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for 128.00 I added the new streamlight HL-X

Works great. The only issue is the programming isn't as they advert. Was hoping to the have the HIGH/STROBE/LOW option but its a no go.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:21 PM
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looked at the programming instructions. 9 button pushes no more than 0.4sec apart is some fast pushes. Then #10 for 1 sec. Did you start from off, and do the right # of pushes?
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I can change them, but it doesn't offer the above mentioned option as stated in the sales material.

It gives you:
HIGH only
HIGH/Strobe
LOW/HIGH
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Old 06-27-2017, 03:32 AM
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See 3 different Serial #'s on Amazon, all listed as HL X and all cheaper than what you paid.
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On an AR for SD, generally speaking I think folks would do well to consider a single high output on/off flashlight rather than a Ninja Kaliedescope 1,000 function in one flashlight.
Ditto (target illumination) ....................... + a hand held light (searches)....... + a single AA or AAA light in your pocket.. which is the one you will use 99% of the time

Have a TLR3 (100 lumens) on a M&P9 and a TLR1 (300 lumens) on my Beretta 9mm carbine.

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Generally, when I sneaky around the house in my undies with my AR, I use the strobe function as a disco light.
Its great fun after scaring my GF out of bed. Looks like a real disco.

The low/high programming is perfect.
The High is perfect. So its works perfectly. No confusion on switching.
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I think people would be better off using a designated weapons light instead of mounting a flashlight. I have weapon lights on my home defense guns and keep a high output flashlight with each to prevent pointing a loaded gun at a friendly in the middle of the night when I forget I have guests.
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:15 PM
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I think people would be better off using a designated weapons light instead of mounting a flashlight. I have weapon lights on my home defense guns and keep a high output flashlight with each to prevent pointing a loaded gun at a friendly in the middle of the night when I forget I have guests.
So what is a weapons light for an AR as you describe?
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So what is a weapons light for an AR as you describe?
I like the Inforce HSP WML Inforce. The older version is 200 lumens and the new II is 400. Mounts onto a rail single button operation and more than enough light.

New HSP Inforce WML 400L Black

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So what is a weapons light for an AR as you describe?
see post #6..............
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The light will give the crooks something to shoot at in the dark. That is very considerate.
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The light will give the crooks something to shoot at in the dark. That is very considerate.
NO the idea is the gun light blinds them just before the trigger is pulled........the last thing they see is the bright light!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why you have a separate light for searching...........
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SO I either should purchased a enforce light.........or I should carry an AR in one hand and flashlight in the other, OR
I have no light at all cause the bad guys will shoot me first cause the light is a target......OR I just do *** I want and not listen to the peanut gallery.

Excellent advice, I will try it all.
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SO I either should purchased a enforce light.........or I should carry an AR in one hand and flashlight in the other, OR
I have no light at all cause the bad guys will shoot me first cause the light is a target......OR I just do *** I want and not listen to the peanut gallery.

Excellent advice, I will try it all.

Pretty much sums it up..................or use this as a reason to go buy another S&W handgun!!!!!!


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I own two Streamlight's, and plan on buying another. NONE are or will be mounted on a weapon. As was correctly stated above, it is not a good plan to give your adversaries something to shoot at, muzzle flash is quite enough and even it is hidden as much as possible.
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I think people would be better off using a designated weapons light instead of mounting a flashlight. I have weapon lights on my home defense guns and keep a high output flashlight with each to prevent pointing a loaded gun at a friendly in the middle of the night when I forget I have guests.
I am not a fan of lights on pistols but I do have one on my primary AR15. Training with any light is very important. You do not have to point a mounted weapon light at someone in order to illuminate a room.
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SO I either should purchased a enforce light.........or I should carry an AR in one hand and flashlight in the other, OR
I have no light at all cause the bad guys will shoot me first cause the light is a target......OR I just do *** I want and not listen to the peanut gallery.

Excellent advice, I will try it all.
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SO I either should purchased a enforce light.........or I should carry an AR in one hand and flashlight in the other, OR
I have no light at all cause the bad guys will shoot me first cause the light is a target......OR I just do *** I want and not listen to the peanut gallery.

Excellent advice, I will try it all.
Since an AR requires two hands (except Arnold Schwarzenegger) I wouldn't recommend occupying one hand holding a light during a threat situation. However, a handheld light is useful post threat for general illumination needs, inspecting injuries... that type of thing.

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IYou do not have to point a mounted weapon light at someone in order to illuminate a room.
Sure. Light bouncing off the floor, ceiling and walls will generally light up a room well enough to identify friend or foe no matter what direction the light is pointed. Outside is a different matter.

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Phil's comment using the term "threat situation"..... made me pause......

For the record ...IMO.. there is a difference in how you go checking on a bump in the night and "clearing a house"....or finding yourself in the middle of a "threat situation"

But as WVSig stated ...... whatever makes you happy is ok by me.

Just try not to illuminate any officers responding to your 911 call with a light mounted on an AR! It could hurt!!!
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Sure. Light bouncing off the floor, ceiling and walls will generally light up a room well enough to identify friend or foe no matter what direction the light is pointed. Outside is a different matter.
Yes it is but the even outside bouncing light off the ground or background can still have the same effect at close distance. Light discipline is paramount. IMHO You only want to use the light when necessary and when using it use it extremely sparingly.

You want to illuminate an area or target and then immediately shut the light off and continue to move as you do this. If someone is picking up your light source and targeting it they will be shooting at your past position not your current one. Doing this proficiently take a lot of practice. I certainly know I do not do it enough.

Personally I do not see a time where I am going to be engaging people outside my home in the dark. If I believed that was going to be a realistic situation I would invest in night vision equipment but that will put a hurting on a bank account.

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