Gear: Blackhawk Night-Ops Gladius

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Blackhawk Night-Ops Gladius

Category: Duty & Tactical Gear
Subcategory: Flashlights
Price: $150 to $200
Average Rating:
(5 Votes)

I was lucky enough to find one on eBay for $115.00 after shipping. Love it. The Gladius is the most innovative handheld tactical illumination tool to ever arrive on the scene. The Gladius will revolutionize the way you think and operate in hostile reduced light situations. There has been nothing like it on the market before. Don't let it's somewhat familiar exterior lead you to some early false conclusions! This is not your ordinary flashlight...From its inception, the Gladius was designed from the ground up to be immersed into the realities of close quarter conflict and should significantly enhance the capabilities of those operating in low light environments. The Gladius is born of years of operational low light experience. We have spoken to and listened to those that go into harms way on a professional basis. Based on this constant dialog, the unique capabilities of this feature rich package simply outclass the competition. Front to back, inside and out, this light has performance written all over it. Superior UCLâ„¢ Glass Consummate Fit and Finish Excellent Balance and Ergonomics Fast Action Multifunction Capability Intelligent Digital Power Management System Intelligent Digital Thermal Management System Extended Runtime Exceptional Beam Quality with a High Intensity Output Shock Resistant for Combat Applications The Gladius gives you maximum flexibility from very low levels of light (fully adjustable), to it's unique high-output Strobe function. The particular application of strobe light is a first in a small handheld/weapons mountable tactical flashlight. The Gladius Strobe channel is specifically designed to give you the reactionary gap you need to prevail against a wide variety of threats. The Strobe is extremely disorienting to those on the receiving end, yet allows the operator to maintain excellent situational awareness. The more familiar momentary and Constant ON switching are quickly and easily accessed all with one-finger operation. The Gladius flashlight features a unique lock-out system that is useful for tactical operations. The Light can seamlessly and securely Locked-out to avoid needless battery and potentially compromising light discharges. The Gladius can be reactivated under duress literally with a snap of your fingers.

Member Reviews

  • Pitman_photo_-_06_april__06_max30
    usafsp12, Sun, 04 Nov 2007 20:48:32 UTC.
    1st review

    The strobe function is an innovative tool which definitely work in disorienting a subject. I love the strobe mode function.

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  • Usmc_max30
    Taffy, Sat, 03 May 2008 08:08:42 UTC.

    The strobe is the best new innovation for LE light systems. THis is a great product for that feature alone.

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  • Img_0201_max30
    Topsafety, Sat, 04 Jul 2009 20:29:07 UTC.

    The Gladius has been around for a few years now and I purchased one of the first ones when it became available (Pricey at the time, too!) There are many excellent things with the Gladius, but over the time I have used it I have found that the strobe is the best function for my use.

    What some do not know is that the strobe seems to produce a more serious nausea effect when using the green filter. I've used both white light and green filter and 9 out of 10 times the suspect I am dealing with has "lost thier lunch" when strobed with the filter. Now, to be accurate, I have only used the strobe function on intoxicated individuals who seem to feel the need to prove their fighting prowess. When used with the white light they do become disoriented, but I have not had one "lose it" like when using the green filter. Just my observation. I now keep the green filter in place and use one of my other lights for visibility. Great tool to carry in my opinion, one less reason to lay hands on a pc647f suspect except to cuff and stuff. Plus, they empty themselves out PRIOR to placement in the rear of a unit.

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  • Woods_max30
    Uncon214, Thu, 06 Aug 2009 16:58:36 UTC.

    Great piece of kit.

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  • Choppa_max30
    VAPD1433, Sun, 09 Aug 2009 09:27:19 UTC.

    Great tool and have made arrests using the strobe feature. Disadvantage is battery consumption.

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