:55 AM EDT by failedwittyreference]
I've been looking for reviews on this, thanks!
Link Posted: 5/29/2017 5:33:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By failedwittyreference:
I've been looking for reviews on this, thanks!
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You're welcome
Link Posted: 5/31/2017 8:12:44 AM EDT
I really wish they had kept the head small and used TIR.
Link Posted: 6/1/2017 2:23:56 PM EDT
I think I'm gonna go ahead and pick one up, but I'm still torn on this or the streamlight TLR-1?

Don't mean to derail thread
Link Posted: 6/7/2017 9:09:47 AM EDT
I bought one off amazon two weeks ago in a moment of weakness. The head fits next to a BCM/Troy front sight if you use a Arisaka offset mount. The beam has more spill than my m600 and is super bright. Surefire has them beat on pressure switch design though.
Link Posted: 6/7/2017 9:14:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/7/2017 9:19:30 AM EDT by Click2Boom]
I just got a TLR-1 long gun kit, pretty compact.

Plouffe, if you had to pick between this one and rm1 for a general purpose rig?

Actually, throw in the tlr1-hl 800lm long gun kit into the discussion, while we are at it
Link Posted: 6/7/2017 2:39:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/7/2017 2:54:01 PM EDT by DevL]
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Originally Posted By JohnDough:
I really wish they had kept the head small and used TIR.
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Are there any Streamlight TIR optics? Woukd have upped the price and dropped lumen output.

It's the only legit weaponlight that is any sort of compact that will out throw and out spill an M600 Ultra.
Link Posted: 6/11/2017 10:04:14 PM EDT
I just ordered my dad one for Father's Day. I have a RM1 and RM2, I'm impressed with them so far and plan to buy a few of the hlx and a couple more RM1s for myself but the hlx kind of makes the rm2 obsolete
Link Posted: 6/12/2017 8:42:13 PM EDT
It looks to high for a 12:00 mount
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 12:06:58 PM EDT
Any updated thoughts on this one?

Anyone know how its' beam etc is compared to the TLR1-HL 800lum?
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