There’s good news for anyone that is looking for a good M4 Carbine light or handgun light but wanted something more powerful than the Streamlight TLR1 Flashlights. Well, guess what?! The new Streamlight flashlights that are coming out in 2013 are almost 80% brighter than the previous flashlights, same model and same price. It’s very rare that something like this occurs in this industry, it’s almost like when Magpul came out with the Generation 3 Pmags that were actually a few bucks cheaper than the Generation 2 pmags. We’ve been monitoring several of our distributors inventory to make sure we are only bringing in the new flashlight models. Xenon bulbs are a thing of the past and LED is getting better all of the time.
I’ve been going back and forth between my quad rail LWRC M6A2 and trying to decide on a flashlight that didn’t rely on pressure switches. I like the Streamlight TLR Flashlights but I thought that if my Protac 2L flashlight was 180 lumens why would I put something like the TLR1S that was 160 lumens on my carbine. I’ve always felt that 150 lumens was about the lowest I want on a firearm which is why the Surefire Scout 110 lumen flashlight didn’t cut it for me when I picked one up for testing. I didn’t want to drop $500 on some of the Surefire products so Streamlight Flashlights and products were in play.