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Posted: 3/12/2006 4:51:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:00:58 PM EDT
Well thats like shooting $200ish
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:17:34 PM EDT
Surefire will repair it under warranty.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:20:36 PM EDT
Impossible, Surefire's are indestructible..................................
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:22:17 PM EDT
Wow. What are the odds of that happening again?
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:25:45 PM EDT
Shooter:

Yeah, I noticed it come off so I figured I would let it join my training regiment and use it as a 3rd "bad guy"
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:26:02 PM EDT
oopsie!
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 6:04:38 PM EDT
LOL. Never had a problem with my Streamlight M3 coming off like that.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 6:11:45 PM EDT
Just go's to show you the violent abuse weapon lite's have to take. Buy good stuff if your gonnna buy one.......
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 6:40:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 6:41:09 PM EDT by BrightFlashlights]
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 6:57:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By johnthreesixteen:
Just go's to show you the violent abuse weapon lite's have to take. Buy good stuff if your gonnna buy one.......



Are you saying Surefire isn't good stuff or did you mean good stuff as in quality AND warranty?
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:59:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BrightFlashlights:
LOL, what struck me as really funny is the PentagonLight ad off to the side of the video.



that was actually the first thing I thought, maybe a little marketing ploy
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 4:59:03 AM EDT
Cool video though...... what are the odds?
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:47:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:59:29 AM EDT
That's a plus for the DG switch -- my finger holds the light on.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 9:06:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 9:06:47 AM EDT by deuce9166]
Nelson Muntz "HA HA" Nelson Muntz
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 9:08:11 AM EDT
It was probably the Glocks fault
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 9:08:58 AM EDT
I meant to do that.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 9:11:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 9:15:17 AM EDT
These things happen.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 9:19:04 AM EDT
1 round and it quit working, what kind of shitty workmanship is that?
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 12:42:20 PM EDT
I bet it wasn't pushed completely to the rear so the locking piece wasn't able to pop up into the slot.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 4:10:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vandal:
I bet it wasn't pushed completely to the rear so the locking piece wasn't able to pop up into the slot.



That's my guess. I had that problem when I first put mine on my Glock. It didn't take much pressure to hear the "click".
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:12:39 PM EDT
Would that be covered under warranty?
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:22:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hayseed_40:
Would that be covered under warranty?



They replace it.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:22:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 11:13:00 PM EDT
I agree that the most likely situation was that it was not fully locked onto the gun by the person that placed it there.

I suppose it's also possible that the mounting set up wasn't properly tightened down and loc tighted as the instructions say to do. It may have loosened enough under recoil to work itself into that situation.

This is the first time I've seen a pistol mounted light do that.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:09:07 PM EDT
Okay, now for a dose of reality. Look at where the light is mounted. On any Glock or any other handgun for that matter, the X200 mounts right up against the trigger guard. There is a very large gap between the trigger guard and the light. They CLEARLY do not have the light properly mounted. The big question here is who made the video? Who is promoting it? Isn't it interesting that a advertisement for another light company pops up right next to the video. I for one don't buy it. Just my opinion.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:13:28 PM EDT
tag for home
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:40:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 4:41:10 PM EDT by warren-hpf]

Originally Posted By Lovemy1911:
Okay, now for a dose of reality. Look at where the light is mounted. On any Glock or any other handgun for that matter, the X200 mounts right up against the trigger guard. There is a very large gap between the trigger guard and the light. They CLEARLY do not have the light properly mounted. The big question here is who made the video? Who is promoting it? Isn't it interesting that a advertisement for another light company pops up right next to the video. I for one don't buy it. Just my opinion.



So nobody knows how Google Syndication and addwords work? This interweb magic that causes adds to show up when certain keywords are used? And that companies often buy keywords of their competitors names?

Also, if you watch the video from the begining, the switch and trigger guard are flush, the light walks its way down towards the muzzle, and then flips off.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:45:09 PM EDT
and what's with the gay bar music?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:50:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:23:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warren-hpf:
[Also, if you watch the video from the begining, the switch and trigger guard are flush, the light walks its way down towards the muzzle, and then flips off.




I stand corrected. I was just watching the slow part. However, I have shot well over a thousand rounds with this light on my gun with no issues. I chalk it up to user error.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 11:29:34 AM EDT
If you watch the video and slow it down even further the light is not properly engaged on the rail (not pushed all the way towards the trigger guard). Appears to be operator error and not mechanical error...but who knows.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 2:52:01 PM EDT
This is an old movie from last year.
It seems to me like the video was shot to show this happening.
It could be the case then that the X200 was 'made' to come off for the video.
But, that doesn't mean it didn't happen originally through operator error or defective component(s) and the video was shot to highlight that.
One could think that it was shot and posted to discredit SureFire. I suspect that people seeing the video who have a clue about firearms and weapon-mounted light would draw the same conclusion this thread has so far - most likely operator error (if I'm reading the posts correctly).

I feel it is important to point out that SureFire improved the X200 to prevent this sort of thing.
Along with other improvements the latch spring was strengthened:

Old version on the left.
Current version on the right.


The X200A & X200B come standard with the latch mount and the even more secure RailLock mount:


If your X200A is the old version and it is not mounting as securely to your firearm as you would like, I am pretty sure that SureFire will take care of you if you call them and explain your situation.

Al
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 3:23:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 3:25:13 PM EDT by DasRonin]
What a kowinkadinkie...

...they just happen to have not one but two video cameras going. One camera apparently to only video the shooter IN THE DARK!

Nope... I don't see anything suspicious about the video!

Just a guy doing an in the dark mag dump on a little bulls eye target. They use them bulls eye targets in IDPA and IPSC... right?

Oh wait... did someone post the light was not fully engaged on the rail?
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 11:46:20 AM EDT
I thought the two cameras rolling was suspicious, but people camera a lot of crap.

The thing that is difficult is that it is impossible to prove wether the light was mounted improperly.

The use is deffinitely extreme- shooting at that ROF.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:09:20 PM EDT
ha, guess its not indestructable
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:38:10 PM EDT
Can't stop laughing...
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 12:15:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By row:
and what's with the gay bar music?



I don't care who you are.....but that sir was funny!!! LOL!!!!
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 12:29:14 AM EDT
Two cameras? And if you watch closely you can see the beam angle change a little during recoil, like the light is not attached very well.

And what do they mean by "...incidentally"? in the beginning? Do they not know how to spell "accidentally"?

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 12:51:27 AM EDT
That would have never happened with my Streamlight M3.

<­BR>I would have never hit it when it fell off.


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Link Posted: 3/30/2006 2:22:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Colt_SBR:
That would have never happened with my Streamlight M3.




nope..............I ran 14 20rd mags straight through my Beretta PX4 one night to torture test the gun, I had the light on.

First off, I wasnt doing it for the light, I was doing it to see if the gun would hold up to long and sustained fire.

But, the light stayed on and never came off, I just now thought about it, I love streamlight.
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