Upgraded Leapers Grip Light

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson
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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
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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  • Treyh007 Treyh007 on Dec 22, 2015

    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. 👍🏻😎😬

  • Taofledermaus Taofledermaus on Dec 23, 2015

    It looks like an ion engine in operation.