Here are the best tactical lights For Ruger 57.

We have narrowed down to just 5 products that we liked based on CQB beam pattern, durability, looks and long range throw performance.

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Streamlight TLR 1 HL - Best Control Ergonomics

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The Streamlight TLR 1 HL weapon light has 50% more lumen output from the previous TLR 1 model to use on the Ruger 57. The control switch is the EASIEST on the market to operate with one handed operation especially for momentary on and off. This is a great light for home defense and low light training.

Easy Toggle Switch - Easily activate the light without finger hard press on the switch either with one hand or two hands

Simple Strobe Mode- Double tap for strobe! super easy


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

Surefire X300U - Best Overall

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The Surefire X300U is the most popular pistol weapon light on the market along side with Streamlight TLR 1. The light body is a aerospace grade one piece design that is duty proof, and it's a great home defense light for your Ruger 57.

Multi-Lumen Intensities - Use 1,000 blinding lumens for close up search without blinding your eyes

Widest Flood Beam - Illuminate close up and mid range targets in the dark from 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock positions without any issue.

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Disorient Threats - Helpful in personal defense to blind close up threats with bright flashing strobe

Addon Recommendation - Try the Emissary Development Paddle Shifter to extend the switches for easier reach


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

Also Try the Enlarged PLHster ARC Switches For Better Finger Reach

MODLITE PL350 - Best Lighthead Options

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The MODLITE PL350 body can accept Modlite's top 3 light heads: PLHv2, OKW &  PLH 5K. These are interchangeable light head options for:

  • Optimal throw
  • CQB

Change Light Heads (Sold separately) - Swap between PLHv2, OKW (Very powerful LED light) or PLH 5K. PLH 5K head provides rifle weapon light alike throw capability and bright flood beam.

The same light heads can be used on MODLITE 18650 body for long gun use as well.

Takes Rechargeable 18350 Battery - Train with the light as much as you can and just recharge it

Very Positive Control - Rocker control switches work well even when wearing gloves in freezing weather (PHLSTER ARC enhanced WML Switches included to extend the length of the switch for users with short fingers around the trigger guard)

Better Color Rendition - Neutral/warm light pattern. It's  easier on the eyes in darkness whether it's indoor and outdoor use

Read PL350 Review


  • 800 Lumens
  • 10800 Candela
  • Wide Spill + Tight Hot Spot
  • 1 18350 Battery
  • 4.18 oz
  • 3.39 in
  • IPX7

Olight PL Pro - Best Rechargeable Battery

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The Olight PL Pro is one of the best USB rechargeable pistol weapon light at a very good price. The QD lever mount goes directly on Ruger 57's pic rail, and it fits flush with the muzzle.

Increased Lumen & Candela - The PL Pro has about 1500 lumens and 19600 candela to positively ID targets further in the dark.

Huge Battery Saving - Train with the light as much as you can and just recharge it with USB

See side by side comparison - Olight PL Pro VS Streamlight TLR 1 HL


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

Olight Valkyrie Turbo - Best Long Range PID

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The Valkyrie Turbo LEP light is a long range thrower for with a PID range up to 500 to 540 meters. It's recommended for long distance PID only. Not recommended for CQB.

Constant On & Strobe - Same strobe function as Olight PL Pro

Laser Like White Light Beam Pattern For PID - See targets far away clearly in the dark as far as 500 meters. It's like having a rifle quality throw light on the Ruger Five Seven

Auto Heat Protection - Lumen intensity will drop from 250 lumens after 4 mins, then transition into 50 lumens for 180 mins


  • 250 Lumens
  • 70225 Candela
  • 2 CR123A Batteries
  • 4.7 oz
  • 3.55 in
  • IPX6

Read Detailed Review:  Olight Valkyrie Turbo Review