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Old 11-20-2011, 07:51 PM
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In the market for a tactical light to mount on my archangel, just curious to see what everyone is using.. Post some pics
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:49 PM
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Surefire... is there another brand of flashlight?
Seriously, I like the G2 LED for a weapon light. Its light weight, there are lightweight mounts available (check out V-Tac light mounts) the LED will last a virtual lifetime. Buy from a police supply house and stay away from retail gunshops that cater to those with money to spare. I buy from a gunshop in my area that sells there lights at good prices (~$35 for a G2) and sell the batteries at just above cost ($21 for a box of 12). That beats everything on-line since I dont have to pay shipping.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:22 PM
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I just use a Fenix Ld20 as a general light (with 3 more to be ordered for my father and brother in laws). It will about match or beat a 2D cell maglite for power, and in a package the size of the 2AA maglite. Best of all it just uses plain jane AA's, so you can get batteries cheap, and any where.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:38 AM
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I use a Sure-Fire hand-held on my M4-22

I just used a 1" scope ring to mount and with my hand on the fore-grip, I can press the button with the top of my index finger.

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Cheap...gotta warn ya Chinese...under $60 and 300 Lumens..been thru lots of night shoots and still keeps cookin' off great light 2 years later...





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Old 11-21-2011, 10:27 AM
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One could buy 2-3 brand new 10/22s for the price of a new x400...Therefore I approve!!
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:42 AM
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that's the thing I'm not trying to spend more than $40 on the light itself, got a mount from eBay... I'm kind of leaning towards a coast tactical light, runs on 3 aaa's which is a big plus for me and it has good reviews mounted on weapons.. nice pics, keep em coming!
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:03 PM
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I run a Olight M20S-I would prefer an American made Surefire, but I couldn't find one that runs off 2 CR123's that had a 280-300+ Lumen rating...AND I didn't want to drop $300-500 on their high-end combat weapon light...I would stay away form AAA or AA batts...the 123's are cheap on ebay and provide much more power and capacity...

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Old 11-21-2011, 08:21 PM
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im just not a big fan of cr123's, they are more expensive, run a lot hotter, and aren't as easy to find as aa or aaa...

i just purchased this light, got the last one they had on amazon for $30 shipped can't wait to mount it and test it out..

http://www.coastportland.com/tx40-led-flashlight.htm
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I run a Olight M20S-I would prefer an American made Surefire, but I couldn't find one that runs off 2 CR123's that had a 280-300+ Lumen rating...AND I didn't want to drop $300-500 on their high-end combat weapon light...I would stay away form AAA or AA batts...the 123's are cheap on ebay and provide much more power and capacity...
This is one i have that I cary on me most of the time.

http://www.surefire.com/E2DL

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I dont have lights mounted on any of my .22's, But on my Winchester 1300 Defender i run a Streamlight POLYTAC LED. IIRC it was ~$35, and is DAYS brighter then my G2 LED which i have completly forgot about.

Few things i didnt like about the G2, is the fact that its a "Twist on" tail cap [With button for temp lighting], and the face that if you put any pressure on the tail cap itself when its screwed on close enough to use the button, It will turn the light on. [Has ran down expensive 123 batterys from being in my coat pocket, or glovebox.] It will also turn on under the recoil of 00 buck [Temporarily], which could be bad in a HD situation [IMHO.]

I LOVE the "Push" button tail cap on my Polytac. if you want temp lighting, Dont push the button all the way to the on position, Simply "Bump" it.

Both are good handhelds, but i wouldnt run my G2 as a weapon mounted light.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:31 AM
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This is one i have that I cary on me most of the time.

http://www.surefire.com/E2DL

Will
I saw the E2D after I purchased the Olight and really do like it, but after a weapon mount, lens cap and color filters, pressure pad switch (if they make one, I forget), I was looking at way over 200 bones by that time and still "only" 200 lumens...I have to say though it is my favorite Surefire
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:41 PM
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Thanks to all of you for your input.

I'm always looking for a better tool and flashlights/gun lights are among my favorites. I'm looking at the products you've named.
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I'm using an Olight M20 Warrior on my rifle. The one pictured, I found with the mount for cheap. I also have the newer (and better IMO) Olight M20S. It is a little brighter and has a side switch for cycling through the light modes-low, medium, high and strobe.

I looked at Surefire and some other brands for a while, but kept going back to the Olight. It's Chinese, but I have not had any problems with them.

Another good thing is that it can use 2 CR123s or one 18650 battery. I use the rechargeable 18650 batteries in mine. They last a long time.

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