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    Default Visit to the Tigerlight Factory

    I just returned from purchasing my first Tigerlight FBOP (the version without the pepper-spray). I took a long lunch and drove up to the factory where they're made in Heber, Utah, about 20 miles from my work. I was able to meet and chat for quite some time with Michael Teig (the owner) and another employee whose name I can't recall for the life of me.

    These guys are really nice fellows. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

    They have quite the little assembly line going; I saw several hundred Tigerlights (both the 8" and 11" versions) apparently waiting for battery installation next to a bunch more apparently waiting to be boxed up. Everything looked neat and organized.

    I was also able to get a very close look at their new OP6 model (as in held it in my hands). It's a little larger (both in length and bezel) than the SureFure L4 I carry in my pocket. I didn't have my Streamlight TT-2L handy to directly compare against side-by-side, but I'd guess the OP6 is almost exactly the same size. The finish is a nice flat black with "Tigerlight" in white around the outside of the bezel. The OP6 comes in all sorts of mount and switch options and looks very nice--so much so, in fact, that I decided to pick up one of them as well. (I've got this new Beretta CX4 Storm carbine that is just aching for a decent light, you see.) The OP6 looks to fit the bill exactly. Unfortunately, they didn't have the combination of mount and switch that I wanted in stock; it will be there next week. Guess I'll have to take another long lunchtime drive and talk some more flashaholic-speak with some very knowledgeable guys, huh?

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    Default Re: Visit to the Tigerlight Factory

    Take any pictures?


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    Default Re: Visit to the Tigerlight Factory

    Was the OP6 actually being made there?
    From the photos I've seen of the OP6 is looks just like the Laser Devices Inc. model.

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    Default Re: Visit to the Tigerlight Factory

    Nope. Took no pictures. And nope, the OP6 was not made there. In fact, the one I played with most came in a gray cardboard box with the words "Laser Devices" in red on the side. There was a metalic sticker on the inside of the main body; it seems that it also said Laser Devices.

    Maybe knowing this, we can snoop up more specs on it.

    Of course, I should be able to pick mine up early next week--I think he said Tuesday.

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    Default Re: Visit to the Tigerlight Factory

    Hello Eurastus,

    Next time you visit the factory be sure to tell them that there are a lot of us that really enjoy their efforts.

    The TigerLight is simply a great light.

    Tom

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    Are they coming out with an pepper spray version of that "Tiger Cub"?

    Brightnorm

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    Default Re: Visit to the Tigerlight Factory

    I was able to meet and chat for quite some time with Michael Teig (the owner) and another employee whose name I can't recall for the life of me.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Maybe Eric? I just remembered that I never received my upgraded bulb assemblys and emailed him Tuesday about them. I had a light and charger that did not work out of the pair I bought earlier. Keith

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