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MANY PEOPLE WHO CARRY HANDGUN ON EVERYDAY BASIS ARE ALSO CONSIDERING CARRYING IT WITH WEAPON LIGHT MOUNTED. YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM MANY MODELS, POWERS, PRICES, THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT PRODUCTS AVAILABLE. I n most situations, attaching the WML to pistol inevitably leads to increase of size and weight of such combo. In combat or duty, it isn't important as you mostly use OWB holsters and you have so much gear that additional weight goes unnoticed. It changes sig- nificant when carry your gun con- cealed. Most of all – a handgun itself. EDC pistol as we may call it should be as small as possible and by small, I mean just enough to still comfortably shoot. It should have more than 6 rounds in a mag- azine and allows of hitting a target further than 2 meters away. Very often it happens that a Glock 19 is a weapon of choice. Well, in fact it is a really compact, handgun. And here problem is appearing as most of WMLs offers great perfor- mance but for a price of size and weight. Most of them sticks out in front of barrel and are quite bulky – summing up all dimensions are being pumped and we face a situ- ation of having not a compact gun but like that on a standard frame. Of course, there are much smaller weaponlights that don't stick out in front of compact handguns' bar- rels and are smaller. Those features come with a price of power, light beam dispersion or most import- ant, worktime (it's not a rule to be fully honest). T here is a bunch of people that state (who's somehow right) that if you attach a flashlight it must be a mini anti-air searchlight that burns eyes out but there is also a group that says a flashlight must do it job, not nec- essarily burning everything around and for sure, not making a compact handgun a full sized one. For them, Olight did Valkyrie Mini. It is a second flashlight made by Olight that I got in my hands in re- cent months (last one was Valky- rie PL-2). In contrary to the earlier model that I happened to test, now we do not have a full-size WML, but a small, handy one that doesn't stick out of a handgun, doesn't add much of extra weight. Summing up, it doesn't affect much concealed carry. It might be boldly claimed that most of this thing were achieved, but as reality with Olight tends to be – nothing is as the company wanted it to be, especially in specs. Let's start from the beginning. After unboxing, first thing, very positive one, are dimension and weight of a flashlight – 6 x 3 x 2.7cm and 63 grams. As shown in the pictures, Valkyrie Mini al- most disappear under Glock 19. Construction itself, as typical for Olight: solid materials and looks very sturdy. Main body is made of 6061 T6 aluminum alloy with type III hard anodization so the same as in the majority of lights on the mar- ket. Only head ring is made of steel. Flashlight is drop safe from 1 me- ter and sealed enough to meet IPX6 standard. Source of light is based on electronically controlled XP-L HI LED powered by in-built 260mAh lithium-polymer rechargeable bat- tery. It is charged through a sock- ACCESSORIES

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