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Recently I assembled a couple of Scout style weapon lights using Arisaka Defense parts and wanted to throw together a quick article showing you guys the parts I used and some of the different options you have when doing the same thing. So I took my lights apart and started taking pictures from the beginning which you can see below.

THE COMPONENTS

As you may already know, Arisaka Defense started out making light mounts and rail accessories. Recently they have introduced their own line of Light Components that allow you to build your own Scout style light. They now offer both a 300 Series Scout Body (powered by a single CR123 battery), a 600 Series Scout Body (powered by two CR123 batteries) and their own Click Tail Caps. They also make an Offset Scout Mount (shown) for MLOK, KeyMod and CMR rails and an Inline Scout Mount for MLOK and KeyMod.

Arisaka Scout Lights 1

Many AR owners who have purchased a Scout light before have an extra factory tail cap or two laying around (Click Cap or Tape Switch) which will work great with the Arisaka bodies. For those users, once you choose your desired mount and Scout body, the only thing left to do is pick up some CR123 batteries and a new E1 or E2 head from Malkoff Devices.

Arisaka Scout Lights 1

Arisaka Scout Lights 1

Arisaka Scout Lights 1

COMPLETE LIGHTS

If you don’t have any tail caps to start with, Arisaka Defense actually sells complete Scout lights with the Malkoff Devices heads. When I started piecing together my Scout lights, Arisaka didn’t offer Tail Caps or complete units so a buddy of mine gave me some tail caps and I purchased the Malkoff Devices E1 and E2 heads on my own. Since then I’ve picked up a couple of the Arisaka Defense Tail Caps. Shown below is the configuration that Arisaka Defense offers for the 300 Series Light and 600 Series Light. The biggest key is that you can basically get two lights for the price of one SureFire Scout light. The 300 Series complete light is $149 plus the cost of the mount and the 600 Series complete light is $159 plus the cost of the mount.

Arisaka Scout Lights 4

Arisaka Scout Lights 5

Arisaka Scout Lights 5

MY SETUP

I personally like to use the the SureFire Tape Switch’s because it allows me to mount the lights on the right side of my weapon, giving me more rail space to place my support hand, etc. Currently I run the Arisaka Defense 300 Series Scout Light on my SBR with an SRO7 Tape Switch while I have the 600 Series Scout Light on a 16″ AR with basic tape switch held in place by a Tareinco Tape Switch Holder. I’m extremely happy with these lights. The heads are extremely bright with the E1 rated at 250 out the front lumens and the E2 measured at 325 out the front lumens.

Arisaka Scout Lights 9

Arisaka Scout Lights 9

I’ve put links to both Arisaka Defense and Malkoff Devices websites and social media sources below. Both have pretty active feeds to follow. 

ARISAKA DEFENSE
www.ArisakaDefense.com
www.Facebook.com/ArisakaDefense
www.Instagram.com/ArisakaDefense

Malkoff Devices
www.MalkoffDevices.com
www.Facebook.com/MalkoffDevicesInd

I think its pretty fair assessment to say I am a big fan of Multitasker Tools. So far I currently own a Series 2X, two Series 3 and a EDC-2 that Multitasker Tools makes for Emerson Knives which have all been awesome. The same can easily be said of TAREINCO gear. I still use an old version of the TAREINCO VTP Sling as well as some Tape Switch Holders and even a Camera Strap. When I found out that TAREINCO was now making a carry pouch specifically for the new Multitasker Tools Series I couldn’t help myself. 

The new Multitasker Tools Series 3 is the first version to come with a built in pocket clip which is probably why they decided to not include a pouch with it. I still personally found the Series 3 too bulky to want to carry in my pocket so I either carried it in a bag our in my hand until I could set it down somewhere. TAREINCO realized this as well and decided to offer both a PALs and Belt mount model carrier, called the MT3-XTRA, which is specifically designed to fit the Series 3 and the supplied 1/4″ Bit Set. As you can see in the photo below I went with the PALs model (technically could still be used on a belt though).

Tareinco MT3-XTRA 1 copy

The MT3-XTRA basically consists of a small pouch (for carrying the Bit Set) that is sewn to the front of a larger pouch (for carrying the Series 3). Both pouches are made from heavy duty webbing, have Velcro closures and Elastic sides to hold their contents tight. The 1/4″ Bit Set is stored in the smaller front pouch which can be accessed by simply pulling up on the closure itself. The Series 3 multitool is stored in the larger pouch which is accessed by pulling up on the D-Ring pull loop at the bottom of the front pouch. I like this design because, without even looking, I can feel for the D-Rin pull loop and remove the Series 3. 

Tareinco MT3-XTRA 1 copy

Tareinco MT3-XTRA 1 copy

Even though it’s carrying a lot, the MT3-XTRA is still pretty low profile. The overall size of the MT3-XTRA is just barely larger than the size of the Series 3 itself yet makes it so much more usable by having a way to carry the 1/4″ Bit Set along with it. 

Tareinco MT3-XTRA 1 copy

As I mentioned earlier, TAREINCO makes both a PALs and Belt mountable version of the MT3-XTRA carrier. I personally liked the PALs version better simply because it can be mounted to Backpacks, Battle Belts, Plate Carriers (shown below), etc. I’ve had mine mounted to my Plate Carrier cummerbund but you could mount it anywhere you want. The PALs version comes with a Malice Clip so its as easy as threading the clip and snapping it in place. Another thing to note is that the MT3-XTRA also works well with the Series 2X Multitasker as well.

Tareinco MT3-XTRA 1 copy

Overall, I have been extremely pleased with the MT3-XTRA. It is a very simple, straightforward and affordable carrier that does exactly what it is designed to do. The stitching is straight and you can tell they take great care to make sure the assembly is square and done right. One thing I would possibly like to see is additional colors such as MultiCam or Kryptek colors as it is currently available in Black or Coyote. As with all TAREINCO gear, the MT3-XTRA is made right here in the USA. If you’re a Multitasker Tools fan like I am, this is the perfect pouch for you. I’ve put links below that will take you directly to the PALs or Belt model below.

TAREINCO MT3-XTRA Carrier – PALs – $27

TAREINCO MT3-XTRA Carrier – Belt – $25

TAREINCO LOGOJust wanted to give you guys a sneak peek at a really awesome new product my buddy Mark at TAREINCO is starting to produce.  He does some awesome Tactical Nylon work and this latest project is pretty sweet.  Most of us have had experience with Tactical Lights and the use of Tape Switches for activation.  And as such most of us have also had to deal with the pain of figuring out where we want the Tape Switch mounted and how to route the cord.  Mark is calling his new product the TAREINCO Tape Switch Holder.  The design and concept is pretty simple but but sometimes that is the best.  We tend to screw things up when over complicate them.     Continue reading “SNEAK PEEK!! TAREINCO Tape Switch Holder” »

This giveaway was a ton of fun.  I love seeing so many people get involved and excited about the opportunity to win a TAREINCO VTP Sling and a Strike Industries Trigger Guard.  Usually we just pick a random winner from the entire group of fans (1,550+) but I think this was a nice change up.  We’ll probably do the same thing when we reach 2,000.  But, until then we will continue to give away another prize with every 50 “Like”s.  Continue reading “Congrats to our latest Facebook page winners! Click here to see if you won!!” »

A few weeks ago I was asked to do a quick review of the new VTP Sling by TAREINCO.  Of course I’m always more than happy to check out any new piece of equipment.  The owner of TAREINCO has partnered up with Impact Weapons Components to offer a top notch sling called the VTP or Variable Transition Point sling.

The VTP is “Made With Honor In the USA!” from your standard nylon webbing and can be converted from a Two-Point sling to a Single-Point sling in a matter of seconds and vice versa.  This is possible by using the Continue reading “NEW!! TAREINCO VTP Sling – Product Review” »