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Check Your Lights and Optics: April 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: April 2016 Edition

April’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   I opened my nightstand drawer to find that the IKEA DIODER motion-activated LED light bar was dead. That thing takes six AAA batteries and was dead within […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: March 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: March 2016 Edition

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

March’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 This month is a reminder to have a “preflight” procedure every time you put your hands on a firearm. Mr John Farnam of DTI and Mr […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: February 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: February 2016 Edition

| March 4, 2016 | 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 found: 1/6 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3   In “honor” of the trauma management class we hosted, the light in my backpack was dead. Before I started carrying a light on my person, […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: January 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: January 2016 Edition

| February 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

January’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: 0/6* Total dead safe lights found: 0/3 The asterisks is due to a preemptive battery swap on my Olight M18 flashlight. This happened about mid-month. I didn’t seem to use my flashlight any […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics December 2015 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics December 2015 Edition

| January 4, 2016 | 5 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: 1/6 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3 The handheld light that died uses three AAA batteries. We buy these in bulk from Costco, but it got me thinking — should I switch to […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics November 2015 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics November 2015 Edition

| December 2, 2015 | 0 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: 1*/6 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3 Two interesting things this month : The battery in my Olight M18 Striker didn’t last the entire month. I had to replace it on Thanksgiving […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics October 2015 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics October 2015 Edition

| November 2, 2015 | 2 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 This month I am going to research Keychain lights. The ones I have now are adequate for finding things at my feet, or providing just […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: August 2015 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: August 2015 Edition

| September 1, 2015 | 1 Comments

August’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 My primary instructor Erik Pakieser from QSI Training recommends doing a “pre-flight” inspection of any firearm when you put your hands on it for the first time. For rifles, you start from […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: July 2015 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: July 2015 Edition

| July 31, 2015 | 2 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: 1/6 This month’s news is that I used my Olight M18 Striker a lot more than usual but the battery held. I was tempted to switch the battery out mid-month but I wanted […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: April 2015 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: April 2015 Edition

I encourage you to check your lights and optics at least once a month. I also verify my optics and lights are working every time I put my hands on a firearm. Here’s the tally for April, with a bonus question for the community. Total dead optics found: 0.5/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 1/4 […]

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