I have X300s on my Glock 17s. I've been wanting to try the XC-1, but haven't been able to justify buying one when I have the X300s. How's the throw on that small lens? I assume it would be good for inside a home, but never had the chance to handle one. If I got a Glock 19, I think I'd partner with the XC-1.
I like the momentary on feature of the X300's lever, where you can push it forward for momentary on, then you can turn/flip the lever for constant on. A buddy has a TLR-1 on his gun and the lever on that one can be used in a similar fashion.
Haven't even heard of the Olight. Seems like a nice compact light. One drawback would be availability of holsters.
For throw, my current home has an approximate 12 yard hallway, that would be the longest shot possible inside the house. The XC-1 is more than adequate for that task, even with indirect beam. I have it installed on a CZ P-01 Compact (CZ Customs PROTEK). It sits flush with the barrel, very nice fit, and operable with either the firing finger or support thumb(in intermittent mode) The push switch only allows intermittent, a slide switch must be pushed from left to right to activate constant on, which is why I am looking at the Olight, who's switch operation is the same as the Inforce lights, push down for intermittent, quick tap for constant on. The Olight looks to be the same size as the XC-1.
Didn't see the need for a more powerful light since Hawaii prohibits self defense outside the home, even on your own property
, I would choose a different tool for something like that anyway, which is equipped as such...
Having a CZ I had to have a semi-custom holster made for the light and pistol combo. Naturally a glock will have more options readily available. The Olight is becoming very popular, I am sure the holster makers will have many choices for a glock Olight combo soon.