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Elzetta Design is giving away one of their new 2016 Limited Edition flashlights. These lights aren’t even out yet and have not been revealed to anyone but someone will win one before the are announced.

To enter, all you need to do is like the Elzetta Facebook page ( and complete THIS FORM.

A winner will be chosen randomly on Wednesday, August 3.

Elzetta Design 2016 limited edition flashlight giveaway

Elzetta Design makes arguable the best flashlights on the market. I have purchased a handful now and have not regretted it one bit. I just got an email from Dave at Elzetta letting me know they are offering 20% off all flashlights now that Daylight Savings Time has ended and night will be falling earlier and earlier. If you’ve ever wanted an Elzetta Design flashlight but haven’t pulled the trigger yet, this is the time to do it. I don’t remember seeing a discount this large before so take advantage of it. Save 20% off using the Discount Code “FALLBACK” at checkout.

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Elzetta Design, LLC is pleased to announce the release of our 2015 Limited Edition Modular Flashlights.  For the first time, an Alpha Model has been chosen for the annual Limited Edition run. These 315-lumen single-cell Flashlights feature Mini-CQB Bezel Rings and Click Tailcaps, all professionally finished in Electric Yellow Cerakote over Elzetta’s legendary Type III hard anodizing. Even better, these electrifying Limited Edition Lights are priced the same as standard Model A312’s. That means professional Cerakote finishing, a unique Bezel Ring design, and the exclusivity of a Limited Edition are free! Elzetta Limited Editions always sell out quickly and are never reissued. Savvy buyers will order theirs today at

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**Press Release**

Elzetta Design, LLC is pleased to announce that the new Mini-CQB Modular Weaponlights are now shipping and production models are even better than promised. The Mini-CQB delivers 375 lumens (60 more lumens than previously revealed) of neutral-tint white light from a single CR123A battery. As the name implies this new weaponlight is designed specifically for close quarters battle engagements and home defense applications.

With its high-lumen/low-candela output, the Mini-CQB produces an effective wall of light to optimize threat assessment and situational awareness. The Mini-CQB is available with any of six Tailcaps (Rotary, Click, Alpha High/Low, High/Strobe, or Tape Switch with 5″ or 12″ Cable). It is also available with three ambidextrous attachment mechanisms; M-1913 Picatinny, Keymod/M-LOK™, and MOE™ handguards. The Keymod/M-LOK™ system fits both mounting systems by utilizing patent-pending reversible nuts in one direction for Keymod and flipped for M-LOK™.

Elzetta MiniCQB on rail

Elzetta MiniCQB on M-LOK

The Mini-CQB Weaponlights join Elzetta Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie Modular Flashlights as The Toughest Flashlights on the Planet, featuring fully-potted electronics and solid-acrylic optical lenses (no reflectors). Mini-CQB Weaponlights weigh less than 5 oz. and start at just $210 MSRP. Like all Elzetta products, Mini-CQB Weaponlights are Made in USA with a lifetime guarantee.

For a while now the main thing that has been missing from the whole KeyMod and M-LOK rail push is companies that were willing to create direct mount products for these systems…and that is understandable when you think about how fast this industry moves from one new solution to another. Look how fast M-LOK has taken off because its backed by Magpul. Up until now most companies have been making adapters for existing products such rail sections that allow you to attach a 1913 picatinny product, a light ring for adding a light, etc. This mindset kind of goes against the whole “new attachment method” thought process which should create products that attach directly to the rail without the need for adapters thus reducing weight, cost, etc.

Well, today I am proud to announce a new partnership between two very respected companies in the industry that have come together to create an amazing new product. Elzetta Design, makers of the toughest and highest quality flashlights known to man and Impact Weapons Components, one of the most innovative Mount and Accessory manufacturers have partnered up together to introduce the new MINICQB which combines their new ALPHA light and IWC’s modular light mounts into a weapon light. This is a true “Direct Attach” Weapon Light.


The new MINICQB Weapon Light features all of the same specs as the original Elzetta ALPHA single cell flashlight including 315 lumen output from a single CR123 battery and Elzetta’s Momentary, twist on tailcap with the others tailcap options available. The ALPHA is designed specifically as a CQB or Close Quarters Battle light producing a “wall of light” intended for room clearing and close encounters within 50 yards. The proven IWC mount arm is machined from the same piece of billet aluminum as the light body itself making a much stronger union than using the typical adapter style mount. 


Now this is where things get REALLY interesting. The MINICQB incorporates Impact Weapons Components new KML mount technology which basically means Keymod & M-LOK compatible. That’s right. No longer do you have to decide “Do I buy this for my KeyMod rail or should I go with the M-LOK version for my new M-LOK rail?”. This KML system is awesome. I’ve attached the MINICQB on both a Geissele SMR MK8 M-LOK rail and on my Rainier Arms FORCE Mod2 KeyMod rail (shown below) and it works amazingly well. To switch between KeyMod and M-LOK you just simply unthread the reversible nuts, turn them around and thread them back on. The MINICQB will also be available with a 1913 Picatinny Rail Mount as well. 


To give you some comparison information, the MINICQB Picatinny version weighs just 4.5oz and the KML (KeyMod / M-LOK) version weighs just 4.7oz. A SureFire M300 without a mount weighs 4.8oz and an Inforce WML without KeyMod or M-LOK adapter weighs 3.1oz. 

I’ve had my MINICQB for about 5 days now and am super impressed with it. The direct attachment makes it feel as if the Light is actually part of the weapon instead of an added on piece. The design of the mount keeps the light very close to the rail for a nice low profile design. Having an Elzetta flashlight with the IWC KML mounting technology is about as awesome as it gets.



The pricing for the new MINICQB is very reasonable as well with the 1913 rail mount version retailing at just $205 and the KML M-LOK / KeyMod mount version retailing for just $230. Once you purchase your MINICQB you will also be able to purchase the hardware for the other mount style. So if you buy the KML version you can purchase the 1913 cap and screws to give you a truly universal mounting system. 

The new MINICQB Flashlight should be available today at Don’t forget that you can use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout to save yourself 5% off your order.

Also, check out JerkingTheTrigger and 47 Images Photography for additional reviews and photos.

Elzetta makes some absolutely awesome flashlights and now through the end of the month they are giving away a Free Knit Cap with the purchase of any of their Elzetta Modular Flashlights. Elzetta offers multiple different options including the single cell Alpha with an output of 315 lumens, two cell Bravo with your choice of standard (265 lumen) or high output AVS (650 lumen) heads and the three cell Charlie with your choice of standard or high output AVS (900 lumen) heads. You can also choose between many different multifunction tail cap switches and bezels. Head on over to and get your purchase in by September 30th.

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Free USA-Made black-on-black knit cap with any Elzetta Modular Flashlight purchase from our website! Yes, even the Knit Caps that we are giving away FREE with any Elzetta Modular Flashlight purchase proudly wear the Made in USA label. (Offer good through September 30 while supplies last.) Every product we offer (even promotional items) are Made in USA because American Made Matters!

Most of you have probably heard of Dustin Ellermann. Dustin not only was the Grand Prize Winner of Season 3 on Top Shot, he’s also the director of Camp His Way and has the reputation as one of the nicest all around guys you’ll meet. He just introduced a new AR Dust Cover that has the laser engraving “Pray Hard” on the outside and “Shoot Straight” on the inside. The sale of these Dust Covers as well as other products on his website go towards helping fund Camp His Way. If you like the message and want to support Dustin and Camp His Way, head on over to and get one for yourself. 

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It’s a pretty well known fact that Elzetta Design makes the highest quality, indestructible tactical lights on the market and that they are 100% American Made Small Made in USA flag. What’s not so well known is that each year, Elzetta comes out with a small run of limited edition versions of their awesome flashlights. This year they have introduced another awesome looking limited edition model that is only available in Stealth Gray instead of the usual all black. The new Stealth Gray is a 2-cell Bravo 650 lumen model with a Crenelated Bezel and you get to choose between the Standard or Flood lens and High/Low or High/Strobe Tailcaps. 

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The Stealth Gray Elzetta Design flashlight may not give you super powers or make you an operator but it will definitely give you confidence in knowing that your light will still be standing with you no matter how dark it gets. If you are unfamiliar with Elzetta Design lights, CLICK HERE to see our past articles regarding Elzetta lights OR just click here to see the Google Results for “Elzetta Torture Test”.

The limited edition models are priced exactly the same as standard models which is a nice change since most places charge more for limited edition anything. You can check out the new website and purchase the Stealth Gray Limited Edition model or any other model for that matter at

I’ve been using the SMC (Side Mount Cantilever) light mount from Impact Weapons Components for over a year now on a couple of different uppers. The SMC is part of the Mount-N-Slot series of products that are designed to attach to the Magpul MOE polymer handguards and is by far the best light mount I’ve found for MOE handguards.

One of the things I really like about it is that it can be mounted on either side of the handguard so left or right handed you are good to go and you can even mount the light on the opposite side of your support hand and use a tape switch, etc. And because it uses a modular light ring system it can accommodate pretty much any hand held tac-light you can think of. If you switch to a different size light, just buy a new ring, not a whole new mount.

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The cantilever design pushes the light up and forward towards the FSP which puts it in the perfect spot to activate it with your thumb and gives you more room for your support hand grip. By mounting to the slots in the Magpul MOE handguard there is no need for a picatinny rail section to add bulk or weight. You’ll also notice that the mount is at a slight angle toward the center line of the gun because it follows the line of the handguard. This tucks it in a bit tighter than if it were just sticking off the side or straight up.

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If you’re looking for the best light mount to run on your MOE handguard, this is exactly what I would recommend. It’s CNC machined out of 6-series Aluminum and made right here in the USA. You can find it under the “Light Mount” tab at As always, you can save 5% by using the discount code “AR15NEWS” at checkout.

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.

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**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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Check out this awesome video that Elzetta Design just put out explaining Battery Current Draw specs for CR123 batteries and why the Elzetta Design lights are considered to be the best in the world. When an electronic device draws more than the recommended current CR123 batteries are known to explode. You can Google “CR123 Explode” to see what I’m talking about. I have an Elzetta light and wouldn’t replace it for anything…well, except for maybe one of those awesome AVS High Output models. Check out these awesome lights at

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: 

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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:
2. Complete this form

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

For the last few months Elzetta Design has been hinting around about a new “High Output” head for their already super popular, 100% USA Made, ZFL-M60 flashlight. The ZFL-M60 is widely regarded as the most indestructible tactical flashlight available. We all assumed that they would unveil something around 500 lumens. Boy were we in for surprise when they introduced the “Bravo” which is a 650 lumen 2-cell model and “Charlie” which is a 900 lumen 3-cell model. 

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You can obviously go right on the Elzetta website and order a complete Flashlight. The are completely modular so when you do you get to choose which Tail Cap you want, which body (2-cell or 3-cell), which head (standard ZFL-M60 235 lumen or new High Output Head) and which bezel you want (standard/low profile or Crenelated).

You may have also noticed in the picture above that the body of the already very popular ZFL-M60 and the new Bravo and Charlie lights look the same. That’s because they are. If you are lucky enough to own a ZFL-M60 2-cell or 3-cell body you don’t need to order the complete Bravo or Charlie flashlight. As with all of the other components of the Elzetta flashlight, you can just buy the new High Output Head separately and attach it to your flashlight. The Bravo and Charlie models share the exact same heads. With their patent pending AVS Technology, put the High Output Head on a 2-Cell body and it knows to work at 650 lumens, put it on the 3-cell body and it automatically boosts it up to 900 lumens. Now that is awesome and cost effective!

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Because it uses the same 2 or 3 Cell body as the ZFL-M60 it retains the same compact size that is easy to handle yet very rugged and unbreakable. It will still use all of the same light mounts as the original Elzetta ZFL-M60 so it will be easy to attach to your weapon. They are also small enough that they can be used as a handheld tactical light. Having a 650 or 900 lumen light in this size is pretty amazing. 

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Make sure you watch the video produced by Elzetta below.  

Now that you’ve been completely blown away, head on over to and purchase yourself a new flashlight. These are seriously the best flashlights you can buy. 100% USA MADE Small Made in USA flag and guaranteed for life.

*Photos by my friends at Defense Marketing Group

By now most you are aware of the legendary toughness and all around awesomeness of the Elzetta Design ZFL-M60 Tactical Flashlight. Not familiar yet? Google “Elzetta ZFL-M60 torture test” and watch the videos. Simply amazing flashlights. Right now Elzetta is actually giving away a Limited Edition Dark Earth version of their ZFL-M60 light. The very simple instructions are listed below. Check it out.

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GIVEAWAY! – How would you like to win a new Elzetta Limited Edition Dark Earth Flashlight? Win and you get to choose the specific configuration of the Light. Even more, we’ll run it through the Elzetta Custom Shop and personalize the engraving for you! Simply ‘like’ Elzetta Design on facebook and then fill out this simple form: 

Winner chosen randomly on August 7, 2013. One entry per person.