I couldn’t find anything in search here or via google other than general product announcements, does anyone have any kind of meaningful time with the new streamlight TL racker forend that could give some opinion/ insights on function and quality? I’m looking at putting together a HD/travel gun for an upcoming road trip, it’s not something that’s going to get a ton of use so I don’t really want to drop the coin on a SF.
Handled it at SHOT. Interesting design. Haven't yet seen one in the wild.
Timely. We’re trying to get a few for T&E at work right now. If that comes to fruition hopefully I’ll have some data points that I’d happily pass along.
I just put one on my 870. Easy to install, bright light, switch is easy to activate with either hand (both momentary and constant on). Pretty basic no frill plastic handguard. I have been really impressed with Streamlight's offerings of late, so I expect this light to be no different. But, I haven't done anything more than shine it around my property at night. No idea of durability, but hard to go wrong at that price point.
but hard to go wrong at that price point.
What did it cost you?
I ended up just ordering one since I couldn’t find much on it. I picked it up from a local vendor for $150 out the door. Build quality seems fine, defiantly can’t complain for the price. Very useable light for shotgunning range out my back door but I haven’t compared it to my other lights yet. Install went fine, the nut on the end of the fore arm was kind of a pain to get re threaded after install but everything else was good. User interface is good. I like how it’s set up, both sides have pressure switches that are constant on with a single press and release or momentary if you hold the button down for more than a second. Hopefully that makes sense but I do find it easy to use. I like that the whole forearm is a little more streamlined without the light bezel sticking out past the handguard and causing a potential snag hazard. It is a bit larger than the factory hand guard and I think it would suck for someone with small hands. Batteries are either 2x 123a or a single 18650 rechargeable which to me was another bonus over SF offering. The only thing I don’t care for is the battery compartment cap. It’s a pain to access for changing batteries and it seems like a cheap plastic cap that’s a bit difficult to thread back on. I haven’t run any rounds through it yet, that is tomorrow’s project, but I like it so far and it will fit my needs in the limited scope I will use it for, a travel gun to states where My ARs are frowned upon. Will update if I run into any issues.
I got mine for 120 bucks from Botach. I hadn't realized it will take 18650 rechargeable batteries.....bonus!