Kel-Tec recently released their new CL-43 flashlight. The 420 lumen flashlight has a Cree XP-G LED lamp and is CNC machined out of extruded aluminum and comes in black, yellow, OD green, coyote tan and orange. They’re pricey at $140 over at Keltecweapons.com.
The switch is operated like the trigger on a gun, pointing the light as an extension of your arm. Compared to a light mounted to a pistol, the CL-43 has much superior range, and also keeps the ability to hold the light off the line of sight to conceal your position.
The small size of the CL-43 makes it possible to hold and operate parallel with a handgun without impairing a conventional two handed hold. If required, and with some training, the light can be operated one-handed together with the gun.
With the addition of a separate attachment, the CL-43 can also be mounted to a MIL-Spec Picatinny. An integrated belt clip and lanyard ring add to the versatility of the system. With a separate adaptor, standard AA batteries can be utilized, however, at an increase in length of the system.