New Flashlight from Browning


It’s a sentence I hear on each and every hunting trip taken for work: “Do you have a flashlight?” Then comes the debate regarding which flashlights are better, which ones last the longest, which shine the brightest beams, and which provide the best quality colored light depending on the need it fulfills. The quest for a good flashlight is not unlike the quest for a good knife or a good holster: it’s influenced by personal preferences and use, but a truly great flashlight is just that.

New from Browning is an addition to their Hell’s Canyon line and yes, it is a flashlight. This isn’t just any basic white light, though, it’s the Hell’s Canyon Speed Alpha Max Rechargeable flashlight. Its casing is manufactured from aircraft-grade aluminum and it’s constructed using what the company describes as “advanced digital circuitry.” It comes with a white Luxeon LED bulb featuring two modes – high and low – with a maximum brightness of 315 lumens and a low of 155 lumens. The beam has a listed effective range of 85 to 150 yards. Other settings include a strobe for emergency situations and a single green LED for stealth. Perhaps best of all it’s designed to be waterproof and can be submerged up to 3 feet for 30 minutes.

The new flashlight comes in two camo finishes, A-TACS AU and A-TACS FG. Both finishes are applied using Dura-Coat Armor Coating for longevity and resistance to external wear. The flashlight comes with one AA battery and one 14500 rechargeable battery which includes the necessary USB charger. Overall length is 4 5/16″.

MSRP $119.99. Take a look online at


Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. She studied Biology and veterinary medicine in college and worked in emergency veterinary medicine for more than a decade prior to becoming a full-time writer. In addition, she has years of experience as a handler in K9 SAR. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about firearms, the military, and politics for a number of major publications both online and in print. Shoot her a message at


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  • Bob

    Hmmmm… I like the classic black Maglite look, a look which Maglites do well. I might try this if it were a bit cheaper, but my impulse purchase limit for a flashlight tops out at about $50, so the cheaper Maglites and Fenix flashlights will stay scattered around my house, car, and person…

  • John

    OK, it looks good and has decent specs but the three digit price tag stops me from getting it when compared to what else is out there. I got a really nice Streamlight for about $60 that is about the same and I’ve already dropped it onto concrete a few times with no issues (a test which Maglights used to fail immediately until they went to LED)

    • Nashvone

      My Streamlight is a lot brighter than the Surefire that is sitting in a box some where because I got tired of paying twenty bucks every time it took a shock.

  • Sgt. Stedenko

    Or you could get a four sevens quark click for $40 that blows this light out of the water.
    Does Browning warrant their lights for 10 years?
    $119 is stupid expensive

  • Mazryonh

    315 lumens sounds rather low given current LED technology and price points.