Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Jake38, Dec 14, 2018.
The new one I just got is twist on!
I modified a 3 cell MagLite with Luxeon emitter and heat sink, rewiring the switch to do it. After about 2 weeks, the wife and dog were speaking to me again. Bright, looong runtime. From that time to this, I have bought drop-in LED modules for all my flashlights. Besides, I don't think additional parts are available, like a switch , in case the unthinkable happens.
Now that the weather is getting warm, I will put a light back in the car. Batteries do leak, but, NIMH like rechargeable Eneloops work well, and I've yet to try the Lithiums.
I have two Mini Maglites left...the rest have been given to nephews, grandkids, and friends. The "neat" flashlights like are made by Fenix and others have too many fussy modes. I bought a 3 cell Mag Led on sale at Scheels a few years ago, but the construction was much lighter than my old Mag lights, and there were those "fussy" modes! I returned it! S0S I can see, but strobe? For calling in air strikes on your neighbor's loud party? On and off does me just fine, but a low mode for finding your way around the dark house without stepping on the kitty or a Lego is handy! Cell Maglites are a bit easier to carry, and the head is the same size as the D cell ones, and most of my lights are of smaller size, either 2 or 4 cell AA, but my very favorite is the G.I. issue angle head light (with LED drop-in) that I can clip to my belt or a pocket, leaving both hands free. I once put a 2-cell LED in my ancient EVEREADY shop light...it had the brightest, beautiful white beam I have ever seen...for about 30 seconds!
A head strike with a heavy object can be LETHAL. Massad Ayoob recommends against it, because it could end up with the aggressor being charged with Murder! But you fight with what you have!
Ayoob will get people killed for hesitating at the wrong time. Deadly force is deadly force, use it as needed. A civilian has no great responsibility for bringing in a felon alive like a cop does. Legally, what was good about the video is the citizen discontinued the attack as soon as the perp was incapacitated and unarmed, keeping within the fine line between SD and revenge.
Be that as it may, I have a fleet of maglites, mostly 3c and 4 c. never had a problem with batteries in a warm climate, I use eneloop rechargeables and recharge them them every 2 months. Most have leds. One has eneloop adapters to use AA which seems to work well.
Nobody has mentioned the 3AA minis. Seems maglite has discontinued a winner. Great feel and great balance and could be handy for a throat jab or temple smash. Yes, holding by light end gives better grip.
I have a 6 cell Mag light in the D battery size that Iv had since 85 or so, that thing had rolled around in almost every truck or car I've had I eventually retired it only because I could not find replacement bulbs . Recently I ran across the LED replacement kit and got the old beast working again. One time back in the day I had a cop ask about it, and I told him he was jelous 'caus mine was bigger than his , got a laugh out of him .
Separate names with a comma.