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Matrix Tactical M3 Illuminator Combat Light w/ 230 Lumen CREE LED Bulb - Black
by Virginia C. Date Added: January 9, 2012
I ordered this light for my TM Hi-capa 5.1 since it is my CQB primary, I needed a nice light but powerful torch for clearing dark rooms and this is exactly what I got.

The light comes in a simple unmarked cardboard box in a foam cutout. The light is larger than I expected, even with the example pictures on the items page. It is nice and light but seems to be made out of a nice durable polymer, maybe nylon fiber. The bulb is extremely bright and light up any room even in daylight.

But when I put it on my TM's rail, I hit a snag. The light was very tight on the rail, naturally I thought it was fine and was a good thing. But after I slid the torch on, I couldn't take it off. From what I saw, I think the locking bar that holds the light on the rail is too tall and has snagged on the rail. It is now, as far as I know, permanently stuck on my rail and now to change the battery I have to field strip the gun and unscrew the rail.

Over all I give this a 3/5 for its great build and the power of the bulb, but the fact that it is now stuck on my rail is a major trade off for the pros.

Looks good
Full ambidextrous controls

Uses an odd battery type
A little TOO snug
Locking bar is too tall for the rail
A little pricey for a flashlight but it is mainly worth it, minus the fact that it's stuck.

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!]
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