Gear: Blackhawk Xiphos NT

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Blackhawk Xiphos NT

Blackhawk
Category: Duty & Tactical Gear
Subcategory: Flashlights
Price: $150
Average Rating:
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(10 Votes)
Description:

Weapon light

Member Reviews

  • Giants_blue_max30
    JLib72, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 07:53:56 UTC.
    1st review

    Not the brightest light at 65 lumens, but it's definitely bright enough. It's a breeze to install and remove, with no tools required, and the strobe feature is very cool. Haven't had to use it on a suspect yet, but it seems like it would be effective.

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    JIMROC, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:06:37 UTC.

    great light

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  • Warrior_max30
    SkoolCop49, Mon, 14 Apr 2008 08:13:46 UTC.

    LOVE BLACKHAWK PRODUCTS. I HAVE THIS LIGHT WITH THE LEVEL 3 SERPA HOLSTER. THE LED LIGHT IS EXTREMELY BRIGHT COMBINED WITH THE STROBE MODE THAT BLINDS THE SUSPECTS NOT FOUND IN ANY OTHER WEAPON MOUNTED LIGHT.

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  • Brotherhood2qq4_max600_max30
    mleota216, Mon, 26 May 2008 01:18:45 UTC.

    GREAT PRODUCT. COULD BE BRIGHTER, BUT IS STILL BRIGHTER THAN A LOT OF THE LIGHTS ON THE MARKET. STROBE FEATURE IS AWESOME!!! NEED TO PRACTICE WITH LIGHT BEFORE USE AS THE OPERATION IS DIFFERENT THAN MOST ON MARKET.

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  • New_image_max30
    k9kelby, Sat, 28 Jun 2008 18:30:23 UTC.

    this is a good reliable light. I like the strobe feature it will really mess he perp up at night.

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  • Goatface_max30
    Gtoli, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 19:29:25 UTC.

    I like the LED light, the batteries last longer than standard bulbs and are shock resistant. The only downside is the switch. Under stress I tend to hit the switch too many times, turning the light off or onto "strobe". I also broke the switch on the first light I had. Would be better with a momentary switch like the Streamlight TLR-1.

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  • Image038_max30
    mpd165, Tue, 05 Aug 2008 17:35:07 UTC.

    This light came with my level 3 holster. You cant beat a holster and light for under $200. This light is brighter than the streamlight's many officers carry and the strobe feature is a nice added benefit. Another nice feature is this light only takes one battery where most others take 2. The batteries seem to last forever too.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 04 Feb 2009 23:25:11 UTC.

    Another excellent product from Blackhawk! I've had their Gladius Night-Ops flashlight for a couple of years and love it. Now they have the same thing in the Xiphos... except smaller, lighter and weapons mounted. I waited a long time to buy a tac-light and level 3 holster and now have both with the SERPA light bearing holster made just for this product. OUTSTANDING PRODUCT!

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    CGizz, Thu, 28 Jan 2010 19:58:56 UTC.

    I got the light/holster combo. I loved the hoslter, but the light wasn't for me. In reading the other reviews I wonder if I got a lemon. I found I was having trouble with the low battery indicator(light flashes every so often when battery is running low). I would put a brand new battery in it and a day later it would start flashing again. I should probably send it back, but I just switched back to my TLR-1 with my Safariland holster.

    Overall, I wasn't very impressed with the light, but like I said I may have just gotten a bad one. Also, I don't think it's brighter than the TLR.

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  • Glock_x-ray_max30
    MPD219, Fri, 18 Jun 2010 05:20:31 UTC.

    Excellent product! I was unsure about this light at first when comparing it to the TLR1 and the X200, but it is very well built and very bright. I have a TLR1 also and side to side in a closet the Xiphos is brighter even though it is only rated at 90 lumens compared to the TLR1 rated at 130. I like the side to side switch which is very easily accessible with your non-dominant shooting hand with a proper two handed grip. My only fault with the Xiphos is that I wish the strobe was activated by double-tapping instead of triple-tapping the switch. The triple-tap seems to take forever and does not always activate the strobe if its not perfectly timed. Other than that, it is a great light and it fits in the Blackhawk Serpa holsters like a glove. I highly recommended it for use on Glock duty weapons!

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