Really brand new, the Nitecore NPL10 pistol flashlight is a combo accessory offering a 240-lumens LED flashlight and a 635nm red light laser in a Picatinny-compatible, compact and lightweight package for tactical pistols
Once a relatively unacknowledged newcomer in the industry, the Chinese-based NITECORE company currently enjoys a solid status and a relevant market share in the field of tactical and utility illumination industry. While its product line is vast and includes accessories, pouches, kits, and even vapes and accessories thereof, tactical illumination still firmly remains the core business of the company.
And year 2018 marks yet another "first timer" for the Company. While the Nitecore catalogue already includes a plethora of tactical gunlights, they're all of the classic type – featuring remote activation switches and barrel or Picatinny rail clamps for long gun applications. The new Nitecore NPL10 Tactical Pistol flashlight is the Company's first rail-mounted, compact flashlight-laser combo specifically conceived for handguns, and is definitely good enough to give some of its best known competitors a run for their money.
The Nitecore NPL10 Tactical Pistol flashlight is so new that there is no projected availability date or expected/announced pricing yet. But we at GUNSweek.com were able to get a hold on a dealer sample and give it a closer look.
The Nitecore NPL10 Tactical Pistol flashlight is built around a hard-anodized black, aircraft grade aluminum chassis for an overall weight of barely 59,5 grams (approximately 2.1 ounces) with a single CR2 battery included. The battery powers both the 635nm red light laser emitter and the single CREE XP-G2 S3 LED light.
The LED is embedded in a reflector and protected by a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coated tempered glass front lens. A double activation paddle is positioned so that it will be at easy finger reach once the NPL10 is installed, and also allows the output to be set to five different levels, the highest of which provides 240 lumens for a runtime of 40 minutes and a 92-metres (100 yards) range: excellent for room cleaning, home defense, urban policing, security and tactical applications.
The Nitecore NPL10 tactical pistol flashlight features a rail interface with a repositionable screw that allows it to adapt to any kind of railed frame, from Glock-type to more standard Picatinny. Other features include a digital power stabilization and management system for longer battery life and a vibration suppression technology that ensures resistance to recoil and enhances the service life.
Keep an eye out for the Nitecore NPL10 to hit the stores in the coming weeks: if you're looking for an effective laser/light pistol combo that won't break the bank, with the NPL10 you'll definitely be on the safe side!
Nitecore NPL10 Tactical Pistol flashlight - Specifications
- Powered by a single CREE XP-G2 S3 LED, embedded 635nm red light laser for fast target acquisition
- Max output level: 240 lumens, with a 92 meters / 100 yards range
- Works on a single CR2 battery (issued) with a 40 minutes runtime at the maximum output level
- Hard-anodized, aircraft grade aluminum chassis, aluminum LED reflector and coated tempered coated glass front lens
- Universal/adaptable rail interface system, double activation switch
- 59,5 grams (2.09 oz) weight, IP66 certified, drop-safe up to 1,5 meters (4.9 ft)
- Price: not yet available