Want a powerful white light with green laser for your firearm? Take a look at this Streamlight TLR-2 G review for details on a very impressive unit that is rugged and doesn’t take up a lot of space.
Announced earlier this year, the TLR-2 G combines a bright light and a green laser aiming device in one unit. This allows a home owner or police officer the ability to mount one device on their handgun or long arm, reducing weight and size issues compared with multiple different units that would otherwise be needed.
Streamlight introduced the use of a green aiming laser in this device, which is said to be more visible than red lasers.
To see if the TLR-2 G passes muster, I obtained a unit and ran several tests on it for this review.
Weapon-mounted lights are nothing new. However, their use is something that is far from universal. Based on my own observations, very few armed citizens have them on their carry gun and probably only half (or less) of police officers have them mounted to their pistols.
We all know the first rule of a gunfight is to have a gun. But, without being able to properly identify your threat, how do you know that it is time to shoot? And once that decision is made, wouldn’t it be easier to hit your attacker if you could see him or her? Having a bright light mounted on your pistol can make all the difference under stress.