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Flash light with pressure switch

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Hotwheelz, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Hotwheelz

    Hotwheelz Pierce County Member

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    I have been looking around for a middle of the road flash light with pressure switch I have seent eh cheap ones around but not sure if they will work for long but the $100+ surfires seem to expensive doesnt any one make a $40-$50 reliable flash for for mounting on a gun ??


    something like this

    UAG_FLASHLIGHT_SPECS.jpg
     
  2. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Those UA ones are fairly decent... I've had one for awhile. The Surefires are nice but you pay a lot more for them. I guess it depends on how much you really use them. For the occasional user (like me) the UA one has been fine. :cool:
     
  3. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    Are you mounting a light on a weapon that you intend to use to defend yourself if necessary? If so this is my advice:

    Shop around for a cheap deal on a Surefire G2L or something along those lines and mount it in something like a Vtac light mount ($20, cheap but high quality)

    Forgo the tape switch, IMO. Wires inevitably get caught on things and there are good ways to activate a light with a proper grip on your rifle both with and without a VFG. Feel free to ignore this this is purely my opinion.

    Not 40-50 bucks but a light setup that will see you through a gunfight for under $100. I really can't speak to the reliability of the cheaper setups but as a general rule with these sorts of things you get what you pay for in my experience. I guess just ask yourself if the extra few bucks is worth it for reliability. Buy once, cry once.


    If you're just mounting a light to look cool or for non-defensive night shooting (varmints? hogs? I dunno... whatever....) then I say go with whatever and hope it doesn't break.
     
  4. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya though, $100 and up for a flashlight just sticks in yer neck like a dry piece o' turkey.

    There was a little combination light they were showing around at Welchers' the other day.

    It did steady-light and a strobe that you couldn't look at and was housed in it's own picatinny mount. Seems like about $125, I wish I could get it out of my head, if you know what I mean. Meh. :eek:
     
  5. BUZO71

    BUZO71 Emerald Valley, Oregon New Member

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    I just found this one- $39.95
     
  6. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    It was something like this:

    That's a Sig Arms combination light/laser/strobe at Brownells. You don't want to know the price.
     
  7. bmw2

    bmw2 Mount Vernon, Wa Active Member

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    If it's going to be hand held and not weapon mounted, check out the offerings from Coast. I bought an led light with a rear pressure switch from them at Costco and it is extremely bright and very durable. I have one by the bed and one I take fishing and camping. It has been dropped on rocks banged around in my pack and been submerged several times. It even worked with water IN it. Was about $30. I think Joe's carries the brand. You might get something from them and a separate mount to put it on a gun. I got one like this.

    http://www.coastportland.com/displa...72%A1273%A1274%A1275%A1261%A1262%BF&mastCat=5
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2009