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.
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.