Unless you are lucky to have a really good gun shop that moves a lot of tactical clothing, flashlights and modern gun accessories, you might end up with products that are out dated and not up to modern standards. We pay attention to the recalls on firearms every year and on why certain accessories fail. We’ve seen several Generations of Magpul magazines and accessories and not all of them have been launched with initial success. We have cleared out lots of Magpul Gen 3 magazines in recent months and put a hold on some of their magazines until we are confident they have the manufacturing in order. Some of our distributors have had floods of Pmags coming in but didn’t weed out the faulty production that nobody seems to want to admit to.
In the past 3 months we had to do our own inventory monitoring on Pelican, Streamlight , Surefire and many more products. We’ve seen product flaws with Trijicon optics that were sent back as well as some completely out dated Surefire flashlights as well as Streamlight flashlights. Flashlight technology has grown from 85%-90% with some brands and if you buy a flashlight that has been collecting dust in a gun store that doesn’t move inventory, you might be getting a flashlight that is 2 or 3 generations out dated without knowing it. Not all product codes change from manufacturers when they do the updates to it’s really a good idea to keep an eye on all of the modern specs and get the most out of your money.