|Examples of tactical flashlights|
(the XD isn't a tactical light - it just looked good in the picture!)
This information is for the Gerber Omnivore Model #22-80147
1. Output: 50 lumen's, 67 lumen's with the CR123 batteries. For comparison, the mini-mag light puts out 12 lumen's (with a standard bulb).
2. Tactical capability: While this light could be used as a tactical light, the fact that it does not have a momentary off/on switch would preclude this light from being considered "tactical".
|Use of tactical light|
3. Run time: 12 hours, with AA battery. 3.15 hours with the CR123. There are no specs available for AAA run times.
4. Can this be weapons mounted: Yes. This could very easily be mounted to a shotgun using the Elzetta Mount. That particular mount will accept all flashlights with a diameter of .70" to 1.05". The Omnivore Model 22-80147 measures 1.04", and will just fit in this mount. Due to the LED construction of this lamp, it is quite suited for a weapon mounted light. LED's are non as susceptible to damage from recoil as incandescent and xenon lamps.
5. Boat tape: Most hardware stores sell self-adhesive, non-skid tape (like you would use in the bottom of your bathtub). It is easily cut with scissors.
6. Price for the Omnivore: Anywhere from $25.00 to $35.00.
|Sure Fire light with Butler Creek cap|