I think the "flashlight" is actually the "red dot" pointer, the same that comes with the Recon and is built into the Nitefinder, based on the box art.
Initially I deemed this gun just as useless as the Longstrike, but there is an aspect of the gun I had forgotten. By the looks of things, it includes a carrying strap. Coupled with it's ability to fold into a smaller size, the Deploy could be used as a large sidearm. Unlike a Recon in pistol configuration, the Deploy has room for a power stock, sports a shotgun foregrip for rapid firing, and has the clip mounted horizontally, leading to fewer jams. Since most of the gun is hollow, it is definitely light enough to strap to one's back.
If you have a high power, low ROF primary, like a BBBB, having a rapid-fire side-arm like the Deploy would be incredibly useful. When everyone else is using Nitefinders or LnLs, the Deploy gets similar range, and when it comes to ROF, they're not even in the same league. If someone tries to rush you, instead of depending on another single shot weapon, you can spam darts worry free with the Deploy.
This post has been edited by bourbon: 04 February 2010 - 11:32 PM