Since bad things tend to happen at night, I am a firm believer in having a serious light on all your “Social” Firearms, most especially the long guns you keep around the house for Protection.
Here is a short breakdown of features direct from IWC’s Website:
- 375 LUMENS from a single CR123A Battery
- Dedicated Modular Weaponlight with 375 lumen LED Module, Rotary Momentary & Twist-on Tailcap, Crenulated Bezel, fully potted electronics for extreme durability under heavy recoil, 6061-T6 Billet, Black Type III HC Anodize.
- Impact Weapons Components proven Offset Cantilevered Mount is integrated into the light body, eliminating the need for a separate mount and fastners to secure the light body to the light mount.
- Select your mount for either 1913 Picatinny or BOTH M-LOK® and Keymod by using IWC’s KML Modular Mount.
- Pick your own tailcap from a variety of Elzetta tailcap interface options (Strobe, High/Low, Twist, Etc.)
- Prices vary by Model and Features; see IWC’s Price List HERE
The specific Model I received and will be testing is the 1913 Picatinny mount with the standard click on/off tailcap.
The weapon I will be testing it on is my latest project weapon, the Yugo M92 AK-47 Pistol.
The Mounting for this specific weapon was quite easy, since Manticores Renegade Forearm accepts Magpul’s MOE Rails, I simply Installed a 7 Slot MOE Rail on the left side and was ready to go, but any Standard 1913 Picatinny rail will work.
The Entire mounting process is a snap, and can be done in 2 minutes with an allen wrench. Simply loosen the two allen screws and position on your 1913 Rail and then tighten. You will see right away the upper and lower claw design and how it attaches.
On this particular weapon, I positioned the light so I could operate the tailcap with my left thumb without much effort, while maintaining a solid grip. What is really cool is the tailcap on/off switch also allows for MOMENTARY operation for those times when you do not need a CONSTANT beam. This works well for a quick “peek” or to quickly blind and intruder if need be.
At it’s heart, this little power-house is still an Elzetta; one of the toughest tactical lights made, so you can take heart it will take the abuse and like the Energizer Bunny, keep going and going.
There are several perks I notice right away with the light, the primary ones being size and weight. You hardly feel or notice it on your weapon. And for being only around 4 inches long, you don’t have to worry about snagging or banging it on walls or anything else for that matter, as you maneuver.
You will be surprised at the POWER this thing packs! For a small light that uses only one CR123 Battery it is amazing. No Hot Spots and an even, smooth coverage with no noticeable borders.
Being that this would primarily be a light I would have on my long gun while searching or clearing the house, I snapped a few to give you an ideal.
So there it is in a snap guys, the IWC CQB Mini-Light.
Stay Alert, Stay Armed, Stay Illuminated and Stay Dangerous!