Nitecore P10GT Tactical Flashlight Review – April 2017

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Nitecore P10GT Tactical Flashlight – New Release – April 2017

So Nitecore has released the new version of the P10, and it’s definitely an improvement over the old version. But is it better than other recommended tactical flashlights with similar designs?

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The first thing you’ll notice about the P10GT is that despite its military-grade toughness it is extraordinarily, well, light. At about three ounces (sans battery), it’s a little over half the weight of comparably-sized lights like the MecArmy SPX18 while staying just as tough.
Nitecore p10gt weight
The dual tail switch is a new move for Nitecore, who’s preferred to keep to either one switch, like the MH series, or to put the second switch on the side like with the beginner-friendly P12. The addition of the dual tail switch echoes other lights like the Klarus XT11GT, but it is a welcome addition. Previous Nitecore lights depended on a certain button press sequence to activate the strobe, and I much prefer the second-switch solution.

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The P10GT also has three programmable modes affecting the strobe switch and various brightness settings, so it’s nice to have that extra level of customization. It’s a hundred lumens brighter than the previous model at 900 lumens, which is great, but it’s even better to be able to tune that brightness to exactly the level you want – at the moment you want it!

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Overall, this is a great light for law enforcement and security positions, with easy-to-use operations and rock-solid toughness. Although some features may lack the polish of similar lights, there’s no doubt the P10GT is just as dependable and functional.

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Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Three programmable modes
  • Dual-switch tail for easy strobe access
  • TOUGH – Waterproof and impact-resistant

Cons

  • A little less bright than comparable lights
  • Method of changing brightness modes a bit clumsy
nitecore p10gt specs
Specifications
 
Length: 135 mm / 5.31 in
Head Size: 25.4 mm / 1 in
Weight: 82 g / 2.89 oz
LED: CCREE XP-L HI V3
Max Output: 900 lumens
Max Beam Distance: 286 m
Max Runtime: 17h / 0.71 days
Beam color: Neutral white, white light
Impact resistance: 1.5 m
Waterproof: IPX-8 (submersible up to 2 m)
Battery: 1 x 18650, 2 x CR123

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Features
 
Instant strobe with STROBE READY
900 lumen output
Dual tail switch for one-handed operation
Customizable input with three tactical modes
Thermoelectric separation technology to optimize heat dissipation
Crystal coating technology for extreme reflector performance
Battery indicator on tail switch
Anti-rolling design
HA-III military grade hard-anodized finish
Anti-slip knurling
Weighs only 2.9 oz (without battery)
Equipped with stainless steel titanium-plated clip
Optics lens with anti-reflective coating
Crenulated bezel design
Compatible with multiple tactical accessories

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