Manta Navigation Light – Quick Peak

Manta, known for their gel-like temperature resistant rail & suppressor covers is bringing its navigation light around Modern Day Marine. Soldier Systems has photos, but in short, its a low-profile fully configurable LED light that fits into a rail cover. At only 1/4″ thick and 6″ long, you get options to adjust the output.


The light features a smart-strobe feature that randomly emits light versus consistent flash patterns. Manta claims that this inhibits an assailant from guessing distance to a target. Manta plans to release IR and laser versions in the future.


I have gone hands-on with the prototype and it absolutely works as intended. The low lumen count (100) is perfect for outdoor navigation or within the home in a defensive situation. I look forward to the production version, which I plan on swapping out over an InForce WMX.

All photos courtesy of the GearScout Blog on the Military Times website. 

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Zachary marrs

    Fine if all you have is a quad rail

    • BillC

      You’ve been promoted to Captain Obvious.

      • Zachary marrs

        Its a step up from sergeant shithead

        • Yellow Devil

          …but a step down from Major Asshole.

          • Zachary marrs

            Im well on my way. Other commenters here can verify 😉

          • Grindstone50k

            But they’re all under the command of General Confusion.

  • Natty Light

    Direct mount for mlok?

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    I find it hilarious that the flashlight is mounted backwards.

    • Greg Paulsen

      OMG – AND his rail doesn’t even have an upper or lower receiver attached!! (he said sarcastically)

      Just for the record – he’s carrying a long quad rail as a demo platform for their rail cover product. He puts a vertical grip right in the middle so it’s easy to hold. Seen them at SHOT and other shows several times.

      • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

        I know what he’s doing and why.

        I still find it funny that it’s backwards 🙂

  • Cymond

    Any idea on price?
    It already sounds better than the 10-lumen light from MFT. I just think $50 is too much to pay for something with 10 lumens.

  • Jonathan

    Take my money

  • Grindstone50k


  • powerwiz

    Ingenious idea. The problem I have always had with LEDs is that rather then some new design we stuff them in the same old designs for lights we had. Brilliant implementation.

  • stephen

    As another reader pointed out – its on backwards. Also if you have MBUS or iron front sight and the light is behind it, it will obviously not work well.


    • gunslinger

      side rails? bottom rail?

  • gunslinger

    i like this. especially if you have rail covers on the side that are just..there. the low profile is nicer than some of the larger “round” extensions. less chance to snag.

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    It appears to be an excellent design with a lot of potential — ultra-low profile, solid conformal rail mounting, and 100 lumens of available light. If the same amount of thoughtfulness and quality has gone into designing this LED light as has been put into the Mantarail system, we might have a real winner here. It should be noted that the sheer number of lumens alone does not guarantee brilliant illumination at a distance. Reflector design and beam focus are just as, if not more, important in making full use of that illumination.

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    Sorry to bring this up, Nathan, but I think you meant “Quick Peek” rather than “Quick Peak”.