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OLight PL2 Valkyrie

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OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by TL1000RSquid » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:14 pm

I've had the PL2 for a few months now and have shot with it mounted numerous times its held up well. Its extremely bright (1200lm) if you point it at someone and turn it on in the dark there vision is going to be screwed up for several seconds so its almost like a weapon of its own. Its easy to switch on and off with either my trigger finger or my left thumb. Its a large light so not the best choice for your conceal carry but it is an excellent choice for night stand or duty gun. It takes 2 CR123 batteries that are included, non rechargable so I got 2 rechargable ones.
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Valkyrie lighting back batteries were not 100% so this isn't its full brightness have to recharge and try to snap another pic tonite
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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:40 pm

I have one too purchased at one of Olight's free shipping & 40% off sales. And like you said, it's attached to the main bedside firearm.

They are sturdy, easy to use, bright as poop and on/off easy as cab be.

An outstanding light w/o breaking the bank.
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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by Father of 5 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:41 pm

I have one as well and picked it up during one of their flash sales at a great price. It is definitely bright! Seems like a well made product, though I haven't shot with it mounted on anything yet. You can't beat the olight flash sales.
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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by Janik » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:19 pm

I need to get one of these soon. I have the MINI, which is awesome, but would like to get a full size Valkyrie as well.
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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by TL1000RSquid » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:39 pm

I got this one when they had one of the sales a couple months back, a steal for sure if you wait for another 40% sale which they seem to run monthly. I'm looking to pick one or probably 2 of their other lights soon to mount to an AR and maybe my Scorpion evo.
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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by TL1000RSquid » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:45 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqWVOe2M3rE


Valkyrie submerged in a lake for 5 months will it work?
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Post by PTMac2015 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:53 pm

I am so sold on that light now.
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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by ncjw » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:20 pm

This forum is going to bankrupt me. I bought the Olight Mini and just tried it out on my Ruger and SFX, It is so much easier than using an offhand flashlight.

Question: how long will it stay charged sitting in a drawer?
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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by TL1000RSquid » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:40 am

ncjw wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:20 pm
This forum is going to bankrupt me. I bought the Olight Mini and just tried it out on my Ruger and SFX, It is so much easier than using an offhand flashlight.

Question: how long will it stay charged sitting in a drawer?
Mini's nice got one of them too and a few other lights in same lumen range but the full size is a beast it'll light up a decent sized room and blind anyone its pointed at.

Im my experience rechargable lithium ion batteries will slowly start losing charge after a couple months, be awhile till dead but yeah ive thrown batteries that were fully charged in my drawer on the charger after 3 or 4 months and they were at like 85%. If you're using non rechargable cr123's they usually have a shelf life of a couple years.
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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by FrankW » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:26 am

TL1000RSquid wrote: ….yeah ive thrown batteries that were fully charged in my drawer on the charger after 3 or 4 months and they were at like 85%.

Hi Tl1000RSquid, I don't know what charger you are using but storing your batteries in the charger may be contributing to the discharge. Have you stored your batteries out of the charger and they discharged at the same rate as the batteries in the charger? You have two problems with storing batteries in a charger. The charger circuit has capacitors in the charging loop and if they bleed off when you unplug the charger, the capacitors may discharge your batteries to some level. Also, if your charger charges the batteries in a parallel circuit all of the batteries in the charger will be discharged by the lowest charged battery. So if one battery is weak, it will affected the level of the other batteries.

I am no expert but If it was me I would store the batteries outside of the charger.

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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by ncjw » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:33 am

I realized I needed to try the RMR (which led to the SFX) when I was having real trouble focusing on the front sight in a typically dark indoor range, especially when trying to sight in on black bullseyes. But once I put the Olight on the iron sighted Ruger and the RMR SFX, the Olight throws so much light that the irons were clearly visible and more than adequate for close in home defense work. The Venom red dot (on minimum to preserve battery long term in a drawer) on the SFX was perfectly fine and not washed out, but I don't think that it would make much of a difference.

As a result, I am thinking that the need for an RMR equipped pistol as my home defense gun is no longer there. This leaves a couple of options, either put a rail for an Olight on the 1911 or get a standard Elite-S. It all depends on whether I want to modify my 1911, but that is the least expensive option.
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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by ed21 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:17 pm

i just got mine! I love it! as others, its on my pistol, on top of the night stand. It fits many of my 9mm.
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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by Gadget Guy » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:13 am

I recently picked up their PL-2RL Baldr. I LIKE IT BUT... Did anyone have any problem mounting their PL- Valkyrie to a Canik?

I would think that the Valkyrie and Baldr would use the same main body.

The Baldr fits the rail without the insert but the 1913 rail key is too tall. Did anyone need to "modify" anything to make it work?

Thanks.
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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by TL1000RSquid » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:24 am

Gadget Guy wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:13 am
I recently picked up their PL-2RL Baldr. I LIKE IT BUT... Did anyone have any problem mounting their PL- Valkyrie to a Canik?

I would think that the Valkyrie and Baldr would use the same main body.

The Baldr fits the rail without the insert but the 1913 rail key is too tall. Did anyone need to "modify" anything to make it work?

Thanks.
Mounts on my Elite fine, on my SA it doesnt quite sit all the way back but its close enough little 2mm or so gap.
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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by Gadget Guy » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:12 pm

TL1000RSquid wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:24 am
Mounts on my Elite fine, on my SA it doesnt quite sit all the way back but its close enough little 2mm or so gap.
So it sits flat against the rail just not far enough towards the trigger guard? They must use a different thickness rail alignment key on this new model.

Thanks.
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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by TL1000RSquid » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:18 pm

Gadget Guy wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:12 pm
TL1000RSquid wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:24 am
Mounts on my Elite fine, on my SA it doesnt quite sit all the way back but its close enough little 2mm or so gap.
So it sits flat against the rail just not far enough towards the trigger guard? They must use a different thickness rail alignment key on this new model.

Thanks.
Yeah not flush, but doesnt hinder me being able to hit the switch. Does yours fit ok on other guns or you have problems with other pistols as well? If so I'm betting Olight will take care of you/replace it if you contact them.
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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by Gadget Guy » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:51 pm

TL1000RSquid wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:18 pm
Does yours fit ok on other guns or you have problems with other pistols as well?
So far I've only tried it on my SF. The 1913 key fits in the slot, it's just too tall so the light won't sit flat. I have an SFX I'm going to try when I get home but it think it will be the same.

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Re: OLight PL2 Valkyrie

Post by Gadget Guy » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:23 pm

The rail on the SFX is the same as the SF. The slots in the rail are approx. 0.070" deep. The 1913 adapters are approx. 0.10" tall when installed in the light.

0.030" too much.

It's just not going to work with the 1913 adapter installed. It clamps to the rail nicely without it. :-x :-x

I've contacted Olight via the web site. Waiting for a reply.
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