Like many folks, I had a way to add a flashlight to an AR-15. I didn’t want to add a rail system thanks to the price and weight associated with many of them, and some of the rails less, systems I had seen didn’t look very sturdy or straightforward to install. Inside this Elzetta ZFH1500 inspection, I discovered that I was able to rapidly add a high-intensity flashlight to my AR with a simple to install mount that’s very rugged. Easy and Elegant. A few of the most excellent tools are the basic ones. Sure everyone enjoys the gadget that does everything, but usually, the easy tool is the best.
The Elzetta ZFH1500 is easy, and I found it to be beneficial. Installation was simple, and once set up it worked. The ZFH1500 body is made from plastic, and it comes as two halves in the kit. Also contained in the package are spacers, five nuts, and screws and a hex key. The only thing you need to provide is a flashlight and an AR-15 gun using an ideal A2 type front sight base. It’ll work with and with no bayonet lug.
Elzetta ZFH1500. You can use pretty much any flashlight with a body diameter of 0.7 – 1.1&Prime. While it isn’t necessary, to get the complete utilization of the device, the flashlight must have a tail cap button. To install, you put 50% of the Elzetta ZFH1500 from the front sight and the barrel. You place the flashlight in the groove and after that put the other 50% of the device at the top of the flashlight and gun. The screws and nuts keep the package together. Based on the dimensions of the flashlight, one or 2 of the spacers might be required to secure the light.
Once installed, the forward’s hand can trigger the light by pressing the sling swivel forwards, which pushes the flashlight tail button. Range Time. I managed to scratch up ammunition to take the Elzetta ZFH1500 into the range. While I’d prefer to conduct a couple of thousand rounds throughout the gun with it attached, the reality is that I do not have that many rounds thanks to the current buying frenzy. With a Streamlight Strion Light-emitting diode HL flashlight mounted in the ZFH1500, a pistol worked fine. I didn’t expect any reliability problems, but some firearms with a light attached may begin to have problems.
The Elzetta mount remained attached to the gun and didn’t shake loose. So I contemplated adding Loctite as an added measure of security. Ultimately dismissed the thought because one should swap the batteries in the flashlight now and again. The Streamlight I utilized is rechargeable, so I’ll be replacing it with a CR123A powered light in the very near future.