Review of 3 Tactical Flashlights for Your Shotgun
Light on a is one of the critical upgrades that are required for a home-defense or tactical shotgun.
Adding a flashlight on a shotgun – is one of the first advices that all firearm instructors give. They may have different opinions about other things but this is one of the things they all agree about. And that’s not surprising, if you can’t see target, you can’t shoot it. And if you shoot an unindentified target – you can harm an innocent person.
I am fan of the CDM Gear clamps and always recommend them. They are light-weight, low profile and also hold the barrel and magazine extension together securely.
So, let’s shed some light on the flashlights which can be used with the CDM Gear clamp.
We’ll talk about 3 models of the tactical flashlights in this review:
- Tactical Hand-Held Series – PolyTac by Streamlight
- SureFire G2 Nitrolon Tactical LED Flashlight
- FAB DEFENSE Tactical Speedlight Flashlight
Tactical PolyTac Flashlight by Streamlight
SureFire G2 Nitrolon Tactical LED Flashlight
Next flashlight in our review is SureFire G2 Nitrolon Tactical LED Flashlight.
This flashligh is LED too which means that light is bright and it will work longer. Also, it is reoil proof.
There are two main differences of this flashlight: it has just 80 lumens and it has different tailcap switch: press for momentary on and twist for “constant on” mode. I don’t like this feature because it requires more hand movement, not sure if switching flashlight on will be comfortable under stress.
Surefire G2 LED flashlight is litter bigger than the Streamlight Polytac. The body is made of Nitrolon polymer.
Fits CDM Gear clamp very good and without any problems.
Powered by two CR123 batteries.
It is nice flashlight, but 80 lumens is not much and, also, I don’t like the twist tailcap which can be difficult to use under stress or with one hand.
FAB DEFENSE Tactical Speedlight Flashlight
And the last flashlight in this review is FAB DEFENSE Tactical Speedlight.
Very compact and powerful flashlight. Manufacturer says that it has 100-120 lumens. Not sure about 120, but maybe 100 lumens is true because it is very bright. It is LED and recoil proof.
FAB Defense Speedlight is made of aluminum not plastic, it is sleek and fits CDM Gear clamp very good.
It is powered by one CR123 battery which means that you can use it for just 1.5 hours but this is the price you have to pay for its small size.
Tailcap has two modes: press for momentary on, click for constant on.
If you are looking for compact and bright flashlight, I would recommend getting Fab Defense Speedlight.
Very good compact flashlight, I really like it.
Now you have a lot of info to think about and choose flashlight which fits you. I would recommend getting Streamlight Polytaс or FAB Defense Speedlight. Surefire G2L is not powerful enough.
What flashlight do you use on your shotgun? Please leave a comment.