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Posted: 3/31/2006 9:47:16 AM EDT

I saw and ad in a recent SWAT magazine for the M3X Long Gun. The specs say it will do 125 Lumen for 60 minutes. The ad makes it sound like it was designed specifically for long gun use vs pistol use.

How exactly is this different from the standard M3x and is the light throw and beam quality up to par with other 125 Lumen weapon lights like my M900a?

If it's any good it might be another lightweight "Scout" light option...
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 10:36:55 AM EDT
I just bought a used M3 Millenium from a guy on Ebay. It's very nice. I only have the 125 Lument bulb but will be ordering an MN11 for 225 very soon.

The tailcaps are the standard twist on or momentary push button- not clickie but they can be upgraded for $31 through Calvin.

The head is shockproof and it was interesting to see how SF does this.

They go for $252 new and I got mine for $157. Looks new but has older bezel. It's a lot like all of the other Millenium and M3 lights but has the narrow portion for the rubber grip thingy...

A 1" flashlight mount fits perfectly.

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 11:49:07 AM EDT
OOPS. I think I might be stupid. You said "Insight" didn you?

oh well...

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 12:02:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JosephR:
OOPS. I think I might be stupid. You said "Insight" didn you?

oh well...






Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:30:16 PM EDT
The only difference in the "long gun" model is a backplate designed for a tape switch instead of the rocker backplate on the "pistol" models. The light is the same.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:02:25 PM EDT
hmmm- you have been able to get corded pressure switch back plates for the M3s for a long time though...

Is it that the long gun version comes standard with it?
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 4:26:34 PM EDT
Not to HiJack but I'm still confused on the real diff between the M-3 & M3X . I know it says milspec. But really....
I have the M-3
Now the 3x is approved for duty use. The 3 & 3 X won't use the same safariland holster with Glock 22.

I also have been using a M3 on my shotgun.

N LIGHT n me please.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 6:41:05 AM EDT
M3X has a higher output bulb, more lumens. 125 instead of 80.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 10:29:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 10:29:52 AM EDT by fogofwar]
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Link Posted: 4/7/2006 11:16:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By K9Copper:
M3X has a higher output bulb, more lumens. 125 instead of 80.



How good is the light quality? Is the 125 lumens coming from M3x going to be close to the 125 lumens coming from my Surefire M900a?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 12:01:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Yojimbo:

Originally Posted By K9Copper:
M3X has a higher output bulb, more lumens. 125 instead of 80.



How good is the light quality? Is the 125 lumens coming from M3x going to be close to the 125 lumens coming from my Surefire M900a?



That will depend on the way the lense is shaped. It should be similar to the M900A or a little broader and less focused if the reflector is smaller. The M900AB has a larger head which focuses the beam tighter.

Basically 125 Lumens is 125 Lumens but it will probably matter in how it is focused and thrown forward. I think Lumens can be looked at like a measurement of volume, but don't quote me.
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