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Old 04-20-2009, 07:52 PM
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The strobe will disorient until you use some weapon in the other hand...

It is pricey but what are you worth?

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The crushing sensation upon your skull will disorient you until I snatch your wallet with my other hand


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"Tactical"?

I only carry the military combat survival assault flashlight. It has a flash suppressor and a side mount flashlight with an ambidextrous on/off button.
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The crushing sensation upon your skull will disorient you until I snatch your wallet with my other hand

I agree on the Surefire. EDC
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I agree on the Surefire. EDC
im leanng towards the 9p. its is the three battery one with up to 200 lumens.

it just doesnt have the crenellated edge so im stalling and debating.
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Large mag lights are really good for giving somebody the, "Flashlight Shampoo treatment."
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Right now I EDC a NEBO brand "defender" flashlight. I'm not sure of the exact output, but it's decent. Not as bright as the surefire pictured above, but at only $20.00, I won't be brought to tears if I lose/break it either.
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Using light it is very easy to disorient an attacker.
The position of the light is the only reference he has!
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Large mag lights are really good for giving somebody the, "Flashlight Shampoo treatment."
Black Knight, do you remember the old Kel Light?

Mag Light bought them out years ago.

I've left a Mag Light impression or 2 myself
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Those tomahawk lights are the cat-meow!!


I had a chance to use one at a pistol class and talk to the guy who invented them. I thought they were a gimmick at first but they are freakin' awesome!

A bit pricey but I'd say worth it. I'm not that big on the strobe from first impression but I don't have enough time with it to give good educated advice on that feature.

The design of the light lets you still use two hands to hold your weapon which is a HUGE plus over regular tube lights.

With that said, since I'm a po-boy my go-to light is a Surefire 6P with a Cree R2 LED lamp assembly in it. It's a freakin' death star beam. Brightest light I have ever seen in its class.
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Maglights are past their time. Maglights just arent bright enough when compared to modern lights. Its all about voltage available to the bulb. I have a Streamlight Stinger that I have used daily at work for over 8 years now. Been thru about three batteries, four bulbs, and a complete overhaul (free by the factory warranty). It may not be "tactical" but its bright, will mount up, rechargeable(no $2 batteries for me!), and nearly indestructable.

I am underwhelmed by the over-use of the term "Tactical". The "serrated shield" around the flashlight lens I just dont get. It seems more Tacti-cool to me. If I'm gonna poke someone, it will be with a blade.
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Maglights are past their time. Maglights just arent bright enough when compared to modern lights. Its all about voltage available to the bulb. I have a Streamlight Stinger that I have used daily at work for over 8 years now. Been thru about three batteries, four bulbs, and a complete overhaul (free by the factory warranty). It may not be "tactical" but its bright, will mount up, rechargeable(no $2 batteries for me!), and nearly indestructable.

I am underwhelmed by the over-use of the term "Tactical". The "serrated shield" around the flashlight lens I just dont get. It seems more Tacti-cool to me. If I'm gonna poke someone, it will be with a blade.
My maglight is pushing about 700 lumens and can throw a bright beam 2-3 hundred yards,but it is not factory stock,it took about 100 dollars to get that out of it. Maglight has came out with some new led lights lately that are much brighter with different light levels for about 30 dollars. If you are into flashlights check out Deal extreme.they have many different flashlights from weak and cheap to WOW.
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I am underwhelmed by the over-use of the term "Tactical". The "serrated shield" around the flashlight lens I just dont get. It seems more Tacti-cool to me. If I'm gonna poke someone, it will be with a blade.
Can you carry your knife on a plane or into a courthouse?

You can ruin someone's day with a small tube-light...
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i picked up a husky "tactical" flashlight from home depot on sale for $20, it was recommended on a thread here some time ago. its at least 10 times brighter than my 3D maglight and will run twice as long, a bit heavy but virtually a lightsaber for $20.
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im leanng towards the 9p. its is the three battery one with up to 200 lumens.

it just doesnt have the crenellated edge so im stalling and debating.
Dismantler,

You can get a replacement head for the 9P with the crenellated edge here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Solarforce-Metal...3%3A1|294%3A50

Check around there (ebay) and you might find a better deal on one yet.
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I'm not trying to discourage anyone from installing a "TID" (Tactical Impact Device) on a flashlight or other device. I'm only suggesting that you consider any consequences if you find yourself in trouble if it's used on someone's pumpkin.

Think 'lawyer' for a moment. An add-on TID clearly shows intent to cause damage. Two of my Surefire lights have them. One's an 'add on' (my first) the second is OEM and is part of the light itself. Now I carry the 'one piece' E2D Executive Defender on my belt and the original with 'add on' TID in my pack.

Operative words here are "lawyer" and "intent to cause damage."



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The name of your Surefire says what you could also read into it: Defender. These are made as a self-defense tool, not an offensive weapon. Just like pepper spray, batons & kubatons, stun guns/tasers, martial arts, and firearms, just to name a few.

Believe me, as a LEO I know how lawyers can twist things around, but in the end you have to stay safe and alive and use the tools available to make that happen.
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I have a bunch of G2 and G3 lights and 2 500A for AR's. While I feel tac lights may be over- marketed, they have a good purpose. I am liking the newer LED's better but they are more $.

A G2Z does everything I need one for. Otherwise I use my little Streamlight LED that is attached to my jacket/vest pocket zipper.
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Pila, not as well known as Surfire but a way better item. They are way brighter, cheaper and better made. I have had one for 2 years now and it is still working great. It gets used and abused everyday and nothing causes it any problems. With some of the bulbs you can by for them it is almost too bright. www.pilatorch.com
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Yes, I can carry a small pocket knife onto a plane and courthouse.
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