In the world of weapon lights, there are some pretty big names from SureFire to Streamlight. They both offer some great options for both pistol and rifle lights. I am a big fan of both the SureFire X300 line of weapon lights or Streamlight’s TLR-1 HL offerings. Inforce broke into the weapon-mounted light market a few years ago and offered a variety of models like the APL and APLc. The previous generation of Inforce lights was made out of polymer to keep the weapon light down on weight. It was a great option for people who wanted to keep the weight down on their guns while having a decently bright weapon light. Things have changed with the new Wild2 weapon light as this light has an aluminum housing. Let’s dive more into the new Inforce Wild2 weapon light.
With an overall length of 3.5″ and width of 1.5″, the Wild2 light is very similar in overall size to the popular SureFire X300 line of lights. When looking at the weight of the Wild2, it comes in at 4.7 oz with batteries where the X300 light comes in at exactly 4 oz. Inforce has definitely decided to go after the X300 market while improving their overall construction quality from the previous polymer models.
The Wild2 weapon light takes two CR123A lithium batteries. Inforce made the Wild2 produce 1,000 lumens with a 90-minute runtime which gives it an advantage compared to the Surefire X300 that has a runtime of around 75 minutes. Some of the Wild2 design features are clever subtle ways to make the shooters’ life easier activating the light. One of the most noticeable upgrades from the older generation Inforce lights is the move from polymer to aluminum. This helps with overall light durability and rigidity. Inforce also did small things like making the activation switches textured to make for an easy on/off toggling. Depending on how you toggle the switch, the Wild2 is capable of doing constant, momentary, or strobe features.
To change out the batteries, Inforce has developed a system where there is a release button on top of the light body. Once you depress that button, you will be able to pull the battery door away from the body and have it swivel down to gain access to the batteries. The Wild2 will be available in traditional 1913 Picatinny rail models as well as Glock Universal Rail models. MSRP on the Inforce Wild2 is $179.99 and it’s available on their website currently.
Shooting with the Wild2 is easy and the toggle switches make it easy to do momentary or full on or off. The light seems like it has a lower profile than the X300 body and makes it feel less bulky than most light bodies. The toggle switch on the Wild2 does take some getting used to but after a while, it gets easier to use. The biggest difference between the X300 and the Wild2 is the momentary function. With the Surefire, the momentary light can be activated by pressing the toggle switch forward.
On the Wild2, if you do a quick tap on the switches, it will turn the light all the way on while holding the switch for a couple seconds and releasing it will make it work as a momentary light. This isn’t a bad thing for the Wild2 because it’s fairly easy to learn but it will be different from the Surefire toggle switches. In all my time with low light or night shooting, I have been very impressed with the overall brightness and balance of the light on my handgun.
Brightness and Hot Spot
The Wild2 has a 1,000-lumen rating and is a crisp clean white light with a very tight focused beam and larger flood beam than other lights on the market. The SureFire X300 for example has a slightly larger focused beam with a smaller flood beam so it’s really up to preference. For outdoor use, the Wild2’s tighter focused beam means it’s much easier to see longer distances than something like a less powerful Streamlight or the X300 that has a smaller focus beam. The larger flood beam gives you a nicely lit area around the light to help with peripheral vision as well. I still prefer something like the surefire for indoor use since it has a slightly larger focused beam but the WIld2 is a great alternative and I would have no issues running either light on a handgun.
So far, I’ve been impressed during my time with the Inforce Wild2 weapon light. It definitely feels like Inforce focused on making their new generation of lights much more durable and higher quality than before. If you’re looking for a weapon light that’s similar to something like a SureFire X300 at an affordable price, I’d definitely recommend checking out the new Inforce Wild2 weapon light.
The upgraded metal light body along with the improved lumen count is a definite plus to make this light competitive in the market and I think it’s appropriately priced right in between the Streamlight TLR-1 HL and SureFire X300. Let me know what your thoughts are on the new Inforce Wild2 in the comments below. If you have any questions or comments on the Wild2 or any other lights, feel free to shoot me a message on Instagram @fridgeoperator. Stay safe out there.
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