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Trying to keep minimal weight on my AR carbine, I've had an Alpha on my AR carbine for several years.

It's just fine for indoors but I need a little more illumination for outside the house.

Is a Bravo ( 2-cell ) good enough for short distances? Maybe 30 yards?


Do you have an Elzetta Alpha, Bravo or Charlie on your long gun?


I am only interested in the Elzetta brand for this project.


Edited to add: If I understand correctly, Bravo and Charlie parts interchange, but not with Alphas.
If I bought a Bravo, I could, maybe buy a Charlie body later to increase illumination at the expensive of more lever-arm weight out front?


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I have an Elzetta Alpha on my carbine in an Arisaka mount, for the same reason as you, to save weight. It's a very high quality product. I agree, though, that the lumens can be a bit lacking. Indoors it's fine, but outdoors not so much. I've been contemplating going to the Bravo, myself. So I'm interested in reading the replies you get in this thread. Thanks for starting it.



 
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I have a very old Elzetta 2 cell light that has to be one of the first lights they ever sold. It has a Gene Malkoff drop in that he made before they parted ways and Elzetta began making their own led modules. I carried it for a long time as a corrections officer, then as a police officer. A bullet proof light if there ever was one.

I bought a single cell carbine light (prior to the alpha) and its a piece of junk that eats batteries in less than a week without even being used. Perhaps they would warranty it and fix it?

At any rate, I think you need to go to another company if you want some outside throw light. Whats wrong with the 1500 lumen Surefire (among others)?


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Originally posted by RichardC:
Trying to keep minimal weight on my AR carbine, I've had an Alpha on my AR carbine for several years.

It's just fine for indoors but I need a little more illumination for outside the house.

Is a Bravo ( 2-cell ) good enough for short distances? Maybe 30 yards?


Do you have an Elzetta Alpha, Bravo or Charlie on your long gun?


I am only interested in the Elzetta brand for this project.


Edited to add: If I understand correctly, Bravo and Charlie parts interchange, but not with Alphas.
If I bought a Bravo, I could, maybe buy a Charlie body later to increase illumination at the expensive of more lever-arm weight out front?


If you are going to use a Bravo with the AVS head(650 lumens) it will be good past 30 yards.
As for parts the alpha has a specific High-low tailcap. I believe all the other elzetta tailcaps will work with the alpha,bravo or charlie models.
The AVS head is rated at 900 lumens with the Charlie body.

I hope this helps
Mike
 
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Originally posted by RichardC:
Trying to keep minimal weight on my AR carbine, I've had an Alpha on my AR carbine for several years.

It's just fine for indoors but I need a little more illumination for outside the house.

Is a Bravo ( 2-cell ) good enough for short distances? Maybe 30 yards?


Do you have an Elzetta Alpha, Bravo or Charlie on your long gun?


I am only interested in the Elzetta brand for this project.


Edited to add: If I understand correctly, Bravo and Charlie parts interchange, but not with Alphas.
If I bought a Bravo, I could, maybe buy a Charlie body later to increase illumination at the expensive of more lever-arm weight out front?


If you are going to use a Bravo with the AVS head(650 lumens) it will be good past 30 yards.
As for parts the alpha has a specific body/head assembly and High-low tailcap. I believe all the other elzetta tailcaps will work with the the alpha, bravo and charlie models.
The AVS head is rated at 900 lumens with the Charlie body if you need to reach our farther.

I hope this helps
Mike
 
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