weapons light for my Tavor rifle

jekbrown

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I am going to run a TMF forearm and need a light to mount in it. Like this...

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Requirements:

1. Run on 2 x CR123 batteries
2. batteries load from the lens/front end (makes them much easier to swap when mounted inside a hand guard like this)
3. Good throw. I don't need 50000000 lumens, but I need to be able to see bad guys at 100 meters.
4. tape switch compatible
5. 1" body
6. $100 or less, preferably $75 or less.
7. two brightness modes...bright (see #3) and 'inside a medium size room with white walls and don't want to blind myself' bright (50-80 lumens)...preferably no other modes/strobe etc. Wanna keep it simple.

Wants:

1. no shiny stuff...some lights, for reasons unknown, have shiny chrome-looking bezels
2. a melee-ready / standoff bezel wouldn't be a bad thing, it's on the front of a SHTF rifle after all...
 

ChrisGarrett

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First off, are you gonna buy the Geissele trigger for your Tavor? Supposed to be pretty nice.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1602418_Shot_the_Tavor_Geissele_trigger_today.html

Will a SolarForce L2P with your choice of drop-in fit?

Black, or grey, 1" body, head should come off for the drop-in, so you can load from there. You can probably run 18650 Li-Ions as well and you'll have multi-mode capabilities, or single mode, if you look. Don't know if you'll find 2 modes only, but look around. I'm sure that you can find a tape switch for the L2P, but don't quote me on that.

$22-$23 sans P60 drop in.

Chris
 
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KeeblerElf

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The Armytek Predator or Viking may be a good choice, and I believe they're on sale right now at Illumination Supply.
 

jekbrown

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I hear there are better trigger packs coming soon. I'm going to wait a bit to see how they pan out.

On the light front, these are some good suggestions. Anyone else? I've been googling and stuff but the trouble is most flashlights don't list front loading as a "feature"... so it's hard to tell what lights can / can't do it. :(
 

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I hear there are better trigger packs coming soon. I'm going to wait a bit to see how they pan out.

On the light front, these are some good suggestions. Anyone else? I've been googling and stuff but the trouble is most flashlights don't list front loading as a "feature"... so it's hard to tell what lights can / can't do it. :(

Most SureFire/SolarForce/Malkoff lights using a P60 type drop in will necessarily have a 'head' that unscrews from the tube, so in essence, you can feed the cells in from there.

Chris
 

jekbrown

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Another factor is the quality of tape switches available for the lights in question. It's the only means of using the light when mounted inside a handguard like this....so the tape switch needs to be reliable kit. For all the excellent reviews of lights there are on this site, I rarely see reviews that focus on the quality/functionality of the various tape switches that are available. :(
 

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I would take the advice from Chris and look at L2 options from SolarForce. Your going to get the lego options from Surefire and have a bored host for 18650 Lith-ion power for choices. If you look at the Tailcap from a MS2-A01 Pentagon Light I bet you find exactly what you seek.
 

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