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Posted: 7/4/2005 6:24:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/4/2005 7:01:13 AM EDT by DevL]
After trying one of these out I know I want one but I was wondering if anyone is using the Gladius as their weapon light.  If I switch to it and a KAC front grip from the M900 I will knock a half pound from the front of my rifle which is noticably front heavy.  What is the throw like compared to the 6V and 9V Surefires?  Do you have problems manipulating the tail switch with your off hand while holding the vertical grip?  Any pics of your set ups?
Link Posted: 7/4/2005 6:33:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/4/2005 11:55:19 AM EDT
From all the good reports,
I'd REALLY like to see a Dedicated Gladius weapon light with
an ARMS or Larue Throwlever base.
Link Posted: 7/4/2005 2:07:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 3:58:32 AM EDT by BravoCompanyUSA]
Link Posted: 7/4/2005 6:51:06 PM EDT
I have a Gladius in 30mm ARMS low mount rings (gotta use the inserts) at 9 o'clock.  Can easily hit the switch with the left thumb.

Good light out to 50 yards.  Awesome indoor light.
Link Posted: 7/4/2005 7:23:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/4/2005 7:26:25 PM EDT by DevL]
Remillard, can you post some pics?  Would you say its easy to rotate the tail switch with your thumb?  I figured I might have to use my index finger and thought it might be too diffucult to activate smoothly and quickly.
Link Posted: 7/5/2005 9:18:53 AM EDT
Here's a photo

You really don't use your thumb to rotate the switch because you switch it on when the weapon is deployed.  But if need be (say to switch from constant on to strobe or vice versa) you can do it with your support hand.  As I think about it I'd say the switch can be toggled with just the thumb if you have long enough fingers.
Link Posted: 7/8/2005 5:09:56 PM EDT
i've got a gladius on my m1a sopmod. seems to be working great,and compares well with the SF X200A on my Kimber.i like it
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 7:50:59 PM EDT
I just put my Gladius in a Surefire cheapo weaver mount at the 3 O'clock position.......  My thumb hits it perfectly while holding the SF910 foregrip........  I put it on there purely for the strobe option for my M4.......  Anyone think they will ever come out with a tape switch for this thing?
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 3:47:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 3:48:01 AM EDT
Tag - this is a great idea.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:24:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:28:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:55:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 5:55:28 PM EDT by BravoCompanyUSA]
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 6:22:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:34:56 PM EDT
I tell people in our courses that I am definitely Bi...

As is a Bi-lateral shooter.....Once you go there, you just do not go back.....
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 4:42:19 AM EDT
Well I purchased a Black anodised Gladius from Stretegos yesterday so it should be here in a few days.  Hope it works as well on a carbine as I hoped it would.  I have not been able to find a Larue throw llever offset 1" mount.  I want a cheap mount to use till those are readily availble.  Suggestions?  Any reason to not use a polymer, bolt on mount in the mean time?
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 6:49:50 AM EDT

I'd give the Vltor mount a try.  They look very well made and don't cost an arm and a leg either.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 6:53:15 AM EDT
"We are hoping to have a tape switch for the Gladius by Q1 2006.  Wish it was sooner, but that is the current track.

Best to you.


Ken J. Good"

Link Posted: 10/2/2005 11:32:09 AM EDT

The Scout Mount is a Quick Detachable rail mount for certain SureFire (TM) flashlights. Installation is simple and the mounting is solid.

Scout Mounts are available for E and G-series SureFire (TM) flashlights. Coming in Fall 2005, Vltor will offer a C (classic) series flashlight, which will only fit the knurled surfaces of the classic series flashlight. E-series Scout Mount
Model# SM-E

G-series Scout Mount
Model# SM-G

C-Series Scout Mount
Model# SM-CK
Retail $34.95

Which Vltor mount is being referred to that fits the Gladius?
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 2:48:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 2:52:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2005 2:53:15 PM EDT by PBIR]
How much scratch is that gladius going for around here? I've seen it locally for $249.00 - ouch. Remillard, you run the gladius & the surefire together?
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 4:46:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 5:33:03 PM EDT
Here is mine
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 2:09:56 PM EDT
I recently got the Gladius as a weapon light for my rifle. Here is what it looks like mounted on my Bushmaster M4A3 w/ Midwest Industries Carbine Extended Handguards and a Daniel Defense Offset Mount:

Link Posted: 10/5/2005 2:14:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:37:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Looks nice! Ya know, we can KG coat the DD mount for you in SOCOM Tan!


Actually I like it the way it is, as I think it's just the right combination of black and tan. I did order that and the light from you, though. Thanks for the fast processing/delivery.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 3:59:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 11:04:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2005 11:16:14 AM EDT by kenjgood]
If any of you guys feel so motivated, can you email me the pics of your Gladius that is weapon-mounted, along with permission to post it on our Night-Ops photo-album...

Or just give me permission to copy them from here.

That would be awesome.


Ken J. Good
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 11:43:41 PM EDT
We just installed the Gladius on our MP-5's.  The other day one of the guys on our team lit up a guy with the strobe during a Narcotics warrant, and apparently the suspect fell to the floor and urinated all over himself.  No Joke.  Now that's awesome!  

Link Posted: 10/9/2005 5:05:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By swatrascal:
We just installed the Gladius on our MP-5's.  The other day one of the guys on our team lit up a guy with the strobe during a Narcotics warrant, and apparently the suspect fell to the floor and urinated all over himself.  No Joke.  Now that's awesome!  


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