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I'm looking for a light/laser for my 4 inch XD45. I'm considering the Streamlight TLR-2 (I don't care for the strobe model.) This weapon is primarily for home defense. Any feedback, good or bad? I like the lumen level it offers as well as ease of operation/mode switching. Does it hold zero well?

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SargeAF said:
I'm looking for a light/laser for my 4 inch XD45. I'm considering the Streamlight TLR-2 (I don't care for the strobe model.) This weapon is primarily for home defense. Any feedback, good or bad? I like the lumen level it offers as well as ease of operation/mode switching. Does it hold zero well?

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I had one. I got out of the laser as it was hard if not impossible to see in the daytime. It seems as if having a laser becomes almost like a crutch, so I got rid of all of mine. I replaced my TLR-2 with a TLR-1s. The lumen output is much higher and the unit is smaller. I have actually started carrying my TLR-1s on my everyday carry in a new PSHolster. The smaller size makes it much easier to carry.

As far as the TLR-2 goes, I had no complaints with it. Good luck with your choice.
 

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I've got one that rides on my Kimber Desert Warrior and I really like it. My only complaint (and it doesn't really count) is that I bought it used, and it didn't include the small allen wrench to adjust zero on the laser... and I don't already own one that small so I'm going to have to go buy one for it whenever I think of it).

But I've had it for 6 months or so and I've put a few hundred rounds downrange while it's been mounted on the Kimber and I really like it. It's got nice output in my home when it's either dark or just a few lights on, and the laser is sort of easy to focus on and miss the sights - but honestly I got the TLR-2 with the laser for my wife, so she wouldn't have to think about sight picture, etc if she needed to use it. (This gun rests in a place that is mainly for her when I'm not home). And with 2 little guys running around that she would be worried about if she ever needed a gun, she'll have enough on her mind, so the laser I thought would help her put rounds on target with minimal focus on technique (also because she rarely goes to the range with me)


So overall, I'm very happy with it. I had a TLR-1 before and I liked it too, but the laser was a nice step up for my uses.
 

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Oh, and honestly I think my Surefire 200 is a better light and more rugged - BUT, I definitely like the operational switch on the Streamlight better. It takes a lot less effort (not too little, but I think the Surefire is almost too stiff and operating it can cause my POA to change drastically because of the force my finger has to apply to operate the switch).

So I definitely like the switch operation on the Streamlight.
 

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I've been using a Streamlight M6X for a good number of years, with no problems.

It used to be on my XD45 Service, but now I have it on my new XDm 45. It feels more secure on the XDm.

Here's an old pic of it on my XD45:


As soon as you get your new light, whatever it may be, let us know what you think and throw in a pic or two. :)
 
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I know I mentioned earlier that I wasn't necessarily interested in the strobe function, but I ended up buying a TLR-2S as I learned it has higher lumen level than the standard TLR-2. I found a pretty good deal on this combo and should have it mid-week. After what I have read about this light/laser and considering my intended usage (strictly home defense-no night sights on my XD,) this should be exactly what I need.

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I've had one of these for about a year and it has ridden on a few different house guns. I really like it.
I ended up installing a lasermax guiderod laser on my XD45C and I like it as well, in combination with a nice flashlight.
 
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