Colt Now Selling Lights

Colt flashlight

Colt announced the company is now selling its own line of tactical flashlights and weapon lights. Initially, the company is launching eight lights: four weapon mount and four handheld lights.

Handheld Lights

As mentioned, the company is selling four handheld flashlights. These range in price from $59.50 – $219.50.

At the low end, the AMRAM Microtac 100 is a palm sized light that offers 100 lumens of light and a runtime of “up to 6 hours” using a single AAA battery. The light has a tailcap switch and an aluminum reflector. The company uses specification symbols that look similar to those used in the FL-1 standard, but Colt does not mention the standard on its web page for this light.

At the top end of the flashlights is the AMRAM Peacemaker. This is flashlight is nearly 11″ long and uses four CR123A batteries to produce 1,200 lumens. It lists a runtime of “up to 12 hours.” Based on my extensive testing of flashlights, I doubt that either of these runtimes are for the “high” output level.

Weapon Mounted Lights

The pricing on the weapon mounted lights starts at $194.50 and goes up to $259.50. These lights mount to Picatinny type rails and include remote switches. They are said to be recoil resistant. Two models can be had with both white and green LEDs. Green LED lights are preferred by some hunters as they can be perceived as brighter at lower output levels, and some animals cannot see the light as well as other colors of light.



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/.


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  • Swarf

    Well that’s dumb.

  • plumber576
  • it’s just Boris

    I suppose if they can do this for minimal one-time startup and production line cost (e.g. outsourcing everything) then it makes sense to capture the Colt fanatics who want everything to have a pony on it.

    Otherwise … It sounds to me as though everything here has been done earlier, and probably better, by other companies. Personally I’d go with an established manufacturer and not pony up the premium.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      I didnt realize Colt had that many fanatics; especially ones that care about flashlights.

  • MrBrassporkchop

    I never understood high priced flashlights.

    I get why Colt is doing this though. Because they sell and they decided maybe they should make money again.

    • Tom of Toms

      The difference used to be the internals. I have no evidence to say that is no longer the case, but the difference in the quality of internal parts (circuits, wires, switches, etc..) was once significant.

      • Tom of Toms

        Forgot to add that the assembly of said parts was superior as well.

      • Jeff Smith

        Assuming they are made in the US (as some of the streamlight products are), part of the higher price also comes from the higher cost of wages.

  • Oregon213

    This just kind of makes me feel (more) sad for Colt.

  • Squirreltakular

    What the hell is wrong with that video?

    • Ebby123

      Everything

  • GD Ajax

    So basically flashlights with double the price and half the quality.

  • Spencerhut

    Just what I have been waiting for Colt to come out with FLASHLIGHTS! . . . said no one . . . ever

  • Spencerhut

    Find the guy that did that video and keep him from reproducing. For the children . . .
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    • JT303

      I’d say that it was a child who made that video, given that the only way to describe it would be a coat hanger abortion.

      • plumber576

        Child, intern, tomato, tomahto.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Ive gotta see this…

    • Mac Daddy

      OK , i agree with everybody here
      & Has anyone watched the netflix video on how the Philippines Jungle Gun Smiths are making a colt 1911,s @200 buck a pop w/o serial numbers , now there say when it hits Oakland Cali. streets it,s 2grand , i bet the above police officer can feel me here , thats Crazy they further go on saying if the colt has numbers and was used incorrectly ? the price goes to 100 bucks

  • MaxPower515

    Wow, are we back in middle school with the crappy stop motion video? Actually, I’ve seen better stop motion from kids in middle school. Not the best decision by Colt. But I guess it will be interesting to see at Shot Show.

  • ArkhamInmate

    Well that definitely won the award for the most asinine video of the year so far. You can’t even see what the hell is going on without trying to catch a still and pause to see what it is they’re selling. This will fall off of their catalog next year!

  • Gabriel M

    Replace those ginormous rail-mounting screws with countersunk allens please! It’s 2017. Nobody wants giant screws or levers on the side of the weapon anymore

  • Joe Moore

    I almost guarantee that these are Chinese made, simply rebranded as Colt. The terrible website makes no mention of where they are manufactured.
    I compare this to “Colt Competition” and other similar endeavors; not really Colt, just their brand stamped on an inferior product.

    • Jr Dirty

      I’ve seen chinese made colt knives before. MADE IN CHINA was the first thing I thought of when I saw this article.

  • R

    This is like watching a friend relapse…

  • DanGoodShot

    WTF??? That was by ffaaaarrrrrr t h e worst video I. have. ever. seen. Ever.