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Shopping around for the best P226 tactical weapon light, here are some of the best still for 2021:
- Surefire X300U
- Streamlight TLR 2 HL G
- Surefire XH30
- Inforce APL
We've picked these products for the P226 based on performance, erogonmics, lumen, beam pattern and cost.
They work for original P226, Legion, SAO, Navy Seal MK25...etc
Lets check them out...
Best P226 Weapon Lights
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Streamlight TLR 2 HL G - Best Overall
Why Buy Streamlight Product? The latest HL G version comes with a (<5mW Class 3R) Green laser that provides fast targeting especially in improvised shooting postures.
Wide Flood & Throw - See wide illumination in the dark from your 9 - 3 O' clock without compromising situational awareness
Easy To Use Toggle Switch - Toggle switch not stiff or hard to press. The user can activate the light easily with just one finger without exerting muscle strain
Field Grade Durability - Built with aerospace grade aluminum weighing only 4.58 oz (2 CR123A lithium batteries).
Cost Effective - Much more affordable than Surefire X400 and delivers similar performance
If you're looking for the Surefire X400, but would like to get something slightly cheaper the Streamlight TLR 2 HL G is the product you don’t want to miss.
Surefire XH30 - Best Overall
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NOTE: Surefire with original rail lock mount doesnt fit well due to tight tolerance.
Why Pick The XH30 - Upgraded from the Surefire X300U that is perfect for the Sig P226 family full size as well as other P229 series guns. The rail slot model has a fitting issue that requires jamming light onto the rail.
Multi-Lumen Modes - 1,000 blinding lumens for lighting up the environment in the dark & blind threats, and 300 lumen if less brightness is desired for close proximity indoor use.
Powerful Throw - High candela rating means more throw, which means the light can illuminate far like a laser without dimming down, and it can be used as a threat control device to temporarily impairing an adversary’s vision while keeping a safe distance.
Built In Strobe - Disorienting strobe mode & toggles between 300 lumens and 1000 lumens. You can set it and forget it based on user preference.
Inforce APL Gen 3 - Best Value
Why Try out The Inforce ? The Inforce APL is the best affordable tactical weapon light for Sig P226 if you're on a tight budget.
The unit houses 1 CR123A battery that lasts up to 1.5 hours, capable of producing 400 lumens of intense white light either constant on or momentary.
Compact Fit - The lens sits flush & compact with the muzzle, which is great for conceal carry if you decide to carry your P226.
Streamlined Control Switch - Non-slip grip, Non snag ambidextrous on/off switches. They are very easy to reach and activate. It fits naturally around the P226 trigger guard for easy reach.
Overall all if spending less than $150 on a bad ass pistol weapon light for the P226 is what you’re looking for… this is it.
If you didn't find what you're looking for, please check out our: Ultimate Pistol Weapon Light Buyer's Guide on our site
How Many Lumens Do You Really Need For A Pistol?
In today's standard a 500 -1000 Lumens light with wide flood beam pattern and throw is a good starting point.
Lumen intensity isn’t the ONLY thing to look for, the Candela specs and light beam type are just as important. For candela rating, anything around 13000 or above is good for throw performance for a pistol light.
We have a detail guide explaining Lumen and Candela on our site, which you can check out here: Weapon Light Lumens & Candela Explained
Light Flushes With Muzzle Vs Extended?
Past The Muzzle
A pistol weapon light that extends in front of the muzzle helps to prevent the gun from going out of battery in a "contact shoot" scenario.
The worst case scenario is when you had to wrestle your threat to the ground and fight for your life, and you have to engage the attacker point blank by pushing against their body with the front of the gun.
Tip: Use a high candela light for aggressive threat control at a safer distance in a personal defense situation
Flushes With Muzzle
A weapon light that sits flush with the muzzle is all about being compact, and it helps drawing the gun out of the holster slightly faster, and it's compact for carry.
You should clean the carbon residue off the lens everytime after a range so the carbon doesn't fog up the beam performance. It makes a big difference.