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SHOT Show 17 – Blue Force Gear MARCO Cost Benefit Analysis

If you use chemlights for marking, you need to consider the new MARCO from Blue Force Gear.

MARCO is essentially a magazine for mini chemlights. The disposable cartridge carries 34 x 2″ chemlights is carried in this Kydex holster. A replacement cartridge is not only about a buck cheaper than the equivalent number of 4″ chemlights, typically used for marking, but you don’t have to take the time to tape them up in order to restrict the amount of light emitted. 

 The smaller 2″ chemlights are not only smaller and lighter, but they alos put out just the right amount of light. What’s more, the hole pattern on the holster will accept all of Raven Concealment’s belt mounting options.

So check out the MARCO and save money, weight, space and time.

Coming this quarter.


13 Responses to “SHOT Show 17 – Blue Force Gear MARCO Cost Benefit Analysis”

  1. Lasse says:

    But is it cheaper than buying bulk fishing chem lights from Alibaba for a couple of bucks and carrying them loose in your pocket? If we’re saving money here we might as well safe the most money possible.

    • Mike D says:

      The vast majority of end users that this product was designed for are not purchasing chem-lights from Alibaba. Your argument is invalid.

      • Kemp says:

        If it’s about saving money, as the headline implies, then maybe they should.

        It’s a nifty and useful design but let’s not get all tier one about glowy breaky thingies.

    • SSD says:

      Alibaba? This isn’t air soft we’re talking about here.

      • Lasse says:

        You guys are aware that people use mini light sticks for fishing? This is the type I’m talking about, which is 37mm by 4.5mm- about the same size as the ones pictured, actually, probably the same product.
        If you get them at Bass Pro, Alibaba (which happens to be the biggest online retailer, bigger than Amazon and Ebay) or some “higher end because it’s US made” probably doesn’t matter, it will be cheaper than buying a pre-loaded cartridge which seams to be the argument here.

  2. Doc8404 says:

    Alex, I’ll take “people who aren’t in intended target audience and don’t have the experience needed to understand why this product is awesome” for $100.

  3. Diddler says:

    How about calling the “cartridge” a “magazine”, which is what it is? Then reloading it makes sense.

  4. JKifer says:

    you’ve all still missed the point.. I don’t see where the damn chemlight batteries are supposed to go, been looking for those suckers since 2003…

    • Stefan S. says:

      JK…Chemlight batteries have been searched for since Ronald Reagan was in charge. As elusive as Bigfoot.