Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 3/25/2009 4:23:47 AM EST
What is, IYHO, the best overall value in a weapon light?
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 4:43:45 AM EST
Brand = SureFire
Model = (pick the one that works best for your needs)


Surefire has a ton of models, all are very good.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 4:52:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/25/2009 4:55:20 AM EST by Vettely]
AFTER MUCH RESEARCH HERE I AM GOING TO TRY THIIS COMBINATION:

SUREFIRE G2 W/CREE Q5 230 LUMEN LED $59.99 (w/free shipping)

PRESSURE SWITCH TAIL CAP W/SCOUT LIGHT STYLE MOUNT $28.00 (includes shipping)

TOTAL: $78.00
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 5:52:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By Vettely:
AFTER MUCH RESEARCH HERE I AM GOING TO TRY THIIS COMBINATION:

SUREFIRE G2 W/CREE Q5 230 LUMEN LED $59.99 (w/free shipping)

PRESSURE SWITCH TAIL CAP W/SCOUT LIGHT STYLE MOUNT $28.00 (includes shipping)

TOTAL: $78.00


Links? sounds like a sweet set up. Can't just tease like that man, you gotta share with the class!
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 6:26:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/25/2009 7:58:42 AM EST by Vettely]
Originally Posted By OdinSworn:
Originally Posted By Vettely:
AFTER MUCH RESEARCH HERE I AM GOING TO TRY THIIS COMBINATION:

SUREFIRE G2 W/CREE Q5 230 LUMEN LED $59.99 (w/free shipping)

PRESSURE SWITCH TAIL CAP W/SCOUT LIGHT STYLE MOUNT $28.00 (includes shipping)

TOTAL: $78.00


Links? sounds like a sweet set up. Can't just tease like that man, you gotta share with the class!

Here ya go:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSAA:US:11&Item=260382517868

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380074263374&ssPageName=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX_Stores&refitem=380112497169&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&refwidgettype=osi_widget&_trksid=p284.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSI%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D4%26p­s%3D41
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 6:39:07 AM EST
Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 12:07:02 PM EST
Don't bet your life on chicom products. The "230 lumen" on ebay is a chinese LED module.

Spend the extra money and get a Malkoff M60 drop-in for a G2.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 12:11:58 PM EST
I really like Cabela's XPG lights, many on here dont because they are not tacticool enough, but they have worked great for me and the price is better.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 12:49:51 PM EST
streamlights with LEDs. TL-2, TL-3, SuperTac, TLR
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 1:07:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By sonrider657:
Don't bet your life on chicom products. The "230 lumen" on ebay is a chinese LED module.

Spend the extra money and get a Malkoff M60 drop-in for a G2.


The mount will probably be a piece, too.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 1:43:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/25/2009 1:44:27 PM EST by Vettely]
Originally Posted By 45FMJoe:
Originally Posted By sonrider657:
Don't bet your life on chicom products. The "230 lumen" on ebay is a chinese LED module.

Spend the extra money and get a Malkoff M60 drop-in for a G2.


The mount will probably be a piece, too.

Yeah, it is such a "complicated" item to manufacture.
Oh well, it will be mounted on my LaRue 10.0 with Troy HK Battle Sight to back up my EoTech 512. Guess I just have a gut feeling this "piece" light set up will work. I will just have to wait and see. It will be either a damn good deal or, oh well, lesson learned.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 1:47:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By Vettely:
Originally Posted By 45FMJoe:
Originally Posted By sonrider657:
Don't bet your life on chicom products. The "230 lumen" on ebay is a chinese LED module.

Spend the extra money and get a Malkoff M60 drop-in for a G2.


The mount will probably be a piece, too.

Yeah, it is such a "complicated" item to manufacture.
Oh well, it will be mounted on my LaRue 10.0 with Troy HK Battle Sight to back up my EoTech 512. Guess I just have a gut feeling this "piece" light set up will work. I will just have to wait and see. It will be either a damn good deal or, oh well, lesson learned.




It has nothing to do with how "difficult" it is to manufacture.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 1:54:29 PM EST
Well if it turns out to be piss poor, I will be the first to admit it.
Stay tuned.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 2:38:47 PM EST
I see negative feedback in some ebay sellers future...

J/K, I hope it works out for you. I always stick to the "buy once, cry once" philosophy
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 3:14:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/25/2009 3:16:50 PM EST by 12_gauge]
Originally Posted By Vettely:
Well if it turns out to be piss poor, I will be the first to admit it.
Stay tuned.


Do you have anything to compare it to? WIthout having compared it to a Malkoff M60 or the like, how will you know? I see plenty of people who are amazed by LED drop-ins in the mid 100-lumen arena who would be utterly flabbergasted if they saw a M60 in action. I have even converted a few of them over
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 5:13:59 PM EST
I have an Insight H2X Arcturus that we compared to the Gladius at night time quals. My Insight was just as bright if not brighter than the Gladius, so if it is anything near to that I will be happy.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 5:49:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By 12_gauge:
Originally Posted By Vettely:
Well if it turns out to be piss poor, I will be the first to admit it.
Stay tuned.


Do you have anything to compare it to? WIthout having compared it to a Malkoff M60 or the like, how will you know? I see plenty of people who are amazed by LED drop-ins in the mid 100-lumen arena who would be utterly flabbergasted if they saw a M60 in action. I have even converted a few of them over


What's the cheapest way to buy a G2 (or similar) and a Malkoff drop-in? Any combos anywhere?
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 7:48:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By exiton:
Originally Posted By 12_gauge:
Originally Posted By Vettely:
Well if it turns out to be piss poor, I will be the first to admit it.
Stay tuned.


Do you have anything to compare it to? WIthout having compared it to a Malkoff M60 or the like, how will you know? I see plenty of people who are amazed by LED drop-ins in the mid 100-lumen arena who would be utterly flabbergasted if they saw a M60 in action. I have even converted a few of them over


What's the cheapest way to buy a G2 (or similar) and a Malkoff drop-in? Any combos anywhere?



Buy one used at CPF.com.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 8:07:43 PM EST
Any Fenix light
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 8:50:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By Sm0key369:
Any Fenix light


Fenix makes good things.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 8:57:08 AM EST
What's the practical difference between the incadesent G2 and the G2LED? The regular is less an 40 bucks and some say incandesent throws better. Is the LED worth the extra, I hope I don't have to use it that much.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 9:07:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By offshorebear:
What's the practical difference between the incadesent G2 and the G2LED? The regular is less an 40 bucks and some say incandesent throws better. Is the LED worth the extra, I hope I don't have to use it that much.


I would get whichever one suited you and buy a Malkoff unit. It will out-throw, out-spill, out blind either of them. 80 lumens is 80 lumens, the incan is just in a different color of the spectrum which seems to cut fog/smoke a little better and throw a hair farther out-doors with regaurd to not "greying out". The whiter LED's have less of a problem wiht this than the stock SF LED units in the 6P, but the "Warm" LED's like 5AQ3's are literally almost in the same color spectrul as incan, although they give up a hair of brightness over the more efficient Q5 and R2's.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 12:45:35 PM EST
I think I will get a cheap G2 now and throw a Malkoff on it later. I like the better run time of the LED's but it shouldn't be an issue on a dedicated weapon light. I have a fenix LED i carry everyday but I think I want something better on the rifle. Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 2:05:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By offshorebear:
I think I will get a cheap G2 now and throw a Malkoff on it later. I like the better run time of the LED's but it shouldn't be an issue on a dedicated weapon light. I have a fenix LED i carry everyday but I think I want something better on the rifle. Thanks.


Hrmmm, I would argue that the 6P would be a superior buy for just a few $$ more. It will heat-sink better. See what the $$ difference is.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 2:46:46 PM EST
6P runs closer to 60 and the LED is 90. Maybe its worth it if its a better platform to upgrade.

There's a big gun show this weekend, if I can score a G2 for cheap I'll go that route and if I'm not happy I'm not going to be out much. The FF rail I need is back ordered for a few weeks anyway so no hurry.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 3:07:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By offshorebear:
6P runs closer to 60 and the LED is 90. Maybe its worth it if its a better platform to upgrade.

There's a big gun show this weekend, if I can score a G2 for cheap I'll go that route and if I'm not happy I'm not going to be out much. The FF rail I need is back ordered for a few weeks anyway so no hurry.


I really think you can get a better deal on a 6P than that. Someone on here bought the LED for $66 off E-bay a few days ago. Don't pay MSRP.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 3:45:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By offshorebear:
What's the practical difference between the incadesent G2 and the G2LED? The regular is less an 40 bucks and some say incandesent throws better. Is the LED worth the extra, I hope I don't have to use it that much.


G2LED has a metal bezel for better heat disspation. A G2 incan has a plastic bezel. Any hotrod LED module is gonna die from cooking itself in the G2 incan.


G2LED is great. The chicom bulbs are REALLY bright, but for something that my safety depended on, it would be stock SF or Malkoff.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 3:04:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/27/2009 3:04:46 PM EST by Vettely]
Okay,
The G2 Led I ordered 2 days ago came in today!
It has the metal bezel/head not plastic. I threw it into a utg mount i had. I gotta say, for $59 I am extemely pleased. When it gets dark Ill compare it to my H2X, so far it seems as bright with a nice beam spread.
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh131/Vettely/002.jpg
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 4:44:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/27/2009 5:12:29 PM EST by Vettely]
Allright guys,
Here is my ebay 59 dollar Surefire G2 led compared to my Insight H2X.
H2X (120 lumen) on left, G2 on right (apx 20' distance):
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh131/Vettely/003-4.jpg
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:34:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By Vettely:
Allright guys,
Here is my ebay 59 dollar Surefire G2 led compared to my Insight H2X.
H2X (120 lumen) on left, G2 on right (apx 20' distance):
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh131/Vettely/003-4.jpg


The Surefire G2 from what I know is probably putting out an honest 80 lumens, give or take a few. I have no clue what the H2X is actually putting out, but if it is close to an honest 120 lumens, at this level, we would need more than a white-wall photo to tell the difference. At near 200 lumens, I can only begin to BARELY see a difference outside at long distance when 20 lumens difference is reached. Then I am iffy on it.
Top Top