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FOG HORN March 2020

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A Look at Crimson Trace Weapon Mounted Lights Part II


CWL-102 and CWL-202

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A Look at Crimson Trace Weapon Mounted Lights Part II CWL-102 and 2020
CWL-202

A Look at Crimson Trace Weapon that regardless of the mounting options you’ve
chosen for your long gun.
Mounted Lights Part II CWL-102 and
CWL-202
By: Sal Palma

In Part I of this two part review, I covered the


Crimson Trace CMR-208 and CMR-209 both
excellent lights for use on any rail equipped Everything that you need is provided including
platform but best suited for the accessory rail hex wrenches, a true statement for the CWL-
on your pistol; however, if you’re needing a 202 as well.
light for your long gun, CTC offers tactical lights
Activation method comes in two flavors, tail cap
that can only be described as homeruns for
or long gun tape switch.
your gun, they’re the CWL-102 and CWL-202.

Crimson Trace has done something that most


weapon mounted light suppliers have skirted
and that is shipping a long gun light with rail,
Keymod® and M-LOK® mounting options
included. I generally do not move accessories
from weapon to weapon, lethargic I suppose,
but I recognize the value of being able to do

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A Look at Crimson Trace Weapon Mounted Lights Part II CWL-102 and 2020
CWL-202

Attaching the tape switch to the hanguard is source delivering a slightly longer runtime of 1
achieved using the hook & loop mounting hour and 25 minutes. This is a tactical light that
straps and doublestick tape. I took the strap is at home on your M4 style rifle or carbine.
route because I don’t like sticking anything to
my handguard that I’m going to end up scraping The CWL-202 has a High Momentary and
Constant mode of operation but I wish it had a
off at a later date.
high/low feature - not a show stopper for me.
The CWL-102 provides a momentary or
Lastly, both CWL-102 and CWL-202 can be used
constant 500 lumen flood which lights up every
corner of a room. The CR123 battery provides 1 as handheld lights by simply removing the
hr. and 10 min. of runtime. mounting hardware.

The light is constructed of anodized aluminum With a street price of under $60 for the CWL-
and is 1 meter drop resistant. The CWL-102 is 102 and under $100 for the CWL-202 , Crimson
O-ring sealed at the battery compartment and Trace has made it very easy to illuminate your
bezel providing waterproof performance to 1 life.
meter. -SP
The CWL-102 is a mere 4 inches long and FEATURES & SPECIFICAT IONS
weighs in at 3.9 oz. Its light weight and physical
footprint makes this light the ideal illumination CWL-102
accessory for the AR pistol platform
 Instant Activation: Tap-On, Tap-Off Tail
Cap
 Remote On/Off Pad with cord, Hook
and Loop Mounting
 Straps and Double Stick Tape
 500 Peak Lumen LED White Light
 High Output Cree™ XPL LED
 Material: Anodized Aluminum
 Waterproof up to 1 Meter
 Impact Resistance up to 1 Meter
 Modes: • High Beam • Momentary
 Battery Life & Type:
 One CR123 Battery | 1 hour 10 min
500-Lumen
 Length: 4”
All of the features available in its smaller  Weight: 3.9oz with Batteries Installed
brother are available on the CWL-202. The  Includes Two Attachment Mounts
exceptions are its 900 lumen output, size (5.3
in) and weight (4.9 oz.) and its 2 CR123 power

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A Look at Crimson Trace Weapon Mounted Lights Part II CWL-102 and 2020
CWL-202

 Fits most M1913 Picatinny or similar


accessory rails & M-LOK/Keymod
accessory slots.

CWL-202

 Instant Activation: Tap-On, Tap-Off Tail


Cap
 Remote On/Off Pad with cord, Hook
and Loop Mounting
 Straps and Double Stick Tape
 900 Peak Lumen LED White Light
 High Output Cree™ XPL LED
 Material: Anodized Aluminum
 Waterproof up to 1 Meter
 Impact Resistance up to 1 Meter
 Modes: • High Beam • Momentary
 Battery Life & Type:
 Two CR123 Battery | 1 hour 25 min
900-Lumen
 Length: 5.3”
 Weight: 4.9oz with Batteries Installed
 Includes Two Attachment Mounts
 Fits most M1913 Picatinny or similar
accessory rails & M-LOK/Keymod
accessory slots.

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