A good weapon-mounted light for your defensive rifle is one of the first accessories you should buy. Identifying your target before perforating it is incredibly important. There are many types and brands available for different needs. Arisaka Defense makes several light options, as well as mounts and tail caps to match. The newest to hit their catalog is the 18650 Series weaponlight.
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The Arisaka 18650 Series Light is a complete illumination package. Simply choose a head, tailcap/remote, and light mount from the drop down menus. Included is the low profile 18650 Series Light Body for an unobstructed, close fit when using an Arisaka Inline, Offset, or Side Scout Mount.
The NEW Arisaka 18650 Series Weaponlight
The 18650 Series light is made from CNC machined 6061-T6 aluminum and has a MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized finish. The light comes with Buna-N O-rings and a rechargeable 18650 battery. Aside from those things, there are quite a few options when ordering your light. The light is compatible with all Scout tail caps. There are two head options. The Malkoff E2XTL puts out 500 lumens and 50,000 candela using the 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery with a run time of 1.5 hours. The Modlite OKW DF puts out 680 lumens and 69,000 candela for 75 minutes with the 18650 rechargeable. Run time is reduced for both options when using CR123s.
- Length: 4.75″ without tailcap
- Weight: 4.5 oz without tailcap
- Diameter: 1.23″
- Power source: CR123 x 2 or 18650 rechargeable x 1
- MSRP: $ 220.00 – $465.00 depending on options
Head over to Arisaka Defense’s website if you want to pick one of these up. If the 18650 doesn’t do it for you, I can almost guarantee they have a model to fit your needs. Don’t forget to follow Arisaka on Facebook and Instagram for more content. Try not to blind yourself!
Stemming from his childhood love of WWII history, Nic’s passion for firearms continues to grow as his maturity level recedes. He has competed in local USPSA, IDPA, and rifle competitions, and has an almost unnatural affection for Rosie, his Gen3 Glock 19.