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Posted: 4/15/2008 1:50:32 PM EST
The short of it. I'm selling off my Glock 19 with it's GTL22 Tactical Light. I am switching to an HK P7 and I need a good one hand flashlight for clearing the house at night. It needs to be bright, durable, and easy to operate. I am gathering that Surefire is the way to go.

Anybody have one. Have experience with some of the product line. Any reccomendations?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 1:51:55 PM EST
Also check out the Fenix store.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 1:52:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 1:58:46 PM EST
Surefire E2D is what I have and it is very bright. Look at www.brightflashlights.com for them
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 2:02:05 PM EST
For the money the surefire G2 has been a good light.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 2:07:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 2:15:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/15/2008 2:16:29 PM EST by Kharn]
You're better off with a weapon-mounted light than trying to one-hand the pistol while holding the light in the other. Or use a shotgun or carbine, more power, light mounts are easy to get, and better control.

Kharn
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 2:18:20 PM EST
Dont sell the G19, you will miss the mag capacity
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 2:19:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kharn:
You're better off with a weapon-mounted light than trying to one-hand the pistol while holding the light in the other.


Yep, but hand holding the light makes people so tactical!!
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 2:20:49 PM EST
If I were in the market for a tactical light I would check out the TK10 from fenix.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 2:22:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mateba:

Originally Posted By Kharn:
You're better off with a weapon-mounted light than trying to one-hand the pistol while holding the light in the other.


Yep, but hand holding the light makes people so tactical!!




He's going to a P7, they don't have rails
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 2:25:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By MACD:

Originally Posted By Mateba:

Originally Posted By Kharn:
You're better off with a weapon-mounted light than trying to one-hand the pistol while holding the light in the other.


Yep, but hand holding the light makes people so tactical!!




He's going to a P7, they don't have rails


He doesn't HAVE to go with a P7, bad move IMO (not a P7 hater, I got a PSP myself).
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 2:25:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By ikor:
Look hard at the SF 6P LED and G2 LED. Excellent lighting and much longer battery run times while still at reasonable prices if you shop them. I would try Calvin / Kevin at Brightflashlights in the industry Forum.


+1 brightflashlights
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:05:11 PM EST
+1 Brightflashlights.com
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:07:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By r0gue:
The short of it. I'm selling off my Glock 19 with it's GTL22 Tactical Light. I am switching to an HK P7.Any reccomendations?

Thanks!

Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:21:28 PM EST
Wait. And save money.

The Surefire UA2 and UB2 are coming out sometime this year and are going to be brighter and better than any other lights in their class.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 4:08:26 PM EST
Does anyone make a remote pressure pad switch for the Fenix TK10?
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 4:13:16 PM EST
I just got the Fenix TK 10 the other day. Great piece. Much larger then the SF E2D but 3X brighter. It was also $30-40 less expensive.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 4:13:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mateba:

Originally Posted By Kharn:
You're better off with a weapon-mounted light than trying to one-hand the pistol while holding the light in the other.


Yep, but hand holding the light makes people so tactical!!


*shrug* Not everyone has a rail on their home defense pistol.

The only one railed pistol I've got is a USP with its proprietary rail
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 4:14:19 PM EST
BoTach (OMFG NO, NOT BOTACH) is selling the SureFire X300 for under $200 right now. I've used it one-handed and it's easy, plus it can be rail-mounted if you ever get a pistol with a rail again.

Why sell yourself short? It's little, it's bright, and it can be mounted at a later date.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 4:14:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By legalese77:

Originally Posted By Mateba:

Originally Posted By Kharn:
You're better off with a weapon-mounted light than trying to one-hand the pistol while holding the light in the other.


Yep, but hand holding the light makes people so tactical!!


*shrug* Not everyone has a rail on their home defense pistol.

The only one railed pistol I've got is a USP with its proprietary rail


I just ordered a rail adapter for the USP so I can use a SureFire X300.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 4:20:06 PM EST
I have 2 Surefires. I get mighty damned tired of feeding them. I've moved to rechargables in my SF lights with good success.

I like my SF's. If I didnt have a light today and was shopping, it most likely would not be a SF. They make great lights, but IMO are charging a premium for the name. A few other brands have really stepped up and arent quite as pricey.

I dont buy names, I buy performance.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 4:20:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By PFC-Demon:

Originally Posted By legalese77:

*shrug* Not everyone has a rail on their home defense pistol.

The only one railed pistol I've got is a USP with its proprietary rail


I just ordered a rail adapter for the USP so I can use a SureFire X300.


Were you able to find it for less than $60?
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 1:44:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
I have 2 Surefires. I get mighty damned tired of feeding them. I've moved to rechargables in my SF lights with good success.


If they are incandescent, you will really cut down on bulb life with rechargeable Li Ion batteries. I'm guessing you are using the 3V batts but even the "3V" Li Ions come out of the charger around 3.3V
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 2:08:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By hkhamartia:

Originally Posted By r0gue:
The short of it. I'm selling off my Glock 19 with it's GTL22 Tactical Light. I am switching to an HK P7.Any reccomendations?

Thanks!

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Link Posted: 4/16/2008 2:21:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2008 2:21:44 AM EST by RealFastV6]
Thats about the last pistol I'd choose for "clearing the house at night", or home defense, but hey, it's your ass not mine.


Link Posted: 4/16/2008 2:31:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By RealFastV6:
Thats about the last pistol I'd choose for "clearing the house at night", or home defense, but hey, it's your ass not mine.




Ok, the reasoning. I have kids. I don't want to point my "flashlight" at the noise and have the net result be my barrel pointed at them. The P7 is essentially the same concept. Easy to make very safe very fast. Easy to make ready very fast.

Oven mitts will likely not be required because I do not think I'll be in a 50 round fire fight.

That's my reasoning. To me, it is a good solution.

What I'm trying to ascertain is which surefire would be the right one. I'll check out some of the resources posted. Thanks all!
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