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Came across an alternative to the ITI M6 over at AEX a few days ago. Just as in Fatcats Rico Alpha-9 review, sometimes you come across these replica brands, that are as good and a fraction of the cost of the original versions.



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AEX sells the units around $85.00, which is significantly cheaper then an ITI M6. This is a Xenon Weapon Light with Class IIIa all in 1 unit. The AMP version does not have the ITI style rear toggle switch, but it does include a coiled remote pigtail switch. When the coiled remote is connected, it auto disables the on board on/off switch. It uses 2x CR123a batteries and is almost as bright as a Surefire Nitrolon G2 or ITI M3.



Took it to the range this morning to see how it stood up to some real steel action. Tested mounted/fired on:

Kimber Warrior - .45ACP
SA XD 5" - .45ACP
S&W M&P - .40 S&W
Sig P226 - 9mm
Bushmaster Carbon 15 - 9mm
Berretta CX-4 9mm

The Light/Laser unit held up well. Laser windage/elevations position did not move due to recoil, always stayed on target. Light was not effected by recoil. Showed no signs of dimming or any electrical problems during firings. There are no noticeable sings of wear when compared this unit to a "virgin" unit. Gun powder residue needs to be cleaned out though ;(

Will be testing on rifle calibers soon. Just gotta find a relatively close, rifle friendly range in SoCal ...



DISCLAIMER! This unit has only been through a couple hundred rounds of firing in 1 day. While it held up suprisingly well, I think I need to a few more range trips to really test the durability. There are a few other units out in the field also being tested on real rages too. Will post more later.
 

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Update:

Went to AEX and bought ONE because my sister talked me out of buying two :mad: ... But in regards to quality, you can def feel that there is a difference in quality, but that difference isn't much. The thing that sucks is the toggle switch of the M6 is lost and replaced by a button, but it does come with a cord-pressure switch with velcro-sticker so you can place it on a forward pistol grip of a rifle, etc. (Thought that was cool). It also comes with batteries.

A comparison as to the brightness of the flashlights... They are almost identical to each other in terms of brightness. The M6 allows a focusable beam whereas the generic one falls short... No big deal though. The generic one is focused to the spotlight position so that you can blind the hell out of someone (and I am nearly blind right now typing this because of that... ha ha )

Overall, excellent for $85... Beats the HELL out of paying $350+ for the M6!!!

Thanks ORCA for showing this to me. This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for. I will use it at the range and tell you guys how the torture test goes.
 

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Update:

I've shot quite a few rounds using the laser unit, no hiccups or anything. Light still works great (though I hardly use the light) and laser is still at zero.

Thanks again ORCA! :)
 

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ORCA said:
Wow 2nd post hiijack letting us all know of your half price connections... You should post a seperate post giving people this 1/2 price listing and how people can buy it.

LOL, no shit...
 
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