Smith & Wesson Captain's Flashlight

$39.95
$39.95

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 6010A

Available Exclusively from Sporty’s

Tired of flashlights that are bright enough for preflight but too bright for the cockpit? This custom-made light is the best of both worlds. Independent switches allow the user to select which color of light is needed without having to scroll through multiple colors.

10 white LEDs provide maximum illumination for outside the cockpit, while three red LEDs preserve night vision in the cockpit. Still too bright? Switch on the one red LED for just ...

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Available Exclusively from Sporty’s

Tired of flashlights that are bright enough for preflight but too bright for the cockpit? This custom-made light is the best of both worlds. Independent switches allow the user to select which color of light is needed without having to scroll through multiple colors.

10 white LEDs provide maximum illumination for outside the cockpit, while three red LEDs preserve night vision in the cockpit. Still too bright? Switch on the one red LED for just the right amount of light for viewing charts and flight plans without disturbing sleeping passengers. Measures 6 1/2” long. Operates on three AAA batteries (included) and also includes deluxe nylon holster with extra battery storage compartment.

Features:

  • Independent switches for each color of light
  • Constructed of precision machined anodized aluminum
  • Shatterproof LED diodes last over 110,000 hours
  • Includes carrying case
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Weighs 9 oz. 
Reviews
4.5 / 5.0
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4.3 / 5
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3 / 5
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1 / 5
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5 / 5
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Not reliable
It uses a cartridge to hold 3 AAA batteries so when the cartridge breaks a spring, like it did on me, it cannot be replaced and you have a useless flashlight. SPORTY'S CUSTOMER SERVICE RESPONSE Thank you for the review and please accept our apologies for the trouble. The Smith & Wesson Captain's Flashlight is backed by a lifetime guarantee. We'll send a new cartridge right out.
March 11, 2017
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
BEST OVERALL AVIATION LIGHT
In 54 years of flying and flight instructing part time, this is the best overall light for walkarounds and cockpit use. I have several very high-performance CR-123 Lithium battery-powered high-lumen lights costing >$100 to $150 on rifles and in backpacks, but this light won't blind you, makes sense for aviators, and you can buy the AAA alkaline batteries anywhere. I would compare this to the S&W Galaxy 13 LED light, but I don't think they are the same, based upon the difference in weight. The Galaxy 13 LED also does not advertise a two-level red LED feature. I keep one of the Sporty's Captains lights in my motorhome, and one in my flight bag.
March 11, 2017
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Good Stuff
High quality item. Don't look like it will disappoint me. Thank you Sportys
February 21, 2017
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Great Product
Love this flashlight. Perfect size, durable and reliable.
December 30, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
A sturdy light and a good value
Seems very well constructed and using it is easy with separate buttons for white and red light with the red light in low and bright settings. Worked well on my first night flight. Any flash light, however, requires the use of one hand which may be a disadvantage in the cockpit. I just purchased this item and have no input on reliability. Overall, I like this item.
June 1, 2016
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Good value for the money
As a flashlightaholic, I am pleased with this purchase.
December 15, 2015
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Fit for Purpose
Great light. Works well for night flying.
December 7, 2015
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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1 / 5
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2 / 5
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1 / 5
The flashlite is nice BUT TO BIG AND HEAVY TO USE IN A LIGHT PLANE COCKPIT.
NICE FLASHLIGHT but to HEAVY to use in a night cockpit and still fly the airplane
November 26, 2015
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5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Lot of light small size
I keep a three D battery mag light in my flight bag and it is not as bright as the Smith and Wesson. And I can change from the white to red in seconds. Yes I still keep the other light in the bag but it is not needed.
November 10, 2015
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Unexpected Quality, Reliability, Application and Price
My summary above says it all. I own two of these, one for my aviating, and one for my RV. I'm a CFI-AI MEL, hold an ATP, and am a shooting enthusiast. Smith & Wesson surprised me with this one, and Sporty's has a penchant for choosing the best products to market, if they haven't already had a hand in development themselves. I like the ruggedness, separate buttons for the type of light I want, so I don't have to toggle through all the choices, and a choice of red intensity levels in the cockpit. I shouldn't say this, but I was surprised to buy this (at the time) for $32, not $132. I just wish I had bought them both at once, and saved one shipping fee.
August 29, 2015
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how many lumens does it has?
A shopper on Jan 4, 2017
Lumens?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Excellent product. The variable light selection make the flashlight very versatile. I have it with me every time I fly.
does this flashlight have any way to attach a tether?
pilgrim paul on Nov 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The S&W Captain's flashlight does indeed have two small holes on a flange of the end cap, for attaching some sort of lanyard or tether. You cannot see the holes in the photos; they measure around 2mm x 4mm each (oblong), spaced about 7 mm apart center to center.
what does it weigh?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Just the flashlight itself, with 3 batteries installed, weighs 7 oz. The flashlight in its case, with 3 spare batteries in the pouch, weighs 9.5 oz. total.
Is it water proof?
Camilo R on Sep 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The battery cap is gasketed and the switches have rubber boots, so the flashlight is certainly water-resistant. The front lens is made of a relatively thin plastic, so I do not believe that the light is intended for use underwater, or as a dive light!

-John
How is this different than the S&W Galaxy 13?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The main difference is that it features a 1 red LED mode. We find the 3 red LEDs to be too bright in the cockpit most of the time, so this lets you select 1 or 3.
what is the warranty ?
Jay b on Nov 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Lifetime.
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