Check Your Lights and Optics, June 2017 Edition

June’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results:

Total dead optics found: 0/10

Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4

Total dead handheld lights: 0/3

Total dead safe lights: 0/3

Total dead headlamps: 0/2

After last month’s high body count, this month was placid and even a bit boring. We have about 15 hours of daylight here in Minnesota right now, so I don’t use my flashlights as often as I will in a few months. The RMRs continue to be battery misers, and after renewing batteries in my nightstand I feel like we won’t have any unexpected outages any time soon.

So, what’s a guy to do with all this free time?

Starting last month, I use Q-Tips and some alcohol to clean out my RMRs the same day I switch out my batteries. I clean both sides of the glass as well as the emitter. RMRs are a great scoop for shirt lint, body hair, and other debris, so please consider cleaning yours regularly.

This also gives me a chance to look at all the dings the RMRs have acquired over the years training. The one on the pistol in this picture was my second RMR, but it’s seen the most mileage. However, the glass is still good and the emitter is going strong.

How’d you do this month?


About the Author:

Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.
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  1. TJ says:

    Weapon light was good to go. My EDC Surefire G2 had to have the batteries replaced last week after it died when I was using it at work to check some machinery. Aimpoint PRO is burning brightly, I will probably replace the batteries come autumn.

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