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Old 12-16-2014, 01:42 AM   #1
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What is the consensus about Fenix Lights for dependability on a rifle? Don't know anything about them.

My LGS has a good assortment of models and they seem well built, but installing on something with recoil is different than hand held. Counterperson says he uses one on his AK, but I like independent thoughts over somebody wanting to sell something.

I have an older Insight M3 on a 9mm carbine, but it's only got 90lums and is so out-dated, and no one locally seems to carry Insights anymore.

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Old 12-16-2014, 01:56 AM   #2
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I have many Fenix lights and they hold up well. I would recommend using the TK series for a weapon light. I have both the TK 21 older model and the newer TK22. After using both models and 1000's of rounds both are like brand new.

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What is the consensus about Fenix Lights for dependability on a rifle? Don't know anything about them.

My LGS has a good assortment of models and they seem well built, but installing on something with recoil is different than hand held. Counterperson says he uses one on his AK, but I like independent thoughts over somebody wanting to sell something.

I have an older Insight M3 on a 9mm carbine, but it's only got 90lums and is so out-dated, and no one locally seems to carry Insights anymore.
What kind of distance are you hoping to use the light at? What kind of environment? What kind of reflective interference that may blind you? 90 lumens is pretty good for most, dark indoor environments, unless it is a Wearhouse or athletic stadium. Get too bright in a house and you may as well flash/bang yourself.
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I have had two Ultrafire lights on my shotgun. One is a 1,600 lumen light. The 1,600 lumen light is to bright for indoors. 1,600 lumens is great for hunting. Animals are difficult to see unless they look into the light. I have 300 lumen lights on my carbine and shotgun now. The light on my carbine I got for $7 on ebay. It has a Cree bulb, an aluminum housing and a tail cap switch. I have been using Ultrafire lights for several years. I have had no problems with Ultrafire lights. If you order on eBay you will be ordering directly from China to get the best price. Most of the Chinese outfits have an American address for Warranty work.

The lights on eBay from China are capable of 300 lumens. That does not mean it will make 300 lumens all of the time. 300 lumens is with the light on high focused into a small square. Most people do not use their light in that fashion.

When you buy on eBay from China use a vendor with a lot of transactions and a 99% or better rating. You don't make 30,000 people happy over 99% of the time without good products at great prices.

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Thanks, the Fenix I'm looking at real hard is a model PD35. It's military grade and waterproof to 2 meters for 30minutes. Has side switch to change modes of brightness. Turbo-960lumens, high-460lumens, mid-180lums, low-50lums, economy-14lums and also strobe-960. It comes as a kit, so it also comes with a corded, remote switch for on/off and off-set 0.85 picatinny rail mount. Pricing is around $120.

John_Deer, haven't heard of Ultrafire, will look into also.

USGN_Doc, I live on farm so if I get light I would be able to go from 14lumens all way to 960 with just a click of switch would be a real surprise to some of the coyotes around or coons up in trees during hunt season. Or, that poacher who decides the family's land is a good place to do some night deer hunts.

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I have many Fenix lights and they hold up well. I would recommend using the TK series for a weapon light. I have both the TK 21 older model and the newer TK22. After using both models and 1000's of rounds both are like brand new.
What's difference between a TK and PD series? These things seem to start looking alike after awhile of looking at a hundred of them.
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Or just get this and know its gtg. (Inforce HSP WML)

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