By now most shooters are familiar with the major players in the weapon light game. Surefire set the standard, Modlite and Cloud Defensive continue to push the envelope, Streamlight offers viable budget-friendly alternatives, and a host of other manufacturers position themselves at various levels of the market. Pistol lights are one area that has seen increasing use and demand in recent years, as more people than ever are opting to outfit their defensive or duty handguns with an integrated source of illumination. While some buyers opt for lights like Surefire’s X300-U that extend beyond the gun’s muzzle, others value a more compact form factor like Streamlight’s TLR series, some of which include a visible laser. Now with the following press release a lesser-known company, Nightstick, has announced their own entry into the compact pistol light/laser race with the introduction of their rechargeable TSM-11G. The release reads:
Rechargeable Light/Laser Features Daylight-Visible Green Aiming Laser
Wylie, Texas – Nightstick, a global manufacturer of innovative, professional lighting products launched their new TSM-Series of subcompact handgun weapon lights with the TSM-11G. Designed to securely mount to the front of the trigger guard and dustcover of Glock G42, G43, G43X, and G48 pistols, the li-ion powered light features a magnetically-coupled MagMate™ USB charging cable that eliminates the need to replace multiple disposable coin cell batteries after every hour of use. The TSM-11G’s white light and green laser are designed to maximize threat identification and target discrimination in a variety of concealed carry, home defense and tactical applications. The light’s dual switches provide the shooter tactile, click actuation in momentary or constant-on use.
The TSM-11G features an LED delivering a 150-lumen bright white beam and 2700 candela for 45 minutes to illuminate objects and threats up to 104 meters (341 feet) away. Weighing in at scant 1.3 ounces, the light is constructed of durable, impact-resistant engineered polymer and rated as IP-X4 water-resistant. The light, laser or light & laser modes are activated by holding one switch down while toggling through the modes with the alternate. The laser is easily zeroed to the user’s preferred distance with built-in elevation and windage adjusters.
“Nightstick is committed to expanding its line of weapon lights for the self-defense and concealed-carry market. This TSM-Series introduces a powerful, rechargeable family of subcompact weapon lights with green aiming lasers designed specifically for handguns without accessory rail,” says Russell Hoppe, Director of Marketing. “We created the TSM-11G to provide Glock subcompact handgun owners a small, low profile integrated weapon light for target and background identification when life depends on light™.”
The TSM-11G comes with installation Allen screwdriver, MagMate USB charging cable, and complementary combination gun lock for added safety and peace of mind while charging. The light is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. To learn more, please visit www.nightstick.com.
What do you think, readers? Have you ever tried a Nightstick light before? Does the TSM-11G interest you at its $164.28 MSRP? Do you already use another light/laser combo, like Streamlight’s TLR-2G? Do you prefer a light by itself with no visible laser? Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments below! See you at the range.