The Best Pistol Light on the Market in 2017 – Reviews

Pistol Light

In need of a new pistol light? Whether you’re an experienced outdoorsman looking to upgrade an existing product, or if you’re all new the world of guns and their accessories, finding a good pistol light can be critical to a successful trek out in the bush.

But let’s get one thing out of the way: there’s technically no objective best pistol light. It really depends on what your needs are. Do you want it for hunting? Self-defense? Target shooting? Or do you want it just in case you think you might need it, for whatever reason?

We also have to consider if you’re a veteran or a newbie. If you’ve been in the game for awhile, perhaps its time to drop some money on a more expensive buy that guarantees you’ll be getting a quality product. If you’re all-new, a budget purchase might make more sense, as you want to find out more about what your needs are and whether or not this thing is for you.

With that said, let’s take a look at five excellent pistol lights, which should offer something for everyone. Just remember to keep your unique customer needs in mind as we take a look at each product.

​Top 5 Best Best Pistol Light

1. Streamlight 69260 TLR-1 HL

Pistol light reviews across the board love this bad boy. The TLR-1 HL comes as a versatile, powerful tool at your disposal, boasting a blinding 800 lumens with its C4 LED light. It also has a peak beam intensity of 12,000 candelas.

Other impressive features to the TLR-1 HL are its snap-on functionality that keeps your hands away from the muzzle for added safety, its ability to fit onto a number of different weapons, and its 1.25-hour battery life. It’s $120 price tag means its an investment, but you won’t find a better product on the market.

2. DefendTek DT-M1

The DT-M1 isn’t as powerful at the TLR-1, but it has a lot of features, and it’s much cheaper, meaning it may be the best pistol for the money you earn.

The main selling points of the DT-M1 are its 300 lumen CREE LED lighting and its two modes – steady and strobe – which allows for both high precision aiming as well as disorienting your target. Additional selling points are its quick mount release and rechargeable battery. You also won’t need a rail adapter as it should mount your weapon by itself. All things considered then, the DT-M1 may provide you with the best bang for your buck.

3. SureFire X300

It’s about twice the price of the TLR-1, so it’s very expensive, but if you buy the SureFire X300, you’ll be getting a light that’s powerful and versatile. Its 600 lumens mean its not quite as bright as he TLR-1 either, but its still one of the brightest pistol lights on the market.

The light also operates in a yellow/green hue which is good for the human eye, and its TIR light offers lots of peripheral lighting. Additional features include ambidextrous on-off switches and rail locks, maximizing convenience, safety, and precision. Also hailed for its good battery life, if you drop the big money that the X300 costs, you’ll be getting something that lasts you a long time.

4. Aimkon HiLight P10S 400

It has a lower price tag while still being able to maintain a number of key features, so the P10S 400 is one of the more efficient buys on the pistol light market. Equipped with 400 lumens of CREE XM-L2 LED lighting, the P10S 400 first and foremost offers a steady and surging beam of light.

Like the DT-M1, this light also comes equipped with two modes – steady and strobe – meaning you’ll be able to use it in a variety of situations. It also has a sliding on/off switch and is easily detached, making for solid convenience. One detractor to the P10S 400 is its 0.45-hour battery length, which means you won’t be able to get as much uninterrupted use out of it as you would with something like the TLR-1. Still, it’s a good buy if you’re working on a tighter budget.

5. Feyachi Laser + Flashlight Combo

This is a solid buy if you’re looking to mount your handgun with a laser flashlight combo. It works on most long guns as well. Now, it’s only 200 lumens, and it doesn’t come with the same build quality as some of the other products we’ve looked at here (as evidenced by its price tag), but Feyachi is offering some versatility here.

With a laser mode, a flashlight mode, and a combo mode that allows you to use the two together, this light can work well if you’re hunting or target shooting. It also offers easy attachment/detachment and is water resistance, which are nice added features.


I think the best pistol light is the TLR-1. Couple its myriad of features and build quality with the fact that it’s the brightest pistol light on the market, and you’re getting something well worth your money. Pistol light reviews seem to back up this idea.

The DT-M1 is good too though, as is the P10S 400, in terms of offering the best pistol light for the money you’re paying. Neither is as powerful as the TLR-1 (or the X300), but both represent sturdy budget buys that offer you efficient value.

Then there’s Feyachi’s light. The build quality isn’t as nice, but it is a strong pistol light if you’re looking to mount your handgun with a laser flashlight combo. So if that’s what you’re looking for, I’d recommend that. It’s also on the cheap side as well, meaning it isn’t too hefty an investment.

So ultimately it comes down to your needs. If you’re looking for power and duration in your purchase and you can stomach searching pretty deep into your pockets, the TLR-1 and the X300 are your best bets. If you’re looking for solid, all-around pistol lights while working on a budget, the DT-M1 and the P10S 400 are good purchases. And if you’re looking for a laser-flashlight combo, Feyachi has a good pistol light of their own.

Happy hunting everyone.

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