After reviewing the Stoplite for American COP Magazine, I casually showed it to a friend who fishes big lakes and hunts the high mountains. He’s not into “tactical,” but he grabbed it and said, “This is great!”—and told me why outdoor sportsmen of all kinds would like it.
The Stoplite STL-300J is a 700-lumen blinding-bright light-cannon offering both steady-beam and strobing function modes, plus a powerful red aiming laser, and weighs only 15 ounces. It can be used as a stand-alone handheld light or mounted as a vertical foregrip on the M1913 rail of a long gun. Right-side pushbuttons select the Steady and Strobe functions of the light and another serves as an on/off switch. Either function can be activated in Momentary mode by the big thumb-sized pushbutton mounted on the rear of the pistol grip.
Just imagine a sportsman, “feet wet” or “feet dry,” either lighting his way through the darkest night, or punching out a powerful, long-distance “rescue me!” beacon—especially set on “strobe.”
The red aiming—and signaling—laser, fully adjustable for windage and elevation, is mounted on the left and controlled by a red button on the right. It can be operated independently or in tandem with the light. There’s even an accessory power receptacle so you can add, for example, an IR illuminator and/or aiming unit for use with NVGs—night vision gear.
Four CR123 lithium batteries are stowed in the butt, yielding a long 8 hours of runtime at peak power. The grip has hand-filling ergonomic contours, and the rear portion is a grip-enhancing rubber overmold. The large rail-locking retention screw and quick-release bar provide fast, easy mounting and dismounting. The fit, finish and details are typically slick SIG SAUER, and it comes in a handy, lockable case. The price is $215, with a limited lifetime warranty.
By John Connor
18 Industrial Dr. , Exeter, NH 03833
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