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NEW!! Torch Backup Light from Mission First Tactical

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by ar15news

Mission First Tactical just released a new product called the Torch Backup Light. As you can probably guess from the name the TBL is not intended to be a your main tactical light but was designed from the ground up as a low output light that will illuminate your immediate surroundings or act as a backup in case your main light goes out. Many of your more expensive tactical lights will have a low output light mode but it requires you to either cycle through other light modes, etc which means you could accidentally turn on your brights when you don’t want to. The TBL’s super low profile design makes it very easy to keep mounted on your rifle at the same time so you don’t have to mess with your standard light when needed.

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The TBL comes in 3 different models. First is a standard White Light model which features 20 lumens of white light. The next two, to me anyways, are the ones that make the most sense. Second is a White/Red Light model which features 10 lumens of either white or red light. Third is an IR/Red Model which offers 10 lumens of either IR or Red Light. I like that they give you the option for Red and IR light as red light doesn’t give you that blind spot in your eyes like white light can and the IR will work great with night vision without blinding the operator.

620 MFT TBL 1

620 MFT TBL 1

The TBL’s are all manufactured right here in the USA by very well known light manufacturer Princeton Tech. Depending on the mode, it has up to a 24 hour hour burn time on a simple watch battery and it has a IPX7 waterproof rating meaning it can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. Check out the 3 different Torch Backup Light models and their respective specs at www.MissionFirstTactical.com.

MHA Custom Brightshot Light Mount – Review

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by ar15news

Recently I had the opportunity to try out one of the MHA Custom Brightshot Light Mounts. They make them for a few different modular rails such as Midwest Industries, YHM, Daniel Defense, JP, etc. and one of my favorite rails the Geissele SMR MK3. I’ve been using this Brightshot light mount on my Geissele SMR MK3 rail for a while now and have been pretty impressed.

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It mounts directly to the rail using the backings that come with the rail from Geissele and you can purchase a mount that works with .825″ to 1″ lights. Just slide the flashlight into the mount, turn the screw on the side of the mount to lock it in and you’re ready to go. Because of how the mount attaches it can be mounted at 3, 6 or 9 o’clock on the rail. 

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I mounted the Brightshot light mount on the left side of my rail (3 o’clock) as I shoot mostly right handed. In this position it works great with a Forward Vertical Grip which is why I have a 1913 picatinny rail section mounted at 6 o’clock. Another great option would be to mount it at 6 o’clock putting it right in the perfect spot for activating it with your side of your index finger.

620 MHA Custom Brightshot Light Mount 3

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The Brightshot is definitely a light mount that you could beat the crap out of and it will say “Thank You” and keep moving forward. This is not one of those accessories you choose because “it’s just so sexy looking” but because it’s built like a tank and does the job. Being that it mounts at 3, 6 or 9 o’clock makes it not as low profile as some light mounts that tuck high and tight at a 45 degree angle but it wasn’t too bulky by any means. 

It is very easy and fast to install and holds the flashlight in the mount very tight. If you are looking for a no nonsense, well built light mount for your modular rail, this is probably one of the first ones I would recommend. I’ve really enjoyed this light mount and I think you would too. 

The Brightshot is available for purchase at www.4t5acp.com. Head on over and pick one out for your favorite brand of modular rail system.

NEW!! Elzetta Alpha 1-Cell EDC Light

Posted on January 17th, 2014 by ar15news

This is an update to our sneak peek we showed you guys a few weeks ago. Elzetta had the new Alpha 1-cell light at SHOT Show 2014 this week and my buddy Triple Bravo was able to get a nice shot of it (See below). According to TB it will boast 300 Lumens which is going to make this an absolutely awesome EDC light. The other great thing is that, as with all Elzetta lights, it is modular. You’ll be able to choose between different tail caps (High/Low, High/Strobe, etc.) and accessories for the Alpha. Look for this to be available for purchase in the very near future. No word on pricing just yet. www.Elzetta.com

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SNEAK PEEK!! Elzetta Alpha 1-Cell Modular Flashlight

Posted on December 28th, 2013 by ar15news

**Updated 1-17-14 – New pic and details at the bottom**

Now this is something I know a lot of people have been waiting and asking for. A 1-Cell, pocket-sized version of the extremely popular Elzetta flashlights. Elzetta is well known for making the toughest, highest quality tactical flashlight on the market. Recently they changed the name of their already in production 2-cell and 3-cell models to “Bravo” and “Charlie” which in my mind meant … the Alpha was coming! The new Elzetta Alpha 1-Cell flashlight is just as modular as their Bravo and Charlie models, for which there were already 96 different configurations available. No word just yet as to the lumen output but it does appear to take the same High Output AVS head as the Bravo and Charlie models which produces 650 and 900 lumens respectively so it should be a pretty impressive number from just a single cell flashlight. 

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Along with the new Alpha 1-cell light, Elzetta is also working on an optional pocket clip that will fit all models of Elzetta lights. They do expect to have prototypes of the new Alpha light at SHOT Show 2014 in just a few weeks. Unfortunately the pocket clip will not be ready by then but just know it is coming. For continued release info be sure to follow the Elzetta Design Facebook Page.

**UPDATE 1-17-2014**

Elzetta had the new Alpha 1-cell light at SHOT Show 2014 this week and my buddy Triple Bravo was able to get a nice shot of it (See below). According to TB it will boast 300 Lumens which is going to make this an absolutely awesome EDC light. The other great thing is that, as with all Elzetta lights, it is modular. You’ll be able to choose between different tail caps (High/Low, High/Strobe, etc.) and accessories for the Alpha. Look for this to be available for purchase in the very near future. No word on pricing just yet.

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Elzetta Design Black Friday Giveaway

Posted on November 27th, 2013 by ar15news

Instead of having a Black Friday sale, Elzetta Design has decided to give away one of their awesome flashlights. You can choose from any Elzetta Modular Flashlight with Elzetta Custom Shop personalized laser engraving. To enter, simply like the Elzetta Facebook page and complete the simple form at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hEXZqqWd9eEyT_nv_Ng75exR8ei-KEefzmCFHQ5pK2M/viewform 

620 Elzetta Flashlight Giveaway Black Friday

Enter to win a free Elzetta Modular Flashlight in your choice of 96 unique configurations + Elzetta Custom Shop personalized engraving!

Two simple steps to enter:
1. Like us on facebook: www.facebook.com/ELZETTA
2. Complete this form

Winner to be chosen randomly and announced Friday, November 29, 2013.
(Limit one entry per person.)

Ltd Edition 2 Vets Arms FDE INFORCE APL On Sale – Just $100

Posted on September 24th, 2013 by ar15news

Last night my buddy Dean of 2 Vets Arms told me they were getting ready to put their INFORCE APL (Auto Pistol Light) on sale. These are different than the normal APL as they are an FDE version that is only available from 2 Vets Arms. The INFORCE APL is a really nice 200 Lumen pistol light featuring a pressure paddle on each side that controls the Momentary and Constant On. I personally have been using and APL ever since they came out and have even run it on my AR in a 12 o’clock position. Its an awesome light. The FDE INFORCE APL is already on sale for just $130 but right now if you use the code “HONOR” at checkout you can get it for $100. Purchase yours now at 2VetsArms.com.

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620 2 Vets Arms FDE Inforce APL 4

620 2 Vets Arms FDE Inforce APL 4

Product Specifications:

200 Lumens
Run time: 1.5 hours

Bilateral paddle switches offer:
• On/off switch operation with either hand
• Natural finger movement to activate the switches
• Constant and momentary options

Intergated mounting system:
• No tools required

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