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 Post subject: Tactical Light for SR9c?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:05 pm 
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Anyone know of a good inexpensive tactical light that will fit the SR9c AND be quick-detach?....as in a few seconds to install, remove? I'd like to have something I could slide on at night for a bed-side gun/late night possum/skunk killer (they eat way too much cat-food!), and remove during the day for CC. I see plenty of relatively cheap options both with and without a built-in laser sight (not needed but would be fine to have) to fit full size or compact rails, but most say "will not fit sub-compact guns". Something along the lines of this:

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=676246

$40 and zero negative reviews.....just looking for something similar to that but for sub-compact.

Not interested in spending $200 for a glorified flashlight....just something inexpesive and useful.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:22 am 
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According to my research, the Streamlight TLR-3 may work. I was able to inspect one in my local shop, and hold it up to my SR9c (but not mount it fully using one of the supplied adapters), and it appears as though it would work. The compatability list states it will work with the XD sub compacts and also mentions the M&P all sizes, so this makes me think it could be compatible with the SR9c. (Many other lights out there specifically state that they are NOT compatible with sub-compacts). At around $90, its not super cheap, but its also not a piece of junk. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:53 am 
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I have a SIG STL-900 light/laser that I tried on my SR9c. It went on but,....
It is to long, it will not secure to a rail point to lock in the indents in the rail.

I think if you find a short light it might work....... :roll:

Good luck and keep us posted.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:34 pm 
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I have a Streamlight TLR-3 and switch it back and forth between my SR9C and my Keltec PF9 depending on which I am carrying at the time. I install it at night then remove it in the morning before I leave the house. It fits both just fine and is easy to install and take off. I paid $79 at a local LE gear store.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:09 am 
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^^Thanks for the confirmation that it works on the SR9c! One of these days I may have to pick one up for myself! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:44 am 
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Hunter11 wrote:
I have a Streamlight TLR-3 and switch it back and forth between my SR9C and my Keltec PF9 depending on which I am carrying at the time. I install it at night then remove it in the morning before I leave the house. It fits both just fine and is easy to install and take off. I paid $79 at a local LE gear store.


So the "5 interchangable keys" they talk about to let it fit different weapons.....these stay attached to the light, or you have to leave these "keys" attached to the gun? Not wanting to leave some adapter attached to my gun when not using the light, as my holster will probably not allow that.

So it is a no-tools quick-detach right? Looks like a nice piece! Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:01 am 
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They attach to the light itself. Can't remember if its no tools or not, at most it would require loosening with an allen key, but I can't honestly remember.


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Hunter11 wrote:
I install it at night then remove it in the morning before I leave the house.


WOW ... that sounds like an incredible PITA .... I'd do that about .... ONCE .... before I either bought another duplicate gun, or dedicated ONE to carry, and ONE to nightstand duty. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:58 pm 
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Here's an Insight XML that I just threw on my SR9c for a cell phone pic for you to see. It fits fine, takes about 2 seconds to put on or take off.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:02 pm 
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revhigh wrote:
Hunter11 wrote:
I install it at night then remove it in the morning before I leave the house.


WOW ... that sounds like an incredible PITA .... I'd do that about .... ONCE .... before I either bought another duplicate gun, or dedicated ONE to carry, and ONE to nightstand duty. :D


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That's why it has to be quick-detach before I'll buy one. Keep the light by the bed, and before I turn in for the night, snap the light on the gun. Snap it back off in the morning. With quick detach is should'nt be any more of a hassle than removing the gun from a holster or putting the gun back into a holster.......takes seconds.....not minutes.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:33 am 
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DocGlock wrote:
Here's an Insight XML that I just threw on my SR9c for a cell phone pic for you to see. It fits fine, takes about 2 seconds to put on or take off.

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The XML is now called the X2, is that right? I do like how the light protrudes just a touch in front of the business end of the weapon.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:25 am 
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martinj001 wrote:
The XML is now called the X2, is that right? I do like how the light protrudes just a touch in front of the business end of the weapon.


Yep, the same light, Springfield just called it the XML.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:46 pm 
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vacextar wrote:
revhigh wrote:
Hunter11 wrote:
I install it at night then remove it in the morning before I leave the house.


WOW ... that sounds like an incredible PITA .... I'd do that about .... ONCE .... before I either bought another duplicate gun, or dedicated ONE to carry, and ONE to nightstand duty. :D


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That's why it has to be quick-detach before I'll buy one. Keep the light by the bed, and before I turn in for the night, snap the light on the gun. Snap it back off in the morning. With quick detach is should'nt be any more of a hassle than removing the gun from a holster or putting the gun back into a holster.......takes seconds.....not minutes.


Same here. The TLR-3 is great! I forget which key it is letter wise, but the one for the Glock works great on the SR-9 and the C.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:13 am 
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Can anyone post a pic of the TLR-3 mounted on their SR9c?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:32 pm 
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Also, Im looking for info on if an Insight M6 willfit an SR9c? Insight says it will fit an SR9 but have not test fit a 9c. I really like the 9c and the light output of the M6 / lazer and am hoping they can fit together.


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