New Rifle Light From INFORCE

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 5 days ago

Recoil:

In addition, the top of the mount also incorporates the activation button for the light, providing natural and ergonomic access to the controls, especially for shooters who use a thumb-over grip on their rifle. Tap the switch to turn the light on or off, or hold it to activate momentary on mode. Double tapping the switch engages strobe mode. INFORCE says the light will output approximately 1,300 lumens.

That’s a lot of light.  I’m certain it would be blinding in the dark to an assailant, but the danger is that it’s so bright that it causes dysfunction even in the shooter due to light scattering from walls, ground, etc.  I’d want to see this in the dark myself before buying, although with electronic components there are no returns.  I do like the offset mount.

The INFORCE web site doesn’t show this product yet.  The alleged cost is in the neighborhood of $239, with a $100 switch.  I found the cost of the Surefire M622 (with switch) to be $429.  That’s up a bit from the last time I looked.


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  1. On May 10, 2019 at 1:23 am, Ratus said:

    “…output approximately 1,300 lumens.

    That’s a lot of light.”

    Well, not really. It depends on how focused it is.

    From the pictures it looks like a fairly small, but deep-ish reflector. So it should have a decent beam pattern, a not too concentrated hotspot with usable spill. Probably good to maybe 50 yards or so.

    It’s also nice that it can use a rechargeable 18650 vs the somewhat dangerous 123a primary batteries.

    My EDC light I’ve been carrying for the last three years (BLF A6) is in this range 1200-1400lm and it is not that much of a problem indoors on high. (Those are actual, measured OTF lumens. Not eBay/Amazon seller 1 billion LuMeNns lies.)

    If you have any questions on this or any other light just drop by the r/flashlight sub and ask.

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