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 eight months. I might need to look into rechargeable batteries, or switch to a different light. I feel like the other lights I use in our safes are a touch overkill, but we’ll see. Any suggestions?

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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3 Comments on "Check Your Lights and Optics: April 2016 Edition"

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  1. B R KURTZ B R KURTZ says:

    Bro, is that a 1913 rail with a red dot on a PPs 43? I love it!

    • Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd says:

      Sure is 😀

      I love my PPS-43. It’s great. I’m thinking about running another rifle class with it this year. Definitely one of my most favorite firearms.

      • B R KURTZ B R KURTZ says:

        Hahaha Im taking a “Tactical Carbine” class next week. If the ranges were only out to 100m, Id run on of my SBRd 9mm SMGs; but since they say we are going out to 200meters–Ive decided to use my Ares SHRIKE Belt Fed….

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