Is Cloud Defensive The Best AR15 & Guns Accessories Company?
It goes without saying that Cloud Defensive is one of the top AR15 & Gun Accessories companies out there. For years, they’ve been making high quality accessories that not only are super effective, but highly durable and reliable. Today we’ll be taking a look at some of our favorite products from Cloud Defensive, including some of their most popular lights and mounts.
One of the most famous lights around is the Cloud Defensive OWL (Optimized Weapon Light), and for good reason! This light is extremely hard to beat as far as performance goes, and it’s price is well worth it. The Cloud Defensive OWL has some pretty incredible features, like a Quick-Disconnect light head and tail-cap. The patent-pending Lug-Lok technology that comes with the OWL gives you a light head and a tailcap that are removable without traditional threading. A few degrees of rotation and you can immediately remove the head or tail-cap.
Efficiency is the name of the game for this light. You’ll notice right away that battery changes are now lightning fast and easy to do. Of course, let’s not forget about the quality of the light itself! The OWL packs about 1,250 Lumens, making it one of the hottest beams in the industry, and also utilizes at least 50,000 Candela.
If you’re looking for a tool free design, the OWL is also the best bet for you. You can attach the OWL to your weapon with the tool in the tailcap, and replace your lens with the tool on the tailcap as well. All in all, if you’re looking for one of the very best weapon lights on the market, the Cloud Defensive OWL is your best bet!
This light is another one that checks all the boxes. For any purpose, whether it’s home defense, law enforcement, or sport, you’ve come to the right place. Cloud Defensive is known for their top tier quality, and their lights are renowned for their high power and reliability. The REIN is no exception, and offers a massive leap over the competition in both performance, and critical features that shooters need and rely on. With its 60,000 Candela output at 1,400 lumens, it’s one of the most powerful weapon lights on the market. In addition, it’s available in multiple configurations, which makes it adaptable to your needs.
It goes without saying that if you’re shooting at night or low light situations, having a super powerful light is very important. Not only that, but you’ll also need a light that’s reliable and long-lasting.
This is where the REIN is truly special. With its patented remote switch, it offers both momentary and constant-on functionality. The remote switch is electrically isolated from the push-button switch located on the tail cap. If your remote switch suffers a catastrophic failure, your REIN still works via the tail cap button.
The REIN provides usable light for at least 6 straight hours. Talk about reliability! Not only that, but it’s super light weight, coming in at 5.3oz without the battery and 6.9oz with. Besides all of that, it’s got some incredible features that shouldn’t go unmentioned. Let’s start with the Patented Battery Jack Feature.
This allows you to properly tension the battery inside the system to avoid battery bounce. This lengthens the life of your system and increases reliability substantially. The patented tail-cap cartridge is easily replaceable and allows for multiple configurations without removing the tail of the light.
Lastly, let’s look at the Proprietary Field-Serviceable Lens System.The glass on the REIN is 3mm thick, which is the thickest in the industry. It can take multiple hits from 5.56mm Simunition rounds. Also, the end-user can now replace the glass lens themselves. When looking for ultimate accuracy, this light is your best bet!
Beyond their lights, Cloud Defensive also makes some great parts like rails and mounts. Let’s take a look at the Cloud Optimized Rail. This might be the world’s first purpose-driven hand guard that recesses your light & laser controls into your rail. Not only that, but it seamlessly integrates your switching for optimal ergonomics, and enhanced protection as well. The COR puts your light/laser activation first by recessing the switching into the rail and optimizing your ergonomics in the process. This is an excellent choice for anyone looking to upgrade their rail.
The Cloud Defensive LCS / HLX Kit is a popular bundle option for those looking to pair the Light Control System with Streamlight’s ProTac HL-X weapon-light. With this kit, you’ll get the picatinny version of the LCSmk2, and the 1000 lumen Streamlight ProTac HLX (Rail Mount Version). The LCSmk2k is designed exclusively for the Streamlight ProTac series weaponlights Dual-Function tape switch that is commonly provided with the Streamlight ProTac series weaponlights.
Looking at the features, you’ll notice that its unique Patent-Pending design utilizes a slot that ensures a snug, perfect friction-fit for the tape switch. Once installed, you’ll never need to worry about it coming out on accident. Additionally, the “Early Exit” feature allows the user to route the cable into the LCS and then exit the mount early if more cable slack is needed for your given setup. The LCS Series Locks up 100% to your weapon, with zero movement, zero play, and is virtually indestructible.
What’s so special about these mounts? They’re considered some of the best, most versatile, and strongest light mounts in the industry at a great price point. The Cloud Defensive “Torrent series” is super effective and reliable. If you use a REIN or REIN micro, this is the mount for you. It features 3 light mounting positions that provide up to .250” of lateral adjustment.
Moving on to the design, the cantilevered mounting design shifts light forward off the mount, which increases usable rail space. Next, it has light offset optimized at a 45 degree offset for ergonomic activation. It also is fully ambidextrous, with 6 total mounting solutions on 3 sided M-LOK® rail system. Overall, this mount is superb because of its genius design – low profile, lightweight, and does not impede weapons manipulation.