PSA: Raptorlite Are Sneaky Devious SPAMMERS

UPDATE: Raptorlite apologized that their contractor spammed us.

A company called Raptorlite has for the past couple of weeks been spamming gun blogs and military blogs, including TFB. I hate spammers. I hate them with a passion.

What is more, Raptorlite are being incredibly sneaky. So sneaky in fact I almost admire them. They know the risks they face by spamming. An influential blogger, myself for example, might get angry and call them out by posting their comment spam in a blog post so that the world can see it. Sun light is the best disinfectant after all. So what do they do? They intentionally misspell their company name eight times in the spam, but correctly spell their website URLs. This way if any pissed off bloggers draw attention to their spam, they will probably use the incorrectly spelling. This means that when consumers Google for “Raptorlite”, the company’s real name, they won’t see thousands of spam comments or angry blog posts. Sneaky but genius. They almost fooled me!

If that was no bad enough, the marketing material on their homepage (which I won’t be linking to), infers they supply flashlights to the US Air Force, the US Army, the US Coast Guard, USSOCOM, the FBI, US Customs, Dallas Police SWAT and Detroit Police SWAT. Apparently the US Navy has not yet adopted them!

Red arrow added by TFB.

Red arrow added by TFB.

To our readers: Stay clear of this company. Spammers, especially sneaky and devious spammers,  cannot be trusted.

To other gun or mil bloggers: Do a comment search to weed out any Raptorlite (or Raporlite, the mis-spelling with the “t” dropped) comments that might have gotten past your spam filter. If you like, post a link to this blog post and we can Google Bomb the company, making sure anyone who searches for Raptorlite reviews sees this post.

Here is the comment they are spamming (I have corrected the intentional misspellings) …

Raptorlite -The World’s Brightest Tactical Flashlight

A tactical flashlight could be your most effective weapon when it comes to self-defense. If you’re under attack, you don’t want to hesitate for a second and by using the world’s brightest tactical light you ensure you can identify the assailant immediately and take appropriate action.

Raptorlite is no ordinary flashlight. Our tactical flashlights are used by law enforcement officers and military personnel who need to use the brightest lights available on their weapons. A gun with a mounted Raptorlite allows the user to see their target clearly, even in the darkest conditions, and aim with complete accuracy.

Using a handgun in low light can be a recipe for disaster. Not only are you likely to miss your intended target, but you are also at risk of injuring anyone who may wander in front of your path if you cannot see clearly. The best tactical flashlights light up the area like daylight so you can see exactly what your gun is pointing at.

A tactical flashlight – your first line of defense

But Raptorlite tactical flashlights don’t have to be mounted to a gun in order to be a great tool for self-defense. Attackers generally don’t like to be seen and just shining this super bright light at them may be enough to deter opportunistic attacks.

If you’re planning to be out in an area that is not well lit, it makes sense to carry one of our compact LED flashlights with you. We’ve all been in situations where we feel unsafe walking in the street at night and for good reason – most attacks happen under cover of darkness. You have less chance of being mugged if there are no shadowy areas for attackers to lurk in and as the world’s brightest tactical flashlight Raptorlite can illuminate half a mile in front of you.

Another simple but effective function of the Raptorlite tactical light is its ability to dazzle would-be attackers. As your first line of defense, shining this insanely bright light into the assailant’s eyes will disorient them and cause them to lose their vision for a few seconds, allowing you to escape or raise the alarm.

If it comes to it, you can also use our tactical flashlights as a weapon if you are attacked and have no other method of self-defense. The aggressive attack bezel can be used to strike an attacker in the face before he can make advances.

What is the best tactical flashlight?

Our flashlights are compact, making them easy to carry on your person. They’re also rechargeable so there is no risk of running out of batteries, rendering your flashlight useless. As the world’s brightest tactical flashlight, the Raptorlite is three times brighter than the nearest competitor and also the best value, at a price you’ll find hard to believe.

When it comes to your safety, there is really no excuse to settle for anything less than the best. By choosing a Raptorlite tactical LED flashlight, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are fully prepared in case of attack.

Don’t mess with us or our readers.

 

 





Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Samuel Suggs

    Yeah, git ’em steve

    • gunslinger

      hit em hard
      hit em where it counts

  • Nathan B

    Looks like re-branded Chinese made stuff you can get off of dealextreme. They’re good 10 dollar Cree emitter platforms, but the premier tactical flashlight they ain’t.

  • S O

    They could have mis-spelled their brand as well if they had only set up a fake URL to redirect traffic. It would have cost almost nothing.

    • Steve (TFB Editor)

      Yep, that would have worked.

  • 6677

    8000 results for raporlight on google, all seem to be that spam post. That is not a company with a good business ethic

  • Karina

    Terrible advertising methods for a terrible product. Thanks for this post, I’ll steer clear of this crap.

    • gunslinger

      i’ll take how not to succeed in business without really trying for 500 alex

  • Nick

    For the record the flash light pictured is a Chinese made Ultrafire 501B, a good cheap CREE R2 light, though i don’t want to imagine what these guys are probably selling them for.

    also i can’t tell if they’re logo covering the Ultrafire one on the body is a sticker or just bad photoshop.

    • Nick

      502B*

    • Steve (TFB Editor)

      I like Ultrafire products. I own a few of their flashlights and quite a number of their 18600 batteries. But I like them mostly because they are so cheap 😉

  • Duray

    In your third paragraph you meant to say “imply” rather than “infer.”

    • Steve (TFB Editor)

      Thanks

  • BryanS

    Would you want to advertise an affiliation with the Detroit PD? I feel bad for anyone stuck up there… but not the place to call attention to yourself these days.

  • JCN
    • Sven O

      LOL

      I saw the Raptorlite thing on a website for four times this price!

  • Davey

    Feel free to leave a comment on their Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/RaptorliteStore

  • Sven O

    Here’s the real fun:

    Quote from homedepot:

    “The Worlds Brightest Compact Tactical Flashlight. The Raptorlite
    Super Beam SB01 delivers an insanely bright beam that is the longest and
    strongest in the 200 to 1000 lumen output class of tactical lights.”
    Yeah, right now I’m the strongest man in the class of men weaker than me up to me.

    But home depot may actually disagree with its own description, since it also states:
    “Lumens 240”
    A 240 lumen flashlight is the brightest one in the 200 to 800 lumen class?
    I didn’t see that coming.

    It really is about time that the community cracks down on the slimy elements in the accessories market.

  • Mike F Di

    they’re next product.. VAPORLITE!!!

  • R

    Have you considered a business relationship where they compensate TFB staff with ponies? It seems to be effective for the folks at Popehat.

  • Colin

    My Dad makes these and there the world’s brightest flashlight. Don’t mess with him or he’ll mess with you.