Tactical Flashlight Hunting Accessories
A tactical flashlight is a great tool to have for hunting. Whether you're hunting early in the morning or late at night, a flashlight can better help you navigate and the right accessories can make it a truly valuable tool. For this blog, we're going to talk about some of the best tactical flashlights for hunting as well as the best tactical flashlight accessories for hunting. If you are a hunting enthusiast, keep reading because you'll find at least one thing that you’ll really love.
Best Hunting Flashlights
There were a lot of flashlights to choose from, but we narrowed our selection down to two tactical flashlights that would be amazing when hunting. Both of these flashlights are able to be mounted onto a rifle and have the appropriate accessories to make them hunting flashlights. Both of these flashlights are packed with features so you're going to if you didn't want to use them just for hunting, you can use them for a variety of other applications. So let's take a look at these two flashlights.
The first tactical flashlight I want to talk about is the Klarus XT12GT. This is a fairly compact flashlight, but what makes it a truly phenomenal hunting flashlight is the extremely focused beam and the beam throw. It delivers up to 1600 lumens and has a maximum beam throw of 603 meters. This flashlight is perfect to pinpoint far into the distance. It's around 6.5 inches in length and can easily fit on to a rifle or be carried using its holster. You can also clip it onto your pocket using the removable pocket clip.
The user interface is great with the XT12GT. If features dual tactical tail switches that have a momentary-on as well as a One-Touch Turbo and a On-Touch Strobe or a One-Touch Low depending on what programmable setting you have it in. It comes with two programmable settings, the Tactical Setting which will give you a One-Touch Strobe, and the Outdoor Setting which will give you a One-Touch Low. You can easily switch between the settings at any time giving you a lot of versatility with this tactical flashlight. It also features four brightness levels, a strobe mode, and an SOS mode was just adds to its versatility.
The XT12GT is rechargeable and features a magnetic charging port and comes with a USB magnetic charging cable. You can plug the charging cable into any USB adapter and easily connect it to the magnetic charging port on the flashlight. It charges the flashlight easily and securely and many users love this charging function.
The XT12 GT comes with a high drain premium 18650 battery with a 3600 MAH capacity. You could also equip it with two CR123A batteries if you'd like to. It's also an extremely durable flashlight. It's impact resistant up to 1.5 meters and is waterproof up to IPX8 standards so it's great to take with you on outdoor adventures. Take a look at the Klarus XT12GT.
The next flashlight I want to talk about is quite a bit smaller making it more lightweight and easier to carry around in general. The XT11GT is awesome and more powerful, delivering up to 2000 lumens. It doesn't have the same focused beam as the XT12GT and reaches out with a maximum beam distance of 316 meters. It has a great blend of spot and spill so you can see pretty far away and see everything around you as well.
The user interface on the XT11GT is quite a bit more robust. It features a triple switch design with the same dual tail switches the XT12GT has plus an added side switch that functions separately. The dual tail switches still feature the momentary-on, One-Touch Turbo, and One-Touch Strobe or One-Touch Low. The side switch offers a built-in memory function as well as a One-Touch Low. The XT11GT features three programmable settings. The Tactical Setting and Outdoor Setting function the same way as the settings for the XT12GT. The side switch won’t be affected by either of these two settings. The third setting is the Advanced Tactical Setting where the flashlight will only function in turbo and strobe using the tail switches. The side switch will be completely locked out. These settings allow you to use the XT11GT flashlight in a variety of situations.
The XT11GT is USB rechargeable making it convenient to charge the battery. It’s an 18650 flashlight, but can also be equipped with two CR123A batteries. Just like the XT12GT, it’s extremely durable; it’s impact resistant up to 1.5 meters and waterproof up to IPX8 standards. Check out the Klarus XT11GT.
Best Tactical Flashlight Accessories for Hunting
A flashlight is a great tool to have for any outdoor excursion, but you may want a few more accessories if you’re going hunting. We’ve listed a few accessories here that are extremely useful for hunting.
Klarus TRS1 Remote Pressure Switch
The Klarus TRS1 is a remote pressure switch that easily fits on the XT12GT and XT11GT along with many other Klarus flashlights. This remote pressure switch features dual switches, has a momentary-on function, and will cycle through the different brightness levels of the flashlight used. The tail cap on the TRS1 is crafted from aluminum alloy while the switch is encased in sturdy silicone. It’s built to fit easily onto a flashlight and allows you to easily use the flashlight while it’s mounted on a weapon. Check out the Klarus TRS1 remote pressure switch.
Another great accessory to have for a hunting flashlight is a filter, or even several filters. You can find various colors, each serving a different purpose. Red filters are great for hunting because they preserve night vision while not disturbing prey. Red filters are also good for penetrating smoke or fog. Green filters will also not disturb your night vision and are great for reading maps. The blue filters are good for tracking animals and the white filters are perfect if you want a diffused light to use as a lantern or to see more area around you.
The FT11 filters fit the XT11GT along with other Klarus flashlights so check out the FT11 filters if you own a Klarus flashlight. The FT12 filters fit the XT12GT along with other flashlights so check out the FT12 filters if you’re interested in or own an XT12GT.
Finally, we have gun mounts. If you want to mount your flashlight onto your weapon you’ll be needing one of these. You can choose between an offset gun mount and an onset gun mount. Both of these mounts work for any flashlight that features a 24.5mm body diameter and fits on standard picatinny rails. Check out gun mounts for your tactical flashlight.
If you’re looking for a new tactical flashlight for hunting or are wanting some flashlight accessories, we’ve got you covered! We can equip your Klarus tactical flashlight with the right accessories so it’s the perfect hunting flashlight.