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  Streamlight® ProTac® Rail Mount HL-X Smith & Wesson Delta Force Light Streamlight® ProTac Rail Mount 1 Streamlight® ProTac® Rail Mount 2 Cyclops Varmint Gun Light Cyclops Green Laser Illuminator Streamlight® TLR-1® Game Spotter™
  Streamlight® ProTac® Rail Mount HL-X Smith & Wesson Delta Force Light Streamlight® ProTac Rail Mount 1 Streamlight® ProTac® Rail Mount 2 Cyclops Varmint Gun Light Cyclops Green Laser Illuminator Streamlight® TLR-1® Game Spotter™
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Streamlight® ProTac® Rail Mount HL-X

  • 1,000-lumen tactical light
  • Fixed mount for Picatinny rails
  • Easy thumbscrew rail mount
  • Remote pressure switch and push-button back
  • TEN-TAP programming options
  • Get the light you need for dangerous situations with the Streamlight ProTac Rail Mount HL-X. The 1,000-lumen weapon-mounted light features a dedicated fixed-mount for Picatinny rails. The thumbscrew mounts the light quickly and easily. The remote pressure switch features momentary and constant on operation. A standard push-button tail switch gives you options for powering on. Runs on either two CR123A lithium batteries (not included) or one Streamlight rechargeable 18650 battery (sold separately). TEN-TAP® programming gives a choice of three operating modes: high/strobe, high only or low/high. IPX7 waterproof with push-button tail switch. IPX4 water-resistant with remote pressure switch. Durable, anodized-aluminum construction with impact-resistant tempered glass lens. Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty. All mounting hardware included.

     Cancer and Reproductive Harm- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


    Everyone's I'm going to be doing a video talking to. You about how I have my site set up on. This 300 blackout upper. That I have if you haven't seen. It I do have a build series for this during a blackout upper. Where I talk about. All the different things. That I have on here. You see how it they're installed. And a little bit about why I chose. What I chose however the thing that's come through. That most transformation since the initial building of. This has been the way my life has been set up. Iknew this was where. It would end up but. It took me a little bit of time before. Iwas able to get all the components to do. It I'm going to be breaking this up into two parts. One specifically about the light. And then another specifically about the light mount. That I'm using because. This is not the factory mount. That comes with this light but at the end of. This video I'll go ahead. And put a link to the other video. And then vice versa so. That oneness so if.

    You found your way here. That was obviously you already know. That so in this video I'm going to be focusing on the stream light protac rail. One which is obviously the. One attached here there's a lot to like a lot of really high value. Ithink for what you're getting with. This light but let's go ahead. And show you this up close. And then we'll talk a little bit. More about it okay so as. You can see I have. This attached to my Midwest industries rail. And the nice thing about. This Midwest industries rail is. How small it is in diameter so. Idon't want to make. This thing super bulky. When it's designed to be nice and tight so that's why I have. It set up the way I do. You can tell here just again going on about the light specifically.

    Because I'm probably going to get sidetracked I'm going to do my best to avoid. That it's not super long I'll go ahead. And put the exact like specs down here as far as length. And all that but basically. It has a very similar look. And feel and operation to the surefire Scout lights so. If you're familiar with the surefire Scout. This is not going to be a stranger to. You everything is pretty much identical other. Than the price which is to. Me the most appealing aspect of. This light but I'll talk about. That more later so. It will either come. While I actually come with. Both a tail cap just a regular cable cap. That you can manually operate.

    Or it also comes with. This tape switch so. You have both options available to. You right off the bat obviously. You can tell that I ran the tapes which. Now the tapes which does come with the zip ties to attach. It more directly which is excellent. Ihave used my own zip ties. Because I went through a bunch of them trying to figure. Everything out so these are my own zip tie is not the ones. That came with it however. They do come with them as well the tapes which has a bunch of different operation methods the way. Ihave it set up is to do momentary only with just the main bar here the rear button is with a toggle to do constant on. And then if you double tap the big bar. You get the strobe as. You can see there on the break. Now one of the reasons. That I chose to go the tapes which is again. It gives me a lot more versatility no matter.

    What hand I'm using I can access. That tape switch and I'm using the strike industries si link here. And that gives me a really good reference point to know. Where that tapes which is. Now I don't want to go super deep into the theory behind using a light in. These videos however mainly. What I'm going to be using this light for is momentary only so by having the si link. Where it is it puts my thumb in a position to. Where it's very difficult for me to accidentally toggle. That constant on it's only going to be. That momentary or that strobe which is. How I want to set up personally obviously. If you are the other way around. You can swap the tape switch around do. Whatever you want that's. How I have a set up. And it works very well for me.

    One of the other things. That I like is if let's say I'm doing daylight operations. Or I'm in a situation. Where I don't want. Any possibility of this light going off. You can just unscrew the back here a little bit. And now I guess not enough. Now it totally deactivates the light which is excellent so again. If you don't want to be accidentally envying your light. Or anything like that. You can just unscrew. It just screw it back in. And it will return to full function as far as the brightness of. It they do have a longer version which is obviously going to be brighter. However for me for the kind of ideas. That I'm going to be using light for I don't need.

    Something super crazy bright for me. This one works perfectly well for kind of working inside. And as well you'll see. When I demonstrate kind of going through the shoot house here. Even just with these white walls the concept of self blinding can be a pretty significant. If you're not in a lit room like. This you're going into a dark room like the shoot house so. That light bouncing off of there. If it's super bright you're going to start dealing with self blinding not a huge deal here but. Something to keep in mind so before. Imove on I also just want to briefly mention the amount done I'm using because again. This is not the factory mount. This is an arasaka in Lion mount. It directs attach Li to the M lock. And as you can tell. It sucks it down really close to. That rail even up here. You can see that's about as close as. You can get without. It negatively affect anything else.

    And also I have a kicked back far enough to. Where because I've shot with. This light in this position. Idon't know many hundreds of rounds. And I haven't had any issues with. It totally cloud up the lens. If you do caught up the lens obviously it's not a big deal. If you're just you know shooting on a Sunday afternoon but. If you're actually using this to defend yourself. You want this light being as capable as possible. Now one of the things. That I like most about. This white is the ability to use a couple different types of batteries as. You know cr123 s are very prevalent among the tactical light world. And that these this does accept. Ibelieve it's one cr123a battery. And that's how you're going to get the brightest light out of. It however but to me the coolest thing is.

    That this will also take double-a batteries so. If you are in a shit hits the fan situation. And you don't have access to cr123 s you're going to be able to find double-a just about anywhere. Or even if you're taking the training class. And your battery dies. You know double-a batteries are pretty ubiquitous you're going to find them anywhere. And this will run off double-a batteries. Now won't be as bright. However it will run those double e's which to. Me is excellent I can't imagine a. More ideal situation as far as batteries go to be able to run batteries. That are both prevalent in the firearms community so that's really excellent so. What I'm going to do. Now is I'm going to take. You inside the shoot house which just FYI. Iam here at Spartan training concepts we're doing a force-on-force class. This weekend, so I'm kind of hijacked the shoot house. Now that the first day is over to use for this video.

    If you guys are interested in taking a force-on-force class. Ihighly recommend Spartan training concepts over here on the west coast. And again kind of more applicable to the video I'm doing now. They are going to be doing low light no light classes as well so very applicable. Ihighly encourage you to get training but. That quick plug out of the way let's take. You inside and show. You how this light actually works in a dynamic environment. All right so I have the light on right. Now just you can kind of see. What I'm talking about before. Istart actually showing you but just. Some idea behind why has the light set up the way. Ido on the right side is being a right-handed shooter I'm going to be predominantly shooting around the right side of cover obviously should be able.

    You should be able to do. Both but as a righty that's probably. Where I'm going to find myself the majority of the time so. What I'm going to do is I'm going to kick the light off. And actually it just based off the viewfinder. This does seem to be a pretty adequate depiction of the light pattern. That I'm seeing with my naked eye so hopefully. That should give you a good idea of what kind of lighting you can expect with your light so. When I kick this off I'm going to show. You kind of more organically. What it could look like using this light in a room like. This so the nice thing is because of the way the light is super sucked up against my gun.

    Idon't have to come around cover very much to be able to fully light my target so basically. Once they get to the point. Where my tripod is on the target my life is covering. That target as well. And by coming around to the right. Ihave a lot of ability to keep. Everything lit that is coming into my field of view which is ideally. What I want I'm going to come around the other side just. You can see me I'm going to come around the other side using my left shoulder. And you can kind of see. Some difference there hopefully. Idon't blind the camera, but we'll see. All right, so I had to move the camera just so. You could see this better. However you're going to see. When I'm peeling off to the left coming around the corner buying a corner obviously my guns gonna have to kick out a little bit.

    More or there's another technique. That I'm going to show. You as well so if I'm keeping the fire I'm totally upright at. This point my res outs on the target. However I am totally laying the wall in front of myself, so I'm doing nothing to illuminate. Any potential targets in the other room so. What I can do is either kick further out. And get more of myself as a potential target to. Anyone that is in the other room. Or I can just turn over a little bit at which point. It can be a little bit uncomfortable but my light is. More or less in line with my boar. And I have less than. Me sticking out not necessarily ideal hence why again as a righty probably going to trying to come around the right side to cover as best. Ican but obviously in a house like. This that's not always going to be an option but hopefully. You can kind of get an idea just of the patterning in here of what the lighting is going to look like I'm.

    Even going to move you back around just so. You can see what the strobe is going to look like as well so from. This point I can take my light on you'll see what's kind of going on over here. And if I turn my strobe on. Idon't know how well. It looks again according to my viewfinder. It does seem to be a pretty accurate representation of what I see but. Ican still come around. And see everything just I'll tell. You around the right side alright so hopefully we're able to get a pretty good idea of what you can expect from the Elias as far as the output from. This little light in. That other room there were mirrors the walls weren't totally white there were. Some you know kind of plywood II type walls, so I'm not super worried about self planning in. This shoot house but again having. That mirror straight across from. Where I was coming around. That corner if I had a much brighter light. Iprobably dealing be dealing with. Some pretty significant self-winding especially.

    When I was coming on the left side of cover since. This was still behind the wall. When my sights were not. If I were to take that off coming around the left side of cover I'm going to be blinding myself pretty significantly which is obviously not. Something to have fun to do but again. You can see that even coming around with my right-hand being my support hand. Ican still very easily activate. That tape switch and do. Everything that I need to do which to. Me is a little bit better. Then just having that regular kill cap but obviously there are applications for. That as well so hopefully. That gave you a little bit. More of an idea about. This light again I highly recommend. It again surefire is. Something you can absolutely trust your life to.

    However for a lot of. Us myself included I can't really afford to outfit. All my guns with surefire light full-time student. Ican't do that stream light is giving you a very good option at a much. More budget-friendly price. That as far as I'm concerned works just about as well does. Everything I needed to at a very appealing price. And a very clean nice package we're getting a lot with. It both the regular tail cap. And the tape switch it's excellent. And because it has the same footprint as surefire Scout lights there's a full after market for it include the mount. That I have so if. You want to learn more about. This arasaka mount I'm going to talk a little bit. More about it in another video which I'll link in the bottom. And I'll have a click through after. This video as well I'm a really big fan of. It's very again affordable which is good. When you're going with. One of these also it's been very sturdy for me but. It and I'll talk a little bit.

    More about that in the next video. If you have any questions comments concerns go. And throw those in the comment section below. If you want to see. More videos like this please feel free to subscribe to my channel. And again I highly encourage. You especially if you're using lights. Or anything like that get training support. And training concepts is. One school here in the northwest. That I highly recommend I've taken just about every single class. They offer to the point. Where now they're having me help out with classes here which has been pretty fun again with force-on-force classes. Ithink I caught a sim round through my mask into the lip today. Idon't know if you're going to be able to see. That but excellent classes especially. If you need to learn. How to use the light which can isolate alert as I'm sure a lot of. You watch that video we're probably cringing pretty bad so anyway. Ihope you're able to get.

    Something out of this video. And I appreciate you watching, so I'm going to try to do my best to show. You exactly how this thing mounts up it's going to be a little bit difficult. Because this room isn't super well lit just FYI I'm in the sporting.

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    Smith & Wesson Delta Force Light

  • Durable impact- and water-resistant construction
  • Long-lasting Cree XPL LED bulb boasts incredible brightness
  • High, low, strobe and momentary on modes
  • Picatinny rail mount for quick and easy gun mount
  • Remote on/off button with hook-and-loop mounting straps
  • Smith & Wesson's Delta Force Light boasts a durable impact- and water-resistant anodized aerospace aluminum construction that you can feel good about attaching to your weapon. Two CR-123 batteries (included) power the long-lasting Cree XPL LED bulb to provide exceptional brightness. High, low, strobe and momentary-on modes let you select the ideal light for each situation. Includes a Picatinny rail mount for quick and easy installation to your favorite firearm plus a remote on/off button with hook-and-loop mounting straps for easy access. Tailcap for momentary and on/off functions. Crenulated head is ideal for close-combat self-defense.
    Available:
    • RM-20 – 5.31"L x 1.26" dia. Wt: 4.94 oz. with batteries.
    • RM-10 – 4"L x 1.26" dia. Wt: 3.9 oz. with batteries.

     Cancer and Reproductive Harm- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


    The Smith & Wesson LED tactical pen light is. Than a flashlight it's a tool. That can be used for self-defense it's made from anodized aerospace aluminum in matte black. It has diamond-cut knurling on the casing for a secure comfortable grip. One end provides illumination. And the other end features a self-defense tip. And glass breaker danger lurks in the dark. You can light up the world around. You by carrying a high-quality flashlight the Smith & Wesson's self defense tactical pen light is the flashlight you'll want with. All times featuring a pointed tip. That can be used to fend off attackers. Or break glass in emergencies the tactical pen light is about six inches long. And weighs less than two ounces the light extends 11 meters. It lasts 30 hours using the two included triple-a batteries the LED bulbs are maintenance-free. And never need replacing which means you'll have a flashlight for a lifetime. Whether you're looking for security. Or just a misplaced item you've got a friend with a Smith & Wesson's self defense tactical pen light Smith & Wesson stands by the quality of our brand. And products and offers a lifetime warranty for more information on the Smith & Wesson's self defense tactical pin light. Any smith & wesson flashlights please visit SW flashlights comm.

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    Streamlight® ProTac Rail Mount 1

  • Concentrated 350-lumen beam with peripheral illumination
  • TEN-TAP programming offers three operating modes
  • Remote pressure switch features momentary and constant on
  • Attaches to Picatinny rails with no need for tools
  • Durable anodized aluminum and tempered glass
  • Illuminate the situation. Streamlight's ProTac Rail Mount 1 produces a concentrated, 350-lumen beam with optimal peripheral illumination. TEN-TAP® programming allows you to select high/strobe, high only or low/high. Remote pressure switch feature momentary and constant on. Fixed rail grabber with thumbscrew easily attaches to Picatinny rails – no tools required. Durable anodized-aluminum construction with an impact-resistant tempered-glass lens. Waterproof IPX7 rating on the stand button switch and water-resistant IPX4 rating on the remote pressure switch. Powered by one AA battery or one CR-123A battery (both included). Includes remote pressure switch, push-button tail-cap switch, remote retaining clips, double-sided tape and zip ties. Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty.
    Length: 4.25”.
    Wt: 4.3 oz. (with CR-123A battery), 4.5 oz. (with AA battery).
     Cancer and Reproductive Harm- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


    Everyone's I'm going to be doing a video talking to. You about how I have my site set up on. This 300 blackout upper. That I have if you haven't seen. It I do have a build series for this during a blackout upper. Where I talk about. All the different things. That I have on here. You see how it they're installed. And a little bit about why I chose. What I chose however the thing that's come through. That most transformation since the initial building of. This has been the way my life has been set up. Iknew this was where. It would end up but. It took me a little bit of time before. Iwas able to get all the components to do. It I'm going to be breaking this up into two parts. One specifically about the light. And then another specifically about the light mount. That I'm using because. This is not the factory mount. That comes with this light but at the end of. This video I'll go ahead. And put a link to the other video. And then vice versa so. That oneness so if.

    You found your way here. That was obviously you already know. That so in this video I'm going to be focusing on the stream light protac rail. One which is obviously the. One attached here there's a lot to like a lot of really high value. Ithink for what you're getting with. This light but let's go ahead. And show you this up close. And then we'll talk a little bit. More about it okay so as. You can see I have. This attached to my Midwest industries rail. And the nice thing about. This Midwest industries rail is. How small it is in diameter so. Idon't want to make. This thing super bulky. When it's designed to be nice and tight so that's why I have. It set up the way I do. You can tell here just again going on about the light specifically.

    Because I'm probably going to get sidetracked I'm going to do my best to avoid. That it's not super long I'll go ahead. And put the exact like specs down here as far as length. And all that but basically. It has a very similar look. And feel and operation to the surefire Scout lights so. If you're familiar with the surefire Scout. This is not going to be a stranger to. You everything is pretty much identical other. Than the price which is to. Me the most appealing aspect of. This light but I'll talk about. That more later so. It will either come. While I actually come with. Both a tail cap just a regular cable cap. That you can manually operate.

    Or it also comes with. This tape switch so. You have both options available to. You right off the bat obviously. You can tell that I ran the tapes which. Now the tapes which does come with the zip ties to attach. It more directly which is excellent. Ihave used my own zip ties. Because I went through a bunch of them trying to figure. Everything out so these are my own zip tie is not the ones. That came with it however. They do come with them as well the tapes which has a bunch of different operation methods the way. Ihave it set up is to do momentary only with just the main bar here the rear button is with a toggle to do constant on. And then if you double tap the big bar. You get the strobe as. You can see there on the break. Now one of the reasons. That I chose to go the tapes which is again. It gives me a lot more versatility no matter.

    What hand I'm using I can access. That tape switch and I'm using the strike industries si link here. And that gives me a really good reference point to know. Where that tapes which is. Now I don't want to go super deep into the theory behind using a light in. These videos however mainly. What I'm going to be using this light for is momentary only so by having the si link. Where it is it puts my thumb in a position to. Where it's very difficult for me to accidentally toggle. That constant on it's only going to be. That momentary or that strobe which is. How I want to set up personally obviously. If you are the other way around. You can swap the tape switch around do. Whatever you want that's. How I have a set up. And it works very well for me.

    One of the other things. That I like is if let's say I'm doing daylight operations. Or I'm in a situation. Where I don't want. Any possibility of this light going off. You can just unscrew the back here a little bit. And now I guess not enough. Now it totally deactivates the light which is excellent so again. If you don't want to be accidentally envying your light. Or anything like that. You can just unscrew. It just screw it back in. And it will return to full function as far as the brightness of. It they do have a longer version which is obviously going to be brighter. However for me for the kind of ideas. That I'm going to be using light for I don't need.

    Something super crazy bright for me. This one works perfectly well for kind of working inside. And as well you'll see. When I demonstrate kind of going through the shoot house here. Even just with these white walls the concept of self blinding can be a pretty significant. If you're not in a lit room like. This you're going into a dark room like the shoot house so. That light bouncing off of there. If it's super bright you're going to start dealing with self blinding not a huge deal here but. Something to keep in mind so before. Imove on I also just want to briefly mention the amount done I'm using because again. This is not the factory mount. This is an arasaka in Lion mount. It directs attach Li to the M lock. And as you can tell. It sucks it down really close to. That rail even up here. You can see that's about as close as. You can get without. It negatively affect anything else.

    And also I have a kicked back far enough to. Where because I've shot with. This light in this position. Idon't know many hundreds of rounds. And I haven't had any issues with. It totally cloud up the lens. If you do caught up the lens obviously it's not a big deal. If you're just you know shooting on a Sunday afternoon but. If you're actually using this to defend yourself. You want this light being as capable as possible. Now one of the things. That I like most about. This white is the ability to use a couple different types of batteries as. You know cr123 s are very prevalent among the tactical light world. And that these this does accept. Ibelieve it's one cr123a battery. And that's how you're going to get the brightest light out of. It however but to me the coolest thing is.

    That this will also take double-a batteries so. If you are in a shit hits the fan situation. And you don't have access to cr123 s you're going to be able to find double-a just about anywhere. Or even if you're taking the training class. And your battery dies. You know double-a batteries are pretty ubiquitous you're going to find them anywhere. And this will run off double-a batteries. Now won't be as bright. However it will run those double e's which to. Me is excellent I can't imagine a. More ideal situation as far as batteries go to be able to run batteries. That are both prevalent in the firearms community so that's really excellent so. What I'm going to do. Now is I'm going to take. You inside the shoot house which just FYI. Iam here at Spartan training concepts we're doing a force-on-force class. This weekend, so I'm kind of hijacked the shoot house. Now that the first day is over to use for this video.

    If you guys are interested in taking a force-on-force class. Ihighly recommend Spartan training concepts over here on the west coast. And again kind of more applicable to the video I'm doing now. They are going to be doing low light no light classes as well so very applicable. Ihighly encourage you to get training but. That quick plug out of the way let's take. You inside and show. You how this light actually works in a dynamic environment. All right so I have the light on right. Now just you can kind of see. What I'm talking about before. Istart actually showing you but just. Some idea behind why has the light set up the way. Ido on the right side is being a right-handed shooter I'm going to be predominantly shooting around the right side of cover obviously should be able.

    You should be able to do. Both but as a righty that's probably. Where I'm going to find myself the majority of the time so. What I'm going to do is I'm going to kick the light off. And actually it just based off the viewfinder. This does seem to be a pretty adequate depiction of the light pattern. That I'm seeing with my naked eye so hopefully. That should give you a good idea of what kind of lighting you can expect with your light so. When I kick this off I'm going to show. You kind of more organically. What it could look like using this light in a room like. This so the nice thing is because of the way the light is super sucked up against my gun.

    Idon't have to come around cover very much to be able to fully light my target so basically. Once they get to the point. Where my tripod is on the target my life is covering. That target as well. And by coming around to the right. Ihave a lot of ability to keep. Everything lit that is coming into my field of view which is ideally. What I want I'm going to come around the other side just. You can see me I'm going to come around the other side using my left shoulder. And you can kind of see. Some difference there hopefully. Idon't blind the camera, but we'll see. All right, so I had to move the camera just so. You could see this better. However you're going to see. When I'm peeling off to the left coming around the corner buying a corner obviously my guns gonna have to kick out a little bit.

    More or there's another technique. That I'm going to show. You as well so if I'm keeping the fire I'm totally upright at. This point my res outs on the target. However I am totally laying the wall in front of myself, so I'm doing nothing to illuminate. Any potential targets in the other room so. What I can do is either kick further out. And get more of myself as a potential target to. Anyone that is in the other room. Or I can just turn over a little bit at which point. It can be a little bit uncomfortable but my light is. More or less in line with my boar. And I have less than. Me sticking out not necessarily ideal hence why again as a righty probably going to trying to come around the right side to cover as best. Ican but obviously in a house like. This that's not always going to be an option but hopefully. You can kind of get an idea just of the patterning in here of what the lighting is going to look like I'm.

    Even going to move you back around just so. You can see what the strobe is going to look like as well so from. This point I can take my light on you'll see what's kind of going on over here. And if I turn my strobe on. Idon't know how well. It looks again according to my viewfinder. It does seem to be a pretty accurate representation of what I see but. Ican still come around. And see everything just I'll tell. You around the right side alright so hopefully we're able to get a pretty good idea of what you can expect from the Elias as far as the output from. This little light in. That other room there were mirrors the walls weren't totally white there were. Some you know kind of plywood II type walls, so I'm not super worried about self planning in. This shoot house but again having. That mirror straight across from. Where I was coming around. That corner if I had a much brighter light. Iprobably dealing be dealing with. Some pretty significant self-winding especially.

    When I was coming on the left side of cover since. This was still behind the wall. When my sights were not. If I were to take that off coming around the left side of cover I'm going to be blinding myself pretty significantly which is obviously not. Something to have fun to do but again. You can see that even coming around with my right-hand being my support hand. Ican still very easily activate. That tape switch and do. Everything that I need to do which to. Me is a little bit better. Then just having that regular kill cap but obviously there are applications for. That as well so hopefully. That gave you a little bit. More of an idea about. This light again I highly recommend. It again surefire is. Something you can absolutely trust your life to.

    However for a lot of. Us myself included I can't really afford to outfit. All my guns with surefire light full-time student. Ican't do that stream light is giving you a very good option at a much. More budget-friendly price. That as far as I'm concerned works just about as well does. Everything I needed to at a very appealing price. And a very clean nice package we're getting a lot with. It both the regular tail cap. And the tape switch it's excellent. And because it has the same footprint as surefire Scout lights there's a full after market for it include the mount. That I have so if. You want to learn more about. This arasaka mount I'm going to talk a little bit. More about it in another video which I'll link in the bottom. And I'll have a click through after. This video as well I'm a really big fan of. It's very again affordable which is good. When you're going with. One of these also it's been very sturdy for me but. It and I'll talk a little bit.

    More about that in the next video. If you have any questions comments concerns go. And throw those in the comment section below. If you want to see. More videos like this please feel free to subscribe to my channel. And again I highly encourage. You especially if you're using lights. Or anything like that get training support. And training concepts is. One school here in the northwest. That I highly recommend I've taken just about every single class. They offer to the point. Where now they're having me help out with classes here which has been pretty fun again with force-on-force classes. Ithink I caught a sim round through my mask into the lip today. Idon't know if you're going to be able to see. That but excellent classes especially. If you need to learn. How to use the light which can isolate alert as I'm sure a lot of. You watch that video we're probably cringing pretty bad so anyway. Ihope you're able to get.

    Something out of this video. And I appreciate you watching, so I'm going to try to do my best to show. You exactly how this thing mounts up it's going to be a little bit difficult. Because this room isn't super well lit just FYI I'm in the sporting.

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    Streamlight® ProTac® Rail Mount 2

  • Concentrated 625-lumen beam with peripheral illumination
  • TEN-TAP programming offers three operating modes
  • Remote pressure switch features momentary and “constant on”
  • Attaches to Picatinny rails with no need for tools
  • Durable anodized aluminum and tempered glass
  • Illuminate the situation. Streamlight's ProTac Rail Mount 2 produces a concentrated, 625-lumen beam with optimal peripheral illumination. TEN-TAP® programming allows you to select high/strobe, high only or low/high. Remote pressure switch feature momentary and constant-on. Fixed rail grabber with thumbscrew easily attaches to Picatinny rails – no tools required. Durable anodized-aluminum construction with an impact-resistant tempered-glass lens. Waterproof IPX7 rating on the stand button switch and water-resistant IPX4 rating on the remote pressure switch. Powered by two CR-123A batteries (included). Includes remote pressure switch, push-button tail-cap switch, remote retaining clips, double-sided tape and zip ties. Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty.
    Length: 5”.
    Wt: 5 oz.
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    you guys is Dr Drake 63 here today we're gonna look at a weapons mounted light. This particular one is the stream light protac rail mount to. This boasts 625 lumens about put which is a vast improvement over the 200 lumens. Ihave on my enforced wml we'll compare. That a little bit here in a minute but not much of an unboxing when. It comes in a plastic light I've seen. This as a very well reviewed light. And it is a rail mounted light. That you don't need Hardware. You can just turn it with a thumb screw. And this particular. One there is a pro Tek rail mount. One which is shorter. Because it only holds. One battery this one holds two. And has features more power so in addition. This comes with a pressure switch which I'm usually reticent to use those just. Because I take these on enough of a firearm quite a bit, but we're gonna we're going to give. This a good-looking at. And in talk about it a little bit compared to. Some other weapons light we've had I've had good luck with the steam stream light. You might have seen my review on the tlr3. And that's been a good weapons light for me so far so let's see.

    What do we have okay, so I've got three different weapons mounted lights out real quick today obviously we're reviewing this protect but. You have here is an enforce wml in. This particular one is 200 okay so. Now no contest in terms of brightness. Imean this is going to be. Something that just isn't going to be anywhere near as far-reaching at 200 lumens is. This one is when we do. Some nighttime shots here a little bit later in the video you'll see. That but mostly wanted to talk about the way. That this particular. One mounts and some things. Ilike and don't like about. It and here you have a 200 lumen. This is also a stream light. This is a TRL 3 and the TLR has served. Me pretty well right. Now it's sitting on top of a Glock 19. And I was shooting the heck out of. It with the 45 caliber Glock 20. And outside of getting some carbon buildup on the light is.

    Where it was positioned like liked. It great so that's the kind of thing you want to see. Now I don't have the ability to show. You videos of me shooting something at night. Because their ranges. Igo to and so forth. Idon't have that kind of ability so. Something to do later out in the woods. Or something that in a future video but mostly just looking at air goes. And telling you what I do. And don't like about the lights. And we can look at. Some comparisons first up want to talk a little bit about. This setup and why I don't want to use a taper a pressure switch. And the main reason is. Ihave this about where. Iwant it anyway okays. When I have an accurate var I'm typically gripping it about like. This okay a little bit. More of an overhand grip occasionally I'll get a little bit of a little bit of the fore grip in my hand. Ireally don't ever grip. It like that okay but.

    Where it needs to be is convenient to turn on. This light on and more. Than anything else. What I found is it's right here. Now if I was gonna put a pressure switch on. It I'll be careful it isn't a place. Where my hand goes and since my hand kind of goes. All over the place you know. It would have to be. Some that would either be secured to the top of the rail over here on the side. And really this is the. Most the most convenient for me so that's why you see. This position for a rail light. Both on this fuller sized AR. And on this SBR and 300 blackouts in. Both cases I'm able to access. That light very easily okay. Now I have seen a lot of ins in. What I call the follow-the-leader rifle setups in other words.

    Everybody wants to do the same setup. And what you see a lot of right. Now with lights and lasers is they'll take. This front sight and they'll set. It back so that the light can be mounted up top. And in front of the front sight. And the only thing I don't like about. That is now you're shortening your sight radius. And you say well okay well. If we're using a dot anyway who cares. If you have backup sights okay. It will do the whole thing I like having my sight. All the way out on the front. Ijust do and yeah okay. If I'm using a red dot. It doesn't matter and then. When you look at this SBR. What you have to I mean. You can't you can't have your sight radius be the same as a doggone pistol so that's. Another reason but I won't play follow-the-leader on my rifle setup for. That reason know what you will see is. Some shorter lights again they'll move. This front sight back oh maybe to about here.

    And then you'll see a laser. And a laser or a light okay so as. You can see looking forward at. This you know this is sitting up away from the rail a little bit not a ton but a little bit okay. And if you compare the out here to the wml. It does sit a little bit tighter to the rail okay. Now if the distance is. Where these lights are going to really make a difference in. What you're looking at being up off the rail a little bit. And certainly whatever. Because around the rail does not matter at. All I mean if we're gonna go with. That logic then I guess you'd better have. All your optics I'll be sitting right on the rail in other words. It really isn't gonna make a difference. If especially at the distances. That we're talking about it's gonna illuminate. What you need to luminate quite well so. Idon't buy into the thought. That you need to have. It either on top or. You need to have it located on the bottom. Or it needs to be at 11 o'clock.

    Or whatever it needs to be. Wherever you can comfortably get your hand on. This rifle and that's. What counts the most again as discussed like. Isaid you've got a little bit of an offset here but. What I like about that is. This really gives me the ability to still get my hand. Where I like it to be. When I shoe which it's not like. This but I don't go. All the way out front like. Some guys do either. Ilike a little bit of a combination right here as. You see and I have no problem reaching out. And turning this light on no problem at. All now we are gonna hear from. Some people I'm sure you're gonna say oh man. You know you do have to move your hand a little bit out of a comfortable position. And maybe it's not quite is ergonomically friendly to an on/off switch type of situation.

    Where it's where it's just a momentary on right. Now that may or may not be the case but again. Ineed something that is not going to give the way on my hand. And I don't want to give up my sight radius so that's as. You see here seem goes with. This SPR now on the SBR because of the shorter barrel. You know this is where. Iwant to put my hands not gonna happen so. Iam actually going to use. This vertical fore grip as an actual grip. And not just a bit of a stop but here again. Ihave the ability to get on. This light no problem it's real easy real quick. Ijust moved my thumb a little bit. That right there is gonna do. It for me so that's kind of how. Iview that as far as using a nighttime setup with. Something like this. Something else that's important to. Me and maybe another reason why I'm not a big fan of using pressure switches.

    Iwant whatever light. Iput on a firearm to be. Something that is relatively easy. And quick to take off for a lot of reasons but mostly. Because I'm gonna go to the range. And shoot during the day. Idon't typically need to have my light on there for weight reasons for a lot of reasons it's. All allowed coming up so. How easy is it to take off. If we look at this wml. You basically have a little cleat here. That yeun screw and. It comes right off you can see right there it's spring-loaded so that's. How you attach okay as far as far as. This particular stream light goes. This is real nice because. All you're doing is you've got a nice metal. And you turn that so you've just got a metal knob. That you turn it and. That comes offs real easily so very quickly I'm without the extra bulk without the extra weight the after. Or whatever and that's the kind of thing.

    That you could just very easily put in a backpack right the weight is next to. Nothing and you could put. This in a backpack and hey it's nighttime I'm going to shoot. How hard is it — how hard is. It to go ahead and just crank. This on and then you tighten. That down and you're good to go okay wml same thing okay. Now this tends to be a little bit. More of a Wiggly type of affair but. It does the trick on a. Now real quickly in terms of comparing this Streetlight. And this w ml saved by side a couple things to notice here. One is made out of metal. This is completely made out of metal in terms of in terms of your rail mount the terms of your knob in terms of the casing itself it's. All made out of metal. This is all made of plastic. And it's hardened plastic it's its. Nothing that I'm 100% sure is gonna break but the end of the day I'm willing to bet.

    That if I was the kind of guy. That wanted to go ahead. And take these products. And torture test them ie throw money out the window trying to break them. This is gonna hold up. This is going to hold up better just because of the way it's made its gonna hold up a lot better. Idon't know it's gonna be easier to crack. This polymer though. And I think that this assistant for attachment you've got right here is. What I consider to be your weak link. Idon't know if you can see. That or not but there's just a little cleat in there. That tightens down and. Ibelieve that's gonna be your weak link at the end of the day could be wrong. You know everybody thought Glocks were gonna break. When those key by the wave heard. Some really bad things said about the in force. And in particular owe it's just cheap.

    And it's its not very good quality. Iwould disagree with. That I would disagree with. That I think that's from the same group of folks. That thing any parts. That are made out of polymer. Or plastic are crap. And like I said happy to talk to. You about that anytime so but in terms of in terms of what people will talk about. You either like something made out of metal. Or you don't you do have a scenario going on where you're gonna have. Some components that are made out of polymer right here right here. And so forth so I think. We just are conditioned to trust metal. And I get that but. That doesn't necessarily mean. That metal is always the way to go you're going to see. That with including the rail mount. This weighs 51 ounces so let's see. How that compares to the enforce 29 5 ounces just getting a view of up.

    Some brightness here. And so forth and so on do. You want to go ahead. And point out to you. That you know here you've got a muzzle device in the blast ports for lack of a better word going back. This far so you're gonna get. Some some build up. Some residue buildup on the front of. This light if it's mounted up close. This far because that's that's. Where your Flash comes so. That means you have. You have flame and gunpowder coming out of there. And that is going to. That is going to get on their just like. It will here with this type of compensator. Everything happening at the end here you're not going to see.

    That but just something to think about is. If you you are gonna fire. This a lot with your light on how far up next to your compensator the end of the barrel is going to have a determining factor with. Whether the lights gonna get dirtier so. Something to think about earlier. We were talking about. We were talking about the pressure switch basically. All you do this is. This is the normal on/off end plate basically. All you do with the pressure switch which same thing has a sealed o ring on. It to make this water to water tight. You basically just screw. This guy on and now you've got a switch. That can be activated. Either by this strip right here.

    Or this simple on/off switch so. It comes with either an adhesive. Or some zip ties on which. You can mount this. Wherever you like you can find a good place. That makes sense for you as. Imentioned it's just not my preference to put. This kind of scenario on the rifle. Now I know that there's going to be guys. That really do have duty rifles in my definition of a duty rifle is. That when someone has official duty. That involves your rifle it's a duty rifle for the rest of. Is it's a made-up word. That has little import but in terms of where would. You put this you know as. Ishowed you earlier with my hand to my hand around so much. Where would I want. It to be to not hit. It and that's what I like about using just the regular end plate on. That or the end ends which is basically. It that's that particular situation it's a little bit. More deliberate and. Ihave to try to do. It and that's that's a little bit.

    More important to me so but for those of. You guys that like. This feature it has. It and it seems like it's very nice. One too I'm gonna have to I'm gonna have to go ahead. And say that compared to. Some I've seen this plate seems well-made. And that it would be durable comes with two of these cr123a three volt lithium batteries. And on high brightness claims. That this lasts better. Then two hours and on lower settings quite a bit. More now by lower settings. What do I mean by that well there's a procedure by. Where you can program different sequences. Or levels of brightness for. Each of your instant-on. And permanent on settings okay. And it's called the tenth click scenario. You click this thing nine times. And on the tenth time. You have the ability to cycle through. These different settings. This is something that's covered quite extensively in the owner's manual so there is. That I'm not going to spend a bunch of time going through.

    That this the way it comes is. You can hold it down for instant on. And off for just bright. You can double-click. It quickly and you get strobe instant on. And if you go ahead. And just depress it with the strobe instant on. It stays on and there. You go so that's the factory set that's the way. It comes out of the box. And you can change. It you can get a lower intensity light. If that's what you prefer to the strobe. Idon't need a lower intensity light. Iprobably don't need the strobe but. If I need something other. Than the brightest at least in my case it's going to be the stroke. Because I could see. How that would disorient the living heck out of whoever is giving you a hard time. And maybe you can make. Somebody just get the heck out of your grill without.

    Even having that would be better yeah. And if you've got that pointing at. You it's going to be quite disoriented. And I'm getting disoriented just sitting here watching. That but if you're on the other side of. This and you're looking through a red dot it's not. That big a deal really it's not as disoriented to be on the back side of. This is it is to be on the front side of. This is you guys no I'm not I'm not opposed to spending a little bit of money on decent gear. And when I looked at. When I looked at the stream light. Idid compare very heavily against the top. And shoe fires that are out there. And probably someday. Iwill go ahead and purchase. One of those surefire weapons mounted lights but to be honest. Ididn't see what kind of value.

    Iwas getting by dropping an extra couple hundred bucks. We all know that you get. What you pay for in. This business and you know a guy that's gonna go out. And buy a complete BCM rig. Or top it off with top. It off with something like a Trijicon. That obviously I am a believer. You do get what you pay for and a lot of times. Ifound that you do get. Some better gear. When you do spend the extra money. However and with respect to. These weapons light the fact. That matter is I'll need. One to fail me or have a bad experience with. One I think before. Idecide that I absolutely have to spend three hundred. And sixty dollars on a system which is designed. More than anything else to be used with a pressure switch. And I've already made. It really clears that's not my preference the dogs already made. It clears that's not her preference — but in terms of in terms of being able to illuminate.

    What you're looking at. Now to distance 200 lumens wasn't going to be enough for me that's why the in force has its limitations I'm not going to show a video of. Me taking this to the range in the daytime. And doing a bunch of shooting with. This light hanging off I've seen. That as a way that a lot of the guys will review. These and it just doesn't do much for me. Iwant to see how this thing shoots at night. And first hands the way. Iwant to do it the first thing we're going to look at. You can't even really see. It but straight down. This driveway right to the left underneath. That streetlight sitting out at about 85 yards is a house it's not illuminated at. All so the first thing I'm gonna do is I'm gonna eliminate. That house using the wml 200 lumen light okay.

    You can kind of see the house. You see it now you don't see. It okays now for point of reference. Now we're gonna use the stream light see. What 625 lumens looks like. You see that's a drastic different difference out of 85 yards. It completely illuminates. What you're looking at so there's really no comparison there very effective very bright light looking at. Some things a little bit closer we're looking at a tree out here that's about 20 yards away. And this is with the wmo looking at. That same tree using the stream light it's just so much brighter. It lights it up to much greater extent it's its not only a lot. More visible but it's its a lot easier to make out what's going on. Ihope you've enjoyed my rather non-technical review of the stream light protac rail mount — I've enjoyed bringing a TIA.

    This is dr drake 63 as always reminding you join the NRA. And thanks for watching.

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