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Check Your Lights and Optics: February 2017 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: February 2017 Edition

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

February’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights: 0/3 Total dead safe lights: 0/3 Total dead headlamps: 0/2* The headlamp in my EDC backpack wasn’t dead, but it was very dim. I’ve marked this month’s report with an asterisks. I preemptively replaced the batteries with […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: January 2017 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: January 2017 Edition

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Happy New Year! I had a battery die on me 😉 January’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 1/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights: 0/3 Total dead safe lights: 0/3 Total dead headlamps: 0/2 Several changes since last month. I added two headlamps to my trauma kits […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: December 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: December 2016 Edition

| January 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

December’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3 Last month I wrote about how my IKEA “Dioder” motion activated LED light exhausted six AAA batteries. After some Thanksgiving holiday research, I bought some EBL […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: November 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: November 2016 Edition

| December 2, 2016 | 1 Comments

November’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 1/3 The IKEA “Dioder” motion activated LED light died again. That thing chews through six AAA batteries very quickly. I replaced the batteries in April of this year. Accounting […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: October 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: October 2016 Edition

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

October’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 1/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3   The positive news item this month was how well the Nitecore P12 flashlight did at my team tactics / low light class with AIM Precision. I […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: September 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: September 2016 Edition

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

September’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3 I’m bracing for either the IKEA motion sensor light in my top nightstand drawer or the Meprolight Mepro Tru-Dot optic on The She-Shepherd’s AR15 to die. The […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: August 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: August 2016 Edition

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

August’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3   This is the second month in a row we haven’t had anything die on us / need pre-emptive replacing. It’s only the third time this year! […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: July 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: July 2016 Edition

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

July’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3   I purchased a holographic sight clone from Primary Arms when I first got into red dot sights. The first one I received didn’t work and I sent […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: June 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: June 2016 Edition

June’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 1/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3   The She-Shepherd’s Meprolight red dot sight died during class. Luckily she had spare batteries, and was able to continue. The optic is set to a low […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: May 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: May 2016 Edition

May’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 1/3 The motion activated LED lights I use in one of my safes was dim enough that I replaced the batteries. It makes me worry about the […]

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