Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 11/7/2007 7:36:54 PM EDT
Which do you prefer for your AR? - The TLR-1 or the M3 Streamlight?

I am looking to get one and I am not sure which one is better.

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 7:52:36 AM EDT
Anyone? Bueller?
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 7:54:57 AM EDT
I only have experience with the TRL-1. Excellent light and the price is right.
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 8:24:27 AM EDT
The old M3 is soooo out of date. The TLR-1 is better in every way. Perhaps you meant M3X?
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 8:34:05 AM EDT
I've owned three M3 lights and all three were junk. I've seen many more that stopped working. I wouldn't buy another one if they were $5.

I currently own a Surefire X200A. This is the second X200A that I've had, the first one went back for repair once and was replaced by Surefire the second time it took a shit.

I also own a TLR1 and they seem to be of good quality. I haven't used mine much yet, pretty much a backup in case my X200A dies again, but there are several guys running them on my team and I've not heard of any problems with them.

Of your two choices I'd definitely go with the TLR1.
Link Posted: 11/17/2007 10:32:23 PM EDT
very,very, good light the TLR series beats the M series and x series in everyway, you just cant compare polymer to mill spec aluminum no bulb to break are burn out and it has the rail clamp system. Just as good as any SF x200 if not better in my oppinion
Link Posted: 11/17/2007 10:46:17 PM EDT
I got a M6. I would recommend a TLR over the M series.
Link Posted: 11/17/2007 11:31:51 PM EDT
I got a TLR-1, i've mounted it on both my XD and my XCR. When mounted with a vertical grip on the xcr I can bump the momentary or on/off settings with one of my finger tips. If you set it up on the right side rail you can hold the momentary with your thumb. The TRL-1 is built sturdy and uses a very bright LED that I think compares to my G2 with the standard bulb. Runtime with the LED is considerably longer than the incandescent of the G2.

Enjoy
Link Posted: 11/18/2007 12:54:28 PM EDT
I have two TLR-1s. One on my carbine and one on my XD9. I find the TLR-1 an excellent light for the money.



Link Posted: 11/18/2007 1:11:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Postal0311:
I got a M6. I would recommend a TLR over the M series.


+1

I have an M6, and although it has never failed me, I just don't trust the materials used in its contruction. It now lives on my 9mm AR SBR, which is just a range toy, and in that application it is fine.

For a light mounted to a pistol, I personally don't think you can beat a TLR-1. It is sturdy and does what it is supposed to do, and the price is pretty damn reasonable to boot.

However, for a light mounted to a carbine, I prefer a bigger light set-up. YMMV.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 12:47:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Postal0311:
I got a M6. I would recommend a TLR over the M series.


* i have the M3--the TLR-1 is WAY over the M3 in function and construction imo
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 8:28:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Southrnshooter:
I only have experience with the TRL-1. Excellent light and the price is right.


Same here. I like the TLR-1 enough to have three now, two on AR's and one on my Rem870.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 7:48:13 PM EDT
I have a TLR-1 you could not ask more from a weapon light for $100. I had it on my XD45 had 1000 rounds put threw it. and now its on my AR and had a couple 1000 rounds threw it. Its been dropped, beat, thrown, Im still on my original set of batterys.
Top Top