It appears we are living in the Golden Age of illumination tools. There are dozens of companies producing hundreds of flashlights. This gives us plenty of options but makes it difficult to decide which ones to spend our hard earned money on. A new entry to the light world worth giving a look is Striker Concepts. They’ve been around since 2005 and pride themselves on creating innovative products that are actually functional and useful. Their B.A.M.F.F. Dual LED Tactical Flashlight line of lights fit this role nicely.
B.A.M.F.F. stands for Broad Array Multi Flood Flashlight. Striker Concepts has built their flashlights with two LEDs in the head of the light. The large main light is focused for long range illumination while the small offset LED is a wide angle flood light. In conjunction, these two LEDs give you the best of both worlds. The new B.A.M.F.F. 10.0 is the largest and brightest in the flashlight line. It is made of aircraft grade aluminum and is IPX6 weather resistant. It runs on the included rechargeable battery or can also function on 3 AAA batteries. It will put out 1000 lumens and run for 2.5 hours. It has high/medium/low settings along with strobe and even SOS. But what really makes the 10.0 versatile is its ability to convert to a weapon mounted light. The kit includes a rail mount and remote pressure switch. The pressure switch has two buttons, one for momentary use and one for on/off and toggling through the various settings.
I took the light out and played with it in a few different environments. First was just around the house as a utility light. It worked great and was actually too bright on the highest setting. The second area I tested it was walking through the woods at night. It was very useful here and the different intensity settings helped depending on if I was in thick timber or open country. Finally, I mounted it on an AR and used it on the range. The two-button pressure switch worked well with the momentary being my favorite. Striker Concepts appears to have a winner with their light design. Their only problem now will be keeping them in stock! Check out their website to see all of their cool products.