I'm looking to buy a tactical flashlight that I can attach to a picatinny rail on my AEG. One of the reasons I'm getting it is to disorient the opposing player and I need to know if there is a max lumen output so the light's not too intense. Also, are there any lights that you recommend? I don't need it to strobe and I'd like there to be a pressure pad attached to a vertical grip (I'm not looking for a Surefire because there too expensive). Thanks
Honestly all of the guys at my work, including myself, have had my torch shined into their eyes. It's seriously bright, but no eye damage here. I guess if you were stupid enough to continuously stare into it, you could do damage. Luckily, your first reaction is to either look away, or close your eyes. Where it really comes in handy is areas like we played in at NL3. Areas that you need your torch to illuminate an object at a long distance. Obviously it is overkill in a CQB environment.
Post by alexbuechel on Aug 10, 2012 23:02:23 GMT -5
Most lights will have both a push button and or a pressure pad. The choice of where you attach it is really yours to make depending on your setup. The are many ways but for the mot part they come with a Velcro sticker that can be attached anywhere. If you have a grip it is typical to do so since your hand is already there.
Personally I don't use a vertical grip. I have a magpul angled grip so that didn't work for me. I put the pressure pad under the rail right where my thumb landed. I have a scar and have the light is mounted to the small side right on the right.
I don't know what they are called but I have seen many people who buy rail covers and grips that have integrated slots for these pads. Those are a really good choice in my opinion. In the end my advice would be to figure out how you like your gun and comfort and then adapt the light around that.