If you have a carry weapon, it should probably have a light. And by probably, I mean definitely.
As most of our readers know, we mostly carry Glocks, but you can carry whatever you like. As long as you’re competent and accurate with it, it’s a good option for you.
However, if you carry a G19—check out the APLc by Inforce.
This 200 lumen LED light is completely even with the G19’s muzzle. What’s that mean? It’s mostly aesthetics, but it also does help with the balance of the firearm. And plus, especially on this Shadow Systems Glock 19 with a Trijicon RMR, it looks like a Ferrari. Fast, aggressive, and ready for action.
It’s got roughly a 90 minute run time, and you can activate the 200 lumen white light by hitting the textured paddles on either side of the light. The one thing I dislike, is that it does not have a strobe function, but that’s just my preference. It’s intuitive, and the texturing feels very much like a mildly aggressive stippling job.
What’s more is this sucker only ways 1.87 ounces–so my lean and mean setup here stays lean, and gets a bit more mean in the dark.
You can rotate the head of the lamp 1/4 turn and put it in storage mode, so as to not accidentally drain the CR2 battery, which is included. It fits all Glock rails, so unlike a TLR for instance where you need different shims, this one screws right on. That being said, I don’t like the fact that you need a screwdriver to loosen it, so in that regard, the TLR systems are easier to mount.
Overall it’s a great light and a steal for around $120. If you find it cheaper, buy it!
PROS, WHAT WE LIKE
Ease of use, ambi-paddles with a good texture. Looks good, and nice bright but not too bright white light. Solid construction for something less than 2 ounces.
CONS, WHAT WE DON’T LIKE
The tension screw requires an actual screwdriver, so you can’t unmount it quickly. Also, no strobe.
This has been my main CCW for several months, and I’ve had zero issues with the light. In fact, I find the 200 lumen brightness to be right in the sweet spot, especially when compared with the super-bright TLR-1.
It’s low profile and the controls are even more intuitive if you shoot night matches with it. In fact, I have come to like the stark and spartan functionality!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alex Castiglione lives in Atlanta, and is an avid outdoorsman and competitive shooter. Wher-abouts include getting after it in his garage gym, practicing martial arts, hitting the trails, or running CrossFit and Strongman competitions for his non-profit, Barbells for Bullies, which holds fundraiser fitness competitions dedicated to aiding Bully breed rescues, dog rescues, or other non-profits with similar missions.
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