Inforce APL Gen 2 vs. Gen 3

As many of you know Inforce recently released a new generation of the APL. I’ve gotten a lot of messages and questions about the new generation and have been asked what the major differences are so I’m going to touch on the “what you need to know.”

First let’s cover holster fitment. I’ve had a few people ask “I just bought this holster for the gen 2 APL, will the new gen 3 APL fit this holster?” There is no “yes or no” answer to this question because it depends on who manufactured the holster. On a light bearing holster the retention point is more often than not on the light itself. The screw on the new gen 3 APL is slightly raised whereas the gen 2 light it is flat against the body of the light. If the holster you own now for your gen 2 light has a “raised channel” for the screw section of the light to pass through, you’re good to go! If not, you’re going to need a new holster.

Let’s get into some specs on the new light now because that seems to be the next question I get the most. The easiest way I think to detail that will be with a side by side type of comparison on specs.

Gen 3 APL specifications:

Run time:  1.5  hours

White Light Output: 400 Lumens

Width: 1.16 in. /  2.9 cm

Length: 3.01 in. / 7.7 cm.

Weight with batteries: 2.95oz. / 83.6 g.

INTEGRATED MOUNTING SYSTEM is compact, convenient, and secure. MIL-STD 1913 and Universal rail compatible.

Activation : Ambidextrous on/off

Construction : Glass reinforced polymer body offers high-impact resistance and durability.

Gen 2 APL specifications:

Run time:  1.5  hours

White Light Output: 200 Lumens

Width: 1.20 in. /  3.048 cm

Length: 3.00 in. / 7.619 cm.

Weight with batteries: 2.83oz. / 80.229 g.

INTEGRATED MOUNTING SYSTEM is compact, convenient, and secure. MIL-STD 1913 and Universal rail compatible.

Activation : Ambidextrous on/off

Construction : Glass reinforced polymer body offers high-impact resistance and durability.

So in closing the new gen 3 light may fit your old holster, it may not. The biggest take away that I would say with the new Inforce APL is that not only is it twice the lumens but now when you order a “black” APL you’re not going to receive a light that looks “gray.” The new light is actually black and looks great!

You can find a photo of the two lights that I recently posted to my Instagram page posted below:

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