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Great Handheld Light, not so perfect as a WEAPON LIGHT,
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I'm a Squad Leader with the U.S. Army Infantry. It was my intention to test this light out as a weapon mounted light. I had to do a small modification in order for it to work as one.
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Initial post: Dec 17, 2011 9:27:38 AM PST
C. Allen says:
Thanks for your review, and also thank you for your service. I put a dime between the two batteries to take up some of the slack and I wonder if you think that might be workable alternative to getting a new spring. To be honest, I haven't noticed it blinking on or off with my 12 gauge, but I suppose it could and I just haven't noticed it. I think you should contact Streamlight though and share your observations.
Posted on Jan 20, 2012 8:39:53 AM PST
I have this light mounted on my shotgun and sometimes when I'm shooting it at the range the recoil causes the light to turn on. Is that the problem you were having?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2012 12:52:07 PM PST
A. Fiesta says:
I had an opposite effect. However, I can see how this might be your case if you have the tail cap slightly unscrewed enough to have the light off while the push button is in the on position. If your tail cap is screwed on all the way and it is flicker on when the push button is in the on position, I would guess it was a faulty switch. In that case, I would ask for a replacement.
Posted on Jan 24, 2012 4:04:50 PM PST
George C. Hammond says:
That was an excellent review - not only showed the problem, showed how to fix it. Thanks a lot.
Posted on Feb 20, 2012 8:43:30 PM PST
i have a new problem..where to get a new spring
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2012 5:29:21 PM PDT
George C. Hammond says:
You can usually get small compression springs at any hardware store.
Posted on Jun 26, 2012 3:47:26 PM PDT
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Posted on Dec 26, 2012 10:07:34 AM PST
Great review - thank you for the detailed explanation and instructions to correct the problem.
Posted on Jun 11, 2013 1:58:59 PM PDT
Jimmy R. Russell says:
Extremely useful review! Great explanation and outstanding video demonstation! Thanks a lot man!