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Offline Trooper894

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Weapon lights for Micro
« on: September 08, 2019, 12:16:19 PM »
Picked up a Micro this past week as a little brother to my standard braced pistol with carbine handguard. Looking for suggestions and/or ideas of what other folks are using for weapon lights on your Micros. There isn't a lot of real estate for attaching a light so I prefer something compact, in keeping with the size of the weapon. Since the Micro is primarily a short range weapon, the light doesn't need extreme light output.
Will be adding a forward sling mount on the left front of handguard, so prefer to mount the light on the right side of the weapon, to keep it common with my standard pistol and my MP5 and to keep my field of vision on the left side as clear as possible. Remote switch location to be determined. Photos of current Micro only setups would be extremely helpful.

Offline Silent service

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Re: Weapon lights for Micro
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2019, 02:43:04 PM »
Streamlight TLR-1 HL with remote pad. $150 all included including strobe feature.

Offline fisterkev

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Re: Weapon lights for Micro
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 05:17:21 PM »
I had originally used the Insight WML because frankly, the form factor is great and the light output is good, and they get fairly good reviews... Mostly. Lots of people are using these, but both of the ones I used (one bought, the other a replacement from the company) had the same problem: when I moved the weapon around, the light would randomly blink off, and I would have to shake the weapon to get it back on - not good at all for a weapon light used to clear a building/home. After two of these faulty lights, I decided that they just didn't pass the reliability test, and something else was needed.

Like you, I wanted something compact with decent output, but not necessarily blind-you-forever output. I also didn't want to spend $300 or whatever, and really wanted to stay at or under $100. After *a lot* of searching, I stumbled upon this little gem:

LUCID Optics C3

It's very light, *very* compact, and it's easily bright enough for home defense situations.

There's a decent review of it here with someone using it on a Scorpion, with pics for an idea of what it'll look like:

I have had zero reliability issues with mine and am very happy with it in pretty much every way. I'm not aware of remote switch capability with it, though, so it might not fit your bill perfectly. But it's another option to look at.

Offline AUG41

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Re: Weapon lights for Micro
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 05:28:20 PM »
Olight PL Pro or PL 2 Valkyrie on 9 0’clock position. If you use the Magpul Mlok sections you will need to cut down the provided screws so it doesn’t hit the Nosprey. I activate with my thumb-it’s just a small push downwards to activate it. An extended charging handle is needed to so you can clear the light. I always thought the factory one was way to small anyways. The Olights use a lever to attach and remove. Makes it very easy to take off when not needed and attach when needed. I also haven’t  had any accidental activations when I have it stashed in my TUMI briefcase.

Offline AgentX3

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Re: Weapon lights for Micro
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2019, 11:01:45 PM »
I did something a little different on mine, I mounted a five slot MLOK rail on the bottom of the HBI handguard then attached a Streamlight TLR-2 HL G light with green laser. My off hand rests on the mag well and magazine and I have it adjusted so I can flip it with the index finger and middle finger of my off hand when hanging onto the mag well.

Offline the war wagon

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Re: Weapon lights for Micro
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 09:20:25 AM »
I've acquired a couple of INFORCE WML's of late.  I run the 400 lumens model on my 805, and a 700 lumens model on my HD AR.  The head unit and lens hold up fine to the muzzle blast, and the ergonomic design - with the light close to the rail and gun - they are perfect for tight quarters and small spaces.  No wires or extended light body from the weapon, to tangle in your sling or chest rig, either.
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