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Elzetta on Candela

Elzetta released the latest video in their excellent flashlight education series…

Browse the weapon light related posts on any firearm related forum and you are sure to see someone claiming that tactical lights with a certain lumen rating are too bright for indoor use. It may be useful to generalize like this with lumens as a guide but it is not correct. Lumens are a measure of total output and they really don’t tell the whole story when it comes to what is too bright. The way those lumens are shaped plays a larger role than total output in determining what is “too bright”.

Fortunately, Dave at Elzetta has taken the time to break down a unit of measure called candela which is a measure of brightness typically applied to the brightest part of a flashlight’s beam. After you watch the video, you can use this new found knowledge along with the FL1 Standard that most reputable flashlight manufacturers provide these days to make a more educated decision on the type of light that you need for your application.

Lone Wolf Distributors Billet Locking Block for Glock

Lone Wolf Distributors (LWD) have introduced their new Billet Locking Block for full-size Glocks (3 pin Gen 3 frames or Timberwolf frames). These locking blocks are machined from 17-4 stainless steel and are a direct replacement for the original metal injection molded (MIM) locking block that comes standard on Glocks. Shooters have had success in improving the accuracy of some Glocks by improving the consistency of their lock up so it will be interesting to see the initial reports about these locking blocks.


LWD is offering 50% off of these locking blocks to celebrate their introduction. Use code “LWD-1447WEB” at checkout. Check out the new Billet Locking Blocks at Lone Wolf Distributors.

Operation Hawkeye Team 31 Auction

During the week of Veteran’s Day 2015 (November 4 – 11, 2015), Operation Hawkeye will conduct a massive online auction on in conjunction with the NSSF and others. The auction will benefit Operation Hawkeye’s continuing mission to support the causes and loved ones of the 31 Special Operations forces heroes from EXTORTION 17, lost on 8/6/2011. The effort will be called the Team 31 Auction and it will consist of goods, services, and memorabilia donated by scores of mission teammates, particularly tactical companies and others involved in shooting sports.

Operation Hawkeye’s goal is to make this the largest auction ever conducted to benefit the Special Operations forces community. Mark your calenders and stay tuned for more details.


Advanced Holster AMS-6S Holster for the ALG Defense 6 Second Mount

Advanced Holster’s AMS-6S Holster for the ALG Defense 6 Second Mount is now available. This holster is made to fit the G17/22/31 or G34/35 with Surefire X300U weapon light. If you have a different requirement, you can contact Advanced Holster directly and they can likely accommodate you.


The AMS-6S Holsters are designed to work with all Safariland compatible mounting hardware and Tek-Loks which means this will be a very flexible holster. Advanced Holster offers a variety of mounting hardware and adapters that can be purchased ala carte with the holster.

Check out the AMS-6S at Advanced Holster.


Forward Controls Design Launches New Website

Forward Controls Design, started by Roger Wang previously of Battle Arms Development, has just rolled out their first website. You can get a look at all their products which are in production and there is even a hint or two about what will be coming in the future. For instance… I see a heading for the AR-15 and a heading for the SCAR. It looks like SCAR owners can expect some interesting news in the future.

Check out the new Forward Controls Design website.


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