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Best Gun-Mounted Tactical Lights of 2021

Tactical flashlights for guns are designed to allow you to see your target and can fit a wide range of firearms. Most tactical flashlights can securely fit both compact guns and full-sized rifles or shotguns. They can provide shock-proof and powerful LED light for hours of continuous use. 

There are a number of brands that manufacture gun-mounted tactical lights that have features such as strobe light, rail clamps to secure your light and concentrated beams to illuminate your target. Many options have waterproof features and customization available. 

Mounted gun lights allow you to reach out and light targets up while in the woods at night or other tactical applications. You can literally blind intruders just by using a powerful gun-mounted tactical light. 

Here are the best gun-mounted tactical lights on the market.

Streamlight 69434 TLR-8A G Flex Rail-Mounted Tactical Light

The Streamlight gun-mounted tactical light produces a super powerful 500-Lumens 140 meter beam that will illuminate your target and boasts approximately 1.5 hours of continuous use with the light/laser. You can run the 510-520nm green laser for around 11 hours continuously. 

This rail-mounted tactical light is powered by one (1) CR123A lithium battery that not only lasts a long time, but is easy to find when it’s time to replace the battery. Utilize the ambidextrous on/off rear switch for more options. You can attach this gun-mounted tactical light to multiple types of firearms such as compact and full-sized guns. The machined aluminum construction ensures this product will last even through heavy-duty use or tactical applications where you need sturdy equipment. 

The green laser is bright and gets the job done. It runs on the battery and is easily replaced without having to re-zero your laser. The strobe light is a great function to have and the longer switches allow you to activate the light/laser combo without releasing your grip. 

Overall, the Streamlight TLR-8A G Flex is a great rail-mounted tactical light that has plenty of features and durability for tough missions. 

Olight Baldr Pro 1350 Lumens Tactical Weaponlight with Green Light

Olight is a leader in the tactical light segment and the Olight Baldr Pro is one of their best lights for weapons. It has a maximum light output of 1350 lumens that will light up your world or that of an intruder. The LED and TIR lens can be used as a powerful search light for search and rescue missions or lighting up targets at night. 

The Olight Baldr Pro is professional-grade weapon lighting that provides constant lighting and a green light that you can see at night or in the daylight. The adjustable screws make your life easier and the light won’t loosen due to impacts or knocks. Made from aluminum alloy for ruggedness and dependability, the Baldr Pro is perfect for professionals that need a strong weapon light. 

SureFire X300 Ultra

The SureFire X300 provides proper white light sources for your pistols and rifles. It mounts to your gun and produces a bright white light that illuminates targets with ease. The light is blinding and powerful enough to stop a home invasion just by lighting them up with your light. It’s made from virtually indestructible materials that will last through rough terrain and missions. It can withstand bumps, knocks and drops without taking damage to the outer shell. 

This gun-mounted tactical light throws a long-reaching beam of white light that can light up targets from a distance. You can attach it to a wide variety of weapons and will attach to Picatinny and Universal accessory rails. 

Surefire tactical lights are some of the best on the market and will outperform and outwork other brands. You can attach them to all of your firearms including handguns and rifles for maximum use. We like the SureFire X300 gun-mounted light for both casual and tactical uses. 

Streamlight TLR-1 Tactical Weapon Mount Light

The Streamlight TLR-1 boasts 1000 lumens and fits most firearms. It’s made from rugged 6000 series machined aircraft aluminum and has an anodized finish which makes it both a tough and dependable tactical light. The glass lens is shock-mounted and produces a high-powered concentrated light beam that easily illuminates targets or intruders while maintaining peripheral illumination. 

Many users compare the Streamlight TLR-1 to the SureFire X300 based on quality and performance. The Streamlight is substantially cheaper than the SureFire X300 and has comparable features. 

The on/off strobe switch comes in handy when needed and you don’t have to continually readjust your grip to accommodate. You can easily blind everyone in a room if you use this indoors. Many people have used the blinding light of a gun-mounted tactical light to temporarily incapacitate intruders. 

You can use this gun light on multiple firearms and it doesn’t overweight the front of your handgun. It’s not heavy, doesn’t snag and puts out a great light. It has a great center spot while lighting up an area and you still have great peripheral lighting so you can cover yourself. 

Olight PL-Mini 2 Valkyrie Weaponlight

The adjustable rail on the Olight PL-Mini 2 is a great feature that allows you to slide the adapter so you can attach the light in a position that’s specific to your firearm. This allows you to use it with more pistols and subcompacts. It throws a 600 lumens light that reaches 100 meters. 

While smaller than mid-sized weapon lights, the Olight PL-Mini 2 is a great option for those who want a compact tactical gun light that still outperforms. You can charge this little beast by plugging it in using the magnetic USB cable. This is a handy option because you don’t need to remove the battery or plug into a port. 

We like the fact that you can quickly install and remove this weapon light in a matter of seconds. It’s lightweight and doesn’t weigh your gun down and comes in multiple colors: desert tan, OD green and black. 

Streamlight TLR-7 Rail Mounted Tactical Light

The Streamlight TLR-7 fits a wide range of guns including full size rifles and compact handguns that are easy to conceal. It has a low-profile design so it doesn’t get hung up or snagged and you can prevent turning the light on by accident by using the “safe off” button. This gun light gives you approximately an hour and a half continuous run time. 

You don’t need tools to attach this gun light to your weapon. It’s easy and quick to set up. The light source utilizes C4 LED technology and is shock-proof for accidental bumps and drops. The light puts out 500 lumens and reaches out to 131 meters which is plenty to light up targets, intruders or to use as a tactical flashlight. 

We like this compact tactical weapon light due to it’s design, ruggedness and tactical applications. 

Inforce WML Weapon Mounted Light

This tactical weapon light by Inforce provides a great light source that mounts to rifles, handguns or shotguns. It’s built like a rock and compact to mount to nearly any gun. It makes a great gun light for an Ar15 and you can fire hundreds of rounds without readjusting. It’s ergonomic design gives it a streamlined look and feel. 

It’s good to have options and this mounted gun light has plenty. You can set it to “constant on,” “strobe,” and “momentary on” depending on your needs. It also has safety features that prevent you from accidentally turning the light on. The on/off button is easy to use and installation is super easy. 

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