2015 Limited Edition Elzetta Alpha

2015 Limited Edition Elzetta Alpha

It’s become an annual tradition at Elzetta to issue a limited edition of one of their production flashlights and, for 2015, it’s the little Alpha that gets the royal treatment.  The Limited Edition Elzetta Alpha boldly stands out from its tactical black brethren with a bright “electric” yellow Cerakote finish and different bezel ring.

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Elzetta Design 2015 SHOT Show

Elzetta Design 2015 New Products

Last week at the 2015 SHOT Show®, Elzetta Design introduced two more additions to their lineup of American Made products.  The Mini-CQB is a compact weapon light system produced in conjunction with Impact Weapon Components and can be used with Mil-Standard 1913 Picatinny, KeyMod, or M-LOK rails.  This cross platform compatibility is accomplished through the use of two adaptable base plates which will be available as part of a complete weapon light kit or separately.

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2015 SHOT Show Day 1

2015 SHOT Show: Day 1 Recap

The 2015 SHOT Show® got off to a roaring start this week and the first day is in the books. I’ve been battling computer problems which have hampered my ability to post updates but I do have a few quick hitters I can share from Day 1.

As soon as I entered the show, I ran into the Brite-Strike booth and received a great overview of their product line from Beth and Glenn. The Plymouth, MA based company manufactures a full line of tactical flashlights as well as numerous products intended to assist in law enforcement functions. One such product is their APALS (All Purpose Adhesive Light Strips) system, a nifty LED alternative to chemical light sticks that provides 80+ hours of operation.  Pretty cool stuff!

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2014 Best Flashlights Feature

Best Flashlights of 2014

Now that 2014 is behind us the advent of the New Year provides an opportunity to reflect upon the year that was.  Over the past 12 months I’ve been fortunate to get my grubby paws on a lot of great products from some of the biggest names in the business, as well as a few that aren’t as well known.  This includes more than just flashlights, and in fact some of my favorite products have been the accessories and modifications that make my existing flashlights more useful.

Through it all there have been some products that stood out from the rest so I will start with a dozen noteworthy items that were reviewed here during 2014.  Some were brand new products, introduced during the past year, while others were simply new to me personally.

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Elzetta on Amazon

Elzetta Sale on Amazon

Several months ago Amazon began carrying almost the entire line-up of Elzetta flashlights and accessories.  Up until that point Elzetta lights were only available from third party sellers on the Amazon site.  Recently they drastically lowered their prices on the original 235-lumen versions providing an excellent opportunity to pick up a high quality American made flashlight at a very affordable price.  The higher-output versions (see their review) are currently still at their regular prices.Continue reading

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OVEREADY Custom Bored Elzetta Bodies

Elzetta Design creates some of the toughest and most distinctive flashlights on the market today which, owing to their tactical nature, are specifically designed for use with industry standard CR123 lithium primary batteries.  This choice of battery type makes perfect sense when considering the intended law enforcement and military applications of these lights but may frustrate some users who would like the ability to use larger, more powerful, lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.

OVEREADY has taken steps to fill this void by boring (enlarging the battery compartment) of the Elzetta Bravo and Charlie flashlight bodies.  These bored Elzetta bodies may then be purchased separately or as part of a complete “turn-key” flashlight with the high-output AVS head. Continue reading

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Elzetta Bravo with Speed Clip pocket clip

Elzetta Design Speed Clip

Along with the launch of the new Alpha flashlight last month, Elzetta has also introduced their unique Speed Clip accessory which facilitates the attachment of Elzetta Modular Flashlights to a pocket, pouch, or belt.  The Speed Clip is designed for tool-free installation and allows bezel-up or bezel-down carry with any of the Elzetta bodies, tailcaps or bezels.

A sample of the Speed Clip, which retails for $15.00, was provided for review by Elzetta Design. Continue reading

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Elzetta Alpha

Review: Elzetta Alpha Modular Flashlight

As promised at SHOT Show 2014, the new Elzetta Alpha is now available. Powered by a single 123A lithium primary battery, the Alpha is Elzetta’s most compact light to date and is intended for everyday carry and close-quarter usage. Using a Cree XP-G2 emitter, the Alpha is rated to produce a maximum output of 315 lumens distributed across a broad area.

Just like its larger siblings, the two-cell Bravo and three-cell Charlie, the Alpha features a modular design allowing up to 24 different configurations based upon different combinations of switches, bezel rings, and lenses. Prices range from $130 to $179 depending upon configuration with custom engraving available for an additional $10 fee. Continue reading

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2014 Limited Edition Elzetta Bravo

2014 Limited Edition Elzetta Bravo

For 2014 Elzetta is releasing a Limited Edition version of their popular Bravo flashlight with the high-output AVS head.  Notable for its natural (gray) hard-anodized finish, the 2014 Limited Edition Bravo is equipped with a crenelated bezel ring and offers a choice between two tailcap and two lens options, providing four unique configurations.

The 2014 Limited Edition Bravo retailed for $215 and was available for purchase directly from Elzetta.

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