There are a lot of flashlights on the market today. This is especially true in the Tactical world. While we all want to run something we trust with a proven track record, that can keep us from trying new products.
I had the opportunity to run a Klarus XT12S for a couple of months on my carbine. During that time I ran it in the Nightfighter 101 (Low Light CQB Carbine Course) by Viking Tactics. Overall I can say I am very pleased with the light. The shape and throw of the beam is great and plenty bright.
If there is anything I don’t care for, it would be the optional TRS-1 Tape Switch and the fact that you can’t disable the strobe, which I find I don’t have much use for. Overall though, a pretty solid light. The housing definitely took a beating next to the ports on my SureFire WARCOMP too…
*Correction* – The TRS-1 Tape Switch will allow for a constant on if the circle switch is depressed for approximately 2 seconds.