Who doesn’t love a good internet fight?
In my Sunday morning/post-hangover/coffee-infused Facebook skimming, I ran across something interesting.
It appears as though the guys from High Capacity TV did a video review on the Inforce APL earlier this month and showed that there *may* be a problem with the way that the light mounts to a gun and how the light performs under stress. In short, it flies off when you shoot it.
Of course, Inforce isn’t going to just stand by without creating a video response starring their head of LE Sales disputing all of the claims (yet showing how the light falls off the gun himself).
The best part about these situations is the vast access we have now to experts on tactical operations, manufacturing processes, testing procedures…and they ALL lurk on YouTube AND comment on the videos. Technology really is amazing.
Kidding aside, this industry NEEDS independent testing. Were the tests perfectly scientific in a perfectly controlled environment? No. Are the results still interesting? Yes. Is it worth further investigation? Sure.
Companies that are smart tend to use these types of crowdsourced testing results and either improve their products, or learn more about the folks to whom they are actually marketing their wares. Discrediting each other on YouTube or Facebook comment threads is juvenile on both parts and only serves to confuse the end customer.
We can do better.
DISCLAIMER: I don’t have any skin in this game, I don’t know the guys from High Capacity TV and I don’t own an Inforce light. I just like watching this stuff go down and learning how not to act. I’m sure there is a metric ton of info in the background of this fight such as email exchanges, phone calls, etc, that I don’t have access to but it’s entertaining nonetheless.
Matt Stagliano is a photographer first, and firearms / outdoors enthusiast second. His work has appeared in countless magazines and online outlets such as RECOIL, SKILLSET, Guns & Ammo, Concealment, Breach Bang Clear, Ammoland, and others. He spends most of his time running Stonetree Creative, a full service portrait studio in Maine when he is not on assignment as Firelance Media. Learn more about Stonetree online or follow him on Instagram (@stonetreecreative). On Facebook here.