Originally Posted by beastmode986
I mean that I prefer us made stuff. I trust it more thats why my main survival knife is a buck 119 and my bag and chest rig are us made. Are there pressure switches for the flashlight you reccomended? I might get it to try it because it's so inexpensive .
Sorry - I apparently had a bit too much caffeine yesterday - I re-read my previous post and it sounded more edged than I intended.
Unfortunately, almost all of the US made flashlights are $80 and up if you want full metal construction. However, Surefire does make a dual mode polymer bodied flashlight that is a pretty good deal if you get it through LAPoliceGear:http://www.lapolicegear.com/sf-g2x-d-320-pro.html
^ that's about the best price you are going to get on a Surefire.
There are a couple lights that I didn't mention earlier that may be a decent solution -- I am not sure if they are made in the US or if there is a remote switch available for them but either LAPoliceGear or 5.11 tactical could answer both of those questions:http://www.lapolicegear.com/511-atac-a1-flashlight.html
^about 100 lumens, runs on a single AA battery and the body diameter is right at 1" so it should fit most weapon mounts. $50
Dual AA battery version of the same - a bit brighter at 162 lumen:http://www.lapolicegear.com/511-atac-a2-flashlight.html
^that could make a nice weapon light if there is a pressure switch for it.
As for pressure switches for the Solarforce - they make them but I'd by one from Lighthound. There are some issues with the pressure switches - some have spotty performance but most seem to work well. If you get a goofy one, Lighthound will test one to verify it works 100% and send it as a replacement:http://www.lighthound.com/Solarforce-PTS2-Tape-Switch-with-tailcap-for-_p_2472.html
I have never had a problem with a Solarforce flashlight -- just the pressure switch. If I recall correctly, any pressure switch designed for a Surefire will work on the Solarforce light I posted.