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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

Great Light Mount for Your Magpul MOE Handguard

Posted on February 24th, 2014 by ar15news

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.

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.

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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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Tac-Light Current Battery Draw Testing – Elzetta vs Competition

Posted on December 18th, 2013 by ar15news

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

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: 

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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.)

NEW!! Elzetta Design 650 and 900 Lumen Lights and Components

Posted on September 14th, 2013 by ar15news

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

**GIVEAWAY** Limited Edition Elzetta Design ZFL-M60 in FDE

Posted on July 24th, 2013 by ar15news

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.

NEW!! Elzetta ZRX Tactical Flashlight Mount

Posted on December 12th, 2012 by ar15news

Elzetta Logo 1Elzetta Design, makers of the awesome ZFL-M60 flashlight, have just released a brand new Affordable, Light Weight, Low Profile Light Mount called the ZRX.  It is not just for the ZFL-M60 though and is designed to fit most tactical flashlights with a 1″ tube.  The website says it will accommodate flashlights with tube dimensions ranging from 0.94 to 1.04 inches so you do have some room for lights that aren’t exactly 1″.  Its a super compact/low profile design using just two recoil slots on your rail.  Its also extremely lightweight coming in at just 1.1 ounces.  Aside from its cool looks and the other great features already stated, one of the things that makes it even more enticing is that fact that this 100% Made In the USA Small Made in USA flag mount is just $35.  You can choose between Black or FDE.  Check out the pictures below, then head on over and snag one for yourself at  I know I will be.

Elzetta ZRX Tactical Flashlight Mount

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AR15NEWS Weekly Photo and Build Details

Posted on December 10th, 2012 by ar15news

One of the things I love about the AR-15 is its modularity.  The fact that one gun can have so many different configurations is just awesome.  Many AR-15 owners, including myself, will have multiple different uppers configured for a specific purpose or style that can be swapped out on the fly.  I personally only keep a few lowers built at any given time but have many upper configurations available ranging from a few really light weight to a few beefier with a quad rail, plus 5.56 and 300 Blackout.  The upper in the picture below is one I built as a lightweight setup while still giving me the longer extension of a 15″ rail.  I’ve not had this one for super long but it shoots super smooth and I don’t see myself changing anything on it anytime soon.  If you’re interested, check out the details of this build below.  You can click on the images below to enlarge them.

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1.  GoGun USA SuperComp NoTalon XL:  Sometimes function and beauty just don’t go together.  That is the case with the SuperComp NoTalon XL.  I can’t say it’s the coolest looking muzzle brake in the world but it definitely performs like a superstar.  I’ve been using a couple of their older versions for the past few years and I’ve been very satisfied with their performance in recoil reduction and muzzle control.  The new XL version is a bit longer because they’ve added an extra set of ports towards the end of the muzzle which seems to have really fine tuned it.  There’s not too much you can say about a brake but I do think its the reason this upper is such a smooth shooter.  I purchase most of my stuff but this particular brake was given to me by Dr. Chet at GoGun USA.  You can purchase one for yourself at their online store.

2.  Elzetta Design ZFL-M60 light:  The Elzetta ZFL-M60 is a light I’ve been drooling over for quite some time now and now that I have one I can’t put it down.  It’s by far the nicest flashlight I’ve ever owned.  There are so many configurations to pick from but mine has the High/Strobe tail cap.  You can purchase the other tail caps if you want to be able to switch it around.  I started wanting one of these back when I first saw a video that Ares Armor did where they were trying to kill one and couldn’t (watch the video here).  They finally had to shoot it with a shotgun to make it stop running.  Meanwhile the SureFire had already bitten the dust.  If you need a flashlight that will not fail you, this is the one. has them in-stock and at a slightly discounted price right now. While you’re there you can pick up one of these awesome “Just Shoot It” pvc patches too.

3.  Haley Strategic Partners Thorntail SBR Light Mount:  There are a ton of good quality light mounts available on the market today but not many offer the versatility and affordability as the HSP Thorntail which is manufactured in Colorado by Impact Weapon Components.  The upper in the picture above is a 16″ barrel with a 15″ rail so I decided to set this one up with the SBR version of the Thorntail which has a shorter arm.  This keeps the mount forward on the rail without extending the light too far forward right into the blast of the muzzle.  There are so many different configurations available for the Thorntail that you’d be hard pressed to find a flashlight that you couldn’t use with it.  The HSP Thorntail is available for purchase at  Don’t forget to use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout to save yourself 5% off  your order.

4.  Magpul Rail Vertical Grip (RVG):  I wish I had some crazy great story about this grip…but I don’t.  Vertical grips are pretty boring.  I can tell you that it’s lightweight which is why I chose it for this build.  Its not my favorite Vertical Grip of all time (that would be my Gear Sector Vert Grip) but it works just as good and you can’t argue with the cost.  Again, I will tell you to buy it where I purchased mine, which is from  Don’t forget to use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout to save yourself 5% off  your order.

5.  Impact Weapons Components 45 Offset QD Sling Mount:  The one and only issue I had with the rail I used for this build was that it didn’t come with any QD attachment points.  I typically use a single-point sling but there are always those situations where you need a 2-point sling so I like to keep my options open.  To solve this issue I installed one of the new 45 degree offset QD Sling Mounts from Impact Weapons Components.  (I think you can see they are one of my favorites)  It’s very low profile and can be installed anywhere on a 1913 picatiny rail.  I mounted mine almost half way up the top section of the rail.  This keeps it out of the way of my hand but close enough that its easy to use.  As with all products on IWC’s website, if you use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout you’ll save 5%.

6.  556 Tactical Evolution Modular Rail:  Last but not least is what really makes this a lightweight build.  The 556 Tactical Evolution modular rail is a more aggressive looking version of the very popular Samson Evolution rail.  By ditching the standard quadrail and going with the Evolution I was able to have a much lighter 15″ rail than what I have on any of my other guns.  The modularity of it though made it so I didn’t miss out on anything.  I have rail sections that I can bolt on any place I need them and keep a smooth surface where I don’t.  It mounts up solid and installs on a standard AR-15 barrel nut in just a few minutes.  If you are looking for an awesome looking rail that is gives you high quality, strength and modularity and not break the bank this is a great option.  Check them out at

**Other notable items in this picture are a Shellback Tactical Banshee Plate Carrier (absolutely awesome PC by the way) and Line of Fire Tactical Gloves.  There are some TROY Industries BUIS but you can’t see them.



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