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The Top Ten Weapon Lights of 2021

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The GovX tactical catalog includes tons of weapon lights for your firearm collection. Brands like Olight, Surefire, Streamlight, and Inforce round out our list of the top 10 best weapon lights of 2021. If you’re looking for a reliable weapon light for military or law enforcement work, or for home defense, get a look at these recommendations.

OLIGHT – PL-Mini 2

The famous PL-MINI gets upgraded in the latest version of the Olight bestseller. The PL-MINI 2 bumps the maximum lumen output from 400 to 600, making it one of the most powerful subcompact rechargeable pistol lights available today. The slim aluminum alloy housing is weatherproof and impact resistant, giving you a durable, lightweight addition to your weapon that’s ideal for military, law enforcement, and home defenders.

SUREFIRE – XC1 Compact Handgun Light

Compact, lightweight, and low profile, the XC1 is an easy-to-use handgun light ideally suited for home defense. Thoughtfully designed to not add excess bulk to compact railed handguns, it delivers 300 lumens from a single AAA battery. The MaxVision Beam reflector delivers a wide, smooth sphere of light that’s ideal for identifying threats in indoor spaces. As a bonus, the light can be operated with both hands. Amidextrous operation is one of those things you don’t know you need until you need it.

OLIGHT – Baldr Pro

Why have a light on your weapon when you can have a laser beam too? Olight doubles up the optical power with a 1350-lumen pistol flashlight and a 5mW green laser sight. Many shooters prefer green lasers over red, since they’re approximately five times brighter, and visible even in daytime. This unit is compatible with handgun motels with 4″ or longer accessory rails. Basically means your standard Beretta, HK, Sig Sauer, Taurus, and more.


Get in on more green laser beam action with Streamlight. The HLG mounts directly to handguns with Glock-style rails and all Picatinny rails, which means shotguns and ARs are welcome too. Built of rugged 6000 series aircraft grade aluminum with a black anodized finish, it classes up an already classy weapon. Ambidextrous operation, steady on-off switch, and easy attach and detachment—adding this high-end light to your weapon is a breeze.


The TLR-7A delivers 500 lumens of power in a compact, ambidextrous design that doesn’t compromise your grip on your weapon. The coolest feature is the custom ergonomic switches, which can be swapped out for low or high position to match your shooting style. Always made with safety in mind, the TLR-7A has a rail grip clamp system that attaches and detaches quickly with no tools, and more importantly, no putting your hands in front of the muzzle.

INFORCE – Weapon Mounted Lighting System

The Inforce WML is a rail-mounted long gun light that boasts a healthy 700 lumen output. Its concentrated spotlight will illuminate an entire room and the high-intensity beam lets you identify targets at a distance. When you hold the forend of your weapon, the angled build of the WML gives you a natural, ergonomic place to rest your thumb for stable shooting.

OLIGHT – Odin Mini 1250

OLIGHT’s entry into the long-gun weapon light game is the Mini 1250, a rechargeable rail mounted flashlight. As the name suggests, you can unleash a staggering 1250 lumens over a distance of 260 yards. The light has a built-in locking plate which can quickly attach and detach to the included M-Lok rail mount. Plus, rely on the locking magnetic pressure switch for precise control at your fingertip.

STREAMLIGHT – TL-Racker Integrated Shotgun Light

Easy to grip. Easy to use. Easy to rack in a load. A lot of integrated shotgun lights are overly bulky and add excess weight to your weapon. The TL Racker is ergonomically designed with a virtually indestructible nylon body that can handle recoil and accidental drops. (Try not to drop your shotgun, though.) The white LED delivers 1000 lumens for hunting and target practice in low-light and no-light situations.

OLIGHT – Baldr Mini

Wait, didn’t we just learn about the Baldr Pro? Say hello to its little brother. The compact version reduces the lumen power by half, but with 600 lumens its still plenty of power to illuminate a room. Compatible with Glock, Springfield, Smith & Wesson, and other handgun models with picatinny accessory rails. The sliding rail allows you to snugly fit the controls up against the trigger guard.

STREAMLIGHT – ProTrac Rail Mount 2

Lightweight and low profile, the ProTrac 2 can throw a 625-lumen beam nearly 300 yards. It fits long guns with MIL-STD-1913 rails and comes with a strobe mode for disorienting or signaling. Built of durable anodized aluminum with impact-resistant tampered glass lens, the ProTrac 2 is made to last and ready to hit the range.

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