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Posted: 9/22/2003 11:14:24 PM EDT
Is this the best AR 15/shotgun tactical light for the least amount of money?

Pelican-M6

A CNC machined aluminum flashlight powered by two CR123 lithium cells. The M6 features a focusable high-pressure xenon lamp, actuated by a tail-cap switch that provided constant-on or momentary action. Lithium cells provide excellent cold weather performance and have a shelf life of ten years.


http://store.yahoo.com/botach/pelicanm6.html

http://store.yahoo.com/botach/pem6prsw.html

http://store.yahoo.com/botach/fobflasmoun.html


Pelican-M6
$36.00

Pelican M6 Pressure Switch
$15.00

Fobus Flashlight Mount
$25.00

total=$76.00

I think this is the best solution for the least amount of money. If there is a better solution please post on this board. Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/22/2003 11:51:55 PM EDT
Never even heard of that thing before but I would not buy it. It does not have a shock isolated bezel and it does not have anythng to stop the batteries from slamming into the lamp assembly. Who knows how well the pressure pad will hold up either but the flash light itself will almost certainly fail. For $30 I would rather use the push button tail cap of a Surefire G2.
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 6:18:11 AM EDT
Well for about $50 bucks less you could buy a nitrolon SF handheld light and practice using it handheld via several different methods. Of course i'm not really sure what you mean by "best solution". What is the problem you're trying to solve. If you want a proven light that can be depended on when things go very bad, then spend some money and buy a SF light. If your looking for a budget light then try the SL/ITI M3 for $130 plus mounts. If you just want something for varmint shooting at night or other non-critical uses then by all means get the pelican. Really if a $76 dollar light was as good as a $300+ light do you think that SF, SWAT and numerous board members would spend the money just to look cool?....well maybe a few would.
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 8:05:31 AM EDT
I recently purchased the exact combination, except for the pressure switch. So far, I’m happy with it. I just wanted a cheap solution for now so I can figure out what works best for me. I can always use the mount for a different light and I can use the flashlight all by itself. DevL brings up a good point about durability. I haven’t put enough rounds through the rifle yet to cause any damage, so time will tell. A few years ago I bought one of those cheap (~$90) TacStar shotgun lights. It came with a pressure switch/curly cord and the mounting brackets. I can’t tell a difference in tube design between that light and the Pelican or a Scorpion for that matter (well, except for the rubber coating). The light has held up very well on a 12 gauge. I’d thought about using that light on the AR just to see how I’d like it. I decided I did NOT want a cord. A cord is just something else to be snagged on something. Again, I’m treating this Pelican light like a test.
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 1:02:20 PM EDT
Oh no! not botach...
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 3:34:05 PM EDT
I thought about the doing the same thing with my Surefire 8XP. But it didn't have anything to keep the battery from slamming around inside the tube. That is why I posted my thread on which light everyone liked and why. By the way, our Fire Dept. uses Pelican Lights on their turnout gear. They are strong, dependable lights. I think they are cheaper than SureFire only because they use different materials and manufacturing processes. My .02.
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 8:10:51 PM EDT
Any one have a Surefire/Pelican/Streamlight lithium light fail when mounted to a rifle or shotgun?
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 9:58:00 PM EDT
C'mon people, I want to hear about some good light setups that don't require taking out a second (or third) mortgage.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 11:20:14 PM EDT
Is the TAC STAR WEAPONS LIGHT SYSTEM WLS2000 any good? Here's a link a guy named Ted Albalos told me about: http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=001011081025
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 3:06:02 AM EDT
Yes, this is the exact product about which I posted. [url=http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=001011081025]TacStar light[/url] (Made the link hot for ya.) I have this mounted on a shotgun and have had no problems. Well, actually I didn't have the mount tight enough and after a few slugs, the light started working it's way out of the mount.
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