Tactical weapons’ lights have been around since the first electronic battery-operated torches were invented. They offer the ability to identify friend from foe in low light or nighttime conditions. This means they can stop you from making a critical error, particularly for weapons that are dedicated to home defense. Since your family members might also be present in the case of a threat, the last thing you want is to make the wrong judgment call.
Today’s tactical lights are vastly superior to their low power and cumbersome ancestors, and they can be easily mounted on a weapon or even carried in hand alongside your handgun. These lights are built to handle the recoil of full power self-defense loads and are waterproof as well as drop safe. They can also be used for tactical shooting in the dark at the range.
The Modlite Flashlight Range
This is one of the best tactical light brands out there. Modlite weapon lights have been tailor-made to work with long guns such as shotguns and AR platform rifles. These lights can easily handle the massive blast and jarring effect of shooting double naught buckshot as well as slugs fired from a shotgun.
Modlite PLHv2-18650 Light is an ideal package for any rifle. When mounted properly, it can handle the recoil of a select-fire 7.62×51 SCAR 17. It generates 54,000 candelas and its Ultra clear BOROFLOAT® lens easily manages 98-99 percent light transmittance. Made of mil-spec materials, it can handle tremendous amounts of abuse. It is powered by a 3500mAh battery and comes with an XTAR MC2 charging system that gives the light around 75 minutes of runtime. Apart from black, it is also available in Flat Dark Earth (FDE) finish.
The Modlite Handheld PLHv2 18350 is also a great light package with an excellent throw. It enables you to positively identify an individual at night from a very long way off. The light comes with a KeepPower 1200mAh 18350 battery that allows the light to work for around 35 minutes. You can also use this light in conjunction with a handgun to sweep and clear your house and help you identify suspicious noises in the dark. It is powerful enough to disorient an intruder so that you can access your primary weapon and achieve the upper hand.
Apart from the above, there are plenty of hot button mounts, chargers, batteries, and other Modlite accessories. You can check them all here on the SierraTac Modlite category page.