Blackhawk Sentinel PL1

mrg

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Looking at a Blackhawk NIght-Ops Sentinel PL1 for pocket carry. How does the blackhawk compare to my surefire 6P in quality? Are they quality lights? Thanks!
 

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Some of the older Blackhawk lights were great. The more recent ones such as the PL1 are not. There are 2 different PL1 Night Ops lights that I know of, a 1x AA version and a 1x CR123 version.
The 1x AA version is incredibly, greatly overpriced. Listed as 35 lumens with no other features, this light can be surpassed by $20 lights found in Target.
The 1x CR123 version is most definitely a re-banded Nuwai Q3 light body and also with a dismal lumen output and incredibly idiotic pirce to go with it.

While the Night Ops gladius was long a standard in the performance lighting industry. But for most of the other lights from the company the apple has fallen far fron the tree.
 

mrg

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Thanks for the heads up. saved me from spending hard saved $ on somthing I'd kick myself over.
 

mrg

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As I'm new to this flashlight thing, only experience is with surefire's 6P (which I love), what would anyone recommend for a pocket cary light? was looking at Surefire's E1E, but I don't want to limit my options if there's somethin better or just as good for less $. thanks
 

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There are a TON of great EDC lights available.
One of the most popular lights on CPF is an LED dropin that replaces the incan bulb in your SF 6P. You'll see Malkoff often on this forum. They will blow your stock 6P away.
For other Surefires, the E1B and the L1 are decent but imho overpriced a bit. The E2D is very nice from what I've heard.

Then there's a ton of other stuff out there as well. To even begin to recommend a light it's best to know what you're looking for. What kind of batteries do you want to use, a long distance throw beam or a room sweeping flood beam? Simple on and off like the 6P or multiple level light which will give you the option for low power and days of runtime.
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There are many lights that would work.

What size?
What batteries?(1 AA Lights can get over 60 lumen out the front without much problem)
What output?
Multiple modes?(lower output/s, strobe, user settable settings etc.)
How much throw?
What price?

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mrg

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Thanks for all your input! Here's what I'm looking for:

What size? simalr in size to Surefire E1E Executive
What batteries?(1 AA Lights can get over 60 lumen out the front without much problem) Prefer 123 size
What output? minimum 30 lumens
Multiple modes?(lower output/s, strobe, user settable settings etc.)
How much throw? Lock on, low and high, anything more would just be a bonus
What price? Like to keep it under $70
 
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