Streamlight TLR-3 Review

In the dangerous world of combat operations, the ability to detect and accurately sight the enemy may be the difference between life and death. The makers of the Streamlight TLR-3 have recognized this truth and created a gun-mounted lighting system that is superior in every way to the competition. With a concentrated beam that provides increased peripheral illumination, six interchangeable keys for a sure fit to a variety of weapons and durable, high-quality materials that ensure it will stand up to the rough demands associated with handheld firearms, the TLR-3 is sure to be a mainstay with experienced shooters. In tactical situations there is often no second chance, therefore it is crucial that operatives see before being seen. 

Light emitting diodes, or LED’s, are a recent invention that offer a long lasting and nearly indestructible alternative to regular bulbs. Streamlight designers have created a breakthrough technology called C4 LED that nearly triples the illumination available from competing LED lights, offering the equivalent of a xenon bulb in terms of brightness and range. The proprietary C4 LED system is capable of delivering 4,100 candelas at its peak beam concentration, or 90 lumens, through the use of a parabolic reflector. This is roughly triple the amount of light emitted from competing LED’s. 

One attribute that makes the Streamlight TLR-3 revolutionary is its versatility. With six interchangeable keys the light is able to be mounted to a variety of handguns including, but not limited to, the Springfield XD and 1911 Operator, Beretta Vertec and 92/96, Glock, Ruger, Smith & Wesson TSW, M&P and 99, Kel-Tec PF-9, Sig Sauer GSR and P200 and the Walther P22. Although these models were specifically verified by Steamlight for seamless application, other models with rail styles similar to the Glock and Picatinny will easily accommodate the TLR-3.

The designers at Steamlight have ensured that consumers will get the most from their purchase by using high-quality materials, thereby increasing longevity and durability. The main body of the light is constructed of impact-resistant polymer with a face cap of 6000 series lightweight machined aluminum and coated with an anodized finish. The LED lens is high-temp Borofloat glass engineered to withstand the intense heat of a muzzle flash. In anticipation of various conditions, the lighting system is waterproof up to one meter for as long as thirty minutes.

The Steamlight TLR-3 has received excellent ratings in every category of performance.

By providing superior technology coupled with ease of use in a compact design, the people at Streamlight have achieved a level of excellence that far exceeds their competitors. The C4 LED reflector technology guarantees that the operator will see their target whether it is directly in front or at a periphery angle and with the versatility of six interchangeable keys the possibilities for differing applications is almost endless. Overall, the Streamlight TLR-3 is the most effective and dependable handheld firearm lighting system currently available to consumers.

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  1. odenzareg com

    The Streamlight TLR 3 is designed for weapons between the size of the Glock to the Walther PPS.

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