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  • Surefire X300 Ultra

    I recently switched to a Surefire x300 Ultra to mount on my Glock 22 gen 4 duty weapon. When using it for patrol functions, I've found it be very instinctual and rugged. I like the fact it gives you options to flip the toggles or push in for momentary on.

    However, I had our annual night qualifications last night and have found some issues with the light that I'm wondering if anyone else has encountered. Primarily, when I was firing and pushing the momentary toggle switch in, it would tear into the meat of my thumb. I don't have sissy hands, but it basically caused a blister on my thumb. When I tried to switch how I was activating the momentary light, using the tip of my thumb instead of the pad, the recoil would cause me to flip the switch on to constant. Has anyone ever experienced any similar issues? I really like the light, but I'm not wild about activation during firing.

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    Never had any issues using mine.
    Getting shot hurts! Don't under estimate the power of live ammo. A .22LR can kill you! I personally feel that it's best to avoid being shot by any caliber. Your vest may stop the bullet, but you'll still get a nice bruise or other injury to remember the experience.

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    • #3
      Get the remote switch maybe?

      I love them.
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      • #4
        Here ya go:
        https://www.amazon.com/Grip-Switch-A.../dp/B001V2QVN6
        In Valor there is hope

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        • #5
          Here is a pretty good video with some ideas about utilizing weapon-mounted lights.
           
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bighead View Post
            Here is a pretty good video with some ideas about utilizing weapon-mounted lights.
            Thanks for the video. I've since moved back to the Inforce APL, but the video raises some cool thoughts and techniques on using pistol mounted lights. Appreciate it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gmac47 View Post

              Thanks for the video. I've since moved back to the Inforce APL, but the video raises some cool thoughts and techniques on using pistol mounted lights. Appreciate it.
              Which version of the APL? Those have numerous issues and are prone to falling apart.
              In Valor there is hope

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              • #8
                Ahhh...so quick update. Just came back from a 3 day low light course with Travis Haley. Going back to the Surefire. Although the Inforce APL seems like a good design, I cannot trust it after the several issues I've had. When you run your gear hard during training you also see what works and what doesn't. Glad to figure it out during training and not when needed.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gmac47 View Post
                  Ahhh...so quick update. Just came back from a 3 day low light course with Travis Haley. Going back to the Surefire. Although the Inforce APL seems like a good design, I cannot trust it after the several issues I've had. When you run your gear hard during training you also see what works and what doesn't. Glad to figure it out during training and not when needed.
                  First mistake was training with Travis Haley!
                  Getting shot hurts! Don't under estimate the power of live ammo. A .22LR can kill you! I personally feel that it's best to avoid being shot by any caliber. Your vest may stop the bullet, but you'll still get a nice bruise or other injury to remember the experience.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by HI629 View Post

                    First mistake was training with Travis Haley!
                    Care to elaborate?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gmac47 View Post
                      I recently switched to a Surefire x300 Ultra to mount on my Glock 22 gen 4 duty weapon. When using it for patrol functions, I've found it be very instinctual and rugged. I like the fact it gives you options to flip the toggles or push in for momentary on.

                      However, I had our annual night qualifications last night and have found some issues with the light that I'm wondering if anyone else has encountered. Primarily, when I was firing and pushing the momentary toggle switch in, it would tear into the meat of my thumb. I don't have sissy hands, but it basically caused a blister on my thumb. When I tried to switch how I was activating the momentary light, using the tip of my thumb instead of the pad, the recoil would cause me to flip the switch on to constant. Has anyone ever experienced any similar issues? I really like the light, but I'm not wild about activation during firing.
                      Get the Surefire DG remote switch for it....I think the Glock model is the DG 11 (they are weapon specific)....
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by LA DEP View Post

                        Get the Surefire DG remote switch for it....I think the Glock model is the DG 11 (they are weapon specific)....
                        Anyone have any experience with the DG switch? If so, thoughts on it?

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                          I have used it extensively ...I would not consider going out in the field without a handgun with a WML and a pressure switch

                      • #13
                        Originally posted by Gmac47 View Post

                        Anyone have any experience with the DG switch? If so, thoughts on it?
                        They're solid, just have to be mindful of negligent light when not wanted/needed. If you have a habit of gripping hard the light will come on which can be good/bad. With the SF you can just press in on the rocker when you want momentary light, I prefer this way to the DG. The DG is also a wear item and when used in a duty holster will eventually wear out.
                        In Valor there is hope

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                        • #14
                          So I ended up getting a DG switch. Put 200+ rounds through it today. I like it a lot. Need to keep working with it but it's very instinctual. I think of the 200 rounds I only had the light go off unintentionally, twice. Considering I just got it I'm pretty happy with that.

                          Modifying my 6360 to fit it however was a pain in the ***.

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