With Glocks being so popular amongst both law enforcement and the average gun owner, we’ve reviewed some of the most budget friendly Glock 19 lights that will fit most other models as well. We’ll let you know at the end of this review which choice we think is the best option for most gunowners.
While price and additional features are important things to consider, we’ve realized one of the most important aspects that isn’t always thought of is what type of environment you’re likely going to require a tactical light for. 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.
Glock 17/ 19 Tactical Light GTL 10
Materials – The Glock GTL 10 Glock 17 Light is made by the Glock brand, 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 Xenon technology electronics are securely incased inside a tough Glock polymer casing. This protective barrier makes this a great Glock light for anyone who goes under fire or is in a self defense situation. There is a soft switch that is ergonomically placed, so you won’t have to go searching 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.
Performance – The Glock brand tactical light is a great purchase simply because it is entirely made with Glocks in mind. It holds high tech electronics, and the light itself is very good for navigating through dimly lit or darkened quarters. It’s perfect for anyone in the line of duty or anyone who feels they need a high level of self defense. 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 gets the job done, we’ve definitely seen higher lumens and better features on other Glock lights.
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. It’s also very inexpensive: the Glock GTL 10 Tactical Light costs under $100, and is the cheapest option within this review.
- Highly protective polymer casing
- Xenon technology electronics
- Low lumens
- Minimal features
Crimson Trace Glock 17 Flashlight
Materials – The Crimson Trace Glock Tactical Light is an all black, 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, the Crimson Trace Tactical Light can be paired with LG 617 or LG 619 rear activation lasers. 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 very acceptable and helpful power of light, and we really like how the activation switch is placed very near where we want our finger to go next (the trigger). This is a much more acceptable tactical light for the more average gunowner 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. We also noticed from other reviews that it won’t fit specifically as a Glock 19 Gen 4 flashlight, so this is a word of caution.
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 around $140, so you’re not breaking the bank.
- Good cost
- 100 lumens
- Ergonomic activation pad
- May take damage
- Avoid with Gen 4 and Gen 3 models
Sig Sauer Foxtrot1 Glock Tactical Light
Materials – The Sig Sauer Froxtrot1 Tactical Light is nearly universal, and works great as Glock 22 lights (considering not all tactical lights cover models 22 and up of Glocks). It is made with a very sleek, black body of hard material, and it’s fairly compact when attached to your Glock. This tactical light is made with the latest generation of Cree LED illumination, and it can be programmed to put out 100, 200, or 300 lumens of powerful white light. You can also choose to have momentary pulsing light or continuously on light by using the ambidextrous tactical switches. This tactical light is both fog proof and water proof in up to 1 meter of water. The Sig Sauer Foxtrot1 Glock Light does come with its battery and instruction manual. It weighs around half of a pound with battery.
Performance – As we start to reach the higher end of our budget, Sig Sauer really steps it up with this model of Glock 19 through Glock 22 lights. While some other features may be more appealing on other tac lights, we love the amount of illumination power this model can provide. We also love how durable it is in water and fog, meaning this is an ideal purchase for anyone who needs to search their land during early morning or night or has to navigate through heavily wooded areas. However, the additional power and lighting modes means your battery won’t last as long, so don’t leave it on for hours at a time.
What we say – We love the sleek look and high performance of the Sig Sauer Froxtrot1 Glock Light. We would also suggest this tac light for anyone in law enforcement or military, but it is equally beneficial to homeowners and landowners alike. This tactical light goes for around $150 online, and you can expect good quality from Sig Sauer.
- Affordable cost
- Fits many Glock models
- Programmable lumens
- Fog and water proof
- Heavy weight
- Lower battery life
Viridian Glock 19 Light
Materials – The Viridian Glock 19 Flashlight is made of an all black high strength Zytel polymer constructed body. The tactical light can give off 338 lumens of white light at constant on, or it can give off 418 lumens of light when in the strobing mode. It comes with a CR 123 battery, which can provide 60 full minutes in the constant on mode and 90 full minutes in the strobing mode. Most impressive is that the Viridian Glock 19 Flashlight is compatible with Viridian Tac Loc holsters for X Series, which will automatically activate the light once it is drawn from the holster with ECR operating modes. This tactical light only weighs 1.6 ounces.
Performance – There are definitely some high quality features that come with the Viridian Glock 19 Tactical light. The body is very strong and durable, and it is also the most light weight tac light we have featured within this review. It also provides the strongest amount of lumens, and it is the only light featured here that offers a strobing illumination mode. To complete the package, we really suggest using it with a Viridian Tac Loc holster because the combination will give you a strong advantage of not having to fumble with switches or activation pads. We will say that we’re not a big fan of how little the battery life lasts, but it’s understandable since it offers greater lumen power.
What we say – If you have the dough, the Viridian Glock 19 Tactical Light is an exceptional addition to your pistol. It will cost you around $180, making it the most expensive option in our review. Although it fits other Glock models, it is said to fit Glock 19s particularly well, making it the best light for Glock 19 owners specifically.
- High lumen power
- Very lightweight
- Strobing feature
- Shorter battery life
- Most expensive choice
Our Top Pick
We have decided that the Sig Sauer Foxtrot1 Tactical Light is the best light for Glock 19, 20, 21, and 22 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 programmable, so you won’t have to sacrifice battery life if you don’t want to. We would also highly advise taking advantage of the fog proof and water proof technology, which makes this a great choice for both indoor and outdoor use. We can totally stand behind this Glock tactical light.