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For those that carry a flashlight everywhere...

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by sidheshooter, Nov 14, 2010.

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  1. sidheshooter

    sidheshooter Member

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    What is it currently? I know that we've had tons of threads in the past, but new tools come out all the time, and I'm mostly interested in what's in your pocket on a daily basis (as opposed to those you own, or have tried, since a lot of you may well be like myself, having spent enough on flashlights over the last several years to buy a decent 9mm...)

    Right now mine's an S&W m&p 1005 Cree that nicely balances run time vs. output, along with goof-proof simplicity; only one mode-a mid level 85 lumens-that allows me to both root around inside my safe, as well as gaining an average 7 seconds of advantage over someone in a dark street.

    Plus, it's way smaller than my other Walter Mitty-esque lights that go as much as 250 lumens with strobes and all sorts of other chip controlled options to goof with.

    Seems to always make it into my pocket, despite being flat-out cheap compared to my other torches.

    How about you all?

    TIA.
     
  2. JTW Jr.

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    80 % of the time it is a Fenix LD10 , the other 20% is the Surefire E1L.

    For the money , and for the convenience of using AA batteries ( as well as more lumens and multiple modes ) , the Fenix is an easy choice for me.
     
  3. deafdave3

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  4. M-Cameron

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    just a simple AA mini mag for me......nothing fancy......i enjoy the simplicity.
     
  5. Phydeaux642

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    Right now I have a Maratac AAA with me that I really like. I just ordered a Fenix PD20 which should be here shortly. Its 3" in length with 190 lumens (with other modes as well) and runs on a single CR123 battery.
     
  6. TX expat

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    Another vote for the Fenix LD10. I haven't found a better flashlight for the money than this one.
     
  7. Unistat

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    Streamlight PT-2L. Three modes - 180 lumens, strobe, 18 lumens. Two 123 3v lithium batteries. Been using it for about 2 months now, I like it a lot.
     
  8. Double Naught Spy

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    This is my new favorite flashlight, primary because of the size, brightness and throw, and because it uses a AA battery for a decent price of $13. Also, it doesn't get hot.
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.30987

    In fact, I like these little guys so much that they are going to be Xmas gifts to a lot of friends and family.

    Sadly and like a lot of advertised lumens, this light isn't 220 lumens. Realistically, it compares well with others are in the 70-80 lumen range..
     
  9. REAPER4206969

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    Surefire 6PD. It's currently at Surefire for repair though.
     
  10. highorder

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    I usually carry one of three:

    An old Surefire E2e modded with a 150 lumen incandescent lamp.
    A Nitecore D10. I love this little light.
    A SF E2d body with an A19 head, built with a Cree P4 and driven by flupic 2.2.

    Usually, it's the SF incan. It's bright, simple, and classy.
     
  11. bikerdoc

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    Streamlight scorpion with belt clip.
     
  12. JShirley

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    A little AAA 1-cell. It probably throws about 40 lumens.
     
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  14. Kingcreek

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    Old Surefire G2 upgraded with a Malkoff M60L.
     
  15. OregonJohnny

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    I have a Maratac AAA on my keychain, which is on me at all times away from the house. It's a 3-mode twisty with an 80-lumen max. It has a nice floody beam, with a warm tint. For approx. $20, it's a great little performer.

    If I know I'm going to be out in the dark, I'll throw 1 of a few lights in my pocket. In order of my preference, they are:

    1. Fenix PD20 (a little too throwy for every day use, so I use it with a flip-up Fenix diffuser)

    2. Fenix LD15 (117 max lumens, 2-mode twisty, 1 AA battery)

    3. Jetbeam E3S (stainless 2-mode clicky, 150-ish max lumens, 1 AA, beautiful piece of craftsmanship)

    4. Nitecore D10SP (eh, don't like the piston switch, but love the beam profile)

    For me to carry a light consistently in my pocket, it has to be a single-cell (preferably AA), slim form factor, with a max lumen rating of at least 100, with a good low between 5-50 lumens for most tasks.
     
  16. JVoutilainen

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    It has many output levels and... I'll get mi coat.
     
  17. unloved

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    I own five different SureFire models that all get carried, but my LX2 has seen the most pocket time for the last few months.
     
  18. modifiedbrowning

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    Either a River Rock LED at about 40 Lumens or the smaller size Coleman Max.
     
  19. geologist

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    Another vote for the Fenix LD-10, 1 x AA, 9 - 120 lumens.
     
  20. Brian Williams

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    Inova X1 all the time.
     
  21. 76shuvlinoff

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    I carry a flashlight about 70% of the time, Surefire Aviator, I've had it 6 years.
     
  22. nevermas

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    Fenix Ld10 for me as well, apparently it is pretty popular with everybody here
     
  23. TimboKhan

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    I don't carry one on my person (except for my Fenix E0D) very often at all, but I always have one in close proximity.

    My bedside light is a Surefire G2 that I have had for a few years now. Great light. My walkin' the dog light is this new Maglite multi-mode light that I have been pretty impressed with. I can't think of the model off the top of my head, but you switch modes on it via a motion sensor similar to a Wii controller. The modes are, in my opinion, a little gimmicky, but they do work. The regular light part is suitable for general use. I also have a tried and true Ray-O-Vac sportsman Extreme that I keep in my pack. Not the brightest light ever, but a good task light, and a very good light to keep in my pack on account of it's ruggedness and cheap price.
     
  24. the iron horse

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    I carry a Smith & Wesson LED Pocket Light.
     
  25. Armored farmer

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    Streamlite Stylus.
    Same size as a long ink pen.
     
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