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Old 03-05-2020, 10:37 AM
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What Light Do You Prefer

So, for my Bill Wilson Combat 2 LR 45 ACP I am looking for a light. I prefer Surefire but I would love to hear what others have found will fit well on this smaller rail and work well.
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Old 03-05-2020, 10:55 AM
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TLR7s are very nice for compact guns, surefire doesn't really do the small light thing that well imo
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Old 03-05-2020, 11:22 AM
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I have an olight Valkyrie mini 2 on my protector 2 compact. Very nice, compact with great spill. I also have their baldr pro with green laser which is less compact but fits well and has more lumens. Highly recommended.


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Old 03-05-2020, 01:45 PM
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+1 for the O-light
https://www.olightstore.com/pl-2-valkyrie.html
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Old 03-05-2020, 02:35 PM
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Best of the best is Surefire, but if you want to save $$$ the Streemlight family does just about the same thing. I have many Surefire hand held's and also their 300 light laser on a few guns - super happy with them...I also have 2 Streemlights on other guns and so far they are fine also.

Whatever light you get, get a laser with it also, there is nothing like laser sighting in the home day or night, or outside at night...Get the green laser option if they have it...Green is much more powerful than red.
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Old 03-05-2020, 03:06 PM
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Yup, I love SureFire stuff but I already tried to get a 400 green laser to fit on this BWC and it is not really fitting well. So, I decided to try this one for now.OLIGHT Baldr Pro 1350 Lumens 260 Meters Beam Distance Tactical Weaponlight with 2 x CR123A Batteries (Black). This one has the green laser. I love green lasers.
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Old 03-05-2020, 05:52 PM
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I am also in a light debate. Down to either the Olight Baldr Pro with green laser or the TRL 2 HL. May try the Olight as everything else in the house is streamlight. Why not give it a try?
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I am also in a light debate. Down to either the Olight Baldr Pro with green laser or the TRL 2 HL. May try the Olight as everything else in the house is streamlight. Why not give it a try?
One word of caution: if you intend to use the light indoors as a HD nightstand gun, be careful of the lumens. Some lights have a low setting for indoor, and a high setting for outdoor, but not all. I'm sure your dad can fill you in as to why I provide this word of caution. Disclaimer: I have not looked at the specs on the TLR-2 yet.
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Old 03-06-2020, 08:06 PM
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Amazon is scary. I ordered that laser/light yesterday and it showed up this morning. I had planned on going to the range today but got hijacked by traffic and an issue with my Jeep. More to come soon about this laser/light.
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Amazon is scary. I ordered that laser/light yesterday and it showed up this morning. I had planned on going to the range today but got hijacked by traffic and an issue with my Jeep. More to come soon about this laser/light.
Don't you just hate it when the Jeep acts up? Mine blew its head gasket last week and also I managed to crash it into a snow drift. Darn jeeps......

It's very scary how fast they get you your stuff for sure.
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Old 03-06-2020, 08:43 PM
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Yup, a gun lover and Jeep lover. Very bad combination for the family finances.
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Old 03-06-2020, 08:49 PM
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Donít look too far.

I’ve got a Streamlight TLR-8G on a GI commander 45. It’s nice and short. Love the green laser too.
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Old 03-06-2020, 09:11 PM
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Pro Tip: Whatever light you are considering, make sure you can find a holster maker for it BEFORE you buy it.
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Old 03-06-2020, 09:51 PM
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Pro Tip: Whatever light you are considering, make sure you can find a holster maker for it BEFORE you buy it.
I have a guy who can make literally anything, a retention holster for a USPSA race gun that still allows a .9 first shot or better? Sure!

If you can't find a holster tell me the light and gun you need one made for and the style you like/want and I'll take one of my guns in identical trim to him to have something custom made. Don't compromise the light due to holster restrictions.
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Old 03-06-2020, 10:31 PM
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Pro Tip: Whatever light you are considering, make sure you can find a holster maker for it BEFORE you buy it.
The holster maker I decided to go with for my XDM had a list of lights they could work with. That is a fair part of the reason I chose a Streamlight TLR-8G.

One thing about the TLR-8G that, IMO, could be improved is the location of the laser at the bottom of the light which maximizes the parallax effect and complicates aiming it.
Other than that the light, strobe and laser are great, not something I would want to go up against.
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:00 PM
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For all my Wilson’s I remove the back piece of the surefire lights to get it to fit, it’s 4 little pins and easy to remove.

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Yup, I love SureFire stuff but I already tried to get a 400 green laser to fit on this BWC and it is not really fitting well. So, I decided to try this one for now.OLIGHT Baldr Pro 1350 Lumens 260 Meters Beam Distance Tactical Weaponlight with 2 x CR123A Batteries (Black). This one has the green laser. I love green lasers.
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:15 PM
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For all my Wilsonís I remove the back piece of the surefire lights to get it to fit, itís 4 little pins and easy to remove.
Same here.
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