I wanted a light to attach to me Mossy 930 SPX NC clamp and rail and decided to with the TLR-1 Streamlight becuase of all the high ratings supported here in the basement.
I usually am a Surefire guy and have a couple of the Exex. Elites E2a's and a couple Defender E2d LEDs, 200 Lumens with my pistols. I have a Tac3 Illuminator on my RRA AR-15 that is a pretty good light also. It has the same light switch setup as the TLR-1.
All that being said, I am really impressed with TLR-1. At 160 Lumens and the strobe mode it seems to be a quality light.
They should take who ever wrote the instructions out behind the woodshed and beat them with a 2x4 though.
When I first starting reading the instructions to install the batteries it says to flip the little black latch up. It doesn't sat to force all the way back until the front door pops open.
Then for the rail keys, it dosen't tell you the light all ready comes with a rail key installed all ready. If you never worked with rail keys before how the hell would you know this?
I did find the strobe feature very easy to work though. You have to remember you have to hold the momentary position in place for the strobe to work, when you let go it stops.
The stobe is really impressive. If you don't think so, go in a darkened room and hit the strobe light in a mirror to reflect back in your eyes and see what happens. HOLLY CRAP!!! Now imagine you are a perp and someone with a loaded shotgun is behind that flashing probing light.
Thanks for the great reviews guys, great light. I bought mine at LAGear for $99 plus $8.00 shipping.