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Old 02-11-2015, 14:01   #1
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Looking for a good weapon light

I'm about to finish my first AR build and want to top it off with a light. What is everyone using? I don't want any thing to crazy for example a $ 400 light on this AR would be out of the question. The furniture on this build is in FDE, any one see lights in FDE? That might be a nice touch. Thanks for the recommendations!
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Old 02-11-2015, 14:04   #3
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I have a Surefire G2 on my AR but I hear Inforce lights are excellent...
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Inforce WML. Comes in FDE. Small, light, bright.

http://inforce-mil.com/rifle-carbine-lights.php
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Inforce WML. Comes in FDE. Small, light, bright.

http://inforce-mil.com/rifle-carbine-lights.php
These work very well, I have one on my PSA mutt truck gun

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I have an old school Surefire M952V on my house carbine.

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Old 02-11-2015, 14:59   #6
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Surefire G2X Tactical or Inforce WML... my two go-to lights.
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Old 02-11-2015, 15:16   #7
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Old 02-11-2015, 15:53   #8
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Surefire Scout if you like to spend big moolah. Inforce WML for ease and simplicity of mount and use.

I have a Surefire Mini Scout mounted to my FN15 and three Inforce WMLs on my Beretta ARX100 (200-lumens on/off/temporary/strobe), FDE SCAR17S (500-lumens on/off/temporary/strobe and FDE SCAR16S (175-lumens temporary only).

Don't have any photo of the Surefire mounted on the FN15.

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Old 02-11-2015, 15:55   #9
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BTW, Inforce WML come in three colors: black, desert tan and FDE. FDE is hard to find, the two in my photos are desert tan.
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If you order an Inforce, hope that you win the "battery drain lottery" and don't get one whose battery mysteriously dies while sitting idle in the light.
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My understanding is that it is an issue with multi-mode/constant-on lights... Never seen or had a problem with the momentary only ones.
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If you order an Inforce, hope that you win the "battery drain lottery" and don't get one whose battery mysteriously dies while sitting idle in the light.
I must have lucked out three times then. I checked every week for the first two months. Now I've stopped checking.
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I must have lucked out three times then. I checked every week for the first two months. Now I've stopped checking.
The one on the mutt has had the same battery in it for about a year and a half.
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The one on the mutt has had the same battery in it for about a year and a half.
Not to say that Inforce WML are trouble free. One of my WMLs, the 200-lumens one, fresh out of the box had the bezel twisted loose under recoil. Sent it back to Inforce and either they fixed it or sent me a new light. Either way, the new one worked fine even when I mounted to my Paratrooper FAL for testing.

My yellow Surefire G2 stopped working when I dropped it on concrete at about 3-ft high. Sent it back to Surefire, got it fixed (the scar was still on the bezel) and it's been working fine even getting dinged up and dropped for the last three years.
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I just threw my Fenix PD35 in a mount on my AR. Pressure switch can be had, too. Variable lumens up to 1000. It's lasted fine so far. ~$55 bucks.
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Old 02-11-2015, 19:24   #16
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Surefire Scout light, X-series, or Fury with a good mount.
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Not to say that Inforce WML are trouble free. One of my WMLs, the 200-lumens one, fresh out of the box had the bezel twisted loose under recoil. Sent it back to Inforce and either they fixed it or sent me a new light. Either way, the new one worked fine even when I mounted to my Paratrooper FAL for testing.

My yellow Surefire G2 stopped working when I dropped it on concrete at about 3-ft high. Sent it back to Surefire, got it fixed (the scar was still on the bezel) and it's been working fine even getting dinged up and dropped for the last three years.
A "Surefire G2" is expected to break when dropped several feet onto concrete. Incandescent bulbs are fragile, that's one of the outstanding things about the move to LED lights.
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A "Surefire G2" is expected to break when dropped several feet onto concrete. Incandescent bulbs are fragile, that's one of the outstanding things about the move to LED lights.

It was the LED version.
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I have four G2X's, all of them have been dropped and banged around, never had one quit.

In general, I trust Surefires to be able to handle some abuse. Obviously everything is subject to failure, but I've just had good experience with them. At least they fixed it for you.
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Repetitious at this point.

But another fan of the inforce WML. That and the surefire x300 ultra are the only ones I will even consider on my defensive rifles.

And they both come in fde
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