LIGHTS & LASERS

How will you prevail in an...

Your ability to prevail in an emergency is greatly influenced by the preparation you make prior to that emergency. The Streamlight Super Siege Lantern...
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What’s in your pocket?

What I carry in my own kit of everyday gear.
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Cyclops eFlex 400 Headlamp

My current test platform is the Cyclops eFlex 400. It’s a dual-LED model with a unique feature — a USB-rechargeable battery pack.
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Streamlight Pocket Mate USB
Streamlight Pocket Mate USB

With a run time of 30 minutes, USB rechargeable battery and integral cap clip, the Streamlight Pocket Mate easy-to-carry light is convenient for everyday use.
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Streamlight Wedge flashlight

The Streamlight Wedge light was initially reviewed based on the glowing recommendations of others whom I trust.
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Acebeam L19 Hunting Flashlight

The Acebeam L19 flashlight takes the LED light source and focuses it into a white-hot 1650-lumen spotlight beam claimed to find targets up to 4200 feet away.
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A Top Choice for the...

An extended test on the Pelican 7100 flashlight, a compact USB rechargeable pocket torch.
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Exude OD25 Tactical...

Impressive. The EXUDE OD25 Tactical Predator Gun Light was handed back and forth and snatched away as my dad and I took turns shining it into the far...
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Streamlight TLR-6 for...

The Springfield Hellcat micro-9mm is a great and very popular carry gun but now the package can be even better as Streamlight has redesigned the popular...
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Streamlight Wedge

It’s just a little weird, it’s wildly wonderful and wholly a new favorite: the Wedge light by Streamlight.
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Accessorizing your shotgun

Over 30 years ago I was talking with a manufacturer who specialized in aftermarket items for the Ruger 10/22.
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250 Lumens of Pocket Power!

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes another First Look at Streamlight's do-all Microstream USB Rechargeable Pocket Light.
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Optical Dynamics OD40...

I’ve reviewed dozens of lighting devices over the years but I’m finally going to make a surprising declaration: The OD40 is unlike any flashlight I’ve...
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Streamlight Introduces The...

First Look's Roy Huntington reviews Streamlight's new Stinger 2020, a high-performance flashlight that produces 2,000 lumens and lights up the world.
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New Lasers From Viridian

Increasing numbers of armed citizens are discovering the tactical practicality of laser sights, and now the team at Viridian Weapon Technologies has...
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Streamlight Siege

Survival gear is supposed to be manly. It should project a sort of quiet gravitas and sit in a box labeled, “Break glass in case of war.”
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Everyday Carry Dump | GMP #28

Host Brent T. What, Roy Huntington and Tom McHale discuss everyday carry gear, including what flashlights, knives and guns are in their pockets — plus the...
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Streamlight TLR-9 Weapon Light

I own more “tactical” flashlights than I can count, because like a sharp pocketknife, you never know when you’re going to need it. Some of the best...
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Axeon Optics Shotlight

We all want a $600 forend light for our home defense shotgun, along with a $3,000 custom 1911 and $5,000 scope for our tack-driving “tactical” rifle.
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Streamlight Polytac HP

Today we’re blessed with a multitude of LED flashlights for every need which is why I was underwhelmed when the Streamlight Polytac HP flashlight was...
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Streamlight Protac HL-X ...

Don’t look this one in the eyes! Boasting 1,000 lumens plus an integrated red aiming laser, the Protac HL-X light performs near the top of its class at a...
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GUNS 2019 Gift Guide

Yep, it’s time to start thinking about all the good little boys and girls in your life and what they’d like to see on Christmas morning so here are 10...
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Crimson Trace offers...

If you’re one of those people always looking for a tactical edge in your personal defense strategy, you just might want to snoop out the Lasersaddle...
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Short, Lightweight And...

My first experience with a holographic sight was less than stellar — probably because while the sight worked as it was supposed to, I just had a heck of a...
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Streamlight Protac 90

I’m pretty old and back when I wore the uniform, we were issued those clunky green D-cell angle-head Army flashlights. They were as big as a paper towel...
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Streamlight Microstream...

It’s tough to type a story when there is a big white fireball floating in the center of your vision.
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Streamlight ’em Up

On pretty much any outdoor excursion I generally have enough lights available to equip not only myself but also my hunting partner, with a spare or two...
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3 Home Defense Shotgun...

3 Home Defense Shotgun Myths and 2 Important Realities... and ask the so-called “expert” behind the counter, “What is the best type of gun for home...
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SureFire/Luminox 2211...

Human beings don’t see particularly well in the dark. While that observation surprises exactly no one, what is surprising is how easily we overlook it...
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Let There Be Light

At least one third of the time it will be dark. With a light, you’re viable. Without one, you’re dinner. Having some way to displace the darkness can...
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Thrym SwitchBack 2.0...

Anybody who has tried, or is learning, to hold a tactical flashlight in his/her weak hand while training a handgun or long gun on a target has already...
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The SureFire X400 Ultra...

Anyone who disparages the ownership of a $250K sports car has very likely never driven a $250K sports car. In the many-splendored field of tactical gear,...
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First Tactical Medium Duty...

First Tactical's Medium Duty Light offers an exceptionally durable, mid-sized tactical flashlight doubling as a striking object. Priced at $49.99, it also...
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