Elzetta Designs has announced the availability of their new flood style lens for use with their High Output flashlights. Made from solid acrylic, this new lens is designed to produce a very broad and even beam with hardly any center hot spot as found with conventional reflectors and optics. For those keeping score at home this latest addition means there are now 120 possible configurations of the Elzetta modular flashlight! Continue reading
As a certified SureFire Flashlight nut, I have been a longtime admirer of the offerings from OVEREADY. It’s fair to say that for many flashaholics, myself included, the Oregon company’s custom parts represent the top of the line when it comes to custom and semi-custom flashlight parts. Needless to say I was thrilled when I received an e-mail stating they had sent some of their products to see what I thought about them! Continue reading
The SureFire R1 Lawman is a rechargeable high-powered LED flashlight designed for law enforcement use and features a maximum output of 750 lumens triggered by user programmable head and tailcap switches. The R1 is capable of providing up to 5 different modes of operation including momentary high output; constant-on high, medium, and low outputs; and a high intensity strobe.
Normally powered by a proprietary lithium-ion battery, the R1 is “Dual-Fuel” capable and may also be powered by two primary or rechargeable 123A cells using the included battery carrier. When powered by 123A primary cells, maximum output is limited to 500 lumens and runtimes are reduced by approximately 25%.
MSRP for the R1 is $455 with actual retail pricing below $350.
The folks at Raven Concealment Systems have a product that every owner of a one-inch tactical light needs to know about. Their “SureFire P and G Series Pocket Clip,” as the name suggests, is designed primarily for use with popular SureFire lights such as the 6PX, G2X, and P2X Fury but is also compatible with many similarly sized lights from SureFire and other manufacturers.Continue reading
The Malkoff Devices “Wildcat” is a high powered yet relatively compact flashlight characterized by its blazing output and wide beam pattern. Utilizing three Cree XP-G2 emitters, the Wildcat is rated to produce up to 1350 lumens initially (1150 lumens continuously) and also has a low mode which provides 40-50 lumens.
Beam N Read Hands Free Light – Overview
It’s happened to all of us; we want to perform a task but can’t find the “perfect” tool to complete the job. Searching through the available options leads to nothing but frustration and we sometimes have to settle for something that is just “good enough” and move on. Arthur Friedman faced this dilemma over 25 years ago when he began his search for a hands-free task light. However, unlike most of us, he was not willing to lower his expectations and set out to design his own hands-free light. Continue reading
SureFire vs. Elzetta. Charlie vs. Fury. Which is the best for you? Will it be the sleek and smooth P3X from California or maybe the rough and tough Charlie from the Bluegrass State? Both lights have a lot to offer so grab a cold beverage of your choice and get to your seat, the fun is about to begin. Continue reading
Malkoff MD2 Flashlight – Overview
Over the years since its introduction, the Malkoff Devices MD2 has firmly established itself among the favorites of flashlight enthusiasts and those who demand the most from their illumination tools. Designed to accept Malkoff drop-in LED modules, the MD2 can be purchased as a host (with no LED drop-in module) or as a complete “turn-key” flashlight with a M61 drop-in already installed. The latest version of this drop-in, featuring a Cree XP-G2 emitter, is rated to produce more than 300 lumens of output for approximately 1.5 hours when used with lithium 123A primary batteries. Continue reading
Surefire P3X Fury – Overview
Take one of the most popular SureFire flashlights, make it a little bit longer to accommodate an extra battery and you have the SureFire P3X Fury, SureFire’s first compact handheld light to reach the 1000 lumen plateau. Powered by 3 lithium 123A primary batteries and equipped with a Cree XM-L emitter, the new P3X is available in two versions:
P3X-A-BK: Single output version equipped with a standard press for momentary, twist for constant-on switch.
P3X-B-BK: Dual output version with a click-type switch which allows the user to partially press the switch for momentary-on low output or press further, until it clicks, for constant-on low output. The high output mode can be accessed by returning to off and pressing or clicking again within 2 seconds.
Both versions are constructed of high-strength aerospace aluminum with a Mil-Spec hard anodized finish and are available only in black. MSRP for the P3X is $250 with actual retail prices beginning at $175. Continue reading
Up until now, owners of SureFire 951/961 WeaponLights have been severely limited in the available options for upgrading their lights, particularly when it comes to high-powered LED drop-in modules. The LU60 collar which was used with these lights is too narrow to accept the typical P60 style drop-in and has a raised lip which would also prevent the drop-in from fitting all the way into the collar. As a result, owners of these lights have been unable to use many of the popular P60 drop-in modules that are readily available for SureFire handheld lights. However, those limitations are now gone due to the efforts of the fine folks at OVEREADY who have introduced their new LU60 collar designed specifically to accommodate these drop-ins. Continue reading