Looking for the best light for the FNX 45 Tactical?

We have used over 7 different pistol lights on this awesome handgun, and we have narrowed down to a couple FNX 45 light options that we liked based on beam performances, durability, control ergonomics and value for money. 

Best FNX 45 Tactical Light Options

Surefire XH30 - Best Overall

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Why we picked the XH30 - XH30 is by far the best next-generation SureFire X300U. The overall quality and durability are superior for anyone looking for the best weapon light for FNX 45 Tactical.

Multi-Lumen Intensities - 2 levels of lumen intensities plus strobe

Widest Flood Beam - Never miss a thing in the dark with Surefire's new wide angle TIR beam reflector to cover your 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock positions.

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Slide Always In Battery - The extra light bezel length sticks out to prevent the slide from getting out of battery when muzzle is pressed against the target to save your life.

Disorient Threats - Use strobe to blind close up threats with intense flash and disorientation.

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NOTE: The XH30 will not fit holsters made for Surefire X300U due to the difference in the front lens.

Read Surefire XH30 Review


  • 1000 Lumens
  • 11300 Candela
  • TIR Lens - Super Wide
  • 2 CR123A Batteries
  • 4.8 oz
  • 3.7 in
  • IPX7

Streamlight TLR 1 HL - Best For The Money

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Why Buy The TLR 1 HL - The Streamlight TLR 1 HL is lighter and by far has the EASIEST toggle switch to operate in cold weather with gloves or without.

Easy Toggle Switch - By far the most user-friendly control switch for two-hand or one-hand operation without the need to hard press the switch to activate the light

Replaceable Lens Bezel - Repair the front lens due without having to replace the whole unit saves money and great for worry-free force on force simunition training.

Strobe Mode Added - Double tap for strobe for signaling, tactical applications, and blinding threats

Similar to X300U - Brighter and wider beam pattern than X300U, less tight hot spot.

Compare them side by side here


  • 1000 Lumens
  • 15000 Candela
  • 2 CR123A Batteries
  • 4.18 oz
  • 3.39 in
  • IPX7

Olight BALDR Pro - Best Value [with Laser]

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Why pick the the Olight BALDR Pro - Similar body design to the Surefire X300U but at 1/2 the cost. This FNX 45 Tactical laser light does anything the X300U can but with brighter output and it comes with a laser.

Increased Lumen & Candela - The PL Pro has about 1500 lumens and 19600 candela, which is 2X what the Surefire X300U offers so the shooter can positive ID targets further in the dark.

Ambi Control Ergonomics - Works for both lefties and righties

  • 300-1500 lumens
  • 19600 candela
  • QD lever mount

Read Olight BALDR Pro Review


  • 1325 Lumens
  • 16900 Candela
  • TIR Lens
  • 2 CR123A Batteries
  • 4.55 oz
  • 3.3 in
  • IPX4

LAPG SlideRail XWL - Budget Option

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Why Give LAPG XWL A Try? - The price tag might make you doubt it, but it's by far the best Streamlight TLR 1 alternative with similar features but with a better throw performance.

Fits TLR 1 Holsters - Use any TLR 1 or TLR 1 HL compatible light-bearing holsters!

Better Throw Performance - Positive ID low light targets with a concentrated throw and wider spill almost like a Surefire M600 scout light

Huge Money Saver - Basically it's a Streamlight TLR 1 HL at 1/2 the cost

Strobe Mode - Check out the Strobe version here

Read LAPG XWL Review


  • 800 Lumens
  • 10800 Candela
  • Wide Spill + Tight Hot Spot
  • 2 CR123A Batteries
  • 4.18 oz
  • 3.39 in
  • IPX7

Streamlight TLR 7 SUB - Best Compact Fit

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M1913 model fits

Why Buy The New Streamlight TLR 7 SUB - Just like the popular TLR 7A Flex with all the great features, the Sub model is made to fit on subcompact frame as well as full size. It fits on the FN45 Tactical and gives a very slim and compact setup if that's what you're looking for.

Great CQB Illumination - You will NOT miss a thing in the dark from your 9, 12 to 3 O'clock positions up to 30 yards

Super Responsive Switches That Just Work - Activate the light simply by pushing the toggle button from either sides. Super responsive switches that just work

Strobe Mode - Yes, it does feature it. Activate by following the TEN TAPS procedure

Uses Just 1 CR123A - Powering up to 500 lumens & 5000 candela that last for 90 mins.


  • 500 Lumens 
  • 5000 Candela - 120 Meter Throw
  • 1 CR123A Battery
  • Side Toggle Switches

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