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Weapons light?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ThatOneGuy1231, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. ThatOneGuy1231

    ThatOneGuy1231 The great northwest Member

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    Wanting to mount a tactical flashlight onto an AR. I have an adjustable mount that will accommodate a variety of sizes. I've liked the Surefire G2's I've played with, so I'm thinking about either getting a G2 or something like it.

    Price range is in the g2 range $30-$40

    What do you recommend.
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have a G2 LED mounted one one of my AR's with a Daniel Defense light mount that I really like. Don't know if you are in the Hillsboro, OR vicinity, but if you are you'd be welcome to swing by and check it out to see if it is what you want.
     
  3. ThatOneGuy1231

    ThatOneGuy1231 The great northwest Member

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    That DD mount is the mount I picked up... Just trying to figure out if I'm going to go with G2 or something else.
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of SureFire G2's as well as an E2D and an M96. Pro is it is really affordable for an 80 lumen light. Con is that if I were going to buy another light I would want one that I could turn full on just by mashing down the button like with my E2D or M96 rather than having to twist the tail cap to turn it full on.
     
  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I have several G2's. I have some of the $$$ M96 lights too. A couple months back I got a Streamlight Polytac HP at about $40 blows the all away in light output (from user standpoint not numbers) and battery life. Nice thing is you can pick them up at local stores like Buy Mart.

    As a huge Surefire fan the Streamlights are hard to beat. I do see Surefire has some new LED's out not but have not tried them yet.

    Best way to mount these lights to your gun is to buy the $10/pair 1" scope rings.
     
  6. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have a G2 mounted on one of the ARs with a VTAC mount and am happy with it. For the price it's hard to beat and still carries a lifetime warranty. I wouldn't want a brighter light than that for home defense lest I blind myself from splash off the walls.
     
  7. hyejinlove

    hyejinlove Tacoma Member

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    I have an M951 Surefire that I love. Great for AR's or tactical shotguns. In my opinion its Surefire or nothing. Also would consider selling two of my extra M951's. Pm me if anyone is interested.
     
  8. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    Lots of good options here. But to get back to the OP, he asked about lights in the $30-$40 range.

    I use a G2, the P6 would also be in that price range.
     
  9. hyejinlove

    hyejinlove Tacoma Member

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    Crap...Sorry about getting off topic. The only thing I don't recommend is anything from insight. There lens melted. Cheap product.

    The great thing about Surefire is in the future if your not happy with your original purchase parts can be changed/upgraded for cheaper then buying a new system. Hope I could help.
     
  10. bnr32gtr

    bnr32gtr Vancouver, WA Member

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    I just got myself a G2X Pro and it rocks!! 200 lumen LED, uses CR123 and the equivalent rechargeable type batteries and is a 1" body, unlike the standard G2 which is larger and uses a different mount that 90% of the other Surefire hand held lights. This means I can and did install it in my Gear Sector 1" light ring!

    Plus, at $65, it's a great value if you figure a G2 is about $30 and a good drop-in LED like a Wolf Eyes is $45, plus since it's not a drop-in, you get Surefire's outstanding warranty and customer service.

    I almost over looked it as Surefire lights are usually about 50 cents to $1 per lumen but I'm super happy with my new light!

    G2X™ Pro - G2X-B-BK available from SureFire

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  11. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Is that the light that gives 15 lumen on the first setting and then 200 lumen if you punch it again? Where did you buy it? I am interested in one.
     
  12. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Try Fenix flashlights...they are literally the best kept secret on flashlights.

    I use an E-20 LED on my person everyday. It's bright, it takes just two AA batteries (not those expensive CR123A lithium batteries) and the batteries last FOREVER.

    Seriously....get youself a TK-20

    These are metal, LED flashlights that take 2 AA batteries. I wish I would have went this route instead of buying expensive lights that take expensive batteries that are just as bright as the fenix AA LEDs.
    The pocket clip is removable. You can also buy a pressure switch for it and even remove the rubber grip (photo).

    PPS of Fenix TK-20

    Fenix E01, E20, L0D, LD01, LD05, LD1D, L2T, L2D, LD10, LD20, HP10, TA20, TA21, TA30, TK10, TK11, TK12, TK20, TK30, P1D, P2D, P3d, PD20, PD30, MC10
    Amazon.com: TK20, Black and Gray Body, Cree LED, Uses 2 x AA: Home Improvement
     
  13. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Haha. Went to the link on your post and found the info I needed. Thanks.
     
  14. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I'm really liking my streamlight strion LED

    160 lumens, comes with rechargeable battery and charger.
    First press of the button brings it on at full intensity, if you hold the button it cycles between 160, 80, and 40 lumens. A quick second tap of the button starts the strobe function.

    It has an aluminum body and a glass lens. Accessories include pressure switch, light filters, even safety wand attachments.

    Battery life is great also:
    Run times: High – Up to 2 continuous hours; Medium – Up to 4 continuous hours; Low – Up to 7.5 continuous hours; Strobe – Up to 5.5 continuous hours.

    streamlightstrionledfla.jpg
    Strion® Series - Strion® LED | Streamlight
     
  15. bnr32gtr

    bnr32gtr Vancouver, WA Member

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    Good deal. It's 200 lumens all the time. Lots of places carry Surefire but buying online like Amazon will yield the best pricing. Locally, REI carries them for $65. I do recommend getting some rechargeable batteries/sticks, though if you use it a lot.

    I also agree with Fenix lights. Quality is excellent and they have tons of options. I'm hopefully going to pick up a new PD30 R4 eventually. It packs a max of 265 lumens out of a 4.5" light. Uses CR123 and 18650 sticks that will pay for themselves very quickly. I prefer lights that use AA or AAA but the lumens that CR123 batteries provide are amazing!

    Fenix's homepages

    It would make a great little weapon light attached to the gun. I have an LD10 mounted on my 9mm AR turned to Turbo and it's light, small and 132 lumens is more than enough as a weapon light. Strobe option is nice but it's disorienting for the shooter, too.

    Fenix's homepages
     
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    usfatboy01 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    If you are going with G2 buy Malkoff drop-in lamp. Make sure you have aluminum bezel. (you can use 6P bezel, or G2L bezel-Non KX4 head.)
     
  18. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    This guy has the best prices I have ever seen on Surefire stuff. That is all I have bought from him.

    I have made several orders totaling over $1000. :thumbup:
     
  19. oregonshooter

    oregonshooter AMERICA Member

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    If it's a weapon light, it's gotta be the most bomb proof I can get as it's gear my life will depend on.

    For that scenario (on a carbine) I only depend on a SureFire 6P with Malkoff M61 insert in a VTAC mount.

    PS> Why a 6P instead of the G2? Tailcap lockout. Light ADs are a bad thing!
     
  20. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    i am what they call a flashlight whore...............I have used just about every weapons mounted light you can think of and so far one of my favorites has been the fenix tk11 from fortmoe arms.........it uses an r5 led which is good for 285 lumens in turbo mode on 2 cr123......it throws a beam out past 200 meters...........has a 14 hour max run time when not in turbo mode..............and is waterproof to ipx-8 standard all for less than 70 bucks you will not find a better light at the price point..........there are also rechargeable lithium ion batteries available for cheap........