Post by Gunslinger on Jul 13, 2014 17:09:28 GMT -5
I had a site I found recently that had some great repro surefire weapon lights but now can't remember where or who it was. I have scoured some of the retailers here and still can't fricken find them. Any help would be great! Thanks in advance.
I don't know if it's exactly what you're looking for, but I picked up this replica Surefire M600 and it's brighter than my Surefire G2 by quite a ways. The G2 isn't exactly a world beater to begin with, but I was still pretty impressed.
I need to get me one of those! But how reliable is the pressure pad? I had a cheap tac light once, and the light is still working fine but the pressure switch was utter garbage. It broke for no reason.
Airsoft isn't about being the fastest guy on the field, a guy with 99and1 kill ratio, or a being the dude with 1000's of dollars worth of guns and equipment on the field. It's all about having fun shooting other dudes who want to shoot you.
Post by Gunslinger on Jul 14, 2014 16:33:47 GMT -5
I want to get one or two of the pistol lights and try them out to see if the real deals are worth it. I know Surefire is a great lighting system BUT I don't want to drop 400 on a light I hate then take a loss selling it right after I get it.
Plus I want to get the ones with trades because I feel like if they go that far they actually might be a little higher on the quality end of things.
Despite all the positive reviews I've had two m600 replicas crap out on me. One was an element early gen one and the other was one from px airsoft. The element one was from before they had replacement pressure switches and the tailcaps didn't have the same threads as the real ones so when the pressure switch stopped working I got rid of it. The px one was a much better replica of the real thinh in terms of scale and detail/finish. It also had the same threads as the real surefires so I ended up with a real tailcap when the pressure switch stopped working. Even then it would be a little finnicky depending on how far the head assembly was screwed down. Eventually I found a deal on a couple real m600s and decided to spring for them. They are beat up but work every time.
Overall the replicas are a pretty good light if you want something that looks the part. Most people have good luck with them as far as reliability but the weak link seems to be the switches. Maybe I was unlucky but I got sick of fiddling with them. If you get one that has the proper threading you can just replace the cap with a surefire one when/if it goes out and that should solve the issue most of the time.
So far the two pistol lights I have (cm brand) have held up pretty good messing around with them around my house and in the yard. I also have a replica m910 or what ever (the one that goes on a m4 with the map lights) that is a element. It has worked very well and I haven't changed out batteries in it in over a year or close.
Last Edit: Jul 24, 2014 2:26:42 GMT -5 by Gunslinger