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LED Flashlight/Ball Bat

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

  2. Sol

    Sol Well-Known Member

    ...and they are sold out.
  3. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    No way anyone's not going to view that as a deliberate weapon, unlike a 4 cell flashlight...
  4. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    Guys have been selling a machined bat handle tailcaps for the big maglites at gun shows for a while. They strike me as something that genuinely add to the effectiveness of a maglite as a weapon while simultaneously taking away any real reason not to just carry around an actual bat.
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam


    But I totally agree with JShirley.

    You be in a heap a trouble boy!

    Just walking down the street with it.

  6. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    Truck tire checker at night very handy and completely legal
  7. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Well-Known Member

    If you have a tractor-trailer handy. Otherwise, I vote for the flashlight which is not a per se weapon.
  8. Tirod

    Tirod Well-Known Member

    Entirely why large Maglites are frowned on in LEO carry now. They got used too much as a riot baton. After a while the number of legitimate suits pile up on the counselor's desk and a conference is held with city management and the Chief. Things change.

    Not to mention that in the day and age of widespread effective concealed carry, a bat isn't needed. For the LEO, it's bulky, has to be holstered/unholstered getting into and out of a cruiser, beats his thighs chasing down perps, if taken to hand in daylight it could be construed an elevation of force, not just meeting it equally.

    Goes to intent - it's a baseball bat first, the "flashlight" part can be met with ease by any AAA micro light these days. In terms of gear on the Batbelt, much better the smaller light. I see lots of older residents walking suburban streets with canes, sticks, and cudgels. It's just a show of force in a politically acceptable way.

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