Upgraded Leapers Grip Light

Leaper light

Leapers announced the company upgraded its Grip Light for 2016. The new and improved Grip Light jumps up to a rated output of 400 lumens. According to the company, the light has a flood focus and will run for more than three hours. The light runs on two CR123 batteries and has a QD lever locking mount. The unit has a suggested retail price of $64.97.

Of course, the company does not list that the light was tested to the FL-1 standard. The FL-1 standard is a standardized testing method so consumers can more critically evaluate and compare two or more lights from different manufacturers. While the FL-1 standard is not perfect, it is a starting place for standardization. In my own testing of dozens of different flashlights, I have found that companies that test to the FL-1 standard tend to make flashlights that perform better than those that do not. This is not a rule, but a generalization that holds in many cases.

Leaper light

In recent months, Leapers released a number of new products. One of those is an inexpensive 1.25-4×32 handgun hunting scope. Another is a reflex sight without magnification. Leapers make a wide range of shooting products that are known for their inexpensive prices. As with any company, there are plenty of shooters who like their stuff, while others that do not.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • nobody

    Why do articles about these garbage products get post on TFB?

    • A lot of people don;t look at them that way and that’s what they can afford.

      • nobody

        If that’s all you can afford then you’d be better off saving your money to get something better instead of getting a product that will break easily and set you back further. A cheap flashlight/pistol grip combo isn’t going to do you any good when it’s broken when you need it.

        • Phil Hsueh

          You know for certain that this is garbage? You’ve personally tested this product or know people who have? Granted Leapers doesn’t have the best rep out there they have been trying to up their game lately and this might be good enough for the average person. Not everybody needs high cost, high end components for their guns, not everyone is going out to fight Al Qaeda or ISIS, most are just going to the range and/or home defense and for those purposes, good enough is good enough.

          • Flounder

            Have you owned anything by leapers? I have. All of which I got for free and all of which continued to break in short order. Their stuff is garbage and If you ever consider actually giving them money for their stuff… Well please reconsider.

            I will admit they have some attractive looking stuff. And if there are no seals and no glass and no electronics their stuff will probably work until you snap it in half. Like the grip of theirs I had. I have another one that I like but I know it will break if I ever try and use it under stress. But for a range toy it’ll be fine.

            I do not expect their scopes to not be filled with crap and fog within a month, and their electronics usually crap out in a few weeks if not days. You are lucky if you get to change the battery they usually provide.

          • nobody

            No experience with this, but I have experience with other Leapers (and NCstar) products from when I first got into guns and that’s where my thoughts about how you’d be better off saving your money come from. With the money I could have saved by not buying that trash for two of my guns I would have been able to buy something much better that I’d still be using today.

            >not everyone is going out to fight Al Qaeda or ISIS, most are just going to the range and/or home defense and for those purposes

            I wouldn’t trust the light not to break at the range, leaving you with a rather expensive pistol grip when you need the light for home defense. You’d be much better off saving a bit more money and going with a TLR-1 if you want a light as you can get them for $100 on sale sometimes.

          • Zachary marrs

            There are cheap, high quality options that are out there.

            If you can’t afford it now, save up.

            And as someone who used to own several leapers products, u can tell you it isn’t worth the risk

    • DAN V.

      Don’t click on it. IMO, the more articles the better.

  • Nope

    So in the pic, it’s dark enough where you need 400 lumens of supplemental illumination yet bright enough that you are wearing sunglasses. FU Leapers.

  • Treyh007

    Cmon guys, it’s not for everybody but somebody will use this. Even though I won’t buy it I like reading about all manufactures, big or small. Like others have said not everybody can afford Surefire, elzetta, stresmlight, etc and there are people who can afford these but choose not too dish out that kind of money. Get off your Daniel Defense, Bravo Company High horse. ITS A FIREARM BLOG! lol. ????

    • Zachary marrs


      If you can’t afford better options, then you need to save up so you can

    • Orion Quach

      Everyone can afford a G2X in a VTAC mount.

  • Taofledermaus

    It looks like an ion engine in operation.

  • Mc Cain

    Please check your hyperlinks, the links to the flashlights are not working.