The GL5 combines the tactical and shooting advances of a foregrip and of a flashlight. You can attach it to your weapon via the picatinny rail present on top of the light, securing it with a screw.
The Klarus GL5 features a XP-L2 HD V6 emitter, with a max output of 1200 lumens, with a beam intensity of 18320 Lux/m, for a throw up to 330 meters.The light is powered by either a rechargeable 18650 battery, or 2 CR123A non rechargeable batteries.
When runnning the Klarus GL5 under your gun you won't need to worry about its temperature, as it features an ITS, intelligent thermal protection mechanism, which regulates the output depending on the temperature of the internal components of the light, preserving it from overheating.
The GL5 comes ready to use, with 2 CR123A non rechargeable batteries already installed in the body of the light.The body of the GL5 is made by aluminum, with the grip part covered by a rubber insert, making sure you can hold the light firmly in your hands even without gloves. The tailcap is exposed from the rubber insert, and with its milling make the operation of screwing and unscrewing for replacing the batteries easy, even in the outdoors.
The sturdyness construction of the Klarus GL5 also extends to the very crenelated bezel of the light, making the GL5 able to be used as a striking device.The Klarus GL5 has the suitable size for a foregrip, measuring 140 mm in height, 78 mm in lenght, for a width of 34 mm, for a weight of 285 grams (without the battery instered). The extra weight of the GL5 can help you mitigate the recoil of your weapon and the rise of the muzzle, and with the vertical position of the battery, the light is less susceptible to recoil disconnecting your battery when you use the light while shooting.
The GL5 is controlled via 2 electronic switches easily accessible behind the grip, where your thumb naturally rests, both for left and right handed people. No need to worry about not recognising them in the dark, as they are quite different in size: the big one is the main switch, and the smaller one is the strobe switch.
The GL5 has 3 constant output modes, low medium and high; as well as a blinding and disorientating strobe mode. High mode and strobe mode are always accessible thanks to 2 shortcuts (the light always turns on at high mode, keep pressed the mode switch to activate strobe mode).