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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracker_WP View Post
    I would never suggest using your wml as a primary lightsource unless it's a self defense situation when there's trouble around the pumps you need to turn off etc...


    Yes that is not my intention, that's why I carry a torch as well.

    The reason for me mentioning switching off the pumps etc, is that when I need to use a gun at night in that scenario, I would like to have more light for that as opposed to an indoor SD scenario.




    Quote Originally Posted by ady View Post
    Not sure what handgun you have.

    I have a Glock WML on my G22. It is very nice and shines out quite a long way and fits the profile of the pistol nicely. Ambi on / off. No other functions to mess around with
    It's a H&K P30

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK View Post


    Yes that is not my intention, that's why I carry a torch as well.

    The reason for me mentioning switching off the pumps etc, is that when I need to use a gun at night in that scenario, I would like to have more light for that as opposed to an indoor SD scenario.






    It's a H&K P30
    Great. I've found that a good quality EDC torch (800+ lumens) like my Klarus is ideal for brightening up the situation.
    Scan and sweep the problem areas, keep FA at the ready. Recently did a low-light/no-light course and it really highlights the pro's and cons of SelfDefense and torch work at night.

    I've responded to all relevant PM's regarding the X300

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP View Post
    How many rounds have you put through your gun with the light on?
    Why the question? Are they prone to problems?

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    I'm also interested in the Olight options. I like the ease of charging of the mini and they are cheaper than surefire etc. Interested to hear about any problems experienced with them, so will keep an eye on this thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaal View Post
    Why the question? Are they prone to problems?
    Why the suspicion?

    No idea if they have problems or not.

    However, in my experience gun people tend to brand things that they have invested money into as being reliable without actually properly testing them.

    For what its worth, I like Olight stuff. I have a bunch and may well buy one of these.

    However Surefire have been doing this kind of stuff a lot longer and know what they are about.
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    Olight PL-1 Valkyrie on a G17 for EDC since Aug 2018.

    Round count about 900, no issues yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaal View Post
    Why the question? Are they prone to problems?
    I've had a Gen1 Inforce APL come loose when firing. Much as that quick-release lever was nice, there's a reason they ditched it.

    Test your WML like you would any other critical gear - live fire with your SD ammo and other SD equipment under realistic conditions.

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    And not just the gear. My pistol grip differs from competition shooting to when I have a WML on
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    I have Streamlight TLR 1 HL

    Due to where I live (bush and reserve next door) I wanted more lumens on a WML for outside, 800 lumens lights up outside very well.
    Switches simple are very easy to use.
    takes two CR123A batteries, must have two as back up. Streamlight says no rechargeable batteries.

    If I could redo my set up, I would go with the 1000 lumen hand held and the Surefire XC1-B

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