Nightstand flashlight.


December 27, 2002, 07:21 AM
What is your nightstand flashlight?

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December 27, 2002, 07:31 AM
surfire 6z combatlight

December 27, 2002, 07:34 AM
I use a Streamlight Scorpion myself.

December 27, 2002, 09:38 AM
Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I still have a MagLite on my bedstand. The Wife has a Garrity 1million candle power spot light on her side. You don't need to shoot BGs, you just burn out their retinas.

December 27, 2002, 09:58 AM
I too still have a 3 D cell maglite next to the bed. But only because I haven't been able to bring myself to spend a hundred bucks or so on a surefire.

December 27, 2002, 10:20 AM
6-cell Maglite next to the bed. Surefire forend on the 870 and a 6P next to the pistol.

I really like the spotlight/burned retina idea, though...


December 27, 2002, 11:48 AM
Streamlight Scorpion. Great light for the money.

December 27, 2002, 12:03 PM
4 D cell Maglight.

El Tejon
December 27, 2002, 12:03 PM
Surefire E2.

Shotgun wears a Surefire. Think it's a 6P.:confused:

December 27, 2002, 12:37 PM
I have a Surefire M2 on my nightstand and a Streamlight Scorpion on the wife's nightstand.

Kentucky Rifle
December 27, 2002, 12:41 PM
Three "D" cell Maglite on the floor next to the bed. A PALight on top of the nightstand next to my Glock 27.
Another PALight on the second shelf of the nightstand right next to a .38 Special.
Why the Pals? Well, at the lowest setting, they don't go completely off. They're always "on"! After my eyes get used to the dark, this soft glow is where the pistols are! Plus the soft glow is bright enough to read my watch or light my way to the bathroom. The PALs are powered by a single 9V radio battery and have an LED that's good for 100,000 hours. On the lowest setting, the PALs are supposed to glow for two years. On the "medium" setting they're supposed to glow for 200 hours. On the highest setting (which is REALLY bright), they're supposed to glow for 20 hours. They even have a "strobe" feature! 8 hour life-span on that one. The case is unbreakable rubber. I'm impressed! PALs are great for travel. I believe even Doc Welch would have said, "Wow"!


December 27, 2002, 01:36 PM
Where did you get the Pals?

December 27, 2002, 01:44 PM
Another vote for the Streamlight Scorpion

I have several of them around the house


December 27, 2002, 02:07 PM
2AA cell MagLite

December 27, 2002, 02:17 PM
I have a cheesy 2 C cell flashlight and a mini maglite (2 AA cell) on the nightstand (both soon to be replaced with most likely a Surefire M2 or M3.) Also within reach is a 2 million candlepower spotlight for the retina burning.

The Plainsman
December 27, 2002, 02:48 PM
Scorpion.... and a mini-mag... and every once in awhile - a 3,000,000 CP portable hand-held spotlight, if it's not in my truck. I've often wondered what THAT would do if I hit someone right between the eyes with the beam. Ya s'pose it would blow their eyes right out the back of their head? :cool:

Kentucky Rifle
December 27, 2002, 03:12 PM

You'll like them. I promise!


December 27, 2002, 03:47 PM
Thanks Kentucky.

December 27, 2002, 10:33 PM
I also have the big Maglite, on the floor next to the bed, but also keep a Surefire on the nightstand next to the handgun.

December 27, 2002, 10:37 PM
Surefire E2e...maglite as backup.

December 28, 2002, 04:14 AM
3 D cell Maglight.

December 28, 2002, 06:06 AM
Surefire 6P, next to the bed. Mounted on a Bushmaster Shorty.

December 28, 2002, 10:38 AM
Surefire Z3 always on the night stand, ready to pair up with my pistol. 3-cell Maglite also in the vicinity. :)

December 28, 2002, 12:29 PM
But I might look into the palights.;)

December 28, 2002, 12:37 PM
I have a Surefire Z2 and a 8NX Commander. Once I went Surefire I was disappointed in most everything else. My 5-D Cell Maglite just rides around in the truck with me in case I forget the Surefire.

December 28, 2002, 01:45 PM
I still use the ol 3D Maglite for the bedside. My SOP for things that go bump in the night is the Maglite held on my left shoulder overhand and the CZ-75 in the right. That way I figure I`ve got light and an instant non lethal alternative (WHACK! with the Maglite :) ) if someone jumps out of the shadows. That`s one advantage of big sturdy old school lights. Marcus

December 28, 2002, 03:34 PM
3D cell Mag Lite as well as a AA MAg Lite. Picked it up as a set at the local costco for 19 bucks.

Dr. J
December 28, 2002, 05:32 PM
Surefire 8NX Commander

December 28, 2002, 05:42 PM
One surefire z2 in the car, another in the room with the red filter cap on so I can use it in the dark without hurting my eyes...I keep it next to the gun safe. Maglite underneath the bed at arms reach

December 28, 2002, 08:01 PM
4 C cell Maglite. Plenty of light, and the smaller girth makes it easier to manipulate in two handed firing stances.

December 28, 2002, 10:11 PM
2 c-cell mag lite, 6 volt lantern flashlite, Surefire Exec at the bedside, and another Surefire exec on the dresser.
I'm going to be picking up a couple of Scorpion's though.

December 28, 2002, 11:13 PM
Am I supposed to keep a flashlight at my bedside?

I figure the dogs would give me enough warning to draw my weapon. Then I would ask my wife where the flashlight is and she would say, "I don't know you had it last". No I didn't! Yes you did! No I did not! Yes you did to!..... I’m sure the BG would get tired of listening to this and leave.

Zak Smith
December 28, 2002, 11:20 PM
I try to keep two handy in the bedroom.

1. a 3-D maglite
2. a SureFire G2 (65 lumens!)


December 29, 2002, 02:59 PM
Also have a 4d-cell maglight on top of my safe in the bedroom.

December 29, 2002, 03:30 PM
I have a Surefire E2 Executive on my nightstand...and a few other bump in the night goodies to complement it.

December 29, 2002, 05:29 PM
I have to ask this. Are the surefires worth the money?

December 29, 2002, 05:31 PM
3D MagLite on the bedside table, for use as illumination or as an impact weapon. If I really need a bright light though, I use my Streamlight Scorpion.

123A batteries are pretty expensive though, so if I need the light to last longer, I use my Princeton Tec 40. It uses 4 AA batteries and I've installed a KPR103 bulb in there. The bulb is really meant for 3-cell lights, but with the added cell it is a lot brighter (at the expense of shorter life). It's just as bright as my Scorpion!

My Princeton Tec Surge uses 8 AA batteries and is the brightest AA-powered light I own. Wow!

Check out Candlepower Forums ( if you're interested in lights.

As for the Surefires, they're very good lights, albeit pretty expensive. They use 123A batteries and special bulbs and reflectors that cost about $20 each. If all you need is a light to poke around behind the refrigerator or in dark cupboards, I suggest a small Photon LED light, or if you really need an incandescant, a Streamlight Scorpion. The Scorpion uses the same 123A batteries as the Surefire, but the flashlight itself is half the cost and bulbs are lot cheaper.

December 29, 2002, 06:21 PM
Thanks Kevlarman, I think I will stick with my Scorpion.

December 30, 2002, 10:03 AM
My wife's got a 3 D-cell mag on her side, I've got a 4 C-cell mag on mine. Okay, so she's butcher than me. She's also cuter.

December 30, 2002, 07:16 PM
4 D-cell maglight beside the bed. It's bright and makes an excellent skull thumper if needed. There's a AA maglight in the nearby desk drawer with an extra pair of loaded magazines for whichever gun has drawn watch duty that night.


December 30, 2002, 07:21 PM
4 D cell Maglight
ASP sapphire

December 30, 2002, 10:56 PM
one 3D cell maglite
one 2AA cell maglite

Miss Demeanors
December 30, 2002, 11:54 PM
2 D cell Mag-Lite

December 31, 2002, 12:36 AM
Princeton Tec 40. Probably as bright as a MagLite 3D, yet it's about the size of, um, a 1911 mag? I understand the advantage of the big MagLite, but if wouldn't fit in my nightstand.

December 31, 2002, 01:59 AM
Surefire 6P or Streamlight Stylus

December 31, 2002, 02:27 AM
Just bought a new light for the bedroom.

Vector twin bulb 3 Million Candlepower. It has two 100W/12v bulbs. It's as bright as the high beams on my car. :cool:

You can stand ~5-10 feet from the light and feel the heat comming off of it! @ 9lbs it's not for carry, but since it will stay in the house it would make a great light for blinding intruders. :D

December 31, 2002, 05:06 AM
Surefire G-2 in OD Green

Goes well w/ my P99 in OD.

What can I say, I dream in OD Green! :cool:

December 31, 2002, 11:55 PM
Black 3 cell maglite on my side.
Red 3 cell maglite on my wife's side.
(One daughter has a blue one the other has purple.)

Kahr carrier
January 2, 2003, 05:25 PM
3D Maglight doubles as a club in a pinch.;)

January 2, 2003, 05:29 PM
maglite- good quality at affordable price. though the strealigh scorpion looks good. worth the money?

January 2, 2003, 07:35 PM
5 D-cell maglight hanging from the leg of my nightstand.

January 2, 2003, 11:24 PM
sasnofear- Definitely.

My light is a Streamlight Scorpion. Just as bright as my brother's Surefire G2, but a whole lot cheaper. I love it so much that i got my father one for christmas.

January 3, 2003, 07:41 PM
SureFire M3, my old duty light.

And a ITI M3 on my Glock M19 in the lockbox.

January 6, 2003, 04:43 PM
Surefire 10X plus a M3 close by as a backup. Just make sure you don't shine the light on to a mirror! :eek:

January 7, 2003, 11:17 AM
older 9V Surefire Turbo in bedside table and a 6P in the other side.

6P on dresser

January 7, 2003, 11:23 AM
Surefire 6Z and a 2AA mini-mag.

- Gabe

January 10, 2003, 01:42 PM
I have a 4 cell C on the nightstande a 3 cell D in the living room and a 2 cell d in the kitchen. also a mini maglight on my belt and one in the car.

January 10, 2003, 03:17 PM
I have a couple of Scorpions. My wife likes them so much I'm always buying new batteries.

Try telling your wife a flashlight is not designed for looking for things in the dark.

So I just bought a rechargable Streamlight Stinger. Great light, you leave it in the charger all the time with no worries, and comes with separate car and home charger-mounts.

January 10, 2003, 03:18 PM

January 16, 2003, 11:15 AM
Black & Decker flashlight that uses the power cells for their hand tools. One battery in the light & another in the charger/holder.

Very bright for its size & fairly inexpensive.

I also have my ASP Sapphire pocketlite & another light that I keep in my pants pocket at all times.

(Never can have too many... :D )

January 16, 2003, 07:46 PM
1) Innova 5-LED w/ red LED's for padding around the house and not disturbing my wife.

2) Surefire M6 (500 lumen) - Used in tandem with USP on the nightstand for those things that go bump in the night.

3) Surefire M500 Weaponlight (500 lumen) - Attached to the Colt CAR-15 leaning against the nightstand. In case the previous items are insufficient.

I sleep soooooo well....



January 17, 2003, 09:10 AM
Oops, forgot about that one. Ditto on the UTL, which is a GREAT little weaponlight. In fact, one has to suppress the temptation to use it as a flashlight, since everywhere you point it, you are also pointing the muzzle of the gun. That's why I have the M6...:D

January 17, 2003, 09:45 AM
6-D cell maglite. Doubles as a bludgeoning instrument...:D

January 17, 2003, 01:36 PM
Mine are a 12Z for 500 lumen retina scorcher, a 9P for lower power uses, and a small LED white light on a length of paracord for traversing the darkness in search of glasses of water and such.

Want to add a 9 volt light unit to my bedside preban Benelli Super 90 M-1 Tactical to light up baddies just to be sure before they get a chest full of #1 Magnum buckshot. Also one of the new Millennium units for the AR-15 carbine my wife uses by her side.

- Anthony

January 21, 2003, 12:05 AM
On the nightstand, a 3 D cell Maglight and a 2 AA cell Maglight. On the floor next to the bed a 6 D cell Maglight.

January 21, 2003, 10:01 PM
SureFire Z2

January 23, 2003, 05:57 AM
Club Maglite :p

January 24, 2003, 01:26 AM
Surefire 6z.

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