Bolt Action… Pen? FOURSEVENS Light

At first I was thinking, “What the Heck?” then the tacti-cool part of me set in and saw the light.

FOURSEVENS has released the “Bolt Action Light” a CR2 powered flashlight that easily hides in the pocket. The light itself uses a CREE XM-L2 emitter for up to 490 lumens of brightness. That’s quite a bit for a small light and great for EDC.


The light retails for $100.00 even and is available in black only.

Description (Courtesy of FOURSEVENS):


The Bolt Light is a special three-way collaboration between Fellhoelter, Tuff-Writer, and FOURSEVENS, with a unique and innovative user-interface. While most flashlights rely on a traditional push-button switch, the Bolt Light uses a sliding bolt mechanism, allowing you to turn the light on and off, or change modes, with an easy and natural swiping motion. With three brightness levels and four special output modes, the Bolt Light is versatile enough to meet the needs of a variety of situations.


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.


  • dan citizen

    This is an eminently practical tool.
    It is in no way counter-intuitive.
    No previous flashlight switch could achieve what this one has in terms of functionality.
    There is no chance of the switch getting brushed off, or fumbled.
    It is obviously well worth $100.
    This makes all previous flashlights obsolete.

    • James

      Quick, let’s ship one to nutnfancy so that he can do a 2 hour long review on it.

      • Menger40

        “In this quick, 45 minute FRV, I’m gonna examine the POU of this awesome EDC light, dudes.”

        • Anon

          Hey, if you don’t dig it, don’t watch it. 😛

          • Menger40

            I like nutn, and I watch a lot of his videos. That’s how I know the lingo. Doesn’t mean I can’t poke fun at the guy, though. 😀

  • TangledThorns

    I have a Boker tactical pen that is bolt-action like. It’s pretty cool.

  • Menger40

    CR2 cells + gimmicky switch = nope

  • flyingburgers

    This is more like a bayonet action since you have a on position detent and presumably a spring to hold it there.

  • gunsandrockets

    Typical push-button switches suck for pocketlights. Unless you like discovering a dead light when you need it, because the switch was inadvertently activated hours prior to use.

    I’m waiting for someone to market a zippo shaped pocketlight with the switch built into the cover. That way the emitter lens would also be protected from scratches and collecting pocket lint.

    • Menger40

      Lots of lights let you loosen the tail a quarter turn to break electrical contact. That way even if your switch gets hit, the light stays off.

    • Cymond

      I have a FourSevens Preon P2. The light can be ‘locked’ off by slightly loosening the head of the flashlight. If you want, the clicky tail-cap can even be replaced by a solid tail cap, leaving the twisty-head as the sole switch. The Preon P1 doesn’t even come with a clicky tail.

      But yeah, tail switches suck for pocket lights. I’ve frequently found my P2 turned on in my pocket when I forget to lock it off. But I still love the little light.

  • superflex

    Four Sevens makes some great lights.
    You cant beat their 10 year warranty either.

    • Mystick

      Fasttech has some good ones, too… in 18650, as well.

  • Rick Burkemper

    Got one for my B-Day recently, and I’m digging it. It’s built like a tank, the switch is easy (and fun) to use, and it’s easy to pack around. Fun and functional little addition to my EDC gear.

    • Blake

      does it get hung on stuff easily, like e.g. if you pull it out of your pocket in a hurry?

      • Rick Burkemper

        I haven’t had an issue yet, so far so good!

    • raz-0

      Just keep it away from the TSA. It looks like a pen gun.

  • myndbender

    Zippo does make a flashlight module to fit inside their lighter shell. You just flick it open to turn it on. I had one years ago, so idk if it’s still available. It was very handy, just not very bright & with a funky battery system.

  • Mystick

    Yeah, that’s gonna break.

  • Guest

    If anyone is considering a FourSevens flashlight, don’t! I currently own four of their lights which are a Quark 123^2 Turbo, a Quark AA^2 Turbo, a Maelstrom G5, and a Preon 2. Every single one of my lights has had problems using appropriate batteries. The Quarks and Maelstrom have all had to have their tailcaps replaced under warranty at least once and one is currently awaiting another tailcap replacement as I write this. The Preon 2 has not had the need for any warranty attention but it’s performance is flaky and sometimes takes some fiddling with to get it to work. I wouldn’t trust it for anything more important than a “find the keyhole” light. They do honor their warranty and the turnaround and service is fine, but if I could do it over again I would just buy a light from a company whose product I could trust to work. Other lights that I own from Fenix, Streamlight, Surefire, and Walmart No-name have all worked flawlessly in the same roles in which the FourSevens lights fail.