With Glocks being so popular amongst both law enforcement and the average gun owner, we’ve chosen some budget-friendly among the best Glock 19 lights that will fit most other models as well. Here’s the choice we think is the best option for most gun owners.
|Glock OEM Tac Light Xenon
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|Crimson Trace Glock 17/19 Flashlight
|$109 Shop NowClick to read my review
|Streamlight TLR-6 RailMount Flashlight
|$185 Shop NowClick to read my review
|Surefire XC1-B Weapon Light
|$254 Shop NowClick to read my review
Choosing Glock 19 Weapon Lights
While affordability and additional features are key factors to consider, we’ve discovered that one of the most overlooked criteria is the type of environment in which you’ll be using your tactical light.
For law enforcement, you’ll probably need a Glock 19 flashlight for both indoors and outdoors. However, if you’re an average homeowner, you’re going to want to think if you’ll need your light mainly for indoor home defense, observing your outdoor property, or for any navigation through wooded areas.
Your needs will greatly affect how much you’ll actually need to spend on a tactical Glock light, but if there is a chance you find yourself in a situation where your life might depend on it, going cheap isn’t exactly what we would recommend. A light or laser is a great addition to almost any handgun.
The 4 Best Glock 19 Lights
Glock OEM Tac Light Xenon
Materials – The first Tac Light on this list is made by the Glock itself, and it’s designed specifically for extreme situations in the line of duty. The flashlight itself gives off 70 lumens of bright light, and the electronics providing the Xenon technology are securely incased inside a tough Glock polymer casing. This protective barrier makes this a great and reliable choice for tough situations or when it comes to self-defense. There is an ergonomically placed soft switch, so you won’t waste time looking for an on-switch while in combat. With the battery installed, this Glock 17 light weighs about 3 ounces, and the light range can reach up to 328 feet at night. Impressive!
Performance – The Glock OEM Tac Light is a great purchase simply because it is entirely made with Glocks in mind. It holds high-tech electronics, and the Xenon light itself is perfect for navigating through dimly lit or darkened quarters. It’s great for anyone in the line of duty or anyone who wants to take his self-defense gun to the next level. That being said, the advantages this tactical light offers can become a disadvantage to anyone who doesn’t have the purposes it fulfills. The polymer casing is very protective, but it can feel bulky or in the way. While the light does its job, we’ve seen other lights with more lumens and more features that match your Glock 19.
What we say – It’s very clear that this tactical light has very specific purposes in mind. If you don’t require what it offers, we don’t suggest purchasing it. It does, however, offer a great service to anyone who frequently sees action and needs something nearly indestructible. It’s also very inexpensive: you can get it for a reasonable price online and it is the cheapest option within this review.
- Highly protective polymer casing
- Xenon technology electronics
- Low lumens
- Minimal features
Crimson Trace Glock 17/19 Flashlight
Materials – This Glock Tactical Light is an all-black, versatile, compact tac light. Although not universal, it does fit Glock 17, Glock 19, Glock 22, Glock 20SF, and Glock 21SF models. There is an activation pad located at the front of the light, which is strategically placed slightly forward of the trigger guard for lightning-fast reactions to danger. The LED light featured in the flashlight gives off 100 lumens of bright light, and the CR2 Lithium battery can supply 2 full hours of continuous light. To complete the self-defense system, you can pair the Crimson Trace Tactical Light with LG 617 or LG 619 rear activation laser. This light accessory adds just over 4 ounces to your Glock when attached.
Performance – The Crimson Trace Tactical Light is a nifty accessory that can cover more basic needs without creating any disadvantages. 100 lumens is a decent amount of ”light-power”, and we really like how the activation switch is placed very near where our finger is placed anyway (the trigger). This is a much more acceptable tactical light for the more average gun owner with more standard needs for self-defense or navigation. However, you’re not getting the same level of protective materials, and there is a slight chance this tactical light will take some damage if it’s knocked into anything. Not that it’s flimsy or anything, but the original Glock light shown above is definitely more suitable for tough use.
What we say – As a lower costing tactical light, the Crimson Trace is a great purchase for anyone who doesn’t necessarily have specific combative purposes for a tac light but requires one to stay on the safe side. This one will cost you slightly more than the first option, so you’re still not breaking the bank.
- Decent price
- 100 lumens
- Ergonomic activation pad
- Less sturdy
Streamlight TLR-6 RailMount Flashlight
Materials – Streamlight is known for producing high-quality products, and the TLR-6 is no exception. The TLR-6 is built of robust polymer that is 1-meter impact resistant and the glass is shockproof. It is designed to securely attach to the rail and the trigger guard of Glock 3rd and 4th Gen. With an IPX4 rating and water-resistant operation, this weapon light can withstand any tough environment. The push-button switch is also ambidextrous.
Performance – As we look into any other weapon light, we can say that this Streamlight TLR-6 is very competitive. When it comes to performance, nothing I can complain about. TLR-6 is a combination of red laser light and a 100-lumen beam with a useful range of 10 to 20 yards. You can activate the light with either your trigger finger or your thumb. You can also choose between dual lights, light only, or laser only, depending on your needs. The auto shut-off feature is also useful to conserve energy however the only con for me is that battery only lasts for 1 hour which I believe can still be improved and not enough if you are planning to go use the lights for longer periods.
What we say – We love the TLR-6 by Streamlight because it is proven and tested by many law enforcement units. The price is decent and the light is compact. You will not resist the quality and features it offers. Plus, it fits Glock 3rd and 4th generation pistols.
- Combination of red laser light and 100-lumen beam
- Impact and water resistant, shock proof
- Ambidextrous switch
- Auto shut-off feature
- Short battery life
Surefire XC1-B Weapon Light
Materials – The SureFire XC1-B Weaponlight is a compact handgun light developed to fit railed handguns. This is the smallest and lightest weapon light as per Surefire and so it is ideal for concealed carry use. The XC1 is solid and made of thin, aircraft aluminum and hard anodized to Mil-Spec standards. I like that this weapon light can withstand any extreme weather conditions. It’s also strong enough to carry on a daily basis while also being light and compact.
Performance – Surefire XC1-B is a great investment especially if you are looking for a weapon light that can light up a large space and provide ample light for any activities. The high-performance LED in the XC1-B produces 200 or 300 lumens of tactical-level light. It has a smooth MaxVision beam that is recoil-proof for close-quarter shooting. Its ability to run on AAA batteries is an advantage because you can get it anywhere. When it comes to switching, the push-button controls are great. You can opt for a momentary-on or a constant-on. The light runs easy but Surefire should focus on improving the mount because it’s not the smoothest light to install. The XC1-B will fit the Glock 19 and other handguns of similar size.
What we say – Products from Surefire are consistently at the top of my list and this XC1-B is amazing. Its main feature is its low-profile light. Despite the fact that this is the priciest light on our list, this weapon light works well as an EDC light. This is a great choice if you require a small compact tactical light for your G19.
- Compact and lightweight weaponlight
- Excellent controls
- Runs AAA bateries
- Options for 200-300 Lumens
- Fits Glock 19 and other similar-sized handguns
- Difficult to install
Our Favorite Glock 19 Light
We have decided that the Streamlight TLR-6 is the best light for Glock 19, and 3rd and 4th generation owners. Its cost is in the middle of the road, and it covers standard uses with a little extra. We love that the lumen power is useful up to 20 yards, and you have an option for dual lights, light only, or laser only.
Take advantage of the shockproof and waterproof technology, which makes this a great choice for both indoor and outdoor use. We can totally stand behind this Glock tactical light and if you combine it with a good night sight, you’ll definitely have the advantage on your side, once it gets dark.